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My big project for today was taking the Arctic Fox to Discount Tire for four new Goodyear Marathons. I made an appointment to have the work done at 3 o'clock this afternoon but I got bored sitting around waiting for 3 o'clock so I decided I would go in early. Luckily the Discount Tire store I went to is basically in a Walmart parking lot so I pulled the Arctic Fox into the Walmart parking lot about lunchtime and made myself at home.
I was parked about 50 yards from the tire store so I walked over and told them if they could get me in any sooner just give me a call and I would be there in five minutes. And that ended up working out great. They had me in the store by 1 o'clock and driving home by 2 o'clock.
There was some really bad traffic as I was driving home. there's an area I had to pass through that looks like it has a mall on one side of the highway and some other big retailers on the other side. Miles before I got to that area the traffic started backing up on the highway. When I finally got to that part of town it was obvious what was going on. The mall parking lots were full and so was the street going to the mall and that had backed up all the way to the highway exit and 2 miles back down the highway, I had forgot it was the Christmas season.
Other than that the whole day was uneventful. and now that I have new tires, and a spare, I don't feel like I'm trapped here at the beach and can leave whenever I want to, which should be next Wednesday.