This morning there was a frenzy of activity to get checked out on time and for Mom & Bruce to go pick up the Maui RV we’ll be renting for the next 11 days. I burnt the tip of my tongue trying to eat my hot curry noodle soup too fast and now am sitting at a picnic table near the Mercure pool guarding more than 10 pieces of luggage awaiting the others return…with seemingly all the time in the world. Chris is squeezing in a quick load of laundry while we wait. There were 2 washing machines but only one dryer. Many places don’t have dryers at all-there are clothes lines everywhere we go.
The Rv has arrived and seems quite nice-sure is a lot more roomy than traveling around the United States in a van. I fear we may get spoiled. It’ll be very interesting to see what it would be like to live out of an RV. So far so good-it has an electric hot water maker, tea kettle, microwave, stove, shower, toilet, fridge, a bed above the cab and one in the back that’s a couch by day and a bed by night-oh, and great big windows.
We’re spending one more night in Broome at a caravan park. We’re going downtown to do a little shopping, and I’m going to have lunch at a neat looking Egyptian restaurant I passed by earlier. We’ve been told there may not be much in the way of civilization and grocery stores once we leave Broome, so we’re also stopping by Coles grocery store to get supplies. Then later tonight, we’ll walk to the Mangrove Hotel to watch the Staircase to the Moon. The tide is low so this is a particularly great time to see it, we’ve been told.
p.s. I was the only one brave (or crazy) enough to get all the way in the ocean at Cable Beach tonight. Ok, Chris made a valient plunge right as we were all getting out, but that hardly counts. It was rather funny seeing Chris and Bruce standing up to their shorts in water paralyzed. It was pretty much mind-numbingly cold, but I figured what the heck, I’ll be back in Arizona where the pool is warm soon enough. The coldness certainly does have an exhillerating quality to it..and when you get out it doesn’t even feel that bad-a bit of a relief actually because the air temperature is probably 75 degrees.
I’m impressed by all the fresh fruit juices I’ve seen available in Broome. Today, I had a “liquid lunch” at a juice stand in front of Coles. It contaned beets, celery, apple juice, and lemon. Not bad. Then at the Egyptian place I had a fresh carrot, apple, orange and ginger drink that was 100% delicious.
Time to crawl up to the upper level, the bed above the cab. G’night