Sunday, February 28, 2021

The final 'TO DO'.......

 7:20 am - Sunday - February 28th - Wittmann, AZ - 44° F, 24% humidity, wind 8 mph out of the northwest......crystal, clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 62° F.  On this date in 2013 we were in St. Augustine, FL......↴

I began Real Saturday with a 'TO DO' list of 6 items, and ended the day with of my better days.  The list consisted of, but was not limited to:

1) Polish a years' worth of oxidation off my ALCOA wheels
2) Lube the Winegard satellite dish
3) Remove the last of the blue masking tape
4) Apply caulk to the top of TLE's bedroom window
5) Dump the black tank
6) Put our eBikes back on the bike rack in preparation for our departure Sunday

Number 1 took the most time, as one might imagine, but I got them looking better than ever after about 2.5 hours of labor the ALCOA's and I were both smiling......

.....the salt laden air of the Oregon Coast is not kind to my ALCOA's, and I will have to find a better way of protecting them when we return to Seal Rock, OR two weeks from now.

By the end of the day I was tuckered, and in need of some jacuzzi therapy, so around 3 pm I hopped into the jacuzzi to soak away the soreness from my muscles and joints....sitting on the ground polishing aluminum is not a suitable activity for someone 71 years of age, but someone has got to do it, and I'm that guy.

Around 4:30 pm we convened inside Tom and Darlene's home for our final communal dinner.  I have neglected, so far, to provide an 'usie' of our gang of 6 for your viewing pleasure....

Left to right: Bob, TLE, Darlene, Tom, Sandy and moi

....Sunday will be another day of bittersweet 'until next times', but we shall trundle on knowing we will return to Wittmann again for another sojourn.  Of all the places to which we have returned often in our 9 years of travels, Tom and Darlene's home is the place to which we have returned most often. I always tell TLE as we drive through the property gate "we're home", and that is how it feels each time we return.

For dinner we had 'Taco Salad', prepared by the loving hands of Darlene with the assistance of TLE.  Each dinner here has been filled with wonderful food, and scintillating conversation, and a lot of laughter.  Thank you Tom and Darlene for the welcoming, hospitable, loving environment you provide for all of your guests.  You are loved and appreciated more than you can know.

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  1. Nice job on the wheels, Clarke! I've driven in two days of rain and am obsessing about how dirty mine are.

    1. I am so happy there is no rain in our forecast for the near future! Safe travels Steve!

  2. It is always bittersweet when we leave a special place knowing that we'll return one day.