Watervale Bingo Days 5: We're half-way there!

Tuesday was an exciting day here at Watervale. It was windy, rainy, and chilly. I believe that the high was about 59, which meant that I actually put on socks. I'll have you know that, although it was tempting, I did not wear them with my flip flops. I even slept in a wool hat, a sweatshirt and socks, although I kicked the socks off during the night. Please don't misunderstand, I am not complaining about Tuesday at all.

The worst day at Watervale always beats the best day anywhere else.

It's time to mark your Watervale Bingo cards. If you're just starting to play now, be sure to check out the previous summaries for boxes you can mark (here and here).

Tuesday - Day 5

First, I slept in skipping breakfast because I had a migraine. (Mark your Bingo Card for skipping breakfast, not the migraine). It was wonderful. I loved getting a couple of extra hours of sleep. I didn't love that I still only got 7 hours and 38 of sleep. So close and yet so far.

When I finally got up, I spent some time working on a few job applications. Fingers crossed on those.

Mid-afternoon I was feeling restless and realized I hadn't eaten all day, so I ran into town to find some lunch. I ended up at El Berto's Taqueria, Elberta's newest restaurant. Although only open during the summer and between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., El Berto's is my new go-to for a quick and delicious lunch on the go while at Watervale. They make everything with fresh local ingredients, right in front of you, and at very reasonable prices, plus many of their items are vegan and/or gluten-free. They also serve Northwoods Soda, which I found to be delicious. Check out their menu. Mark your Bingo Card!

As I tooled around downtown Frankfort, I noticed a significant break in the cloud bank and began to hope for a glorious sunset. The temperature was increasing and the winds were dying down, all good signs for the evening.

Returning to Watervale, I found my cousin Betsy and her husband Andy had arrived in time for dinner and to spend the evening with us. It was a lovely mini-family reunion and fun sharing our Watervale history with them. They were enthralled with Watervale and hope to return.

After dinner, we all headed to the Big Beach to watch the sunset and were not disappointed. It was stunning, as usual. Sunset #2 of 3 needed to mark your card. I didn't make my steps goal, but I did have my 4th day of 64 ounces of water (just 1 more day and you can mark both the sunset and water square).

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