Friday, August 19
Crew at the beach at Park Creek campsite, South Fork, Colorado
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Nothing is certain except death and laundry.”
I know, that’s wrong. Ben Franklin didn’t say that. I did.
Today is laundry day!
I load up the Perfect Tow Vehicle with dirty laundry, pop in the crew, and head toward South Fork.
We pull into Five C’s Laundromat.
Once I have the washers going, I return to the impatient crew waiting in the PTV.
“Okay, you can get out and walk around.”
I try really hard to take a good photo of this event, but I’m not getting much cooperation.
“Uh, could you move a bit closer together please?”
It’s kind of a dark day.
I don’t like to do laundry on a dark, rainy day because the dryers can take forever to do their job. We’ve had rain every day for several days here in South Fork, Colorado, and there comes a point when the wash must be done regardless!
When the laundry is dry, folded, and packed into the PTV, we toodle on over to the Farmers’ Market.
Friday is Farmers’ Market Day in South Fork!
I buy a basket of tomatoes.
Big, juicy beefsteaks for sandwiches. I also buy Olathe sweet corn because I can’t get enough of it. And a bunch of radishes. Total bill: $7.00. I don’t buy the carrots or onions because I already have some.
Kind of wish I grabbed a basket of those green beans. They look good in the photo, don’t they? Of course, being only one person, I’d be committed to eating a lot of green beans for a while.
Saturday, August 20
Another cold and rainy morning at Park Creek Campground. Blogging doesn’t go well. Photos take too long to export from Picassa to WordPress due to weak internet connection. I’m amazed I can go online at all with all these mountains around us.
I start up the PTV and turn the heat on high.
“Ooh, that feels good.” Bridget and Reggie curl up in the blast of heat. I must say, the PTV has the best heater!
I park at the post office and turn on the Verizon jetpack.
I put my laptop on my lap and export photos.
Which reminds me . . . . I’m seriously thinking about buying an ASUS Chromebook. Lugging this big ol’ laptop in and out of the PTV is getting old. The Chromebook is skinnier and smaller. It would be good insurance to have two devices on which I can blog.
I noticed a reader bought a Chromebook from Amazon recently.
I salivated all over this dang laptop looking at it. This laptop with its keyboard that no longer works which means I have to plug in another keyboard and lug that also into the PTV, and, well, I want a Chromebook!
The South Fork post office is open for one hour on Saturdays, from nine to ten.
As soon as it opens, I go inside for my mail.
A few days ago I went online and instructed my mail forwarding service in South Dakota to send my mail here, “general delivery.”
I’m happy to open the package and find new license plates for the PTV, as well as registration renewals for the Best Little Trailer and the PTV. This is the first time in five years on the road that I haven’t procrastinated on these renewals. Progress!
BTW, here’s what it costs to register my rig. Perfect Tow Vehicle: $82.60 (includes $5 fee for two license plates) and Best Little Trailer: $58.50.
Lunch today is the same as yesterday and the same as tomorrow.
Tomato sandwiches! So good! I know, I know. . . I told you I was cutting out bread. That didn’t last long. Gee, it’s summer!
In summer two things are certain, corn on the cob and tomato sandwiches!
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