12/4/12, Valley Falls, OR - During a few grueling days, I flew to Colorado, picked up my truck and belongs, drove to Arizona, loaded up the wagon and returned to Oregon.
Last Wednesday morning Jacquie and I drove two hours to Klamath Falls, OR, only to discover that my airplane was broken and that I had to reschedule my flight for the next day. (I think they broke the rubber bands that power the engines when they wound them up!) The next morning, I finally got off the ground and made my way to Alamosa, CO. While waiting for plane to get in, my friend Jerry scouted around and found a great deal on a trailer for me to buy. This ended up being a better deal than renting a U-haul, so I purchased it that evening.
It was great seeing my good friends in Colorado, as I spent the next day socializing, packing up the truck and doing some odds and ends. It was tough saying goodbye to everyone when I pulled out Friday morning. Friday was a long day, as I drove to Lake Havasu City, AZ.
After sleeping in the wagon Friday night, my hosts and I spent a couple of hours getting it loaded on the trailer Saturday morning. When I bought the trailer, I though it was plenty wide enough, but it turned out that the wagon was only one inch narrower than the trailer. This left only a 1/2 inch of clearance on each side. After retrieving the contents of the old wagon trailer from the rodeo grounds, I started my northward trek.