After that, we loaded up the laundry and headed to the laundromat. All went well until we loaded into a dryer that was not working and lost our first $.75. I called the number that was posted and was told that they would refund the money by mail. Is it worth it? Damn right it is. We finished, folded, took it home and put it away.
I let Frisco out and then Tom and I took off for a drive and a few stops along US-10 and the towns of Big Lake, Elk River, and Anoka. Tom was out of reading materials, so our first stop was at a thrift store in Big Lake - a nice little shop with very reasonable prices. Our next stop was at the Tractor Supply store in Elk River where we filled our propane tank and stocked up on dog food. Tom has researched and found Tractor Supply to have the best prices on propane and this one was $.20 less than what they were saying online. Still heading east, about 14 miles down the road is a Costco where I scheduled an appointment to have my eyes checked and we bought one of their broasted chickens (a deliciously great deal for $4.99) and a case of water.
On our way back home, the skies darkened and we heard a weather warning on the radio for severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, and possible hail for our area. We made it home safely and found that many of the sites in our park have lakefront property. I mixed a drink, fed Frisco, cut up the chicken, served up some salad and enjoyed every bite.