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Phoenix, two weeks in a row!

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:18 am

Yuck! We went to Phoenix two Sunday's in a row. Last week we went for my sister's anniversary luncheon. This week we went to visit some friends for lunch. dr wanted to stop at Cabela's sportings goods store to look at fishing stuff and gun parts. Our friends live way south off I-10. So, we called an arranged to meet them at Trader Joe's which was about halfway between here and there. We left here about 7:30 am and got down to Phoenix about 8:30 and started looking for a place to get some breakfast. Evidently, people in Phoenix don't eat breakfast. First, I had to get off the freeways. We went down on I-17 and got off on to the 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) and off that onto 75th Ave. We finally gave up and went on down to Glendale Avenue which is where Cabela's is located. Right next door to Cabela's was a Cracker Barrel restaurant and general store. So, we just had a light breakfast because we were meeting our friends for lunch in a couple of hours. We walked around and around Cabela's and didn't find what we wanted. It is much more expensive than we had thought it would be. dr decided he would mail order what he wanted from a catalog he has. He did buy a couple pair of jeans that were on sale. We backtracked to Trader Joe's. We bought a few things. It's a mostly organic/health food store. It started as a chain in California and has spread east. Anyway, we met our friends there. We ate at Fudrucker's which is a hamburger/sandwich place. We stayed over an hour talking but it was noisy. We left and wished they had an outside bench to sit and chat some more. We finally followed our friends back to their place and stayed until after 4 pm. We left because I wanted to get back up the hill before it got dark. It took us about two hours. Traffic was heavy and in some places very slow. For the most part the drivers were driving carefully but there was the usual amount cutting in and out and generally making it difficult for the rest of us, especially coming up that steep, curvy section of the mountain. We stopped at Subway when we finally got off of the interstate highway and got a sandwich for supper. I think after a cup of tea we will have an early night of it. I love visiting with our friends and with my sister last week but interstate/freeway driving is not my favorite thing to do. They are always constructing some part of it and there are always rude, obnoxious drivers that cut in and out and have no respect for the other drivers on the road. AND, most of them are young women in their late 20's or early 30's, not teenagers or guys. Have a good night. dooley

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glendann wrote on Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:42 am:

Oh poor Dooley and dr.I'm sorry your drive wasn't pleasent but you did have great visit with your friends.


Droopy wrote on Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:30 am:

Sometimes other drivers make me so angry! Especially those desperately trying to get somewhere fast when there's an endless row of cars up front. Why they bother beats me.


Palm Tree wrote on Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:37 am:

Poor you - I cannot fathom how people can be soimpatient and make driving such a pain for others who are in the same boat.
I also do not like driving on major roads with heavy traffic. It is sometimes nerve wracking.


eileen wrote on Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:54 am:

We call drivers who keep changing lanes and cutting in 'weaver birds' and they are such inconsiderate drivers!!!

I'm glad you had a good visit with your friends though Dooley.

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