Mar. 25th, 2017

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And yet, apparently trouble happened on a dry, sunny day in the Arizona springtime:

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe-traffic/2017/03/25/self-driving-car-involved-tempe-accident/99612554/

I have used this link, because it has the best detail on the crash. Police say the fault was not on Uber's side; a left turner failed to yield and this led to the Uber Volvo SUV winding up on its side pointing the wrong way. R. suspects the rollover occurred as a result of an effort to evade the left turning vehicle. Reports concur there were "no serious injuries", which is good.

This BI coverage has the good picture.

http://www.businessinsider.com/self-driving-uber-gets-in-accident-in-tempe-arizona-2017-3

I tend to feel that vehicles that wind up on their side are badly designed vehicles, however, other people do not agree with me. This particular SUV has all kinds of features intended to make sure everyone steps out of the vehicle after a rollover in fine shape.
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I took T. to Burlington AMC to see Power Rangers. They didn't turn the lights down at the beginning of the movie and I was a little worried I was going to have high angle light glaring in my eyes the whole time, but they did eventually turn them down. I was hoping for stupid fun, and the movie delivered.

We had agreed ahead of time to go to the Cheesecake Factory at the mall for lunch. As I had feared, there was a bit of a wait (30 minutes is what we were told; 40 is closer to what we experienced), but we had phone/tablet/book to entertain us, and we even got a bench to sit on or a good chunk of the time. They dropped beverages and bread and butter and oil pretty quick after seating us, so we didn't even mind the wait for our food.

T. and R. went ice skating. The lunch outing did not take so long as to prevent T. from doing that.

I got a message from the town police department that the big booming noises were from Fort Devens. Excitement! And apparently more in coming days, but ending at 4:30 each afternoon.

R. took A. to a drive through McDonald's for lunch.

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