Duchesne to Green Ricer
12 November 2010 | Green River
Thursday November 11th we started the motor home up and got her warm. At about 12:30 or so we headed on down the road. Our destination is Price, Utah via Indian Canyon. All my life I have heard about Indian Canyon, how beautiful and steep it is. This is the canyon that my brother rolled his car in many years ago and now we are taking the motor home through it. Needless to say I was a little on edge. It is beautiful and very steep, like an 8% grade. The jake brake handled it just perfect. At the top of Indian Pass you could see the entire valley to include a controlled burn fire. We made it to Price and found the Walmart and parked the rig for the night. It was cold. I am just guessing at the temperature out side and I believe it was 25 degrees. It was cold enough to have frost on mom and dad's car.
We got up and made out last minute Walmart run and prepared to leave Price. After cleaning the inside of the motor home we hit the road. Destination today is Moab. Welllllll, as the best laid plans of mice and men the tire godess decided to dial in a thumping noise which we determined to be a tire. After stopping to check the tire we did not see anything so we decided to drop our speed to 45 miles per hour and we still had the thumping, so Russ pulled over again to recheck the tire and discovered that we had thrown tread and had steel belts peeling away from the tire. This all took place about twenty-five miles from Green River. Yes, you got it, we had an unexpected stop in Green River. After checking with all three tire shops, it turns out that only one is willing to sell us a tire and put it on. Now the other fun begins. They get the nuts off to discover non of their tools will work and they had to order one because it was metric and a system that nobody uses anymore. The tool will be here tomorrow so we will spend the night in the truck stop parking lot. The temp today in Green River is about 44 degrees. We said that we were going to take our time getting to Sierra Vista but I did not mean via every truck stop. Hopefully we will be on our way tomorrow.