Saturday, December 9, 2023

More driving?

6:54 am - Saturday - December 9th - GNHS - 53° F, humidity 26%, wind 22 mph out of the north....yup, that rascally Santa Anas have returned!  Crystal clear, blue, sunny, windy skies today with forecast high of 68° F.  On this date in 2012 TLE and I were in Port Townsend, WA riding our bikes.....had coffee at this the sign.....↴

We had no rentals Friday, just like last year, so we had a day off work, and there is always something to do, right?  I've been wanting to set up my portable 'driving range' so I can hit a few balls when the mood strikes me, and Friday seemed like the perfect day to do so.  This was not a very expensive one, and it takes a 30+ minute commitment to get it done properly.  I'm sure if I'd spent twice as much it would be easier to set up.....

....I use golf whiffle balls instead of real golf balls.  If I mishit a real golf ball, which happens, it tends to miss the net, and end up way down the hill in the RV park, whereas the whiffle balls don't go that far, and can be retrieved in seconds, plus they are brightly colored making them easier to find if they do miss the net.  Fortunately, that does no happen too often.

I headed over to the hot tubs/pools around 10 am to get in another soak, and it was so enjoyable I stayed for over an hour.  Little did I know at the time that those pesky Santa Ana winds would be returning early evening.  There was not a breath of wind at 10 am....

.....upon my return I decided to hit some balls, and hit about 20 before putting my driver away.  Then I spent more time putting....what a life, right?

I spent the rest of the afternoon figuring out how to hook up the led lights, and Fantastic fan in the trailer to the Bluetti solar charger, and managed to develop a game plan for doing just that, but by that time it was 4 pm, and TLE was at the trailer door reminding me it was time to watch the Chocolates light up once again.  I managed to get some pix of the sunset over the Salton Sea.....

....around 9 pm the Santa Anas began to blow, which sent TLE and I into action.  No waiting around this time to see how bad they might get before taking down our 'lido deck'.  It took us around 30 minutes beginning to end to take everything down, but least it was not 4 am when we were doing

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