Comfort Castle Location: Rockport, Texas
Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas
10:30 am edition
WHAT a morning! It was 39 this morning at 6 am. So a late morning in the bed and a slow breakfast was in order. Then it was time to return two books to the library and hit the Memorial Park trail system for some walking. I had on long underwear bottoms and my normal nylon pants. On top were a blood donor T shirt and a thin, lined wind breaker. That left me a little chilled in the breeze. By the time the 1.9 mile circuit was finished that was too much clothing. When the Truck got me back to the Castle the outside temp was 61 with extremely bright sunshine. It did not take long to get shed of a lot of clothes and whip open a window. The fresh cool breeze feels great.
When my walk was finished, a couple of pictures of the new playground equipment were taken. A posted sign says the equipment was designed for 5 to 12 year old kids. It is a popular place in the park. The parks folks did a good job of locating it near several benches and picnic tables. These two pictures were taken from opposite sides of the equipment.
After Lunch Edition
YOU DO NOT put two Tilapia fillets on a plate, put another plate upside down on top and put it into a 1500 watt microwave to cook for 4-7 minutes as the microwave instructions say to do. In about two minutes and twenty three seconds you have exploded Tilapia. Small fuzzy looking bits of fish firmly driven into the corning ware plates are your reward for following instructions. It appears that some testing is still needed in reference to cooking fish in my microwave.
More testing and reading brought out the fact that this microwave does not have a reduced power setting. The reduced power setting is actually full power for a few seconds then no power for a few seconds. Over the course of the nearly four years of living with this microwave, several things have not responded well to the power of the microwave. My current thought is to change it out for a lower power microwave machine that is more versatile. An example is that popcorn goes from popped to burned in about five seconds. Boiling water does happen rather quickly and a plastic cup can get soft soon after.
Now it was time to try out my hiking boots instead of my walking shoes. The beach park was the location of this test. The object is to attempt to determine if my footwear was any part of the trouble hiking in the hills a couple of months ago. It was not lonesome at the beach this afternoon. There were many families taking advantage of the beautiful weather at the beach.
About two and a half miles were walked. The path included some on the soft sand, some on the pavement and some on the grass. At one point it was funny to see the seagulls resting in the shade to keep from getting sunburned.
The stairs up to the restrooms at the middle pavilions gave me a chance to try out my knee with these boots. The left knee is still an impossibility to use effectively going up or down. RATZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Hey Sis does this mean TheOFM may be restricted to being a beach bum????? Oh the horror of spending a lot of time on the Gulf of Mexico beaches eating fresh fish and shrimp and watching bikinis. Oh well every one has some burden to bear.
Back at the campground the owner was putting up Christmas lights in this horrible winter weather.
With nice warm weather predicted tomorrow it could be an ordinary perfect day for lying on the beach and drinking lemonade in an extreme effort toward trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.