By this time it was closing in on Noon time so we decided to stop at "Alpina Coffee Cafe" just a 1/2 block from Connie's. We've ridden by "Alpina" many times since we arrived back in May, but never stopped. It is a funky cafe/coffee shop and we enjoyed our refreshments a lot. TLE had ice coffee with, get this, coffee ice cubes....never heard of that before. I had my usual warm day moca frappuccino (called a "moca shake" at Alpina). They get a solid 4 stars from Yelp, and we would have to agree.
I spent the next couple of hours installing the new Delorme program on the Netbook, and then testing it to be sure everything worked, and it did. One of the upsides to the "new" Netbook is it has Windows 7, more ram, a faster processor, and a bigger hard drive, so everything runs faster than the old Netbook with Windows XP. I've already laid in the course up to Cape Blanco Lighthouse for our departure after Labor Day.
Later in the evening, after dinner (chicken salad), we took a walk around the park while it was still light and stopped off at Bill and Debby's to chat for a while. Eventually we were joined by John and Deb (our neighbors in "E" section). It was a nice unplanned get together....of course we exchanged our first impressions of Duane, and so far Debby likes some of the changes in the office. As you can imagine, whenever a new "guy" comes on board there is a little tension as you await the "changes". So far it is all good, and he seems like a good guy who knows what he's about.
Around 9 we began our "amble" home with John and Deb, stopping off briefly at the "tent" to listen to some "Karaoke". The singing was not great, but I am always impressed with anyone who will get up in front of strangers and sing, whether, or not they have any talent.
That was our Wednesday.....thanks for stopping by!