WE ARE CONNECTED!!!!!
We had originally made Howie’s iPhone a “hot spot” for access to the Internet. The problem was it was only for 5GB…when you reach your limit it is then $10 per 1 GB (very pricey)…well…we reached our limit before the end of our monthly billing cycle. The Internet service at Destiny/Phoenix RV Park was too slow and wouldn’t even load pictures…we won’t even consider that service. So, today we went to Verizon and purchased a Verizon “Jet Pack”…we have 10GB a month…should be enough…if not…we can increase. Yippee skippee…we are connected!!
Just so you are aware we arrived in Goodyear, Arizona on Monday, October 8 around 2:05pm…it was 91 degrees.
We left Meteor Crater RV Park on Monday, October 8 around 8:30am…it was 41 degrees.
Our first stop was Flagstaff Medical Center for my blood draw. I did receive my results and my INR was 2.40…really good. The Nurse said I didn’t need to have a blood draw this week and could now go weekly. But…being anal…I said I would like one more blood draw on Thursday because my diet is going to change…it will be going from McDonald’s and TV dinners to fresh meat and fresh veggies. So, I have a blood draw on Thursday and if that is good I will go weekly!
We left Flagstaff around 10:30am…I didn’t like those roads on I-17at all…I held on to the door handle most of the way so I didn’t get a lot of pics. Howie is an excellent driver…it just is hard to be a passenger.
Interstate 17 (I-17), also known as the Black Canyon Freeway, is an intrastate Interstate Highway located entirely within the state of Arizona. I-17′s southern terminus lies within Phoenix, at Interstate 10, and its northern terminus is in Flagstaff, at Interstate 40. I-17 is one of the most scenic Interstate Highways as it gains more than a mile in altitude between Phoenix (1,117 ft) and Flagstaff (7,000 ft). The highway features several scenic view exits along its route that overlook the many mountains and valleys found in northern Arizona.
The Phoenix Metropolitan Area, often referred to as the Valley of the Sun, the Salt River Valley or Metro Phoenix, is a metropolitan area, centered on the city of Phoenix which includes much of the central part of the U.S. State of Arizona.
The University of Phoenix Stadium, opened August 1, 2006, is a multipurpose football stadium located in Glendale, Arizona. It is the home of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL) and the annual Fiesta Bowl. The stadium features the first fully retractable natural grass playing surface built in the United States on top of an Air Field Systems drainage system. An opening on one side of the stadium allows the playing field to move to the exterior of the building, allowing the entire natural turf playing surface to be exposed to daylight.
The stadium has hosted Super Bowl XLII (and will host XLIX in 2015), WrestleMania XXVI. It will again host Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.
The University of Phoenix acquired the naming rights in September 2006, shortly after the stadium had opened under the name Cardinals Stadium. The “University of Phoenix” name is applied as a corporate sponsor, and not as the home stadium of the University (which has no intercollegiate athletics program).
Now that we are at our destination I will be blogging once a month. I hope you enjoyed our travels…it certainly was an experience. Thank you for traveling with us…we enjoyed all your comments! Next blog will be October 31.