Surprisingly, I slept well last night and I thought my body was refreshed until I tried getting out of bed. It was then I knew this would not be an action packed day. It was quite warm already and Yuma and I were outside for breakfast.
Good day to continue my saga with State Farm. I logged onto the link provided to me yesterday and for the life of me could not figure out what I should do. After two or three efforts, I finally got the documents uploaded, I thought. It was not long before I received a call from a claims person. Finally, some action. He said one of the payment documents came through, but not the other, so we worked on trying to get that done.
The document I had would not display on his computer, so I finally called the towing company and had them send the document again and this time it worked.
After a few more calls asking me questions, he had enough to make his decision. Not good. Long story short, they will pay the first tow for $567.88 but not the second tow for $2839.38. The reason was that he called out to Quartzsite to a garage that handles diesel repairs and they said they could work on it. Neither of us is a diesel mechanic, so that's the end of that discussion. Not the decision I wanted, but I accept it. I'm just glad it's over at this point. At least I'm where I want to be, cost be damned!
Following are pictures of my journey down the canyon. Just beautiful. Thank goodness, I took the Tylenol, or I would have not made it. I made it down in two hours with only two falls, neither did nothing but give me a few more scrapes. I covered a total of five miles walking up and down taking almost 18,000 steps. A record I hope I never repeat.
|As tired as I am, this looks daunting!
|Yuma would run down the trail a bit, but if I was out of sight very long, he would always come back to check on me.
|Very old saguaro.
|Yuma never lacked for water to drink.
Hopefully, you get an idea of the beauty of this canyon. Maybe, this will inspire another person to hike this trail and see the beauty.
On my way home, I stopped to take pictures of the setting sun.
|Tonight's moon rise.