Monday, June 07, 2010

A NICE WORKING DAY CRUISING THROUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE

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AN OLD MILL ACROSS THE RIVER IN GORRIE ONTARIO....(All of today's pics were shot with my point & shoot Canon Powershot A720IS.)

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FOUND ME A NICE SHADE TREE TO PARK UNDER BETWEEN CLIENT RUNS THIS AFTERNOON

Nice to see the long shafts of early morning sunlight peeking through the pine trees.  Looks like a big bright sunny day ahead.  We need a good drying out for sure.

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RICK just hit the 100 mark on his blog 'Followers' list on Sunday.  Rumor has it he's going to invite everyone from the list out to Cowichan Bay next week for an, 'all the cookies you can eat fest.'  Yay Rick:))  Neither Rick or I care for the word 'Followers' but that is what Google has decided to call blog readers who decide to publicly 'follow' along reading Google sponsored blogs so I guess that is the way it is.  Can't be messin with Gargantuan Google you know!!  Besides, they might put a hex on the 'Cookie Fest!!'

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VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT

The folks over at RV LIFE ON WHEELS just had a new Blue Ox tow package installed on their Jeep.  The photos show a mighty fine set up & they are pleased with the results.  I think John & Judy may be explaining a little more about the set up in tonight's blog too.

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NOT OFTEN YOU SEE SIGNS LIKE THIS ANYMORE ALLOWING SWIMMING.....USUALLY IT'S 'NO SWIMMING' OR 'TRESPASSERS WILL BE EATEN!!'

Was surprised to see we had a new Follower today.  A big welcome to N & J.  Just about when I had about given up on seeing any more 'Followers' you guys rode into town & saved the day.  JERRY had left a comment on Rick's blog about their 'Follower's list hitting a plateau.  Don't feel bad Jerry, we're flat out over here on the Bonneville Salt Flats. 

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GEE, I WONDER WHY ALL THE FORMER GHOSTS LEFT TOWN!!

Now, speaking of Jerry & N & J.  Jerry is just home from the Tucson Hospital recovering from knee replacement surgery so if there is anyone in the Benson Arizona area with a hockey stick & puck, how about going over to Jerry's & getting him outside for a good old game of road hockey in the next few days.  Probably more fun than the upcoming physio he is dreading!!  And check out N & J's DIARY OF A MIDLIFE CRUISER for a younger twist on their upcoming fulltime RV adventures.  It's a blog layout with posts having a lively, light, bright & refreshingly springy feel to them.  They are excited, & literally counting down the final few days before hitting the road.  Just a little over 2 weeks to go.  Drop by & share in their enthusiasm.  Oh, & don't let the dental picture scare you.....Yikes!!

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RURAL ONTARIO

Another busy day & my mobility van travels again took me to & through small towns with names like Blyth, Londsborough, Belgrave, Bluevale, Wroxeter, Gorrie, & Fordwich.  Which witch??  The little town I grew up in was named after another small town in England, Tavistock.  About 6 miles east of my old home town is a little place called Punky Doodle's Corner.  I have no idea what country Punky Doodlers come from.  Do you suppose some of the young ruffians there might be called Doodle Punks.  If there was a pet grooming place maybe they would even do Poodle Dunks:))  I better knock this off & get out of here.....me thunks!!

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<<<< MENNONITE HORSE & BUGGY TRACKS IN THE SOFT GRAVEL NEAR THE TOWN OF GORRIE

GROANER'S CORNER:((  And did you know a skeleton is nothing more than a bunch of bones with the person scraped off!!

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9 comments:

  1. I don't think Ireland has much over your part of Ontario - I counted darned near 40 shades of green in your pictures tonight!

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  2. Jeez, about the "cookie fest" rumour in Cowichan Bay this weekend? Who starts these kinds of rumours anyway? Any idea?

    I guess we better get busy baking just in case anyone decides to come all the way over to the Island just for a cookie(s)!

    I really like that picture of the 'old mill across the river'.

    And as for the "former Ghost Town"? What happened? The ghosts couldn't make a go of it?

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  3. So you think I resemble CRAZY HORSE do you? I don't know whether to be complimented or insulted!!! LOL

    Hey I hit 100 about a week or so ago,,,believe its 107/108 by now..

    regards
    Chief Crazy Mike

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  4. Punky Doodle's Corner? That's a good one alright. Down here in the states we have some funny named towns also. Two that come to mind are Muleshoe, Texas and Greasy Corner, Arkansas. Haven't been to either one yet. Might have to plan on that in the future.

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  5. So much to say, so little space. Your rural Ontario pictures are delightful. Love to be there and see it with you, but I'm sure you'll keep posting pictures.

    About town names, some years ago my brother gave me a book about strange town names. The author traveled to these little towns and met with the locals, including their stories in the book. One town was called "Gas," and the book's title, naturally, was Passing Gas.

    Other towns include Toadsuck, AR, which I haven't been to, but Margie talks about Mule Shoe, Texas. We've been through there! Even took a picture of the post office!

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  6. HI Al
    I have been reading your blog for over a year andjust now have taken the time to sign on. Your blog is always interesting and has some great photos, keep up the good work!! very enjoyable. I live in so ca and dream of being able to travel when I retire.

    A while ago you were discussing the use of a tripod for your cameras, I found a couple easy quick and cheap ways of getting similar results without the space or time it takes to set a tripod up, you may already know of these but just in case- 1st I had my wife sew me a cotton bag about 6 x 10 inches and I filled it with dried split peas, makes for a stable platform to set the camera or the second thing I have is a pair of vise grips and I welded a flat head screw on top of the curved nose and another on the flat surface which threads into the base of the camer and if I am in the field you can attach it to a fence post etc. just some thoughts. again keep the blogs coming. good luck

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  7. You were cracking me up with your blog post :) I'm not crazy about the term "follower" either. Makes me think of people shaving their heads and wanting to drink the kool-aid.

    Oh, and thanks for giving my blog a plug. I was planning on doing a little jig when I hit 50 "followers"...there goes the F-word again!

    Anyway, the point of this comment is to let you know I enjoy reading your blog. I imagine you write like you talk, and it's really funny!

    Looking forward to reading more from you,

    Nellie
    http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com/

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  8. We still cannot comment on Mozilla and have to go to Internet Explorer, which is really slow..Great pictures of the countryside! We love Canada and haven't spent much time in Ontario...As for the cookies...I'll bring the milk!!!!

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