Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Is In The Air

And leaves are on the ground.


Yes.  There is a crispness in the air and the temps are down in the 30’s in the early morning.  Unfortunately for all of us in the RV Park this evening, the wind is just right to bring us a lot of smoke from a forest fire over a 100 miles away near Salmon, ID.  The smoke is heavy  in the air and irritating to the lungs.

So what have we been doing since I last logged on? 

Rosie has been going to Yoga classes.

I have re-arranged the office in our bedroom by placing the wireless printer in the TV cabinet and bringing the 19” flat screen onto my office “desk”.  Now I have enough room left in the TV cabinet to build some bookshelves over the printer. 

We have had our friends Spencer and Karen over for wine and a campfire. 

We had a great dinner hosted by our new friends, Gary and Teresa Morris, at their site in this RV Park.  They are fellow full timers and we will be joining them at the Caravan Oasis RV Park in Yuma, AZ this winter.  It will be our first winter as snowbirds and we will appreciate their help in showing us all the amazing things to do in Yuma in the winter.

We have had some good conversations with a couple across the way.  Gary and Julie Butler are here for an extended stay while Gary works on the erection of a tower for wind power generation near Idaho Falls. 

We celebrated Rosie’s birthday with friends Joe and Ann Hayes at Jaker’s, a local fine dining establishment.  We always try to go to Jaker’s for birthdays because the birthday person gets 50% off on their meal and we get a free dessert to share.  By the way, they serve fine food and the service is top notch. 

We met a couple from Coos Bay, Oregon and picked up information about the Oregon Coast (where we will be in two weeks from now).

We both read our daughter, Michelle Sathe’s, latest book “Pit Stops 2”, about her journey around the US with a rescued pit bull dog.  Michelle is a fierce advocate for dog and cat rescue and adoption.

I got the major power steering leak in the truck fixed.  It turns out that same leak was affecting the power brakes.  The truck handles remarkably better now and no puddles under the engine compartment.  Richard’s Diesel and Auto Repair in Idaho Falls did a fabulous job on the repair, even hunting down a used part to save me over $100 on the final bill.

Nine days to departure for points west.  Thanks for stopping by.


TexCyn said...

Oh brrrr, the 30's is a bit too chilly for my bones! but the feel of fall is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Great to get to know you two! So glad you are our neighbors. We've learned a lot from you & appreciate you both letting us "pick your brains". Love the photos. Thanx so much. J & G