Somebody sent me an e-mail yesterday saying that he was tired of hearing about kite flying and seeing pictures of kites, that this is an RV blog and that’s all he wants to read about.
Sorry, but it’s my blog about our life as fulltime RVers and we don’t spend every minute of every day traveling in our RV or playing tourist. I don’t know any fulltimers who do that. At least not after the first year or so. Looking at the world through a windshield wears you out pretty quickly. Most fulltimers who have been out here a while enjoy traveling, but they also enjoy stopping in places they like and hanging out and having fun, which is what we’re doing this summer.
How do you like our new look? No, we have not become banditos and we won’t be knocking over any banks. These are neck gaiters that have built in UV protection and are worn to protect us from the sun’s damaging rays. Having undergone a harsh chemical peel for skin cancer two years ago, I’m in no hurry to repeat that ordeal. With this, sunglasses, and my faithful old Tilley hat I’m well protected in the great outdoors.
We were back on the beach for about three hours yesterday. The wind was light so we did not break out the new vented kites we bought Sunday, but instead I flew my standard Revolution 1.5 SLE and Miss Terry flew her Revolution EXP. Using the tips we got from our new friend Terry Rowley the other day, we had a great time and feel like we have come a long way in mastering some of the basic maneuvers.
As in most things in life, Miss Terry made it look easy the way her kite flew and turned so smoothly. In fact, so much so that when a man walking his dog on the beach stopped to watch and I told him that this was only her fourth time flying, he didn’t believe me.
Back at home I worked my way through the day’s accumulation of e-mail while Terry did a load of laundry, then made dinner and a delicious fresh fruit filled humble pie for dessert.
Today we are leaving Whalers Rest Thousand Trails and driving 125 miles north up the coast to the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve. Nancy Kissack and Dan and Patty Chance made the trip yesterday and said that it took them about three hours between the road conditions and construction, so we plan to get an earlier start than usual. Hopefully we’ll be able to snag a nice site when we get there. Nancy said it was really busy.
We have really enjoyed our two weeks here in Newport and are looking forward to getting back here again. It’s been a highlight of our years on the road.
Thought For The Day – Political correctness equals an inability to think for oneself. Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes