Monday, July 12, 2021

The aftermath......

 7:25 am - Monday - July 12th - Seal Rock, OR - 52° F, 88% humidity, wind 8 mph out of the north....heavy overcast with a forecast high of 60° F.  The view this morning......↴

Wind out of the north.....

.....on this date in 2014 TLE and I were enjoying dinner alfresco outside our coach in Tahoe Valley Campground....this was our first summer working there...

Filet Mignon, mashed potatoes and broccoli......chased with Pinot Noir....hard to believe 7 years have now passed since that time

We slept in until almost 8 am Sunday morning after going to bed at 9 pm the night before....at least it was in our own bed for a change of pace.  After putting close to 1,000 miles on our VW in a tad over 48 hours, sleeping in beds not our own, and enduring 114° F temps for most of that time, plus spending countless hours in automotive waiting rooms hoping the VW would eventually get a passing grade we were exhausted physically and mentally.  I felt like I had a hangover.  The good news was we had all day Sunday to recover before we go back to work on Monday.

After posting my blog post covering Thursday, Friday and Saturday about our misadventures, and eventual success in Yreka and Redding I spent a good portion of the rest of the day watching Stage 15 of Le Tour de France from beginning to end.  By the way, on Friday Mark Cavendish won his 34th Stage to tie the immortal Eddy Merckx, who is still among the living.....will he break the record over the next week?  Only time will tell.  TLE prepared our favorite peppered bacon with some sourdough toast, and scrambled eggs.....nothing like peppered bacon  combined with a steaming cup of coffee to wash away the memories of the past 3 days.

The north wind returned whilst we were traveling, and continues blowing as I write today's missive about Sunday.  With the north wind comes a chill which goes right to marrow of your bones when out in it.  North wind days are not days to be spent outdoors, but inside instead being thankful for your cozy environment, and a wonderfully supportive partner in life's successes and travails.

Traffic north and south on US-101 is brisk, and we hear the wails of sirens much more often as the local FD and PD respond to highway accidents resulting from the increased traffic flow.  We haven't been to Newport for a couple of weeks, but our managers report traffic there is quite heavy, and it takes twice as long to get from one end of town to the other.  Meanwhile, life here at SRRVC continues to be slow paced, and delightful.  The Wuhan Flu is becoming a distant memory, along with mask shrouded faces.  We continue to be asymptomatic, and in very good health.  Life is quickly returning to normal, whatever that means nowadays.  I think we saw 2, or 3 mask wearers in all of Yreka and Redding over parts of 3 days....we even got to go and see a movie in a real movie theater.....how great is that?  If only there was something worth seeing now....there is a real dearth of movies out there that even interest me a little.

Thank you for continuing to follow my daily ramblings.....I hope it's interesting most of the time.  And, most of all, thank you for stopping by once again!

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