After getting up early and being pretty much on the go constantly for the last week, yesterday we treated ourselves by sleeping in and then having a slower paced day. It was a nice change of pace.
We checked our e-mail and read a few favorite blogs, I replied to several e-mails and messages that had been piling up, and then we had a light lunch of cheese and crackers. It was nice not to have anything to do and nowhere to go.
Eventually we did leave the Elks lodge campground to run into town. I wanted to check out someplace to get fuel when we leave here today. The last time we were in Eureka, the Texaco station a couple of miles down the road on U.S. 101 had a set of three or four diesel islands on the side, but now the sign over those pumps say Pacific Pride, which is a commercial card lock outfit.
I called the station and the clerk told me that they had no control over those pumps and it was just for commercial trucks with a card to access them. But when we drove by, there was a motorhome getting fuel at one of the pumps closest to the Texaco building so I stopped, and sure enough, the two islands on the north side are marked Texaco and do take credit cards. And to make life even easier, once we fill up we can drive around the back of the building and out onto a side street that connects back to US 101. I wonder how much business they lose because their own clerks don’t know that RVs and trucks can fill up there?
Sometimes we enjoy prowling around flea markets and second hand stores to see what kind of oddball goodies we can find, and while we were out we stopped at a junk shop and Terry found a treasure trove of old weaving and spinning books and magazines, some dating back to 1962. If we had a house I think she would have bought them all to add to her library, but as it was she came away with quite a few she just could not pass up.
Back at home, I thought about taking a nap, but instead, while Terry made a delicious dinner of chicken Parmesan, I sent out the link to the new digital issue of the Gypsy Journal to our subscribers. All in all it was a nice relaxing day.
We will leave Eureka today and travel about 115 miles north to Brookings, Oregon, where we will (hopefully) be able to get a site at the Elks lodge for a few days before we move on up the coast. I can taste the seafood already!
Thought For The Day – The easily offended deserve to be easily offended.