7:45 am - Sunday - November 29th - Seal Rock, OR - 37° F, 93% humidity, wind 9 mph out of the east.....clear, very cold, blue skies today with a forecast high of 53° F.....chance of rain this evening. On this date in 2012 I posted the following on Facebook......↴
Sunday, November 29, 2020
.....now, on the same date 8 years later, we are just finishing 8 years and 10 months on the road and 9 years and 10 months living full time in the Newell.......that is just mind blowing! It still feels like we have just started!
We awoke to rain Saturday morning, which has often been the case lately, but such is life on the Oregon Coast. After two days the coach continues to be completely level just reconfirming my decision to move gravel around on Friday to make our pad more level.
We piddled around for a few hours before getting dressed to drive into Newport to do some junking, and TLE needed to buy a new mini iPad to replace her existing one, which is around 6 years old. We stopped in at the local Verizon store to order the new mini iPad, which took just a few minutes....they will call us when it arrives (they had none in stock). Next up was the antique mall, where we wandered the endless aisles for about an hour looking for this and that. One item on our 'hope to find' list was a 3 hole punch, which we have needed for a long time. I know it's kind of 'old school', but we have several 3 ring binders in which we keep a lot of documentation for the many systems, gadgets, and appliances in our Newell. Amazingly, I found one within just a few minutes.....in fact, I found three.....the one I bought was just $5.95, and that is exactly what we paid since there is NO sales tax in Oregon. It is one of the many things we love about Oregon.....the price is the price. When we dine at a restaurant the bill is always a flat dollar amount.....no cents. We found nothing else without which we could not live another day.
Our next stop was the local Walmart to pickup a couple of additional Christmas decorations. First we needed a tree, but did not want to cram up our center console with an actual mini tree, so we bought one made of lights to hang in our window.....
.....and we always hang something Christmacy on the trailer....it used to be a candy cane, but after 6 years it ceased functioning, so we got a Santa to hang on the trailer.......perfect........
.....all of the other Christmas lights are already deployed, so we are now set for Christmas decorations wise.
We were back home by 2 pm, and settled in to watch a few college football games. While it had stopped raining in Newport well before we headed home, it continued raining in Seal Rock for another 2 hours before finally abating.
And thus another week on the shores of the Pacific Ocean comes to an end....in just a couple of days it will be December, and the countdown to our flight home for Christmas with our kids begins.....YAY for us!
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