Saturday, April 3, 2021

Fifth Saturday.......

 8:09 am - Saturday - April 3rd - Seal Rock, OR - 41° F, 93% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north......partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 54° F.  On this date in 2015 we were taking the 'sunset tour' of Monument Valley.......↴




It is better to go shopping in Newport on 5th Saturday (Friday) as Real Saturday in Newport is crazy crowded, so that was the plan, but before we would drive into Newport I needed to wash the Beetle, and vacuum out its exterior in a most desperate sort of way.  It has probably been over 2 months since I last did that....shame on me.

Around 12:30 pm we drove into Newport stopping first at Ace Hardware to buy some Rustoleum spray paint for the Adirondack chairs, and our two round, folding, metal tables.  We've owned these tables for probably 17 years, and they used to be gloss black, but the intervening years have dulled them quite a bit, so it is time to freshen them up.  I'll leave the disclosure of our chosen colors for another time, but I am quite sure you will like them.  To paint the chairs I will need to partly disassemble them, and it will most likely take a couple of days to paint them, and the tables, so I'll wait for a couple of sunny, much warmer days to apply the new paint.

Next up was Fred Meyers, which is just across the street from Ace, where we used a new $50 gift card provided by the owners of SRRVC to defray some of the cost of our groceries.  Fred Meyers is like an all in one store.....they have a full electronics, household, furniture, clothing (upstairs), automotive, paint, hardware, and grocery departments, and is owned by Kroger, which means we earn fuel points each time we shop there.  On this day we had enough points for a ten cent discount/gallon of gas, so we stopped in at their fuel station on the way out of town to top off our tank.  By the way, when we first arrived at Seal Rock premium unleaded was running around $2.29/gallon.....since the election it has climbed to $3.23/gallon.....almost a $1.00/gallon increase.  Well, we had great gas prices for about 4 years, especially this past summer.  

We were home by 2 pm, at which time I set about hauling a few more 5 gallon buckets of gravel down to the large concrete slab on the driver side of our coach to fill in a gap in the middle of the slab to level it, and then move the concrete fire ring from the side of the hill (a very odd, and inconvenient location) to the flat concrete.....


.....this will serve as alternate fire location on days when we have a customer in site A-3, and we want more privacy....


.....to make access  to the slab easier I retrieved the step stool I previously used to enter the trailer when it was in our old site and the bap between the ground, and the trailer entry was quite big, but no longer need it as the trailer is now on level ground.....it works perfectly in this new application......


......by the time I finished with that task it was time to get ready for a sunset fire, just our second since we returned from Arizona......


.....TLE brought out a platter of cold cuts, and a bottle of Malbec for our dinner fare.  It was a little overcast, but we eventually got a respectable sunset......




....as I returned from taking the sunset pictures I was struck by how nice our site looks now....all we need it some sun, and warm weather to complete the picture.......


....thanks for stopping by!

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2 comments:

  1. Clarke, your Newell looks great in that last picture. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Glenn! As I often say, it passes the 10' test.

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