After our fast trip from Indiana to Massachusetts, we were more than ready for a day off. So yesterday we slept in, making up for those early mornings of the previous three days. It was a very strange day, hot and humid, and though there was blue sky overhead, there were times when the clouds moved in to cover up the sun, and it looked like twilight in the middle of the day.
Since we got to the campground a day early and we didn’t have any specific plans for the day, we decided to just take it easy. We stayed in our comfortable loungewear all day and never opened the door. It seems like we’re always busy doing something all the time, and sometimes we need a day like this, when we can just veg out.
Not that we were idle all day long; I answered a number of e-mails, checked in on some of my favorite blogs that I haven’t had time to read lately, and did some writing. Terry got some laundry done, surfed the Internet for a while, and made us a light dinner.
One of the e-mails I got was from a lady complaining about rude campground owners. She and her husband have taken a year off to travel the country with their three boys, and she said that at the first two campgrounds they have visited, the owners have come to their RV to complain about her sons’ behavior. She said there were other children in the campgrounds, and the owners never went to their parents to complain. She asked me if all campground owners are that rude. I wrote back to tell her that if those campground owners had to stop whatever they were doing and come to her site to complain about her kids and none of the others in the campground, I was pretty sure the problem was in her own home.
Some readers have asked how I like the Droid Razr Max cell phone that I got a couple of weeks ago. There is a learning curve with any new piece of technology, and I’m still finding my way around the phone, but overall I’m very impressed with it. I liked my previous phone, a Droid Incredible, but the Razr has some features that I really appreciate.
Especially the battery. With my old phone it was all I could do to get through a day before the battery went dead under normal use. I have a 12 volt charger in the Explorer, and routinely plugged it in everywhere we went, just to keep the battery working until the end of the day. If I were to watch a video, or use the phone’s GPS for navigating someplace, the battery went down super fast. But with this new phone, I have used it for navigating, watched videos, and had many long conversations during a day and never come close to using 25% of the battery capacity. Since I have unlimited data with the phone, I have tethered it to my computer a few times to access the Internet, and it’s much more reliable than our Verizon 4G MiFi device. And even then, the battery holds up just fine.
It’s supposed to be very hot again today, so we’re not sure what we are going to do yet. We have a lot to see in this area, and Wednesday we are supposed to have scattered thunderstorms, so we can’t sit inside forever. We’ll just play it by ear and see what the day holds in store for us.
Thought For The Day – Get at least eight hours of beauty sleep a night. Nine if you’re ugly.