Tuesday, March 26, 2024

A twofer.....

6:41 am - Tuesday - March 26th - GNHS - 58° F, humidity 58%, wind 6 mph out of the north by northwest......partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 73° F. On this date in 2012 TLE and I were in DeFuniak Springs, FL.....

.....taking a bicycle ride, and visiting a local winery.

Well, my promise to write about Sunday when we returned from Poway Monday afternoon  was unfulfilled once again.  I guess after driving over 300 miles in 8 hours I was a little tired, but the result is you get a rare 'twofer' (two for the price of one), so here we go with Sunday's happenings.

Sunday was the 2nd day of the 'Round of 32' ('March Madness')  in which all winning teams advance to the 'Sweet Sixteen', which begins this Thursday.  On this particular day there were no upsets, but we came close to a couple with one game actually going to overtime before the favored team outlasted the underdog.  In fact, most of the 8 games Sunday were quite lopsided.

I also continued to remain off my feet for most of the day due to my right foot injury last Tuesday, but I am happy to confirm that after 3 solid days of indulgent NCAA 'March Madness' basketball viewing my foot is doing quite well, in fact, as I sit here this morning (Tuesday) composing this brief missive, my foot does not hurt at all, and it appears I will be able to return to regularly scheduled programing, which will include, but not be limited to  beginning the arduous organizing of the trailer  today (Tuesday) for our April 6th departure.  I must be done with all the pre-departure preparations by next Wednesday as we will be in Los Algodones Thursday and Friday, returning late Friday, April 5th,  afternoon.

We wanted to be on the road Monday morning by 6:30 am for the 3 hour drive to my dermatologist's office in Poway, so we were in bed around 9 pm Sunday evening, and according to plan we were in the VW just a tad before 6:30 am Monday morning doing just that.

We always stop in Borrego Springs, which is about 1/2 way to Poway, to take a bathroom break at the public restrooms in the middle of Christmas Circle (roundabout), and we arrived there just before 8 am, did that, and were on our way up the Montezuma Grade minutes later.  My appointment was for 10:15 am, and we arrived at Dr. Jou's facility at 9:40 am.  Unexpectedly, my name was called just 5 minutes later.  Dr. Jou examined my lower lip, and I could tell by the big smile upon his face that he liked what he saw.  The 'chemical peel' of a few layers of skin off my lower lip was a resounding success, so my lower lip will remain intact!

We were back in the VW around 9:55 am, and on our way back to GNHS, but not before a quick stop in Ramona at the local Stater Brothers Supermarket where TLE did a pretty big shopping.  When we were living at Ramona Oaks RV Resort for 9 months from April of 2019 to January of 2020 we shopped there quite a bit.  By stopping in Ramona to do our shopping we saved ourselves a drive into La Quinta this week.  We brought along two ice chests to keep the produce, and other items requiring refrigeration, cold on the drive home, which the purchase of a 9 pound bag of ice did quite nicely.

We were back in the VW by 11 am arriving in Borrego Springs around 12:20 pm....just in time to visit Los Jilbertos Taqueria for lunch.  I love their 2 crispy tacos combo plate!

We were back on the road around 1 pm, arriving back at GNHS around 2:30 pm.  After 8 hours of driving, shopping and dining I was ready for a nap, but not so quick!  Why?  Well, COA had two all day rentals Monday, which Hunter took care of first thing Monday morning, but he had to go to the Palm Springs airport in the afternoon to pick up friends who will be visiting with him this week, so it fell to us to take care of checking them back in at the end of the day.  Fortunately there were no rescues required Monday, and both all day rentals returned on time without incident!  By 5:15 pm we had clocked out, and then I took a nap.....lol!  That, my friends, was a long day, but one filled with all kinds of good news.  And now you are once again caught up with the lives of the Nomadic Hockwalds.

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