All is quiet here at Little Bennett Regional Park (click here to read our campground review). The Memorial Day campers are long gone, and even their trash, overflowing from the dumpsters, has been picked up. Odel is on the golf course, and I am sitting in our leafy glade, listening to old rock on the radio. Quite peaceful!
Our two-day drive from Cincinnati to Clarksburg, Maryland, 30 miles north of Washington, DC, was uneventful. We spent some of it on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a toll road with limited access, unlike most of the highways we travel. I’m not sure why we had to pay to use it ($19.70), as the surface was just as bad as the “free” interstate miles we traveled.
This isn’t a sightseeing visit. We came this far east to visit with Odel’s daughter and her family, and are otherwise doing our usual “stuff”: groceries, dealing with the mail we received in our forwarded packets, walking. The weather hasn’t been conducive for outdoor activities: hot and humid. I know everyone laughs about the westerner’s mantra, “but it’s a dry heat!” – but give me 100 degrees and dry over 88 degrees and humid any day!
In lieu of the usual travel report, I have a product review: “As Seen On TV”, Heel-Tastic.
Not long ago (after I got my pedicure in the Dallas airport), I put away my winter shoes and got out my sandals. My toes looked great, but my heels – HELP! All dried out and cracked, yellowish – you get the picture, and maybe you’ve seen it yourself on your own heels, eh? Odel’s were even worse, which I wouldn’t have thought possible.
On a trip to Target, I saw the “As Seen On TV” section, which always fascinates me – such oddball items, of such low quality, with so little chance of doing what they promise, yet they seem so inviting! A small display of Heel-Tastic sat on the shelf, calling my name. The photos! The promises! Just $9.99. I put it in my cart. I put it back. I dithered. Finally, I bought it.
We LOVE it. It comes in a stick, with a buttery texture, so is quick and easy to apply. The scent is grassy and herbal, not too medicinal, and it’s quite oily – we both have special sox we put on after applying it, or flip-flops. Odel uses it daily, I use it when I need it – and our heels look great, with even the biggest cracks healing. So, that’s what’s up with us lately – solving senior “body-image” problems. :)
We’ll be here until Sunday, when we’ll be heading north to wherever the weather is cooler. See you then!