Trip to Yuma - November 15,2013

Friday, November 15/13

Well, we are on the road again, but without the trailer, we do miss it but the driving is a bit easier, and quicker, without it.

We got off to a late start this morning as John had to take the truck into the garage before we left. Yesterday while loading all our stuff into the truck he noticed a wet spot underneath, not nice! He immediately took it to the garage where he gets repairs done and they were busy but told him if he was there at 7:30 this morning they would take a look at it. Needless to say he was there at 7:30 and fortunately all that was wrong was a hose clamp somewhere had come loose and fluids were slowly leaking out. An easy fix, whew!

By the time he got back and we loaded the few remaining things it was after 9:30 before we got away. The weather was good and the traffic wasn't bad. When we got to the Bluewater Bridge it looked like it might be slow but it wasn't too bad at all, the slowest was waiting to pay the toll, the US Customs guy was nice, seems he knows the area and asked if we went to San Luis, Mexico to shop so we told him the go to place was Algadones.

Alice, our GPS, behaved very badly today, all the way from London to Sarnia she tried to reroute us to the 401, then at Sarnia, just at the bridge, she finally got with the program then once out of Port Huron she again tried to reroute us to Detroit. She played games like that all the way here, fortunately I knew how we wanted to go so just ignored her. Think it is time to replace her.

The sunset tonight was absolutely spectacular, it's been a long time since we've seen such a nice one. Unfortunately the pictures are on my camera so I can't include any.

The drive was great till about 15 miles before we picked up the 425 around Indianapolis, then we hit construction and it took us about 45 minutes to go those 15 miles, ho hum!. We got to the Drury Inn 15 minutes before kick back ended so checked in then dashed off to get dinner and drinks.

When we checked in they didn't have any rooms at the coupon rate of $79.99 left but with the Seniors discount we got a room for $84.00, so we were okay with that. When we finally got to our room after eating we walked in and it reeked of smoke, so off to reception I went and asked for a smoke free room. The gal on reception said all rooms are supposed to be smoke free so she moved us to another room and said she would be giving us a $20 discount for the inconvenience. How's that for service!!

It's Blue Bloods tonight so we will watch that then I know I will be ready to crash.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another great day tomorrow.

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