Yesterday we had a quiet day at home, one of those relaxing days when we didn’t do anything that we didn’t feel like doing. No phone calls, no visitors, just us. We need days like that once in a while, and lately they’ve been hard to come by.
I spent most of the day writing, and knocked out two new chapters in my next Big Lake book. I’d like to say that the things I learned with the training DVD on the Dragon Dictate software helped, but the truth is, I still found myself going back and making so many corrections that I finally gave up and just went back to typing. I really want to make this program work, but so far I’m just not that impressed with it.
While I was doing that, Terry was working on a crochet project and reading a new book on spinning that she bought the other day. She made us a delicious chalupa dinner, and we spent the evening doing pretty much what we did all day, along with watching a little bit of TV.
This is one of our favorite Thousand Trails preserve, and we really like the Verde Valley area of central Arizona. But the park has two drawbacks that we really don’t like; very slow internet speeds, even though we have four bars of 3G Verizon service, and low water pressure. Sometimes you have to work at it to take a shower.
We booked two weeks here, and since I got the Elite upgrade to our membership while we’ve been here, we could actually stay for three weeks. But it’s getting pretty hot, up into the high 90s all this next week, so we’ll probably head out for the White Mountains and cooler temperatures sometime this coming week. Besides, hitch itch is bound to set in before too much longer.
When we leave here, we’ll probably spend a week or so in Show Low, our old hometown, getting a grandkid fix before we head on down the road from there. We need to get to South Dakota to renew our driver’s licenses by Terry’s birthday, the third week of June, so we’re in no rush.
We don’t have a hard and fast itinerary, but there are a couple of things we would like to do along the way. I’ve always wanted to stop at the Big Texan steakhouse in Amarillo, which is famous for their 72 ounce steaks. If you can eat one, along with all the trimmings, in one hour, it’s free. I’m not even going to attempt that, but a lot of folks who have eaten there tell me everything on the menu is delicious, and I’m hoping there’s a ribeye with my name on it.
As we head north from there, I want to stop in Pender, Nebraska, home of Blue Ox to drop off the steering stabilizer they sent me, that we decided not to use, and have them take a look at our Aventa tow bar. It’s a great unit and we’ve used it for over five years now. I’d like to have them check it out and see what kind of maintenance it may need.
It’s nice not having a place we have to be until our Ohio rally in early September. It’s been a long time since we’ve had that kind of latitude in our schedule.
Thought For The Day – A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.