Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Say Hello to Phoenix

We were supposed to get our coach washed yesterday, but the guy never showed up. He gets big bucks for the concession here at the park, but Phaeton Place is so dirty from pushing mud through all the rain we had before we got to Arizona, we really wanted her washed. No place will let you wash it, but we asked the guy to do it while we were here. He said Tuesday morning, so we didn't plan anything and stayed here in anticipation of a clean coach.

Alas, 'twas not to be. He never showed up. Every day we have seen him in the park, but not Tuesday. Finally, we put signs on the windows stating he was two hours late (actually 4 by that time) and to cancel the wash because we had to leave. (The casino was calling.) Later when one of the park guys was rolling around in his golf cart, he stopped to chat. He wanted to know about the signs. So Terry filled him in. The guy said, "Well I will talk with him because there are other people who want the concession. . . if he isn't even going to call when he cannot come, we may have to look elsewhere." A couple hours later, the guys calls. Said he "lost our card." Well, that's a lie. . . we never gave him a card. He wrote us down, along with our phone number, in his notebook he kept in his pocket. But no matter. He asked about doing the coach today. Terry said, "No, we're leaving Wednesday morning." So then the guy said, "If you can wait to leave by 9:30, I will be here at 8 a.m. and wash it FOR FREE!" So guess what? That's right. . . we were up at 5 a.m. and will be ready for him at 8. Actually we are all ready for him anyway.

We did take the car to a car wash and also put the bikes on the back of the truck and took them in to wash them. They were really dirty too, but they are clean now. We are headed to Sunflower Resort in Surprise, Arizona, for a week. I hope their air has cleared. They were having air pollution warnings from dust flying around due to wind. It is supposed to be better today. Hope so or we will be staying in.

Till next time. . .


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