Saturday, August 28, 2021

A tale of two cities.....

 8:35 am - Saturday - August 28th - Seal Rock, OR - 50° F, 100% humidity, wind - CALM.....clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 65° F.  On this date in 2017 we hiked 11 miles on the Hell Roaring Creek trail in Yellowstone.....there were bridges in most places to cross bodies of water, and in others there were not......




Friday was supposed to be one of those rarely seen, lately, bright, sun shinny days, but the sun did not peak out from behind the clouds until early afternoon.  I needed to refill a couple of prescriptions at Fred Meyers so TLE and I headed into Newport around 11 am to do just that, and do a little shopping.  When I was getting my prescriptions filled at Hi-School Pharmacy in Waldport my two prescriptions ran about $80 for 30 days....about 4 times higher than they were at COSTCO.  COSTCO is 90 minutes away, so I saw no point in keeping my prescriptions there while were are living at SRRVC.  I figured that was because we were in a more rural area.  Finally, after doing that for more months than I like to admit, I checked with Fred Meyers in Newport and found I could get a 90 day supply of each for under $22.....total combined price!  How is that possible?  Well, anyway I picked up another 90 day supply of each for that amazing price Friday Friday at Fred Meyers.  After paying for my refills I tracked down TLE in the meat section of the supermarket, helping her finish fill up her small shopping cart.  We were home a little after 12 pm.  

Since we have a 'burn ban' in effect for the entire state of Oregon it is obvious we will have no more sunset fires, so I decided to clean our stainless steel, portable fire pit and stow her in her travelling compartment....the right side of our engine bay.....


.....when we are travelling the fire pit is placed upside down over our pancake compressor, and strapped down with ratcheting cargo straps.  I then moved all of our firewood up to the concrete pad on the driver side of the coach.....
 

....we have enough firewood for a week's worth of sunset fires, but it will not be used this time around.

After that I washed 10 days of salt off the Beetle, and the front of the coach....mainly the windshield as the salt residue makes the window all streaky, and spoils the view.  Next up I turned off the water to our coach, and removed the heated fresh water hose since, we haven't had freezing temps at night in forever, and replaced it with our regular fresh water hose for the duration of our stay here at SRRVC.

With the sun in the afternoon we also were gifted another round of north winds.  They got so brisk we had to stow the patio awning for the first time in 10 days.  Of course, with the north wind come cooler temps....of course, cooler temps is a relative term here on the Oregon Coast in the summer.  The overnight lows get into the high 40's with a north wind, but the day time temps are in the mid 60's in the final few days of August.

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