Last Day in Apache Junction . . .

And our last day with Nick and Terry for a while.

I headed over to Nick’s a little after 9 so I could clean and protect his house battery terminals. The positive terminals had a good bit of corrosion on them, though the negative poles were pretty clean.

Nick turned off the battery power to the coach, and then I removed all the wires, scrubbed them with a wire brush, and then sprayed everything with NAPA Battery Cleaner.

After letting them sit for about 10 minutes, I scrubbed everything again with the brush, and then sprayed it again with the cleaner. This time nothing turned from yellow to pink so I knew I had all the corrosion off.

Next I put everything back together and tightened it down. Then it was time for two coats of NAPA Battery Terminal Protector, and then everything looked nice and shiny like this.

Nick's Battery Cleaning

I’ve used this terminal protector for years and it does a really good job keeping them clean if you’re careful to get all of the corrosion off to start with.

Getting back to the rig about an hour later, I made coffee and Jan and I enjoyed our last day in Apache Junction.

Then about 1pm we headed over to SanTan Village for a Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart run.

Finally getting back to the rig about 3 I started getting some outside things packed away for our departure tomorrow.

About 4:30 we picked up Nick and Terry and headed out to try Elvira’s Mexican Food, a place Terry had liked years ago when she lived here.

And it turned out to be really good. Good enough that we kind of wished we had tried it earlier so we could have eaten here more than once.

Since this was our last time with Nick and Terry for a while, we stretched out dinner as long as we could before heading back to the park.

This may be our last time to see them this year, but we’re hoping we can meet up in Bend, OR in June if their schedule works out. We’ll just have to see.

Tomorrow we’ll leave here about 9, get diesel at a CircleK two exits down, and then head for Las Vegas about 320 miles away. We plan on spending two weeks at the Thousand Trails park there before heading out for South Lake Tahoe and then Bend.

Our next ‘hard’ date is the Escapade in Gillette, WY June 30 through July 5.

After that, who knows?

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Thought for the Day:\

The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from.

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One Response

  1. If you haven’t been to the Mob Museum in Vegas, it’s worth seeing. Go early, as it gets crowded and takes a while to go through.

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