June 15 . . . a Monday
Initially, we had wanted to do something on Monday before returning home, but I think we were just too tired. We tried to at least relax at camp a little bit and did make a pot of tea. We were going to take showers before we left as we felt all icky, but with everything packed in the car, when we got to the shower house, hubby said to keep driving. We would clean up at home. We decided to drive the three miles, which seemed much more than three miles by the time we found it, to Bagnell Dam.
It seems dams are always touted as tourist spots, but we find them very boring. This is the view when we turned around to drive back over the dam and it was not even very exciting. There was an interesting looking strip of stores and it might have been interesting to eat and view the dam, but otherwise, we do not care about shopping as shopping is not our kind of vacation.
We could not decide whether to drive to St. Louis and back down highway 55 or to cut threw the back roads. At the last minute, I decided to cut through the back roads and in the end, it only shaved off about six minutes of time. It is so crazy to me to think to go such a longer distances but still keep time.
We got home around 1:30 p.m. and I felt so icky and tired I went straight for the hot soaking bath while hubby unpacked and put the tent back up for cleaning out. I fell asleep in the tub several times, but every time hubby slammed the back door, I woke back up. Then hubby took a bath and I wanted to do some unpacking, but was so tired I ended up taking a nap on the bed. Our day is getting away from us and we were glad we had come on home instead of finding something else to visit.
I got up and managed to unpack my suitcase and a few other things, but I just could not motivate myself to do much. I got on my old laptop and tried to type a bit, but the keyboard does not work well as sometimes the space bar sticks and I have to backspace and hit it again. Plus, I was still working on installing updates on that old laptop. I managed to find some emails for recent purchases that I may have lost on the new computer and downloaded them, only to find my unzipping program was not installed on this computer. I had trouble downloading ExtractNow as Chrome kept blocking the download as a bad file. I finally tried another browser and got it downloaded, but then the install failed. I found a different download site and got it installed, but I was a bit afraid that it might be a bad file, although I had trusted it for so many years.
I managed to check all the DigiHop downloads to make sure they were accessible and shared a few times on Facebook. By this time, I'm frustrated with my old slow laptop.
The (for pay) cleaning job was one that I had to force myself to get up and go do.
We tried to watch a little t.v. on the smart t.v. as we could not do it from my laptop that was in the shop.
We had eaten McDonald's on the trip home, so we had some popcorn. The house has almost no food in it. We went to bed early. It felt like it was a wasted day. We thought about going to the pool before we got home, but we could not even make that happen.