- R. Bruce Logan, "The Narrative Arc"
Early Sunday morning, the morning following the Quinceañera (see previous post), Maria and Justin dropped off the girls at Tom's and my room at the Best Western (see post from 5/23/2018) so that we could babysit while they, Theresa and Callie went for a hike in the desert, it being prudent to leave very early in the morning if one wishes to hike in the Arizona desert at this time of year (see post from 5/22/2018).
However after those of us who were leaving checked out of the Best Western Rancho Grande,
There showed up among the guests a king snake, which set me to shrieking (like Indiana Jones, I, too, hate snakes) until it was explained to me that the king snakes keep the rattle snakes away. "Make him stay!" I cried, but, alas, I guess all my squawking sent him slithering off in search of a quieter place.