I woke up this morning, already thinking about where I needed to be today and Parks, Arizona is what came to my mind. What I didn't know is that "fate" was going to lend a hand on my decision and did it ever turn out to be the right one!
Even when you are on the road, there are still bills to pay and I not only needed to get my van insurance paid, but, just as important, I needed to have my proof of insurance printed out so I could attach it to the visor. Paying my bill was easy, thanks to the internet, but getting my proof from the web into paper was quite another story.
Since I was at a rather large and well established truck stop I just figured that they could provide the service for me using the pdf file I put on my usb thumb drive. Well, it wasn't so easy and they refused to do it. Since I was also next to a well known hotel chain I figured that they would take care of that as travelers need those kinds of services. Well, you guessed it. They also refused.
Needless to say, I began to feel that ugly feeling of disappointment with humanity, but then remembered that there was a small store in Parks, the town I woke up thinking about this morning, so I found their phone number on the net and called them. I explained to them what I needed and then was surprised with, "Oh, just bring that right over and we will take care of you!" I did just that and had my paper in my hand in no time.
That, of course, led to me spending several hours there chatting with staff, eating an AMAZING meal, and taking LOTS of pictures. I was so impressed that I decided to dedicate not just one post today, but three to the wonderful staff and business of Parks in the Pines! Here's to you, my new friends in Parks, Arizona! #getoutside#wanderlust#roadtrip#travel#adventure#lifeofadventure#travelphotography#explore#lonelyplanet#natgeotravel#ExploreMore#getoutdoors#natgeo#sunset#wanderlust#nature#sunset#clouds#landscape#trip#traveling#streetphotography#naturelovers#outdoors#traveling#RoadTrip#Roadtrippin#Roadtrippers#route66roadtrip#traveler#traveling