We Needed A Day Off

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232013

We’ve been on the go a lot the last week or so, and even though playing tourist is fun, it can be hard work, too. We needed a day off and yesterday seemed like a good day to take one, so we did.

I spent much of the day writing and got almost 2,000 words done on my current book, and Miss Terry was busy doing all the things she does to keep things running here on the home front and with our business that gives me the freedom to do my thing. She made some roasted butternut squash soup, that included onions, garlic, celery, carrots and all kinds of other healthy stuff. Yeah, she made that for her, not me. I eat fried dead meat.

Actually, I also eat baked dead meat, smoked dead meat, grilled dead meat – if it’s meat and it’s dead, I’ll eat it. It makes me really easy to cook for. Lately Subway has been advertising an apple smoked pulled pork barbecued sandwich. I had one when we were in Astoria a few days ago and it was delicious. Because she’s always trying to please me, Terry roasted a pork loin roast in the crock pot, shredded it and added my favorite Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce, and it was even better than what Subway’s selling.

You’d think that staying home and doing nothing would be relaxing, and it can be if you don’t rely on the internet for so much of your work. Or if you have a decent connection. But if you’re me and you’re trying to research things for a book, it can drive you crazy. Not that I had all that far to go. Smile

To add to the frustration, I tried to order something from Amazon, but could not get confirmation of whether it would be shipped by UPS, FedEx, or Priority Mail. The office here will accept the first two but not Priority Mail. This is one of those little irritations about Thousand Trails that members who are fulltime RVers have to deal with; some of their campgrounds will accept Priority Mail and others won’t. It seems to be up to the individual manager. I can understand them not wanting to get regular mail like bills and such, but for fulltimers it means having to have mail sent General Delivery to the local post office. That’s okay if it’s your mail forwarding service sending it out, but when you’re ordering something online, most business won’t send orders to a General Delivery address to prevent fraud.

Our reservations here are for three weeks, with us scheduled to leave September 3. But between the terrible internet, tight spaces, and things like the Amazon delivery, I’d leave earlier and go to Seaside, our next stop, if they had any openings. Unfortunately, with the Labor Day weekend approaching, they are booked solid, so I’ll just sit here and be grumpy.

The good news is that I will have something to do to keep me off the internet part of the time anyway. When we were here a couple of years ago we toured the World Kite Museum with Greg and Jan White and wrote a story about it. While we were there I bought a G-Kites Delta Conyne kite, then stuck it in the closet and forgot all about it until we were at the kite festival. Terry dug it out yesterday, and I plan on hitting the beach and seeing if I can fly it in the next day or two.

Thought For The Day – I’m not saying we should kill all the stupid people. I’m just saying we should remove all those product warning labels and let nature take its course.

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  2 Responses to “We Needed A Day Off”

  1. Like your thoughts for the day. Some times they are almost as good as your blog.
    Back in the spring I bought my self a 7X9 poster that stated: I’m not saying you did it, I’m just saying I’m blaming you.

    Hope you get better reception, mail service and overcome the many small irritations of RVing. cc

  2. Howdy, I think travel by chance..Dan and Patty and their friend Nancy Kissack may be in the same park or close by you. Just in case you didn’t know….

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