Friday, June 6, 2008
Virtues of Laundromats
Laundromats don't rank high in my list of places to spend time, but as I learned when our water went out last fall, they can be a peaceful place to hide from phone calls and computers. Today I discovered another virtue of laundromats: they are warm and dry. Yesterday the kids got soaked playing in the surf and the rain, and we had no good way to get their jeans dry. This morning, after a cold night of rain, everything was damp and chilly. I had planned to spend a couple hours at a laundromat today anyway, at the halfway point in our trip, and the all-day rain made it a welcome stop. We found a laundromat in Tillamook and enjoyed spending an hour and a half in a warm, dry place; even better was getting all the towels and jeans really dry. Dry clothes makes it easier to face more rain and another damp night.