LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Super windy. High 84
CLASSES: chair yoga and 2 water aerobics
I did my regular daily walk. My route takes me by the WALL under construction. Each day it grows a few ugly feet.
The wind was super windy. When I went to the pool for water aerobics, I saw that most of the pool furniture had blown over. There was only one other swimmer with me (of course, a fellow Minnesotan!) She left after one class, but I persevered. Even though the weather was warm, the combination of ice cold swimming pool water and high winds made for a bit of discomfort.
As I was soaking in the hot tub after the classes to warm up, our friends stopped by in search of me. They had just heard from the resort where we were going to stay in Kaui, Hawaii that Kaui has closed down for tourism and our trip is off.
After a quick shower and a change of clothes, we went over to their house to confer and to figure out Plan B. Options included postponing the trip to spring, but the rooms are mostly already booked up; postpone until winter 2021 or early 2022; or go in a few weeks to Maui, which is still accepting tourists. After much discussion, we decided to try to go to the same Kaui resort in April or so (hopefully post-vaccine) if there are nice rooms available, or next year. I can’t say I’m surprised, and I don’t blame the Kaui government at all. Who would want an army of germy tourists coming to an island that is relatively Covid-free? Now we have to wait to see what will happen to our airline tickets. I think if we cancel, we get a voucher. If the airline cancels, then we get our money back.
From there, we sped back to our house to prep for a get-together with some other friends. They just bought a new house in Retama Village and wanted to show it to us over happy hour. They have been living in their large motor home and small coach house. This “regular” house came on the market and they bought it. This happens quite a bit here in Retama…..people start out in a coach house, then move up to a port home or house. There were just 6 people at the get-together, so we felt pretty comfortable Covid-wise. They are part of my Spanish class, and are wonderful people. We enjoy being with them a lot.
I saw this cute post on Facebook…. “No wonder the internet is slow. Everyone is online and tweeting.”
It really looks like our wires down here, as there are tons of birds. Many congregate near us, including bats, at sunset.
We returned for dinner. Nothing spectacular – leftover lentil stew with a French baguette.