It was just around 6:30 when I first stirred and noticed some light peeking around the blind perimeters. Bill was semi-awake and with Clemson in between us, we did the foot shuffle “good morning”. At 7 I looked out my window and said “good, it is a good walking morning”. We both got up and Clemson crawled under the covers on Bill’s side. He hadn’t been up yet but we took a chance anyway and both of us went for a walk.
|More purple clouds this morning|
It was 65F so in capris and a sleeveless top only, I slipped on my windbreaker in case I felt cool. Bill was in his bright neon Safety t-shirt from his days working the London and St. Thomas airshows. That is what I need to wear on my early walks and he told me he had an extra one! No safety vest required! We walked to Turbine Drive, as it shall now be known, and on the way back espied 4 deer way out across the bean field, at the edge of the bush.
|And another little battle going on up there this morning|
I don’t always carry a camera, but I do always carry my Samsung. They were too far away to capture a photo though with just a 4X zoom. By the time we returned to the Suite, I was ready for a tea and Bill made me one in my Route 66 travel mug and his coffee in his regular cup. I went upstairs to sort clothes and Bill loaded the Rav with the basket. Today, because I hadn’t posted yet, I took my laptop instead of my Kobo.
|Still pretty and the sun won out today|
I was the second person to arrive so got my choice of 3 machines. I don’t mind doing our laundry at the ‘mat but I will be looking forward to the savings by doing it in the U.S. $10.50 here and I have to dry them myself whereas in some parks it would only be maybe $7 all dried. Not a huge savings, I guess, but every little bit helps. Either one still beats having a washer/dryer unit in our Suite considering the water usage, electric usage and weight in an already heavy 5th wheel. Many people have in-unit washers and dryers and love it, but it is just not for us.
|I felt very safe walking with this bright guy!|
I hung the clothes out and Bill parked the Rav in its spot. Taking a look at the garden I was surprised to get another 6 medium tomatoes and a pepper with about 4 tomatoes ready in a day or two. I love having the garden fare. At 10:30 I fried up bacon and eggs and we cleaned up the dishes right away. Bill had vacuumed the Suite while I was gone and Clemson was back asleep on the couch, not bothered by it at all.
|More signs of fall|
Pilot Bill went out and got his drone out for a flight. First time this summer, I think! He missed the opportunity to get a picture of our ‘campout’ over the July/August long weekend.
|Waiting to turn onto Main St. in Durham|
I first saw this yellow car go by
|Soon followed by this orange one|
I'm sure you car guys know what it is, but I don't!
We need to get a good picture of the Ridge for new ‘rv’ cards so that was the plan today. The next step will be to get them designed and ordered leaving enough time to have them delivered here. I know Vistaprint is very fast so that shouldn’t be a problem.
|Bill gets his drone out this morning|
We are expecting more Bunky company Thursday overnight, if the weather is decent. Another couple with a big dog, a great Dane, and if the weather is wet, we will likely cancel rather than them leaving the dog in their vehicle. That just isn’t right. We’ll play it by ear and see what the forecast looks like on Wednesday before they make the drive.
|Bringing it home|
Then on Friday, our last visitors will arrive in the evening with their tent trailer. After that, it will be time to start packing things away. We sat outside under the awning for a while. Bill played with his winged toys and I started this post. When the wind dies down, it is a scorcher but up here on the hill, it was quite lovely.
|I think Clemson was on the trail (scent) of Domi from yesterday's visit|
He hi-tailed it across the parking area to the hill for his piddle
The afternoon went uneventfully and yet Bill reported making good progress on his Stinson Reliant plane. I made progress on my book and my tan so no complaints there! At 4:30 I brought the clothes in off the line, folding them as I went. They dry nicely and have a nice fresh air smell to them. Bill had taken some pictures with his drone and other pictures of his work on the plane so brought those in to download.
|Took care of business ...............|
|and scooted back again|
|I was obviously hungry and jiggled when I took the picture! sorry.|
|this is how the inside of my Kobo cover looked, stuff rubbing off it all the time|
|Bill used some of his tape and covered it for me|
that should preserve it for a while longer
|One more beautiful morning sky picture|