Trinity goes into the shop
We spent the week following our Southern California trip getting the rig ready to take to Folsom Lake RV for needed repairs. The service department said they might need the trailer for two to three weeks, so we had to figure out where we were going to live while our house was in the shop. Fortunately, we had multiple invitation from our friends in Sonoma County, but decided to fly out of Sacramento to go stay with our son Erik's family in Denver.
Because we had no definitive idea how long the actual repairs would take we packed for three weeks which included the Denver trip and our dive trip to Roatan, Honduras in December. In addition we needed to store some of the RV equipment in the trailer basement so the repair personnel could access the underbelly of the rig. Lorri and Greg Herrick were kind enough to let us use their barn in Healdsburg for our extra stuff.
Wednesday, November 9 Stephen from Atlas RV Inspection came and got the underbelly of the rig buttoned up so we were safe to travel. On Monday, November 14 we left Healdsburg for Dixon May Fairgrounds in Dixon, CA to spend the night closer to the RV shop to avoid any traffic. The RV sites were the back-in, full hook-up type with plenty of room between the other rigs. We went to Bud's Pub and Grill in downtown Dixon for dinner and had a great meal. On Tuesday, November 15 we checked in the rig with Moriah, our Service Rep at Folsom Lake RV. We left our home in their care and headed for the Sacramento airport.
We arrived at the Denver International Airport, rented a car and headed to Erik and Tori's home in Thornton, CO, about a 45 minute drive. We spent five days visiting our son's family having great meals together and some extended quality time together with the kids and grandkids. Thanks for the hospitality and a warm place to rest our heads!
It really helped us out with a place to stay while the rig was in the shop and by Friday, November 18 we got the word the rig was repaired and ready for us. Three days not three weeks; that was an answer to prayer! Perfect timing for us and our return back to Sacramento on Sunday, November 20. We picked up the rig on Monday morning, November 21 just in time to visit with Nick and Lindsey in El Dorado Hills for the Thanksgiving week!