6/15/12 Friday Newport, WA (Whaler’s Rest Campground-TT)
NOTE: I never managed to publish this post on 6/15/12, so I finally realized it was sitting in “drafts” for that reason. So, you can think of it as a change of pace, a “golden oldie”
I mentioned my flag whirligig in yesterday’s post, but it’s pretty hard to see in the photo of our rig (on the right side), so I’m putting a close up picture of it here, since I’m so proud of it.
Something else I think is lovely is the rhododendron plant near our rig. I’m sharing photos of it from a distance and up close. They really grow gigantic here on the West coast.
While I’m on the topic of stuff near our RV, I’ll show a picture of the area behind it too.
There is also the lovely trail through the woods from our rig to the clubhouse, where I access the Internet.
Our neighbor, with a tent trailer, has a cool kayak on his car. I asked about it and I got a really big explanation for it’s special properties: Hobie brand, you sit in a chair that’s like a lawn chair while you place your feet on pedals (as you would with a recumbant bike), then when you pedal, you can move your boat up to 10 miles per hour, because of the fins attached below the pedals. It also has a rudder at the back and a wheel you can use for moving it on land (like you do your wheeled suitcase). See more at http://www.hobiecat.com/kayaking.
So, what did we do today besides enjoy our immediate surroundings? Not much. We bought a 12 volt multiplug that will give the GPS power. The wire extension part that would go from our current 12 volt multiplug just went dead, so John figured it would work best to just get another 12 volt multiplug and attach it close to the GPS. Yeah, velcro works great.
We took showers and dried our towels in our dryer. So fluffy and yummy warm after 30 minutes. We did laundry too. Every 2-3 days works well. Now that I’ve figured stuff out, it’s just great. One quarter drum of clothes takes 30 minutes of drying, one half drum takes 70 minutes. Perfectly dry and not full of wrinkles, just like at home.
John cooked his potato soup for lunch. In the afternoon he worked on a mystery project for a grandchild while I read an actual book in a grassy meadow with lawn daisies and loads of sunshine. Grilled steak and onions for supper, than a group campfire (us and the ranger) to finish off our lovely quiet day.
Tomorrow and Sunday we are going to Corvallis to visit our son, daughter-in-law and 2 adorable grandchildren, so we may not mange to post anything in the next couple days.