We’d hoped they would get better . . .

I spent some time this morning tracking down some more of the items we’ll need for the gate, then about noon I saw Jamie’s truck over at the garage so I walked over to see if he had any more info on our gate, and also to tell him what we had seen yesterday.

Turns out there had been a number of changes back and forth. Originally we were told that two gates would open Monday, and one gate, probably us, would start up on Tuesday. Then it went to all of us on Tuesday. But now it’s all of us at 2pm Monday afternoon.

That will probably change again, but we’ll be ready to move Monday afternoon anyway.

About 3:30 Jan and I drove over to Pleasanton for dinner and some last minute pre-gate shopping. On the way we checked our 2nd possible gate guard site location and found it more to our liking. At least it looks like our rig would fit along with our canopy. And the shade trees are nice too.

Whitsett Gate 2

Getting into Pleasanton our first stop was the local Chili’s. We ate here several times last year and were always amazed at how long it takes to get your food, even when they’re not that busy. We found out later that it’s almost a joke around town, but they’re the only national casual dining place in town, so they stay busy.

We had hoped that they had improved since last year, but it was a forlorn hope, It took us about 30 minutes to get our meal, and they weren’t even half full. Oh well.

After dinner we stopped off at Wal-Mart to pick up some prescriptions. Then it was on to Tractor Supply Store to get another misting kit.

Ocean Breeze Misting System

Ocean Breeze Misting System

The one we had last year was kind of worn out and leaking a little, so for $25 I thought I’d just get a new one. It really makes a difference on those 100 degree days on the gate.

Our last stop before heading home was the local HEB looking for a few things that the local Wal-Mart doesn’t carry.

Who knows what the gate story will be tomorrow?

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Thought for the Day:

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. — Abraham Lincoln

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