Where is Dart?

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks, we are going to start a little game.  When we go to a park, we will post a picture of Dart in the park and let you guess which park.  Since you generally know where we are, this shouldn’t be too hard.  Here is Dart posing in a National Park.  Which one is it?

Today was one of those days.  First, it was amazing because we went to another National Park and I feel so blessed to be in a country that was wise enough to set aside so many beautiful places for all of us to own and enjoy.  It is wonderful to see the amazing diversity of people who enjoy our parks.  It is clear that our parks appeal to many people outside our country.  Our public lands are such a gift that I hope most Americans realize it.  Go explore!!

Now, I want to whine about other things.  First, I woke up this morning early to get going and planned to take a shower in the motor home.  I got in the shower (buck naked of course) and the water was 34 degrees coming out of the shower head.  I know that because it could not have been colder without turning to ice.  I waited and waited and waited and waited and it was still 34 degrees.  My feet turned blue from the cold water and I exited and decided I didn’t really need to shower today.  Apparently, our hot water heater stopped working.  Regis attempted to fix it in the morning but was not able to determine the problem.

We left to visit a National Park and I will talk about that in tomorrow’s post.  We decided to go the scenic route which sent us through Flagstaff.  We were confused about the directions, so we stopped at Starbucks to get coffee drinks and figure things out.  We were in line so long that our drinks were free.  By then, I had to pee so I went in the store and waited an eternity to get into the rest room.  The result was that it took over an hour to get through Flagstaff.  Unbelievable!

After a long day, we got back and I did the wash so we would be ready for our stay in Utah.  Then, I went to the grocery store.  Apparently, everyone in Flagstaff decided to go to the grocery store at the same time.  I had a very hard time finding the things I was looking for.  The other day we went to this grocery store and bought a cooked chicken and a prepared vegetable.  I was hoping to pick up more of those vegetables.  I couldn’t find them.  I must have searched an eternity and could not find them.  I thought the store must have rearranged all their displays in the last day.

In addition, I wanted cream cheese.  I searched the store over back and forth and could not find cream cheese.  I finally asked.  The cream cheese is in the same aisle as the liquor.  Are you kidding?  When I got there, a lady in a motorized scooter was placed right in front of the cream cheese and taking forever to decide which thing she wanted to get.

I won’t bore you with all the other things I couldn’t find.  I must have spent over an hour at the store.  While I was checking out, I spied the vegetables I was looking for across the way.  Really???  I bought my stuff and returned for the vegetables.

Then, I got stuck in the 15 items or less line behind a man who clearly doesn’t grocery shop often.  He said his wife sent him.  He couldn’t figure out how to swipe his credit card.  I didn’t believe it was possible for someone to swipe their credit card that many times and still be improper.  The checkout clerk finally took his card from him and swiped it properly.  This is a guy who better hope his wife outlives him.  I don’t know how he would survive otherwise.

When I got back from the grocery store, my amazing husband told me he fixed the shower.  Eureka!

I whined so much when I got back, he kept telling me a shower would make me feel better.  Do you think he is trying to tell me something?

3 Comments on “Where is Dart?

  1. I’ll go out on a limb — or a ledge — and say Grand Canyon. LOL

    Good grief, now the hot water broke. Did you ever get the heater fixed? Gotta have at least one warm thing working in there! Sorry about the veggies. Seriously, the cream cheese with liquor? Is there a mixed drink recipe in there somewhere….
    Hope they have more veggies further down the road. Sounds like a weird store to me!


    • You are correct! We have an appointment to get the heater fixed next week. It turns out that we can get heat if we have electricity but not if we camp without it. There is some very cool camping places without electricity. One reason we wanted the motor home is to open those options.


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