When last we left you, we were driving the PT Cruiser and our Suzuki was in the shop. That was Monday night. Tuesday we returned to Tucson to pick up Suzy’s doctor’s appointment she’d missed on Monday. We also had made reservations to see a production at the Gaslight Theater, a homegrown group that’s been going for 37 years. Their presentation this time was a musical comedy entitled “On The Road To The North Pole.” There were 64 of us from our SKP Saguaro Park at the play. We cheered the good guys, booed the bad guys, and ogled the cute girls. To loosen some of us up to boo and cheer and ogle, appropriate snacks were available. “North Pole” was a takeoff on the old Bing Crosby / Bob Hope Road films, and it was done well. One actor, older than the rest, did a terrific job matching Jimmy Durante’s style. including the “Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are!” line. Another was obviously aping Dom De Luis.
Following the play we had dinner next door at Little Anthony’s Diner, where Cheeseburgers and Chocolate Shakes are the order of the day. Little Anthony's is set up like a fifties diner, with the servers in period attire and 50s music playing. After dinner we got a night shot of the Gaslight Theater.During the day we had learned that our Suzuki had been thoroughly checked over, and there were no signs of anything that could have caused the sudden problem of Monday. There were regular service steps that needed to be taken, and we authorized them.
Wednesday we started with a group breakfast at a restaurant here in Benson with 49 others from the SKP park. This was a fundraiser, and together we donated $263 for the special needs of individuals at a local nursing home.
Next we returned to Tucson (third day in a row) so Suzy could get a chest X-ray her doctor had ordered and to pick up the Suzuki. Of course we had to return the PT Cruiser – they wouldn't let us keep it. The service writer told us their tech had driven the car 110 miles, some in city, come on the highway, and was unable to duplicate the problem. Seems it may have just been a fluke. Flukes like that we don’t need! Now we’ll always wonder when the next “fluke” will come along, and whether we’ll be in an area with cell service.
Thursday was an at home day; Friday is also. We can relax just a little!
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