6:11 am - Friday - June 30th - LPG&RVR - 50° F, 62% humidity, wind 2 mph out of the southeast......crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 91° F. On this date in 2015 we were celebrating 'Happy Hour' with great co-workers at Tahoe Valley Campground....miss these people, but not the drama of the ownership.....↴
Friday, June 30, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023
8:02 am - Thursday - June 29th - LPG&RVR - 61° F, humidity 54%, wind 0 mph out of the northeast.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 85° F. On this date in 2013 we were overnighting in Sheridan, WY with good friends who also own Newells, on our way to Alberta, Canada.......↴
....we traveled together for about a month.
You can feel the warmth in the air increasing each day this week as we head into the 4th of July weekend here at LPG&RVR. The high for Wednesday was only 79° F, but it is to be the last day boasting a sub 80° temperature for a long time. It still cools off quickly after 5 pm, which is one of the benefits of living at 4,500' above sea level.
TLE and I slept in until almost 8 am Wednesday, which is typical for the 3rd day of our four day weekend. Each day we sleep in a little longer, and you probably notice that the time of day I post when I begin typing my blog gets later and later each day until we begin our next 4 day work week, when it will be consistently around 6:15 am each of the four days. It is so quiet here in the mornings making it easy to get up later and later.
For the first time this year I headed out to play golf for a second time during our four day weekend. We left the Newell around 10:45 am, and by 11 am I was teeing off at the 10th tee. My good play from Monday carried over to the 10th and 11th holes where I posted bogeys on each hole. Then came the 12th, 13th, and 14th holes where I hit very good drives....some of my best, but then flubbed the 2nd, and third shots badly. I wasn't writing down my scores, but I'm sure there were a couple of triple bogeys, and one double bogey in that three hole stretch. Then came the 15th tee which boasts a 90° dog leg to the right. Most people try to cut the corner, shortening the hole, which I also do, but usually fail to keep the ball in the fairway. This time I decided to use my 4 iron to tee off, and hit a nice 150 yard shot straight over the corner, and ended up in the middle of the fairway just 70 yards from the hole. I hit a nice pitching wedge to within 10 feet of the hole, then sank my first putt for a birdie.....my first birdie this year.
Next up is my favorite hole on the golf course, the par 3 16th which boasts an elevated tee box, some 80+ feet above the green elevation. For the first time this year I managed to hit my 7 iron pin high about 14 feet from the hole, and two putted for my first par on this hole this year. I hit good drives on the 17th and 18th holes, and managed to bogey each hole. So, for 6 of the 9 holes I was just 3 over par, and for the other three I was 8 over par. A positive takeaway for me was that I was able to self correct my swing, after those 3 bad holes, and finished strong.
We haven't BBQ'd in a while so TLE suggested we grill one of our filet mignons for dinner. The evening weather was so nice we sat on the viewing deck until 6pm, before I lit the Sea-B-Que to grill the filets. We decided to eat outside on lower deck, and after a delightful dinner filled with conversation we decided to extend our outdoor time and play another game of 'Phase 10'. TLE is usually my better in this game, and she won handily, but it didn't matter to me. The night was magical, and just being outdoors with my wife enjoying a romantic evening was reward enough. Another day lived well!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
7:58 am - Wednesday - June 28th - LPG&RVR - 56° F, 61% humidity, wind - mph out of the north....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 79° F. This will be our last day of 70's temps for the foreseeable future....summer temps are here to stay, apparently...
After a very busy Monday TLE and I scaled back our ambitions Wednesday, and just settled for a leisurely trip to Alturas for our weekly shopping foray. Our VW registration is due 7/22 so our first stop was at the Alturas DMV, where you can walk right up to a window, and take care of your business with no appointments, no waiting....we paid the $148 tab for our 2023-24 tag, and were back in the VW within 5 minutes.
....I sat outside finishing another cigar wondering if that rain would reach us, but it never did. I love being able see rain so far away (15-20 miles.....not sure), and watch it move across the valley. Tuesday was a laid back day off for us, and another day well lived.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
7:57 am - Tuesday - June 27th -LPG&RVR - 54° F, humidity 76%, wind 1 mph out of the west by northwest......partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 76° F. On this date in 2013 TLE and I visited Mt. Rushmore in Keystone, SD for the first time.....↴
Monday, June 26, 2023
6:56 am - Monday - June 26th - LPG&RVR - 46° F, 83% humidity, wind 0 mph out of the west by northwest.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 72° F. On this date in 2017 TLE and I were at Yellowstone National Park where we took a hike, had Elk sliders at the Roosevelt Lodge, saw a petrified tree, saw the Yellowstone and Gardiner Rivers, and saw a glacial boulder left over from the ice age.......↴
Sunday, June 25, 2023
6:11 am - Sunday - June 25th - LPG&RVR - 45°F, humidity 85%, wind 1 mph out of the northwest......partly cloudy today with a chance of thunder showers this afternoon......forecast high for today is 73° F. On this date in 2020 TLE and I arrived in Keystone, SD with Mt. Rushmore in the background.......↴
Saturday, June 24, 2023
6:16 am - Saturday - June 24th - LPG&RVR - 41° F, humidity 75%, wind 0 mph out o fthe north......partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 76° F. On this date in 2018 TLE and I were at Jordan Pond (Bar Harbor, ME) having coffee and popovers....cloudy, but beautiful...↴
Friday, June 23, 2023
6:14 am - Friday - June 23rd - LPG&RVR - 43° F, humidity 66%, wind 2 mph out of the southwest.....partly cloudy skies today with a forecast high of 72° F. On this date in 2020 TLE and I were visiting Devil's Tower.....the view from our campsite.....↴
Thursday, June 22, 2023
6:10 am - Thursday - June 22nd - LPG&RVR - 41° F, humidity 48%, wind 1 mph out of the east by northeast.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 74° F. On this date in 2014 TLE and I were in South Lake Tahoe making breakfast on the 'lido deck' and watching the Women's World Cup......↴
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
7:43 am - Wednesday - June 21st - LPG&RVR - 45° F, humidity 49%, wind 1 mph out o f the northeast.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies (finally) today with a forecast high of 71° F. Today is the summer equinox, which means this day will have more daylight time than any other day before or after....sunrise 5:28 am, and sundown at 8:38 pm...so 15 hours and 10 seconds of daylight. On this date in 2012 TLE and I were at Manito Taphouse in Spokane, WA drinking a coupe of pints of Steelhead Extra Stout......↴
....it took a while to get the food, as the restaurant was very busy for a Tuesday, but we are never in a hurry when there is good food to be had, and the wait was well worth it.
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
7:11 am - Tuesday - June 20th - LPG&RVR - 35° F, humidity 76%, wind 2 mph out of the north by northwest....partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 60° F. On this date in 2022 TLE and I were at Surprise Valley Hot Springs near Cedarville, CA.....just over the Warner Mountains from LPG&RVR......↴
.....I spent the afternoon catching up on some of the YouTube channels I follow interspersed with a couple of naps....a nice way to spend a rainy, drizzly, cold Monday afternoon.