8:17 am - Thursday - October 19th - South Jordan, UT - 42º F, humidity 41%, wind 5 mph out of the south by southwest.....partly cloudy skies with a forecast high of 74º F.....today is moving day.....heading ever southward.....next stop Bryce Canyon National Park!
Wednesday was a very busy day....I was up before 7 writing my daily blog entry, and by 10 am we were in the VW embarking upon a very ambitious day of shopping......in all we visited four local thrift stores......Savers, Goodwill, Calvary and Deseret (owned by the LDS folk).....we found a number of things we were looking for.....snow boots for TLE, another pair of pants for moi, some sweaters for TLE, a black sweatshirt for moi, a long, ankle length wool coat for TLE, some gloves and thermal socks for both of us......we will be spending the winter at the Grand Canyon at just over 7,400' elevation after all and it's time to round out our winter weather wardrobe, right?
Of course, there was a required stop at the local In 'N Out Burgers for lunch (#2 combo for me), then stops at Trader Joe's, COSTCO, the Utah State Liquor store, and finally a stop at a local fuel station to top off the VW tank......we paid the cheapest per gallon cost for premium unleaded ever.....$2.29/gallon!
We arrived back at the Newell with our plunder about 4 pm after 6 straight hours of shopping.....after putting things away I took a much needed nap. I think 6 hours of shopping is a new world record for me.....and I got to spend all that time with The Lovely Elaine!
Around 6 pm we went inside Dwyer and Lori's home for our second dinner in as many nights. I think I mentioned in a prior post that it had been maybe two years since we had visited them here in Utah, but it has actually been 4 years! It doesn't seem that long ago. We had another lovely evening of good food and conversation (my sister-in-law, Lori, is a wonderful cook!). Since Dwyer is still in the 'workaday' world he needed to get to bed, so we bid our good evenings around 9:30 pm and headed back to our home parked at their curb.
It has been a quick two days here in South Jordan, UT, and I wish we had more time with Dwyer and Lori, as I always do. There will be a next time, and this time we won't wait four more years!
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