Thursday, April 4, 2013

Flying Alligators

Bill and I left Casa Grande
around 9 am enroute for Prescott Valley.  We cruised down I 10 which was very crowded but moved right along.  We usually go to I 10 then on to the 202 East and then the 101 north to I 17.  While we were rolling along on the 101 we saw black alligators on the road.  For those of you who do not know what a black alligator is it is the tire tread in the non rving world.  Bill navigated around it nicely.  The car in the lane next to us had all the room in the world to miss the one in his lane but he managed to aim at it.  The next thing we knew we saw the black alligator hurled into the air and flying right for our windshield.  We both ducked thinking it was going through our windsheild.  We hard a horrible sound as it hit the roof of the truck and then the nose of the trailer.  The alligator then died in the back of the truck. 

The rest of the trip was uneventful except our coffe carafe broke and we couldn't pour coffee.  We were going to stop at Sunset Point rest area but it was closed so we had to go without the coffee.  I don't think Roger Hime could have done this. 

We are staying at the fairgrounds in Prescott Valley.  When we pulled in the office was closed but the host came over to tell us to pick any site we wanted and then drop our payment in the drop box.  Very nice for $15.48 a night with 50 amp service and full hook ups.  They have very wide and long sites.  Did I mention they were pull thrus?  I asked the host if there was a place that had a fish fry but he has only been here a few days and didn't know of any.

We decided to go to Costco where I got a new phone.  I had dropped my Droid and broke the glass last week.  I got the Samsung phone instead of the Droid.  The deciding factor was the Samsung was $49.95 and the Droid would have been $169.95.  Now all of you know the problems I have with smartphones.  So if you call and I don't answer wait awhile and I'll see the missed call and call you back. 

We weren't sure where Tim's Toyota Center was for tomorrows show but on the way back to the RV park we passed it. 

George, the host, just knocked at the door to tell us of a place to get fish.  How nice of him to drive down to tell us.  That's a good example of going the extra mile.   


1 comment:

  1. That could have been really serious with that flying alligator. Glad you guys are okay. Sounds like you're having fun. We liked staying at the Fairgrounds up there.


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