Speaking of vacuum cleaners, there might be one or two people curious about what fulltimers use. Of course, this is just us -- everybody has their own preference. Some people have central vac systems. There are a lot of options! When we were part timers, a small upright was fine. I quickly figured out that with 2 small dogs and 2 people, that little upright was not going to last. When we moved into the motor home, I brought my Kenmore cannister with me. It was pretty old then, and I had to replace it last summer. I looked at several different makes and models, but still ended up with another Kenmore cannister. I love having the convenience of the hose and attachments to vacuum everything from the floor up - including the ceiling. I like the carpet attachment because it's as strong as an upright. When we are traveling, it rides in an outside compartment.
Ok, so Jim went to Solvang to pick up our mail from general delivery, then to the grocery for a few items. On his way back in, he paid for another week here. After lunch we rested awhile and I caught up with some of my web sites. We then gathered the dogs and walked over to the ranger station and tried to book a willdlife cruise on the lake. We wanted to go on Friday but they have a school tour coming in, so we asked for Thursday. The office person had to make a phone call, so she was going to call us back. By the time we walked back to the motor home, she'd called and left a message that we could go on Thursday. We finally got that set up and paid for.
I hadn't taken any pictures today, so we put the dogs in their crates ("What, you're going for a walk without us? How could you!") grabbed the cameras and went out for a little stroll.
Here's an interesting dead tree over the water of Lake Cachuma
This is a completly hollowed out tree
Here I am on the other side
This one is for our family and friends back in Colorado Springs - doesn't this remind you of Pikes Peak?
Today I'm also going back into my picture archives to retrieve a couple of pictures of Roseate Spoonbills which I took in Rockport, Texas. A friend of mine, Maureen, asked what spoonbills are, so I told her I'd post more pictures of them today. Besides, they are so colorful, and most everything around here is pretty brown and dull right now.
Well, there it is. Another great day in the life.