Day 43, 7/11/15, Saturday
Weather: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60s.
Following a delicious New Jersey style pork roll, egg, and cheese breakfast we drove into Homer to a pharmacy. Paul’s medication had run out and we needed to have it refilled.
We discovered earlier this morning that we were low on propane. Since the stove, refrigerator, heater (we use the heater every night), and generator require this gas, we were lucky to find a convenient location on the way into Homer and got the tank filled.
Well, as we pulled into the pharmacy parking lot, Paul confidently took out his wallet to retrieve his prescription card and found that he did not have it or his health insurance card. This turned out to be very shocking because he had everything else that he carries along with these cards. Did he misplace them in the RV, did he loose them somewhere during the vacation, or did he leave them at home? After going through everything in the RV it was evident that they were not with us. Fortunately, Beth was going to be at our house later today and she was able to quickly find the cards. Obviously, this was a big relief for Paul and a sincere thank you to Beth. The pharmacist in the TrueValue (yes they actually have a pharmacy in the hardware store, a Hallmark Gold Crown store and a quilt shop too!) was able to contact the insurance directly and fill the prescription.
On the way back to the campground, we did some brief food shopping. Then we stopped at a farmers’ market for fruits and veggies. A number of the booths have local made jewelry and other handcrafts and some local vegetables. Gail was hoping to find potatoes and salad stuff. These products were a little different. White fan mushrooms, squash blossoms, some different looking scallion type veggie, etc. Rhubarb is popular (not with us!), no other fruits. Also we looked for honey again and still none. A vendor told us that Alaska does not have bees. She said mosquitoes pollinate the plants?
The remainder of the day was spent taking things easy. Because we are enjoying this campground and the Homer Spit so much, we will probably stay here another day.
G & P