Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, MA
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Sunny and cool
Today’s my birthday! Not a huge one by anyone else’s standards, but I’m older than I ever thought I’d be!
Thanks for all the good wishes and ideas about the amethyst — I’m pretty sure the cats stashed it somewhere — although it’s a big, heavy piece. I’ll respond to the individual comments when I get home — I can’t plug in here at the hotel, there’s no outlet that’s grounded, so I’m on battery power.
Weather’s great, I plan to spend most of the day out on the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Yesterday had a bit of a glitch — although they was very little traffic and we hit the Cape by about 10:30 in the morning. I pull into the parking lot of Staples in Hyannis, and the guy in the next car says, “You have a flat tire.”
Yep — ANOTHER flat, this time in the rear. I never had flat tires and now THREE in just a couple of months? Something is very wrong.
I called VW Roadside Assistance — they were so nice! First question always is, “Are you safe?” which I thought was great. Anyway, they sent out a mechanic, told me where the nearest VW dealer was located (only 1/4 mile away). We were told to expect a mechanic in an hour — it was only 20 minutes. The guy was soo nice — and it turns out that, not only is our spare a full-sized tire, brand new, but we have a whole set of tools tucked into the trunk, too, which we never knew about. It took about 15 minutes. Drove up to the dealer — they checked the tire to make sure it was an actual tire, not just a spare donut — it’s fine. The busted tire is in the back, where the spare is — I’ll get it back to my own guy and decide if we can patch it and use it as a spare, or if I need to buy a new tire and put the spare back as the spare.
We barely lost an hour of our day, which is unheard of.
Thank you, VW and Silver Cloud towing!!!! You rock!!!
Ate at Marathon in Yarmouth – great restaurant, family-run, fantastic food. Then we went to the Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham to walk the trails. It was terrific.
We found an inexpensive hotel that’s pleasant, clean, and close to everything. Grabbed some lobster rolls at a local shack for dinner. Had a quiet evening.
My guilty pleasure was watching HUMAN TARGET — finally, they had a villain with a developed character! About damn time. They tried to work the Winston/Guerrero scenes as comic relief which almost worked, but for me, just missed because of pacing. The dialogue was there, but the direction was just a shade off. But, overall, it was a good episode, and I hope the show is renewed, because I want to see where some of the threads they’ve started lead.
Today, I plan to spend the day outside, probably on the National Seashore grounds. We’re in for a weekend of heavy rains and possible flooding, so I want to be outside as much as possible.
Yes, I promise to take lots of pictures!
May everyone have a great day on my birthday!