OK, it’s official – I’m a loner. It seems I enjoy traveling and relax more when I’m “on my own.” That doesn’t mean that I don’t seek out people on the road – it’s just nice not to be a the mercy of a group schedule.
So, today I’m in beautiful Bend, Oregon at the Senior Center. I figure since I can’t stop time, I’d better enjoy all of the myriad benefits offered to those “older” adults. There’s a free pizza and salad lunch today with dancing afterwards. At the moment, I’m enjoying the free WiFi as I edit photos and post to you all here.
Did you know that you can go to McDonald’s and order a senior coffee for 50 cents? However, I’m still looking for a bar that gives a senior discount on Margarita’s.
My friend Terrie has dubbed the experience of being on the Oregon Coast as being a “coastie.” I’m not there yet, but plan to be in a few days.
Speaking of Terrie, I was feeling somewhat “depressed” that I’ve had some repair “challenges” since I’ve left Las Cruces. However, I now realize that owning an RV of any sort can be a financial “cash cow.” Let’s see…
1. New rear RV ladder and fixed center vent in Grand Junction, CO. – $200.00
2. Repaired brake lights and rewired rear light fixtures in Longmont, CO. – $161.00
3. Rock chip shattered passenger vent window in RV to be repaired in Bend, OR. – ?
3. Mysterious wire dragging from rear of RV (turned out to be “tow light cord”) cut and capped in Bend, OR. – $43.00
I also had to have a gear changed out on my bike (and a kickstand) for $50.00, and I lost my sun hat (had another) in Cheyenne.
Traveling can be expensive…
However, I’m healthy and happy and enjoying the summer.