After two weeks in Belmont, Edd and I still didn’t have a plan for afterwards. We had settled into a comfortable routine at Remy’s.
We blamed it on the transmission meltdown. We’d planned on visiting Yosemite, King’s Canyon, and the wine country before we got to Rem’s. Now that we were next to the ocean, returning to the mountainous east side of the state seemed arduous.
So we just stayed another weekend at Remy’s!
On Friday morning, Edd and I ventured north to Muir Woods National Monument. We crossed the Golden Gate Bridge again. We couldn’t believe how different it looked (or didn’t look) in the fog. Also, Mom and Dad, the bill for the bridge toll may come to your house soon. I forgot to pay it online!
At Muir Woods, it took an hour to fend off aggressive drivers and find a parking spot. The van also had a tough time going uphill. We watched the needle on our new temperature gauge sway to the right.
But once we got walking through the rocket-shaped Redwood trees, all that testosterone-driven traffic was forgotten. It was good to be outdoors again.
For some reason we took the goofiest photos that day. A contrast to the solemn, ancient trees, perhaps.
Back in Belmont, cupid was working hard. Remy had recently signed up for an online dating service so he could dip his toes back into the dating pool.
When he started talking to a girl on the site, Edd suggested we make him a cake! To new possibilities!
On Saturday, Remy went on his first date with the same girl! He bought some sweets and we made him a thermos of tea to take. We were rooting for him, but he was nervous, so Edd did his best to take his mind off of it with a game of Mario Kart.
When he came back, Remy didn’t think the relationship had much potential, but we made him another cake anyway. To new beginnings!
On Sunday, we played nine holes of golf at a pretty casual Par 3 course called Emerald Hills. A round was $16 and a set of clubs was $10. It was a hot day, the course was hilly, and Remy, a left-hander, was playing with the wrong clubs. But Edd and I were in heaven. We didn’t think we’d be able to afford to play the whole trip! And I beat the little pants off those boys!
Monday. Edd took our van to get the brake pads changed. He went to a couple of shops specializing in RV repair, but they all wanted at least $600. Auto Care ended up charging us just $400, and they were done in a few hours.
Eventually we decided to leave Remy’s the following day and head north to a few vineyards. Edd said we had probably made enough of a mark on Remy’s apartment, with all of the new tables. Haha.
It was hard to say goodbye after feeling at home here for so long. But as we ended our chapter together, Remy was just beginning a new one. To new adventures!