Saturday, February 15, 2020

Road trip.......

7:35 am - real Saturday - February 15th - Borrego Springs, CA - 41° F, 67% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the west by northwest.....clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 76° F.

Thursday evening I received a message from our son, Chris, that our EDD debit cards had arrived in the mail so we made arrangements to drive to Rancho Cucamonga Friday morning to pick them up at his office.  I didn't want to take a chance of having them sent to us General Delivery here in Borrego Springs, and have them get lost, or just not get them.......I've had mixed results with this service in the past.  At any rate, we were in the car Friday morning just before 9 am to make the 260 mile round trip drive.  The weather was perfect, and traffic was perfect all the way to his office.  We arrived just after 11 am, picked up our mail, a few bike parts from our shelving in the warehouse, and were on our way.

We had an unused Starbucks gift card from Christmas (thank you Marnie and Rich) so we stopped off at the local store to get a sandwich (for me) and a couple of drinks.....I had not eaten breakfast, so I was famished.  Our next stop was the local Trader Joe's to pick up a few things, then onto the COSTCO in Fontana to do the same.  We left COSTCO around 1:30 pm to begin our drive home.

Of course, even though it was 1:30 pm, it was also a Friday, and our home is located near a very popular offroad vehicle area (Ocotillo Wells), so not only did we have normal Friday afternoon traffic, but also hundreds of RV's headed to the same place we were headed.  We ran into several slow downs on our way out of town, and did not really see the traffic speed up again until we were almost to Palm Springs.

We arrived home just after 4 pm, and 260 miles of driving....that's the most I have driven in one day in over a year!  Of course, sunset was just an hour away, so whilst TLE put away our groceries I laid wood for a fire.  We were in our seats awaiting the sunset show by 5 pm, and by 5:09 pm the sun was dipping below the rim of the Santa Rosa Mountains in the distance......

.....our wood supply is holding up well, and we have enough left for four to five more fires before we'll have to purchase some more.  As we always do, we sat talking about this and that until almost 6 pm before we headed inside for the night.

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