Happy Birthday America! It is our Nation's 237th birthday and I have no baseball to watch. I tried my best to make the tour schedule perfect, but I was not able to find a way to catch a live baseball game on July 4th. Rindler and I are now in Phoenix and the Diamondbacks are not home until July 5th.
We debated whether or not to catch a local rodeo, but with the temperature approaching 110 degrees we wisely retreated to our cooled hotel room to get a little rest. I took Rindler to the Phoenix Seasons 52 restaurant so that he could take part in one of my city-to-city rituals. For those who have been following me from the beginning you may have noticed that in nearly every city that I have been in I have eaten at the Seasons 52 restaurant in town. Aside from the fact that the food is pretty tasty and the calorie intake is relatively low; having a food spot in each town that I can count on for a good meal is invaluable. With all of the planning that went into this tour, I ran out of time when it came to researching food options. Even spending 30 minutes searching online for some local cuisine is time that should be spent driving, sleeping, writing, recording or any number of other things that I need to squeeze into each 24-hour day. Because of that, Seasons 52 is safe, good and healthy. It is one less thing that I have in my head.
After our meal we headed to the Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix to enjoy some fireworks. Now that the sun had thankfully set for the day, the cool desert air wafted over us as the sky lit up with explosions of color. Rindler and I, along with thousands of local Phoenicians, all sat with our heads tilted upwards singing along to the patriotic musical backdrop. If I couldn't be at a ball game, this was the next best thing. Tonight successfully pumped me up for the game tomorrow at Chase Field.
Miles Traveled: 188
Time in Car: 3 hours
Avg. Speed: 62.67 MPH
Gas Money: $40.01
Gas Price: 3.899
Gallons Filled: 10.262
Exercise: 35 minute cardio, 20 minute weights
Sleep Time: 8 hours
Bottles of Water: 6
Bathroom Stops: 5
Traffic Jams: None
Food Eaten: Seasons 52 salmon and shrimp flatbread, cliff bar
Total Money spent today $146.86
Cumulative Miles through today 6,789
Cumulative Time in car through today 122 hours