Our last couple of nights here at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV Park have been less than stellar. The fairgrounds is located right next to Tucson Raceway Park and Friday and Saturday night they had races going on. No problem there, I like racing. In fact, I even published a racing newspaper for a while, and part of our second date involved me leaving Terry in the grandstands while I was down in the infield of our town’s dirt track shooting photographs.
However, this is a drag strip and the last couple of nights they have been racing jet powered dragsters. Damn, those things are noisy! When they fired them up it would shake our entire motorhome, and it went on until well past midnight.
Saturday morning we woke up surrounded by cars parked all over the place for the rabbit show. That’s no problem, I like rabbits too. And they are a heck of a lot quieter than racecars!
By afternoon, Terry and I both felt a lot better than we had been and wanted to get out for a while. So we rode into town with Greg and Jan and made a few stops to pick up some things they needed. Then we picked up my cousin Beverly and went to dinner.
This would be our last day with Greg and Jan for several months. They are leaving for Texas today and we will not see them again until late August, when they come to Celina, Ohio to help us with our Eastern Gypsy Journal rally. We’re going to miss them.
As for Terry and I, we have to be out of the fairgrounds RV park today but we are only driving about 10 miles to another park, where we plan to settle in for another week and do a whole lot of nothing except rest and try to recharge our batteries. There are a lot of people who asked if we can get together while we’re in town, and I’ve had to tell most of them that we just can’t do it this trip. We love you all, but we’re worn out and just need some downtime. I hope everybody understands.
I’m really hoping that at our new location we will have better Internet service from our Verizon air card and MiFi. Using the new Wilson signal booster and antenna that I got from Phil May at TechnoRV, we’ve got a strong four bar signal, but the service is still so flaky that more times than not we can’t get on at all. I’ve been told that the official story is that Verizon is upgrading the towers in this area. That’s the same story I’ve heard everywhere from Bushnell, Florida, to Mission, Texas, Yuma, and now Tucson. If that’s true, then all of the stories we are hearing about massive unemployment must be a myth, because it would take the entire population of the country to be everywhere upgrading towers that the Verizon people claim are going up.
Thought For The Day – No one fails who has done their best.