Thursday, January 30, 2020

An inside job.....

7:26 am - Thursday - January 30th - Riverside, CA - 58° F, 22% humidity, wind 15 mph out of the east.....clear skies today with a forecast high of 74° F.

We had plans to be outdoors Wednesday, but 30 mph Santa Ana winds convinced us otherwise.  I wanted to ride the SART* north to San Bernardino and back, but riding into the 30 mph headwind for 10 miles had very little appeal for me.  Being housebound has its advantages when you have inside things to do, and I did.  I wrote about getting my Seiko Automatic Speed Timer watches serviced so I could sell them on eBay.  Listing a vintage watch on eBay is sort of daunting because of authenticity concerns.  As a result eBay asks for a lot of information, and a lot of pictures, so it takes a lot of time to complete each listing.  By the time I finished with the third listing it was time to get dressed and head out for TLE's hair appointment in Claremont scheduled for 1:30 pm.  

We stopped off at my son's office on the way to drop off our final load of things we do not need to be carrying in the Newell and/or trailer anymore, and then headed across town on Arrow Route to Claremont arriving at Maxx Salon just before TLE's 1:30 pm appointment with Amanda.   Usually I sit out in the waiting room whilst TLE has her hair done, but I hadn't been able to talk with Amanda at Crosby's birthday party the past Saturday, so I pulled up a stool by Amanda's station and we talked non-stop for the entire 45 minutes.  Amanda is like one of our children (she and and our daughter, Sharon, have been friends since elementary school).   

One of our favorite Claremont eateries is Back Abbey, just a few blocks from Maxx Salon, so once Amanda finished TLE's styling we headed directly there for a late lunch......

Back Abbey brews

....we haven't been out for brews and food in quite a while, so it was about time.  I had the special of the day....the Garlic Burger.....OMG, and  TLE had their Shrimp Po' Boy....both were off the charts good, and chasing them with our Brown Ale (I forget the actual name) brews really hit the spot, as 'they' say.

On our way home we stopped at the COSTCO in east Fontana just off the 210 FWY to pick up some coffee beans, and fill our gas tank.  While the wind in Claremont was hardly noticeable, it was blowing like a hurricane in Fontana, which is situated right below Cajon Pass which tends to funnel the Santa Ana Winds from the high desert down into the Inland Empire.

By the time the weary wanderers returned home it was just after 5 pm, and we were tired!  We basically changed into more comfortable clothing, sat down and relaxed for the rest of the evening, still full from our scrumptious Back Abbey lunch.  

Thanks for stopping by!

*SART = Santa Ana River Trail

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