Day 6 - South Padre Island
|Wednesday, January 27, 2021: Near dawn, we snapped a picture of the world outside. We really enjoyed sleeping with the back windows open.
|Then we fell right back asleep for another two hours.
|It was an overcast day, so we didn't hold out much hope that there would be a launch.
|But with no neighbors on either side of us, we looked forward to another leisurely day.
|We harvested the last of Annette Fungicello to add to our freeze-dried breakfast scramble.
|The high winds the night before had left a gap in our back door, ...
|... so Tom spent some time getting that worked out. He's handy.
|Next, it was time to empty the cassette toilet. Yep, that's it. A small plastic briefcase that empties right into the RV dump site.
|We ordered lunch to go from the onsite restaurant and walked over to pick it up.
|We took a look out over the water. What's this?
|Can we actually be seeing the SpaceX headquarters across the water?
|Yesssss! And there's the top of Starship SN9!
|As an added bonus, we found another sand castle near the restaurant.
|Tom braved the masses inside to get our food and we headed back to our little utopia to eat it.
|Mmmmm, delicious deep-fried seafood, washed down with ice-cold Crystal Light!
|By the middle of the afternoon, the clouds were moving away, ...
|... and we were the only ones in our entire five-spot section of the park!
|We made a quick trip to the RV dump site to empty our gray water tank, ...
|... then went to the KOA office to extend our stay one more day. We checked out the view while we were there, then Debbie got a text from Jill that she needed to get on her computer to answer, so we headed back.
|Soon, it was cocktail hour featuring Crystal Light and a miniature bottle of rum from a long ago vacation.
|Near sunset, we headed out ...
|... and walked down to the dock to enjoy it.
|There's Debbie ...
|... and there's Tom.
|Meanwhile, the nearly-full moon was coming up.
|Beautiful, isn't it?
|Dinner this evening was a little strange - we made a cup of instant mac & cheese, and combined it with cubed ham we brought from home plus a container of mac & cheese from Black-eyed Pea.
|Add some powdered milk and you have a satisfying meal!
|Movie night's feature was "Cold Comfort Farm," another long-time favorite of ours.
|As we got ready for bed, the moon was shining through the skylight, ...
|... and the lights along the shore lit up the night.
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