Phoenix, Arizona. Relaxtion in the sun.

Earl and I haven’t done much today. And that’s on purpose. I just got back from lounging by the pool, soaking up some desert sun and trying to get rid of the “lily white”/pasty look I’m famous for.

It’s not working so well.

Now I’m medium rare, pink on the outside with a warm center. Having lived with this complexion for the past 37+ years, I know my fun in the sun limits, so I’m not worried about having a bad sunburn. I just won’t let it happen.

We did do a little bit of shopping, picking up a few shirts and pairs of shorts at a local Super K-mart (I miss Super K-mart. So much better than Super Wal*Mart). I also picked up a new pair of sunglasses as the pair I had picked up in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. back in March were making my nose break out. I guess that’s why they were only six bucks, the gritty nose piece was free of charge.

We also went to the laundromat and caught up on laundry in less than 90 minutes. Traveling light and occasionally doing laundry is so much easier than lugging a closet full of clothes in the back of the Jeep. The laundromat was clean and state of the art, requiring the use of an internal debit card that you recharge when needed, for all of the machines there. They had free wireless internet access too, I wish I had brought the PowerBook along. Who needs an internet cafe when you can do the same thing at the laundromat with a computer, a box of Tide and a bottle of Fresca?

Now I’m going to relax from relaxing in the sun and get ready for the evening festivities.