Home, safe and sound………………………………………………..
As always, first the chronology:
8/18/22 – Sunday – Up at the usual time. Cleaned up and down for breakfast. Back to the room and made plans for the day. Over to pick up Judy and we headed to Lewes, DE to a state park. It was on the Atlantic Ocean and Kathy got to walk in the sand in her bare feet and put her feet in the Ocean. Then to a nice seafood restaurant with some Irish name. Then back to Judy’s, chatted awhile and back to the motel. Kathy went down to do laundry and I did the blog. Kathy came back to the room and we packed our things in preparation for our move to Assateaque State Park. Total miles today 103.5 and got 17.7 mpg.
8/19/22 – Monday – Up at the usual time. Cleaned up and down for breakfast. Got things organized and packed up. Then headed for Assateaque. Got there around lunch time. Went to see Jim and Joyce. Spent the afternoon chatting then out to dinner. Back to the camper, watch TV and sleep. Forgot to get mileage so I’ll get it before we head back.
8/20/22 – Tuesday – Up at the usual time. Outside and waited for Jim and Joyce to get up. Had breakfast and Kathy helped Joyce do her work. Then she went to the beach. Jim and I set up to work POTA this evening. Kathy came back and we went for showers. Had dinner then worked POTA for an hour. Kathy went to the beach to take some pictures. Back to the camper and watched TV. Then bed.
8/21/22 – Wednesday – Up at the usual time. After breakfast Kathy got her things and went back to the beach. Jim and I took the truck into town and got it gassed up and did some shopping. Spent the day playing radio and chatting. Had dinner then tried POTA again. Played cards then bed.
8/22/22 – Thursday – Had most of the things packed last night. Finished packing this morning and a trip to the bath house to wash my face and brush my teeth. Said goodbye to Jim and Joyce and started for home. Hit some rain in Maryland after we crossed the Bay Bridge. Stopped in Weston, WV to stay the night. Drove 393.4 mile and got 19.1 Mile to the gallon. Otherwise an uneventful day.
8/23/22 – Friday – Up a little early and down to breakfast. Was 46 degrees a little cold and we didn’t have long pants. So we started the truck from the room and waited for it to heat up before we got started. Got home around 2PM. Unloaded the truck and went after the dogs. Brought them home and went to Dairy Queen for a bite to eat. Picked up some groceries at Country Mart. then home. Usual evening routine.
8/24/22 – Saturday – Up at the usual time. Out to do yard work. Finished about 3PM. Had a nice spaghetti dinner and usual evening routine.
Now the specifics:
I guess our trip was successful. I got Kathy out of the house and to the shore. I thought she would be elated that she got to the shore but when I asked her she said it was OK but would have been better if she had someone to talk to. Well, I tried. Managed not to lose my temper once and let her do her things. Got back home and thought things would be improved but we went back to the same pattern. I give up.
Anyway, we got to see the Materials Airlift Command (MAC) museum at Dover Air Force Base while visiting her friend. I got some pictures and if I can get them all together will write another blog. I also got to help her friend Judy by putting new inner tubes in her tricycle tires. Also hung a clock and some decorations.
I enjoyed visiting with my friend Jim. Although we only see each other once a year or so, I consider him my closest friend. We talked a lot together. He is also a HAM and got into Parks On The Air (POTA). It’s just another exercise to promote people getting on the air. You go to a park and get it’s unique number and then communicate with other stations and upload your log to the website and people get certifications for contacting the most parks or a park in all states. Anyway, he got registered and we scheduled activation of the park at 6PM on Tuesday evening. We made 86 contacts in one hour. That’s more than one a minute. Was quite an interesting experience to be on the receiving end of what is called a pile up where multiple stations are all calling at the same time and you have to weed them out. A very interesting experience for both Jim and myself.
I am appreciative of the fact we made it safe and sound. As we age and society changes, I am more aware of the negative possibilities. Or perhaps I’m becoming more paranoid. We are not going to pursue trying to figure that out.
OK, I’m not going to belabor this anymore. That’s it for this week. If I get more time perhaps I will elaborate more and have some pictures. But don’t hold your breath.
As always, hope this finds everyone safe and healthy. Blog at you again next week.