I've never had to seek out dental care out of country before but this time a broken tooth left me no choice. I discovered that in Arizona dental prices vary wildly, in fact one quote was twice the price of where I finally got the work done. So, after saving all that money I decided to cash in on their teeth whitening deal. Yes, there are the week's deals painted on the window - something you'd never see at home because there are no deals. Now, my smile is whiter, I've seen three episodes of Storage Wars, whether I wanted to or not, and I've survived another trip to the dentist.
So enough of dentists and over-priced postal options, it was off to golf at a local course in Gilbert . It's an easy course but an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. The only ones rushed are the ducks and other birds, and even they don't put too much effort into getting off the green and back to the water as we approach.
After golf we stopped for something to eat at Uncle Bear's. Uncle Bear was, so the story goes, a dog. And the walls in this casual chain restaurant are papered with dog pictures. Which is fine, I love dogs. However, having just lost my beautiful Rourke what I wasn't prepared for was not the wall of pictures of dogs but what was in the middle, a picture of a pet cemetery. Then I noticed that some of the dog pictures had RIP's and dates. I was looking at a dog graveyard! Needless to say, I ate with eyes fixed on anything but that wall. What are the odds - and, really... who came up with that idea for a restaurant?
But what's really defined this week are the scorpions. Two of them so far - one at the beginning of the week that wasn't much bigger than a centipede, a Canadian centipede anyway - and the second just yesterday. Both met a squashy end but I'm beginning to shake shoes out and put them on every time I head outside. No more, barefoot into the garage and, call me paranoid, but they're nasty and I'm not taking the trash to the bin at night either.
Travel is always an adventure, nothing is what you expect and that's the fun of it all. Better yet, it looks like it's going to be a nice day here in the San Tan Valley.
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend.