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Monday, January 7, 2013

Watch out! Crash! What was that?

Rick Morgan

On January 2nd we left home and headed to Palm Springs to pick up our RV. Our plan is to roam around the southwest for the next several months. On Friday January 4, our plans were changed -slightly. We were on I10, 25 miles from Palm Springs. It was 11:45 am and we were excited and looking forward to picking up Tiger III (our RV) when JoAnne exclaimed Watch Out! Then Crash… What was that? As we were passing a large flatbed truck a large piece of something flew off the back of the truck and hit us damaging the left front of the car. Yikes! Long story short… We caught up with the truck called the nursery that owned the truck and we both pulled off the highway. California Highway Patrol came, report made, and insurance claim filed. I am happy to report that we are totally fine – only the car suffered. Yet, we will be staying in Palm Springs a little longer then we had planned. We are not complaining. There is still a ton of things we want to see in do in the area. We headed to Sam’s Family Spa and Hot Water Resort – we had visited Nina of Wheeling It here last November. We will be settled in at Sam's until we get the claim settled.

As luck would have it there is also a large national insurance industry meeting taking place in Palm Springs next week. As many any of you know, I am still working and am Sr. Vice President for Aartrijk, a boutique branding firm out of Washington DC. We work almost exclusively with the independent insurance industry. Peter van Aartrijk the CEO of Aartrijk and many of our clients will be at the meeting and now so will I.

We still have plans to make it to Anza Borrego State Park and then spend a couple of days in Quartzsite before we head to McDowell Mountain Regional Park outside of Scottsdale in early February. But as JoAnne likes to say… “we are fluid”.