Sunday, February 26, 2006

Hallelujah! I’m much better --

-- Just in time to leave tomorrow morning. I still have a bit of a cough, but I am sleeping good at night. Today it finally warmed up enough for summer clothes, and for a long barefoot walk on the beach. There is no way around this thought – this part of the trip has been a disappointment.

Now to back up. Friday afternoon we went to “shacks fifth avenue” for more shopping. It is indeed simply shacks and a lot of inexpensive, dusty merchandise. Of course, practically every vendor boasted that he/she had the “best price” and sure wanted to make sales. After that, we went to the regular shopping area, where many of the seafood restaurants are, for dinner.

Saturday afternoon was our rally Shrimp Feast Potluck. It was the best part of the rally. We had tons of food, including all the shrimp we could eat. The rally hosts had bought 70 pounds of just-off-the-boat shrimp, and when everyone was stuffed there were 25 pounds left.

I bought 5 of those pounds, and have them in the freezer to take home.

Sunday’s evening meal will be a “Surf and Turf” dinner at the nearby restaurant. I’ve already done some get-ready-to-travel chores. All I need to do in the morning before we leave is unplug from electricity and get all the inside things stowed. We have a travel meeting this afternoon to find out times for departure.

We are escorted as far as the border and then we’re on our own. I plan to travel as far as Benson, Arizona tomorrow. I’m eager to get back to a park where I should have Internet access. Supposedly this part has it, but I’ve been unable to get on.

After Benson, I’ll spend one night at Percha Dam and then drive home on Wednesday.