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Monday, July 16, 2012

Scratch 1, Strike 1, Cut 1, Touch 3

That about sums up the day.

SCRATCH 1:  When we were trying to leave the RV park this morning, some imbecile parked right in the middle of the road and locked his car and was nowhere to be found!  Tried honking, looking around, etc.  No luck.  Called the RV Park office.  They couldn’t care less.  Finally backed up and went through a site, but it was very narrow and I got a nice scratch from a faucet that I couldn’t see to avoid.h.

STRIKE 1:  While enroute on I-84, I saw what appeared to be a crow or a black bird of similar size just before he went up and collided with something on our roof.  At the next rest area, I saw that our radio antenna had made contact with him and was bent every which way.  Fortunately, I think I can straighten it out when we are at home.  Also luckily, it appears that what was left of the bird went off on the left side of the RV and didn’t mess up the roof.  Will verify that when we get home too.

CUT 1:  At tonight’s RV park, the site they wanted to give us had a low hanging branch.  I was adamant that it be cut before I would even try to go in the site.  The manager reluctantly went and got a pruner and we clipped that branch.  Then for good measure, I did a couple of others.  Had no problem getting in the site.

TOUCH 3:  We actually started this morning in Wyoming, drove 6 miles and entered Utah.  We were there for about 2.5 hours and then entered Idaho which is where we are now.  So we touched three states today.  (Never mind the states of anger, confusion, disappointment, and frustration from the above.)

Last night in Evanston, we disconnected the car and drove into the city to take a walk.  Of course, the walk was everything but uneventful.

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Well, this corner had all four signal posts with the signs on them properly instructing you what to do if you want to cross.  See anything missing????

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While approaching a corner, a pickup truck went by and dropped a cooler and a restraining rod out of the back of his truck bed.  The cooler was full and landed upside up.  I went into the intersection and moved the items to the side so that the cars would not hit them.  Wonder if he ever came back for them.  (He didn’t during the 10-12 minutes we were in the area)

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You have probably heard of the Jamaican Bobsled team.  In case you were wondering where they are these days, it appears that they have a new stealth training facility in downtown Evanston, WY.  Nobody would think to look for them there.  I wonder how they will do in the 2014 Winter games in Sochi, Russia???

Enough weirdness for one day!  Tomorrow it is on to Pendleton, OR.


Donna K said...

Are you SURE you want to go to Pendleton? Your day sounds like a "Krecklow special" and you know how our Pendleton trip went!!! Hopefully you will have better luck and an uneventful rest of the way home. It's always good to come home.

meowmomma said...

the button?

I'm with you on those four final states!!!