Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Spa Day

I slept in until almost 0800, which I have not done in a long time, and by the time I had written the next installment of my blog and had breakfast it was after 1000.  

We are in the middle of our first 3 consecutive days off stretch here in Cape Blanco, and other than the 4 days we took off to attend the wedding of my brother's daughter back in July, this is the first 3+ day stretch we have been off since early May.  For the first time in a long time it feels like I have time to take on a multi day project such as cleaning a few weeks of road, rain and sea salt grime off the exterior of the Newell, which I started.  First I cleaned all the windows, then I began at the right rear corner of the coach as I always do, and slowly applied the "Firecoat My Truck" waterless wash and wax solution, then wiped it off leaving a shinny, clean surface.  It is a slow process for me as I first have to do the lower 2/3's of the coach, then get on my telescoping ladder to get to the upper third up to, and including the roof line.  You could almost see the Newell break out in a smile as she enjoyed her first 'spa day' in a long time.

By the time I had worked my way around the front of the coach and had done about 5 feet of the driver's side it was closing in on 1500 hours, so I decided that was enough for one day, and on top of that it was time for a walk on 'south beach' with TLE.  As we rounded the coach to the beach road I noticed a new item on our 'host sign' that was not put their by either TLE, or myself.......it looks like what is left of an old propeller, but I don't know for sure.....what do you think?  Anyway, thank you to whoever added that little treasure to our collection!

Old boat propeller?

The 'beach road' that takes us down to 'south beach' passes right in front of the host sites, then takes a hard right turn as it quickly descends first toward the 'phone booth' and then through the enchanted forest to the beach.  Each time we round that first corner we are captivated by the view from the 'phone booth' and Monday's view was particularly captivating.

The wind has dropped down into the mid teens, which makes it more tolerable when walking on the beach......for example there is NO blowing sand......frankly, it makes it more tolerable to be outside.  We walked all the way up to the 'Cape' and back doing about 3 miles round trip.  No new treasures were acquired as not much new has washed up on the beach.  We are supposed to have a storm coming in Wednesday, so we'll see if the sea coughs up any new treasures then.

We were home by 1630......just in time for the first MNF (Monday Night Football) game of the season between the Eagles and Falcons.......the Eagles started out slowly, but by the end of the game it was 26-24 in favor of the home team Falcons.  The second game of the night pitting the Vikings at the 49er's was never close, and the final score of 20-3 did not adequately reflect how one sided the game really was.

We watched the finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance' in which Gabby (the tap dancer) won first place.  It was an interesting season, but in the end we both thought Gabby would win, and she did.

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