OK, first the car gets a good spray of high-power water

OK, first the car gets a good spray of high-power water

The line between indoors and outdoors blurs sometimes, doesn’t it?

For example, is washing the car an indoor or outdoor activity?  Some might say that you opened the door and walked outside to reach your car, opened the car door and sat inside, then visited the car wash where you either a) opened the car door and got outside to high-power wash the car yourself (in which case in would definitely be an outdoor adventure unless the garage doors remained closed) or b) sat within the car and let the car wash do all the work.  In which case it’s iffy whether this could be considered an outdoor activity by any stretch.

I certainly wouldn’t count it as the day’s activity, but I liked taking pictures during the soapy sudsy experience.  Especially since the car wash took place at a business called the “Wilderness Car Wash” complete with fiberglass deer and bear out front.  I’m sorry to have forgotten to take photos of the animals for you.

Bubbly soap action covers the front window

Bubbly soap action covers the front window

Today’s actual outdoor adventure (and the reason I’m using car wash photos from this weekend, for goodness sake) involved sitting on the deck and talking with friends while we sipped ice water, ice tea and hot tea, depending on who you were.  The company actually was Cheri and AJ, folks I met through this blog.  They own a place down the road a bit.  We enjoyed some time getting to know one another.

More soapy streaking bubbles

More soapy streaking bubbles

Tonight might also be spent outdoors.  Nancy is hosting book club at 6:30.  She’s one of my friends with magnificent gardens.  It’s  a potluck.  I am bringing some sort of rice-black bean-pico de gallo-corn salad.  It is a sad fact that the California women aren’t coming to book club anymore, as they like my food.  Some of the others very cautiously put a portion on their plates and say polite things. 

My personal favorite photo of the day

My personal favorite photo of the day

Back to car washing.  How many folks wash their cars by hand in the driveway?  With a good hose and bucket of suds?  Anyone a fan of this method of car-cleaning?  That would definitely qualify as an outdoor adventure.

Time to rinse

Time to rinse

Want to know a secret?  We don’t wash our cars very much.  Alas.  They have to look really dirty before we’ll go to the car wash.  When they suddenly strike you as looking absolutely filthy, you put your $7.00 in the machine and let the specially-treated water do its stuff.  It is especially good in the under carriage department.

A final rinse and blow dry and we're outa here!

A final rinse and blow dry and we're outa here!

Thank you for joining me in the car wash.  I hope this was interesting to you.  Now go check your car.  Is it filthy?  Is it time for a wash?

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