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Day 3: Things were heating up on tour in Phoenix

Author: Gianna Dahlia
Date: July 18, 2014

 

Toyota and Together We Rise help donate clothes to foster youth

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We left Sin City behind and started to make our way to our next stop Phoenix, Arizona. After leaving Vegas we were filling energized by the amazing teens we got to meet but unfortunately that didn’t last very long.

Around 12 am a large “POP” and “SCREACH” were heard from our 24-foot trailer hauling all our gear across country. As we all got out to examine, we instantly saw our tire in shreds. So we rolled up our sleeves and got to work to replace the blown out tire.

There we were on the road again, a little behind schedule but still in positive spirits. That is until we hear another “POP” and the truck turned silent. No one even wanted to speak or look at each other in fear of the reality that we had another flat tire. But at 2 am we surrounded the trailer again to realize we had another flat tire.  With no sleep and a 5am wake up call lingering in our future we all grabbed a Monster and went work.

We fixed the flat tire and continued on to Phoenix. We got there with little time to spare so we all took a 30 minute nap, showered, and then made our way back into the truck to meet up with the local Fox news to do an interview. 

It didn’t take long before it was 106 degrees outside and the children started lining up. We hadn’t slept and were missing our breezy California weather but we chugged another Monster, turned up the music, and the show went on.

It took the first smiling kid to reenergize us and get through the day to make sure the kids of Phoenix were taken care of. It was all smiles and new clothes for the kids of Phoenix and with their images in our mind we knew the trip was definitely worth it!

A special THANK YOU to our sponsor Monster for fueling us through this rough night. It’s the small things that get you through the day or in our case the whole night and two flat tires! Now it’s time to put on our boots and head to Texas!