Eastern Utah
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Friday, January 29, 2010

On the downhill to my "weekend"

I've just passed the mid-week day of my work week, and feel just great. Today was a spectacular day that started out warm but gradually got colder and windier. We are in for rain and who knows what else. I didn't bother with building a fire first thing as I really didn't need it, so it is all set for me to light tomorrow.

The morning started off for me with a nice hot shower, no water pump noise and no worry about using all the water in the fresh water tank. We get spoiled so easily to flicking a switch for instant electricity and a tap for instant water, and it is good to be reminded once in a while how much we take for granted. I am so grateful for the regular flow of water again, and also to the good folks who took the time and trouble to find me the right part for my water hook-up. Good people and good friends are a treasure! My treasures include Sherri and Jim, and Fred and Mary, volunteers at Fort Pulaski.

When I walked the dog this morning I took a picture of the beautiful sky at sunrise. The white building on the left is the "cottage" (Park HQ), and the white building to the right is the Maintenance shop.

I took some photos from the top of the fort this morning. The first is a shot of the rampart, which is the wall and the cannon mounts on the right, and the terraplain, which is the grassy area on the left. Then I got a picture of a cannon where you can see the track and wheels that allowed it to be moved in an arc.

An explanation of the Parrot rifle cannon and a picture of it:

Looking down, the flag is directly over the sally port, and to the left is the sutler store, with the two windows and open door.


  1. What a beautiful sunrise. That is a great shot. Enjoy your showers. After getting home from 4 months of boondocking that was the one thing I reveled in.

  2. I love your picture of the sunrise. I just don't get up early enough for the sunrise anymore so I have to take the pictures of sunsets. And I know what you mean about the shower. I can't believe Vera boondocked for 4 months. Three weeks was more than enough for me. Glad everything is working for you again.

  3. Nice pics Gypsy & now I know what that open door looks like that you talk about. I too love my long hot showers. Sometimes I think I would just like to live in a hot shower:))

  4. Wonderful pictures! We can't wait to get there Gypsy. So much history and the beauty of the area is great. I understand about the hookups we sure haven't had many days that we're hooked up fully except electric. Just too cold for the hoses.

  5. What a nice walk around your park, Gypsy. Thanks for taking us along!

    Karen and Steve