On Day #870 I was ‘nudged’ to buy a swimsuit even though I haven’t worn one for 5-6 years. The next day we received a Gift Certificate from a friend for a stay at Miracle Springs Spa. It had to be used within a month. Today we used the swimsuit and the Certificate.
We began our trip by fueling the van. Found two dirt pennies at the gas station. (Coins #1&2)
Doc had not yet found any coins, so he cruised the high school parking lot. Two dimes, three pennies. (Coins #3-7). One penny was a Sit-N-Find.
We arrived at the hotel around 1 PM. Official check in was not until 4 PM. What to do? Lunch and Penny Finding of course! So we explored Desert Hot Springs.
The nearest 7-11 was just across the street. Three pennies to be found there. (Coins #8-10). Lunch was at Sidewinders Café. A very local old place. As I was ordering my food I noticed a penny under a nearby table. (Coin #11). After lunch we cruised the town. There was another 7-11. One penny there. (Coin #12).
Our next stop was Kmart. I forgot to pack sunscreen and knew it would cost more at the spa. Sure enough $5 at Kmart, $16 at the spa. (I couldn’t help checking the price at the spa gift shop). When Doc walked into Kmart he immediately spotted a silver. I collected a penny. Then Doc found another dime in almost the same spot when departing! I must have walked right past it. (Coins #13-15).
We had time in the pool and a lovely dinner. Went for a short moonlit walk. Returned to the hotel lobby. I checked emails for a few moments while Doc sat patiently and watched me. Until he spotted a penny under the table, then he was all action!! (Coin #16).
By then it was 9 PM. Doc got into pajamas and watched TV. I went to the lobby to read, people watch, research fireplace inserts and embroider.
Total: 16 Coins P (12), N (0), D (4), Q (0) = $0.52