Monday, April 30, 2007

10:30 p.m. Monday April 30, 2007

It is only 52 degrees outside and Phil and I both are cuddled up in our blankets with the little electric heater going full blast to maintain 70 degrees inside Penny. The forecast is for clouds and showers tomorrow … brrrr!

This morning, we cleared out of Penny by 8:30 a.m. and after going over the list of tasks we wanted done on our girl with the service manager, Tom, went to find a place for breakfast. We decided on the local Denny’s and although my requested medium rare steak (and eggs) was still mooing when I cut into it, the meat was tender. I ignored the fact that my plate looked like I had severed an artery and managed to do serious damage to my meal. Because I can eat my steaks cooked any where from rare to well done without ruining my meal I enjoyed my breakfast and I must say, in Denny’s defense, Phil’s steak was cooked perfectly.

Our next stop was downtown at the Albany Visitor and Convention Association where the “Information Specialist” on duty, a very friendly and helpful man named Don gave us maps and informative brochures about the self-guided drive to see Albany’s Victorian Homes and also the area Covered Bridges Tour. We agreed to go looking for the covered bridges and set off to find #1. Well, to make a long story short, after an hour and a half as well as three stops to ask for directions, we finally came upon bridge #2. Try as I might, I could not make heads or tails of the directions on any of the maps until we finally stumbled across our first bridge. From there, the directions started making sense! We never did get to #4 but we had fun and found some really neat country roads and picturesque small settlements, all within a 20 plus mile radius of Albany.

We were back in town in plenty of time to have an early dinner (we went to Red Robin-food was good) and get back to McKay’s an hour before they closed. Even so, it was almost 5 p.m. before Penny was backed out of the service bay and returned to her RV parking slot and she still needs a few things done tomorrow. Here are some of the pictures we took today …

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