After getting some groceries at Publix last night, we enjoyed the guilty pleasure of apple fritters for breakfast! Today has been a low key day for hanging out around the trailer most of the time. Bob does all our bills and banking online, so he made it through that and we still have a little money to burn! It was very pleasant outside, which made a good day for washing windows all around the trailer and truck. My mom would be happy, she's the Queen of Clean Windows!
One thing I really like to cook is my own mixture of black beans and rice. I picked up the ingredients I was missing and cooked it up for supper. I always put in some spicy andouille sausage, this time purchased here in Alabama instead of Minnesota. Whoa! This turned out too hot to handle! I had a clue when I raised the lid and breathed in the steam, causing me to cough and sputter! On the heat scale, it was incendiary! We ended up eating a bit of it, but wasting the rest, unfortunately. Now I have 2 more of those sausages in the freezer that I don't know what to do with! Maybe we'll meet someone who likes it hot HOT HOT!
A good day to go to Dauphin Island! There is a long causeway and bridge running south to the island, Dan rode his bike to the island 10 years ago when he crossed the country by bicycle. As we drove, especially up that hill and in the wind, I admire his resolve to get out and experience that bucket list trip. It's so easy by car! At this time of year, there's not a lot of activity out there. A lot of homes are vacant now, but probably occupied during the warmer months. And I imagine that even during the hot summers, the ocean breeze would keep it cooler. Most of the houses are elevated, and for the length of the island to the west of the bridge, there are very few trees. We couldn't drive down to the end that way because the road was closed for hurricane clean up. That must be a frequent occurrence in that location. We did some beach walking in the sun, but eventually got too much wind so we turned back. On the way back to the truck we watched several kite surfers. In the last picture below, you can see the kite surfer, a fishing boat, a cargo ship and an oil rig!
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