It's about time.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Reorganized and Tons of Walking.

Our Location today is Punta Gorda, Florida, USA.

Even after comfortably sleeping without the heaters Kathy woke up feeling refreshed while I seemed to be dragging. Looking out the windows while having our breakfast the only people we saw outside were wearing long pants and jackets while out walking their pets. Since I’d be working outside for a while I chose to let it warm up a bit before going outside so I managed to get my morning reading completed. 
Birds looking for food in the water filled wash from yesterday's rain.
Kathy still had a few things she wanted to rearrange in the front closet this morning and one involved adding another shelf on the unit we had installed. It was surprising how solid those push-in pegs were when I was trying to relocate them. We also shortened a hanging shoe rack for the opposite side of the closet. By the time she was finished with it Kathy was more than happy with the end results. She also found clothes that we had been looking for back at the apartment and couldn’t find. That was because there was so many clothes in that front closet you couldn’t see what was there. She also packed two bags full of a number of things that we would later drop off at the Goodwill Center. I managed to repack all the tools in their appropriate containers and put them where they belonged in the truck and trailer basement. 

We had lunch around 12:30 and it wasn’t long after that we were heading out the door. Our first stop was Home Depot on Burnt Store Road to return the extra materials that I had purchased but didn’t need. By changing the way the closet had been designed I managed to reuse a number of the old materials. From the parking lot we spotted a huge looking kite with a tail that must have been thirty feet long. Suddenly there was another kite of a different shape and then another. Driving to the far end of the parking lot we saw someone putting one kite after another in the air. We didn’t investigate further but presumed it was someone selling them from his van. 

Our intended stop for the day was the Muscle Car Museum a block further up the road in Punta Gorda. There was no seniors discount but it was still worthwhile. The only thing I have to be critical of the museum was that it was mostly specific to General Motor vehicles not even acknowledging the muscle cars that were produced by Ford or Chrysler. The GM vehicles ranged from antique to classic to street rods to quarter-mile dragsters. 

We noted that some of those vehicles are slated for an upcoming auction. There must have been a Corvette for every year since its onset there as well as the Camaros, Firebirds, GTOs, Malibus, Chevelles, Impalas and Belle-Aires. Even Kathy was having a walk back in time with memories of those days when we were much younger. 

Leaving the museum floor brings you into a showroom of muscle cars that are priced to sell on the spot one was only priced for $129,000.00 and you could hear chatter from the diehard motor-heads that were saying it was a good price. Walking from the showroom is a counter from which you can purchase or order those special items to make you street rod that much more special. Walking a few feet further and you were in the souvenir section of the store selling special street signs, T-shirts and an entire array of gizmos that you just have to have. The only thing we bought was our supper at their in-house snack bar diner and the meal was quickly cooked fresh very tasty and reasonably priced. 

We still needed to stop for groceries at Publix and managed to get about 80% of what we needed so the only thing we could do was stop at Walmart to finish our shopping. Our final stop was the Goodwill Store to drop off our donated items.  It was nearly 6:00 by the time we got back to the trailer and the temperature had already started to plummet. It was a scramble to close vents and windows that we’d left open while we were gone and put away the groceries. 

Tomorrow we’ll be up and out the door nice and early because we’ll be busy exploring again. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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