We are getting right back into routine, and did our morning power walk around the perimeter of the property here. Ruth did eight laps which is 4 miles (6.5 kms) , and I did six laps, or 3 miles (4.8 kms). I also began doing some push ups and other arm/chest/back exercises.
We'll have to get to it a little earlier though. We started our walk at 10:00am, and with the clear blue sky it actually gets pretty hot when you're doing a power walk. The idea is to get your heart pumping at 75% of it's maximum rate for at least 20 minutes. So you need to move fairly quickly, and fast enough that you break into a bit of a sweat. This morning, we will get started at 9:00am!
Still a few wild flowers in bloom.
It's the end of the rainy season here, so we're seeing the last of the wildflowers in bloom. We may or may not get another shower, but within a week or two most of these flowers will be gone until next year.
We didn't get much done yesterday, preferring instead to do take advantage of the fact that we don't have to do anything! We got our backpacks unpacked and clothes sorted and put away.
Sherman needs a major cleanup so I'll get started on that today. Also need to get him fired up and take him for a drive to get the propane tank filled. He was in pretty good shape after sitting for six months. The driver's side is pretty filthy with black streaks (the residue from the oxidation of the rubber roof membrane) because I had him tilted a bit so the rain would run off the roof. So there will be some polishing necessary, but I can do a little each day.
We sat out and had our own little happy hour with Sal, and caught up on things. They aren't expecting any more campers until, around November 20 unless somebody shows up out of the blue which does happen regularly.
Temperature is about 23C (73F) during the day, and it's getting closer to freezing at night now. I'm sure we'll be seeing some frost on the ground in the morning soon. This is because we are 6,400 ft (2,000 meters) altitude! It was 10C (50F) inside the motorhome when we woke up, but we put the heater on for 20 minutes and by then the sun is shining in and warming things up.
Today is market day, so we'll go into town and get our week's supply of fruits and veggies. We love market day!