Monday, February 23, 2009

More than just Insurance

Tonight I finally called and updated my car insurance. I received a quote from Progressive last night and called to review everything and pay for it and had an interesting conversation. The sales associate lives in Ohio and it is about 1:30 in the morning her time, but she is very helpful and talkative. I asked her how she likes Ohio and what fun things are there and she told me about this incredible roller coaster that is the biggest in the united states. Sounds amazing. I'll have to visit sometime. She asked about Idaho and said she could not imagine what it looked like, so I asked her if she'd heard of Yellowstone National Park. She had and I told her it was close and she could come visit and see the geysers, buffalo, and go river rafting - this she was very excited about. I told her about our cute little down town, the Temple near the River, and how fun it is to have so many outdoor adventures close. She said she'd always wanted to come to Yellowstone and knowing that there's rafting she'll have to come.

She asked if I had any trips planned and I told her I was going to Havasupai soon. She has been to Lake Havasu. What random person has been to Lake Havasu? She said she learned of it when her son was in grade school and one of the kids presented a book report on the London Bridge. Apparantly Robert P. McCulloch purchased the London Bridge for 2.5 million dollars when it began to sink in the River Thames in London, and brought it to Arizona - on Lake Havasu. One website explains it took 3 years and another 7 million dollars to dismantle, ship and rebuild the London Bridge, which now connects Lake Havasu City with an island in the lake. The same site says the bridge's "massive body of stone brings the essence of England to Arizona". When she heard this story about the bridge she and her son had to go and see it. As she described her trip I googled Lake Havasu and saw the London Bridge. Random! I was excited to learn one more fact about this place before our trip. I don't think we'll even go to Lake Havasu on the backpacking into Havasupai Falls, but we'll see. We talked for at least 30-40 minutes and had a great time.

Finally we finished up the payment and email confirmation of the insurance policy and said goodbye. Before hanging up I had to find out the name of my new and now lost phone friend. Her name is Joy. I wish Joy the best.


DangGina said...

I didn't know you're going to Havasu soon! That was one of the highlights of my year last year! When are you going?! How exciting!

Mike and Jen said...

That is so classic. You and your phone friends! But now I want to go there too.

Brooke said...

Wow! That sounds like an awesome insurance experience! I love how you can have these conversations with random strangers!
And I second Gina's comment! Why didn't I know you were going there?! That sounds AWESOME! When are you going? (he he! I could really just re-type Gina's comment word-for-word.) Except that I didn't go there last year. Never mind. It's not applicable.

katie said...

Only you Lisa! You are adorable. Don't wait so long to post again--I miss hearing from you!