Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Shopping, Rain, HRM Problem Resolution

This is day TWO of crappy weather.  The climate in Bend in June is flaky.  The first couple of days we were here it was in the 80's, today's high was 58 and it rained off and on all day.  The weather must improve.  We've had two days of walking around shopping areas by way of entertaining ourselves.  This is not good.
Here we have REI in the Old Mill District.  This area used to be a lumber mill, now it is upscale shopping, restaurants and movie theaters.  The hiking boots I bought at REI went back yesterday.  Gortex lined hikers are just too hot for Tucson. In their stead, I ordered up two pair off the internet.  We'll see.

Today we hit the Columbia Outlet store at the Bend Factory Stores mall.  This is a great store, really good prices.  I am wearing my new t shirt and my new capris.  Right after I took the picture I put my flannel pants and sweat shirt back on.  Someday, somewhere, it will be warm again.

We called Garmin yesterday about the heart rate monitors.  We learned that each watch must be paired with a chest strap.  There is a significant number of button pushes on the watch to make this happen, sort of like pairing a blue tooth phone to your car.  Nowhere is this fact called out in the manual that comes with the HRM.  The person on the phone was quire knowledgeable and very pleasant.  We haven't tried them yet, since it's been raining ever since, but hopefully we'll be able to used them at the same time.  It's good that we called instead of returning them to REI.
Tomorrow morning we're having new slide toppers installed on the bus.  The current crop have been on there since 2006 and they're getting thin from all the UV exposure.  They keep the sun off the slide seals running across the top of the slide, so they're a good thing to have.
Other than this pitiful posting, I have zippity-doo-dah all to report.


  1. All you have to do is start east and you'll be heading back to that wonderful 58 degree weather. How does 90's with a dew point in the high 60's sound. Not fun!!! I haven't missed wet skin at all!

  2. The weather's been kind of dreary up here on Vancouver Island too. Hopefully, it'll start to get better soon. Good luck with those heart monitors.