Friday, March 5, 2021

More family time......

 7:01 am - Friday - March 5th - Riverside, CA - 44° F, 82% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the east....clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 79° F.  On this date in 2012 we were having lunch at a restaurant on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX......↴

Thursday was our full last day here in Riverside, CA.  I still woke up too early, and was typing my latest blog post before 7 am.  The temp was up from Wednesday to the high 60's, but it was still chilly outside early morning, and by late afternoon it had dipped back into the 50's again.  I was feeling a little punk from the effects of 3 days of exposure to whatever is in the air that is making me sneeze a lot, and blow my nose A LOT.  Post nasal drip was taking its toll on my throat, and I had a headache from all of that (I feel much better this morning).  

I only had two small projects which needed my attention before we depart Riverside on Friday.....number 1 was to remove the chrome receiver hitch blanks from the two outside receivers at the back of the coach as they had totally rusted out, and looked terrible....yup, another casualty of Coastal Oregon.  They've been in there for 12 years, and they were rusted in place.  It took a little persuasion with a hand sledge to get them to budge, but budge they did.  I replaced them with rubber blanks, which I should have done a long time ago.  Number 2 was to clean my solar panels so they will be more effective if we choose to dry camp in a Walmart on the way home.  Once those two tasks were complete I collapsed into my recliner to take a nap.....allergies really knock me out!

What the receiver blanks look like....I threw away the 
old ones before I took a picture

The new rubber blanks

My brother Philip and his wife Jeannie were scheduled to come out to see us before we leave, so we made arrangements with them to come about 5 pm to join my daughter Sharon, her husband Rod, and son Brayden for Mexican takeout from Tio's Tacos in Riverside.  We were going to go out, but the place where we wanted to go does not take reservations, and with a large group (7) we might have to wait a long time for a table, so we decided to eat in.  Rob and Sharon brought two bundles of wood for a fire to keep us warm while we ate....

.....after dinner we roasted marshmallows over the fire.  We talked and laughed for 3 hours, before we said 'our until next times' around 8 pm.  

Our stay here in Riverside has been filled with a lot of family time, and for that we are eternally grateful.....time to head back to Coastal Oregon.......thanks for stopping by!

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