Do you ever wake up and just have one of those days? You know what I'm talking about. When you reach up to grab a coffee cup but then you end up dropping not one, but two of them on the floor.
Katie swings out of the bathroom to see what the noise was. She snickers at me and teases me about not being able to pull a coffee cup out of the cupboard without screwing it up. A couple of minutes later she attempts to open a bag of frosted flakes and it explodes into two pieces. You know what I'm talking about. Those big cheap ass store brand bags that has plastic so brittle you thought it would of been better packed in a grocery bag. Yep. Karma's a bitch.
Forget breakfast. The much anticipated day of reckoning has come. My ugly ass long mullet and frazzly beard are completely out of control. I can see it in Katies eye's.... I look like I live in an RV. I've been waiting to get it cut so my hair is long enough I can start a new hairstyle. Oh yes. Time to live on the edge. I scour through google reviews and find a barber that I think will do a decent job. We pop into the place and it's packed. I immediately turn around and tell the wife, "Nope. Not waiting an hour for a haircut." She tells me to suck it up and wait because I won't be happy with a half ass cut from great clips. Touche my dear. Touche.
With that checked off the list we can get back to the RV and head to the park. Leaf Verde proves itself to be a well run joint and check in was a breeze. Roo gets parked in her space and the hookup process begins. The hose is leaking. Why is the dam hose leaking? Oh I know why, because it's gonna be one of those days. Time to head to Wal-Mart and buy a new hose and a sewer support while I'm at it. Stupid things aside it's time to get out and see Phoenix. Traffic isn't bad so it's straight to downtown for a little walk in the streets.
It's the same old story that we've seen on the west coast. Homeless people on the streets and in the parks. We're hassled for change within the first few minutes of walking. The greater metro Phoenix is considered to be one of the most dangerous places in Arizona. To be fair, the population of Phoenix is just over 4.5 million people. Arizona as a whole state rings in a 6.9 million. After 45 minutes our time at the meter is running out. Off to the state capitol building.
State capitol buildings tend to offer us what we are looking for. A free place to walk around for 10 minutes and kill some time. This place was different. We arrived after 4pm and the building was already locked up. What we didn't expect was the vast amount of attractions on the grounds. Phoenix has done a spectacular job with honoring the nations veterans and more specifically those who were from Arizona.
With the daylight fading I turned my attention across the street. Some outdoor mining equipment was on display to commemorate Arizona's involvement in digging for copper. That'll be the last thing for the day. We've been busy and I'm excited to get home and watch TV. It's been a few days....
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