Monday, September 22
“Oh, Bridget? We have a situation out here . . . ”
Kathy and Gil from Washington state arrive tomorrow. I want them to have the best campsite on the peninsula which is the one Bridget and I have occupied for about a week.
I keep watch for potential intruders of the bovine kind.
“No! You can’t come over and poop on this campsite! Go away!”
Tuesday, September 23
Shortly past noon, Kathy and Gil drive up!
I step back with Bridget in my arms and let Kathy and Gil discuss the advantages and disadvantages of several possible ways to place the Casita. As soon as they have their trailer positioned and leveled, Gil pulls out their flexible solar panels, opens them up like a giant menu, and places them on the hood of the Trailblazer.
“Gee, 300 watts is great! And it’s so easy to store,” I remark, looking at the thin, lightweight panels.
Both Kathy and Gil are avid and accomplished gardeners at their home near Yakima, Washington.
“You want some zucchini?” Gil asks with a big smile. “We’ve got plenty!”
“We also brought some butternut for you,” Kathy adds as they stack the squash on top of the propane tank cover.
“Gee, I love butternut squash, but I don’t have an oven,” I respond.
Kathy pipes up with a solution.
“Peel it like an apple, cut it up in small chunks, put about an inch of water in the bottom of a pot, and steam ’em. You can mash them with some butter. They’re so good!”
“Yeah, and I have brown sugar to put on top,” I add with a grin.
Squash talk over, Gil and Kathy pull out camp chairs and a mat and we continue talking while Gil brings out the awning over our heads. It’s a bright, sunny day and warm. The awning makes a big difference.
After an enjoyable visit . . .
“We need to go so you can finish setting up! C’mon, Bridget. Time to go home.”
“Gil might make a campfire later, so if you want, come back and sit with us.”
Later, when the sun is low, Bridget and I go on our second walk of the day.
I want to go up one of the hills to take a photo of our two camps. At the base of the hill Bridget sits down in the familiar my-rear-is-glued-to-the-ground position.
The second walk of the day is supposed to be an easy walk. Climbing a hill isn’t part of the program. Bridget is boss of the exercise program.
“Okay. I’ll only walk part-way up the hill and take a few pictures. Then we’ll go straight home.”
I take a pic of Gil’s and Kathy’s camp . . .
Notice how they’ve positioned their Casita. I put the big back window of the Best Little Trailer (a Liberty Deluxe) facing The Rock. With their Spirit Deluxe the side window over the dinette is the best window for views.
“See? That didn’t take long. We can go home now.”
I eat the Honey Crisp apple right away. Boy, is it good!
Some time passes and Gil shows up with a bowl of Kathy’s salad and a bottle of raspberry dressing. The salad is the best I’ve ever eaten! Let’s see . . . chicken, walnuts previously sauteed in honey, lettuce, shredded Pecorino Romano cheese, and some other good stuff, all chopped in small pieces so the raspberry dressing coats it all . . . Oh, gosh, I knew there is a heaven and this salad proves it!
Both Kathy and Gil are excellent, inventive cooks. Gil invites me to breakfast tomorrow to try his newest recipe.
“I’ll be there!”
Right before dark Bridget and I walk over to Gil’s and Kathy’s campsite.
Gil prepares a campfire and we gather our camp chairs around. Can you guess what we do?
Well, talk, of course. But guess what else . . .
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