Saturday, July 23, 2011

Settling in to a Routine

We are having intermittent internet connections so my posts are not going to be regular. Our phones are roaming too and we don’t know the land-line phone numbers for our cell voice mail – we managed to get online to find some phone numbers from customer service – we’ll drive over to the payphone at some point. In the meantime we are slightly out of touch.

We’ve made it out for long walks both days so far. Yesterday to the Marsh Boardwalk (about a 45 minute walk) and this morning the short loop along the lake and then inland down Lighthouse Lane (about a 60 minute walk). Coupled with our late afternoon and evening walks the dogs are kept in a worn out state (a tired dog is a good dog).

The walking is at least helping us to burn off a bit of the naughty butter tarts and pancakes, etc. Tonight we have Pepperoncini Beef Sandwiches. It is basically a roast beef cooked in the slow cooker with a jar of pepperoncini – it’s a new recipe for us but it sounded good and easy!. Last night we had Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Celery/Cucumber salad. Totally delicious with Franks Red Hot sauce on the chicken – I love the stuff but since we don’t eat chicken very often it has been ages since we had it – YUM – and we have leftovers :-)

Yesterday we met a super nice couple just a few sites down from us. We hit it off right away, toured each other’s rigs (they have a brand that we’ve been thinking of if we go larger), and then got together for drinks in the afternoon. The only downside – they left this morning.

The water is pretty cool but totally refreshing. We’ve been going in after our morning walk and I went for a quick dip last night before bed – I love getting under the covers all cool and refreshed – that’s one of the things we really love about this site – easy access to the water for swimming – it spoils us for anywhere else. We even got the dogs in again today and they enjoyed it a bit more as there were less waves.

p.s. why do (some) kids have to scream when they are swimming? One thinks that they are about to drown or something… and then after a few times you just ignore (to the best of one’s ability) so if they were about to drown no one would notice… as per the dog who cried wolf...