A big thank you to everyone who responded to Thursday’s post about our crash in Amarillo!
Max and I slept well, and woke to a beautiful sunny day – 8AM – we lost another hour yesterday when we arrived in Texas!! We’re now on Central Time…
I called the insurance agent back in Blue Hill and got the ball rolling on getting Tumbelweed diagnosed, and arranging for a rental car, which is part of my insurance coverage.
Unfortunately, my coverage is limited to $20/day – which doesn’t go too far if I needed to rent a similar size car to Tumbleweed. I’m going to look into a rider on my policy that gives better coverage in case of any future mayhem, and would suggest that to anybody.
It took most of the day to get the rental arranged, but by 3:30 we were leaving the Enterprise lot and heading for where Tumbleweed is laid up so I could get some things out of the back.
The car? It’s a Chevy Impala – the only car they had on the lot “if that will be OK with you, Ma’am.” It’s what they had so it had to be OK with me!
When I got to the towing company lot, the guy at the counter told me that an insurance appraiser had been there already to look the car over. Of course, my insurance company was closing today at 3:30 Eastern time, which means I won’t get the word ’til Monday.
I’m still trying to stay upbeat though. We are uninjured – no aches or bruises showed up overnight – and we have wheels again.
I’ve made a dinner reservation at Macaroni Joe’s, a place that allows dogs on their outside patio. So, I will have a lovely sit down dinner with wine, accompanied by the handsomest dog in town! What more could I ask for on a gorgeous Friday evening?
Meanwhile, I removed Max’s bandage this morning, and his foot is looking good. The swelling is almost gone, and he’s not limping at all any more. I still have to be on the alert for that nasty little sticker coming out somewhere, but for now things are looking good.
Tomorrow, we’re going to head out to the Cadillac Ranch, which I saw on the way here Thursday. Too bad I didn’t stop then; I might have avoided the crash altogether and we’d be 300-plus miles from here by now!
Here’s what dogfriendly.com says about Cadillac Ranch:
“This unusual attraction pays homage to the Golden Age of the Automobile with 10 Cadillacs (ranging from a 1949 Club Coupe to a 1963 Sedan) placed nose down in a row; their once original paint jobs have long since been covered by the ongoing graffiti of local and global visitors. This has become one of the most popular roadside stops in America and your dog can visit it with you.”
I also found the Elkins Ranch through dogfriendly.com that offers customized Jeep tours of Palo Duro Canyon and leashed, well-behaved (well, DUH!) dogs are welcome. So, we might take a tour on Saturday or Sunday, too.