So, Friday I ended up pulling into Phoenix at night, long after the strip posted. but I made it safe, the car did okay, and Cadfael, who is being adopted by an old dear friend of mine) and his family) enjoyed the ride quite well.
I know a surprisingly fair number of people in Phoenix, and so did weekend visits, the only time most of them have free, before preparing to go ot my first settled destination. A Navajo Hogan for a month in northern Arizona. My hands are so itching to do nothing but write, draw, and paint.