I went to the apartment first thing, swept the patio and then threw the broom into the dumpster, then turned in the keys. I didn't even go inside as Donald & Jeannie went with me last night to check it out. I wanted someone with sharp eyesight to make sure everything was immaculate and that I didn't leave anything in the cabinets.
I got my hair cut short today and it looks much better. I wish I could wear my hair long, and every now and then I try it again, but the shorter style is best for an aging face.
I bought a new tent as I realized my tent was with son Steve, in Monterey, CA. I think I'm going to love the new one - basically two poles, 5'6" headroom (and the walls don't slope so that the headroom is good in almost the entire tent. It's a 4-person tent which may seem like a lot, but the number of people who fit comfortably in a tent is always less than what is stated in the advertising. This will be good for me and the dog and give us plenty of move-around room. Best of all it has a full rainfly, and no matter what anyone says, those little awnings will NOT keep a rain out unless it is falling gently straight down. I'm told that a camp cot assures a perfect night's sleep, and I'll probably break down and get one.
I also bought a book on tent camping in northern CA, and found this gem:
"Go tent camping. Live in paradise for a few days. Camping makes you want to sin like the damned, sleep like the righteous, and hike like the last of the great American walkers. It's a balm for the weary soul!"
Sin, sleep and hike. Can't think of anything better!
I also stopped at AAA and picked up some new maps for the northeast, as the ones I have are several years old. You know what I'll be doing for the next couple of weeks - looking at maps even though I might not make it up into New England this trip.
Now I need to go find a couch to stretch out on and take a look at those maps.
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