Ahhhhh.....back to work.....Wednesday is our 'Monday' each week. The day began with heavily overcast skies, and ultimately those skies opened up and dropped copious amounts of moisture throughout the afternoon and early evening.....however, I get ahead of myself.
My day began around 7:30 am. Typically my morning begins like this......get up, close the door to the bedroom so TLE will be able to continue sleeping in semi darkness. Next I turn on lights in the kitchen/salon area of the coach, put on some clothes (slippers too if it is cold), open curtains to bring in additional light, preheat the coffee carafe and coffee cups with hot water, turn on my computer, and then sit down to check my phone for any messages, emails, news. Once my laptop is 'up' I pour myself a cup of coffee, then sit down to begin composing my daily missive for your reading pleasure.
By the way, the broadband here in Gardiner, is amazing. I use my Verizon hotspot on my phone to connect to the internet and it is lightning fast.....I have never had pictures load as fast as they load here. I use no signal boosters, or antennas, and have never had to over the 5+ years we have been traveling. Have we been in some areas with marginal cell and broadband service? Of course, but we have always had enough broadband for me to compose my daily blog, which sort of amazes me. We rarely, if ever use RV park WiFi, although we have been known to use WiFi at Starbucks, or McDonalds, or some local restaurant on rare occasions. For those who may wonder, we have Verizon, which we believe has the best coverage of all the major carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) across the USA.
While I am typing I usually have the TV on in the background tuned to the 'Mike & Mike' sports talk show on ESPN, and on colder days like today I turn on our heater/fireplace......usually within an hour of when I get up I can hear TLE opening curtains in the bedroom......in fact, I expect to hear her doing that any minute now. Well, anyway, that is how my day begins pretty much every single day, even when we are moving on a daily basis. There are rare occasions, as you know, when I delay publishing, or writing my blog until late in the day.
Wednesday, for the first time in about 3 weeks, we exercised......since we journeyed down to San Benito a few weeks ago to ponder our workamping future our lives have been a little topsy turvy, and we have both been unable to resume our daily exercise routine. Well, we've been here in Gardiner now for about two weeks, and it was time to get down to business again. I rode my stationary bike for 30 minutes Wednesday and will begin adding back in the situps, pushups, etc. over the next few days. Working the 'CLOSE' shift each day makes it much easier to develop an exercise routine once again.......it is much easier exercising first thing in the day when we are fresh as opposed to exercising after work having just spent 8 hours on our feet........we do not feel like doing much other than elevating our feet, and sitting in our recliners.
We reported to work at 1:30 pm and quickly slipped into back into our work routine (just heard TLE open the curtains.....I'll be right back). Within an hour the rains came, and for the rest of our shift it rained on and off, sometimes torrentially.......I snapped these pictures of the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces around 9:15 pm just prior to the end of our shift......