We woke up this morning from a night of sound sleep for both of us. Which was wonderful to experience and much needed. Last night we were dissappointed to learn there is not a gluten free option for breakfast at the hotel (thanks to COVID), but the hotel does have a basic kitchen setup in the rooms. We used the kitchenette to make our favorite breakfast of sweet peppers and eggs.
Our next challenge of the day was laundry. Since we are washing by hand, we need some where to hang up clothes. Laura talked to the hotel manager and he said we could hang laundry on the pool fence. Laura reached out to a relative of hers to see if we can hang up laundry at her house. Of course this is dependent on the area bring good for us which required a scouting trip to her house.
After talking to Laura’s relative, we finished ordering camping supplies from Amazon and then headed out. Laura had found a chiropractor that uses a technique that has been very helpful to her. While she was getting adjusted, I went over the the park next door to work in the blog and get some sun.
I’ve tweaked the blog a bit. You can now use previous and next buttons at the bottom of the post to read more posts. I also changed the email notifications to be a weekly digest. I haven’t used my computer for a few days now, since we haven’t determined if it is clean or not. Creating content is not typically something I enjoy doing on my phone. Out of necessity, I’m getting better at it and learning to deal with the ineffeciencies.
After Laura’s chiro appointment, we went to check out her relative’s neighborhood. Neither of us experienced any specific symptoms of toxin exposure, but Laura didn’t feel quite right. We have been advised by several experienced mold avoider’s to listen to our intuition, so we decided not to do laundry at her relative’s house. We were however told that we should be able to find a sun hat at Costco; and we made that our next stop.
At Costco, we both agreed it felt better then WalMart to us. We didn’t find any hats, but we did find some shirts and some food. Of course, we had to get some Ice Cream too while we were there.
From Costco, we went back to the hotel and worked on laundry. While we waited for the laundry to dry, Laura finished up some business for her office and browsed the internet. Once the laundry was dry and put away back in the car, where it lives, we made burgers on the Hotel’s grill. I was hoping to start camping sooner, but staying in hotels for a bit has provided a much needed slow down in our pace of life.
If I ever thought we did weird things in Iowa, I’m now convinced Iowa was far more “normal” then this. Yesterday our process for decontamination at the hotel and then at the new rental car involved two changes of clothes and showering/washing exposed skin. It felt like something out of a spy movie. Today’s laundry didn’t draw any attention, but certainly wasn’t typical behavior for most hotel guests. I’ll post a step by step of our decontamination process in an upcoming post for those who are interested. For now, enjoy some pictures of us being weird at the hotel.