Greg's 2007 Odyssey travel blog

As we headed south, the wind was now a head wind, but only about 10-15 MPH. The engine ran cool most of the way. From Flagstaff, we dropped almost 5,000 feet into the Verde Valley. However, we also had to climb back about 2,000 feet to get to the top of the mesa. The engine was able to push me along at 45 MPH going up the 4-5 mile grade with the temperature gauge almost to the red line. I am pleased to report that I passed all semis and one overheated RV going up that grade. I breathed a sigh of relief when I reached the top.

The rest of the ride home was pretty uneventful. But I was blown away by all the new construction (developments and road) north of Phoenix that have sprung up in the last six moths that I've been gone.

I was early enough that I missed all the rush hour traffic.

As I pulled up to the house, it looked unchanged and GREAT. Socks went nuts over being home. I've partially emptied some of the stored items from the coach. More of that in the coming days. Tonight, I plan to be in bed early.

This will be my last blog entry. Thanks to all of you who stayed in touch and those of you who followed along. I hope that I didn't bore you with my ramblings. I also hope that you enjoyed the photos of the beautiful scenery along the way.

Until the next time...Happy Trails!

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