Yesterday was a day that I have really, really been needing. The wind rocked our motorhome all night, but we both just let it rock us to sleep, and slept soundly. When morning came, we kissed each other good morning, and then rolled over and snoozed some more. Eventually we woke up, and then just stayed under the covers snuggling, talking, and enjoying having absolutely nothing to do and no place to be. After all of the stress and family drama we’ve been subjected to in the last week, it was good to finally just let it all go and get back to concentrating on us.
Sometime after noon, we finally got into gear and drove into town to drop off sample bundles of the Gypsy Journal at the local RV parks. It’s still early in their season, so most of them aren’t very busy yet, with lots of empty RV sites.
Once we had finished dropping off sample copies, we stopped at Safeway so Miss Terry could pick up some items for dinner, and then we went back to our home on wheels, at Canyon Gateway RV Park. Our site overlooks the valley, with a great view of Interstate 40 as it drops down from the east. In spite of the heavy wind, there was one big RV after another rolling down the highway. I wonder where they all had to be, to have them driving in that weather? I sure was glad we weren’t out there battling the heavy wind!
I turned on the television and watched the coverage of all of the destruction in the Southeast from the tornadoes. So many people have suffered so much in that region. We sure feel for them.
About 6 p.m. Greg and Jan got back from their trip on the Grand Canyon Railway, and Terry had a very nice dinner waiting for them. We enjoyed hearing all about their adventures on the train and at the Canyon, and everybody ate way too much, which usually happens when it’s Terry’s scrumptious cooking! 🙂 After dinner, we sat around visiting for a while, but before long both Greg and Jan’s eyes were getting droopy, so they headed back to their motorhome and, I’m sure, an early bed.
After they left, I checked my e-mail, and had a comment for yesterday’s blog from a woman who said I hit a nerve with my comment that “women can get out and help.” She reminded me that a lot of women not only pump their fuel, but wash the windshield, drive the RV, and do whatever else needs doing.
I sure wasn’t trying to offend anybody, but we have also met a lot of women who will not do anything outside the RV, and who refuse to drive it. I really believe that those women need to learn to take on some of what many call the “blue jobs” too. You never know when something will happen, and you will be forced to step into the other person’s role in an emergency. In our rig, I do most of the driving, just because I love to drive it, but Miss Terry is quite capable of doing whatever needs done, and usually a lot better and more efficiently than I ever could.
Thought For The Day – Remember when we were in kindergarten, and we couldn’t wait to grow up? Now we’re all grown up, and a nap and snack time sound like gifts from God!