Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Bob and I really hadn't made plans to do anything in the area other than the Nixon Library, since the repair shop had assured us that the work would be done in a day. So I did an Internet search and discovered that we were quite close to Antiques Row in Pomona. We decided to check it out.

Now, going antiquing has always been a lot of fun for me. I love looking at old things, some of which bring back fond memories of my childhood days and some that are just neat to look at. A good antique shop is like a "Please Touch" museum with prices. Because of our limited space, we don't buy things very often but it's a fun way to kill a few hours.

Antiques Row has several great places to wander through. We chose to go into Olde Towne Pomona Antique Mall and Grandpa's Antiques. Prices at the Mall were typical of multi-dealer antique stores, with some booths overpriced and some good. I enjoy seeing how prices differ between one coast and the other. Old cast iron is much more expensive in California than in NJ, but we saw reasonable furniture prices.

One thing that tempted me was this pillow.

It featured blocks of woven lace with counted cross stitch. While I didn't purchase the pillow, I did some research and found a very similar one online, so this must have been a kit.

I may try weaving something similar on my rigid heddle loom.

When we returned to the coach we were tickled pink to see that repairs had begun. The missing part had arrived and by 5:00 everything was completed. The folks here were fine with us staying plugged into their power for another night so that we could leave in the morning. And no charge for any of it. We were very pleased with this shop and will recommend it--M & M Coach Specialists in Chino, CA. Despite the added day, we found the techs to be professional and courteous and not a bad place to stay while work was being done. And they are Tiffin-approved for warranty and recall work.

Today, Wednesday, we head back to Yuma for a night before continuing on to Benson, AZ. It's a lovely day to travel!