Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rainy Days Are Expensive and Caloric

It was a rainy day at the beach.  We had to occupy ourselves indoors.

Tom had decided he wanted to buy a Tablet/Reader.  He had been studying them a bit.  He decided if he found one here in Oregon he wouldn't have to pay sales tax.  We checked at Fred Meyer and they had a Samsung on sale.

We went to the in-store Starbucks for coffee and use of their WiFi, fired up Suzie, who is v-e-r-y s-l-o-w these days.  She bogged down.

In the evening we went to dinner at a restaurant with WiFi and I was able to discover that CNET rated that Samsung Tablet as one of the top five.

Today we went back to FredMeyer and bought it, took it to the Starbucks coffee shop, where we had lattes, and got Tom's new toy up and running, sort of.

 We had shopping to do at the Tillamook Cheese Factory for Jill, and we were there at lunch time, so Tom had a fancy grilled cheese sandwich and I had an Udderly Chocolate hot fudge sundae.

 Back at the cabin I worked all afternoon on trip plans.  Without the distractions of home, I was finally able to map out the third leg of our New England trip, the New York State portion. Now we'll have to stage it out in days and see if we can fit it all in.

Tom played with his new toy, learning how to take photos, what all of the buttons and icons do, and so on.

This evening we went out to dinner at our favorite restaurant here on the coast and had razor clams.  Now we are back at the WiFi restaurant having dessert and coffee so that we can use the hook up to post (me) and play (Tom).

And the worst part is it's too stormy to walk it all off.


  1. Sounds like the two of you are enjoying yourselves in spite of the rain. I have one of the little laptops like yours and I loved it but now I'm not sure what to do with it. Between a desktop computer, a regular size laptop, an iPad and and iPhone my baby laptop seems to have lost its place. That makes me sad because I really enjoyed it. I looked at it this week, even plugged it in, but never could come up with a way to use it.

  2. now all we need is a portable handheld!

  3. And today, Thursday, it's raining after having had rain all night. My hike will be soggy. But I'll put on my rain pants and jacket and head out anyway. I will miss that stunner of a header once you change it, Linda. It takes my breath away every time I open your blog. :-)

  4. You did find expensive ways to fill your time! I think when I was the Tillamook Cheese Factory, I had the very same hot fudge sundae. That sounds so good.

  5. That tablet sounds wonderful! Art bought a Fire before we left for Japan and it was super helpful. He put in all kinds of information, maps, etc. and pulled it up whenever he needed it.

  6. I would like to have a Tablet too but they are too expensive here - Dave

  7. you guys make every day an adventure, I love that

    hope the sun shines soon


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