This morning we took a drive into Branford, less than 10 miles from the campground. It's a small town with the usual small-town stores. Definitely a grocery store (Piggly Wiggly?), auto repair, gas station and at least one dollar store. I use the term "dollar store" as a generic name for any of those stores that have dollar in the name. And that seems to be what keeps some of these small towns going. There was also a great little library that allowed us to use their wi-fi. We have had little success with even getting a cell signal at the campground. And even though they advertise "Free Wi-fi", as do most campgrounds, it's very limited and more frustrating than just going without! A lot of places just have such outdated systems that they are useless. If I could build my own campground, the first thing I would do is install a state-of-the-art cellular and wifi system. People generally rely on that for many things, and it seems to be OK for the owners to not provide what they advertise. Because, I guess, campers are assumed to be nature lovers who like to live without electronics. Wrong! We've set up our WeBoost antenna this afternoon and seen an improved cell signal with that, although still sketchy at times.
It was drizzly part of the day, so even though Bob's back to puzzling, and has to work inside, he worked out a system to use the bed instead of the picnic table.
I worked on some of my sewing, and thanks to my trusty old crockpot, we had a nice pork loin with potatoes and vegetables for supper. This was the day for our Hansen family Zoom call (every other Sunday) and we were able to join it for only a short time due to the poor reception on our end. That call system was started in 2020 because of the limits on travel then. Bob's family is large and spread out, so we haven't been able to have our regular family events. So now we get people from several states to tune in and keep us updated about what's happening in their world. Bob has 7 siblings and they are the regulars, but sometimes we get the next generation and the next generation dropping in to say hello.
We've started watching a TV series named White Collar, which ran for a few seasons. We often watch a couple episodes at night and we don't watch much else on TV. It's great to have the commercials deleted!
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