Finally, a break from the humidity. Cloudy skies this morning so it's also a break from the hot piercing sun. A very welcome change indeed. Checked the computer weather map & it looks like some rain headed our way maybe overnight & clearing by morning.
AL'S ON THE HUNT FOR BIRD'S AGAIN
We decided not to put the roof on the Jeep this morning because the weather is looking ok for Monday now. I have to work tomorrow so didn't want to drive to Clinton & leave the open Jeep parked outside for 5 or 6 hours when not sure about the weather. If one of those gully swamping rain fronts came in across the lake it would fill the Jeep full of water in no time & I would have to put on a scuba suit just to drive the Jeep home. And, if my legs were any shorter I would have had to use a snorkel as well!!
DUCK WEED SWAMP
Kelly's working today so with an eye to the sky I Jeeped myself down to Mitchell to visit my Uncle Harry for a couple of hours. I debated whether to take the bike or the Jeep but figured if I was going to get caught in some rain it would be better to have a Jeep with no roof rather than a motorcycle with no roof. Harry's doing pretty good & we watched some golf for a couple hours. When I left, it was sprinkling rain but the further west I traveled the less sprinkles came down & I was fine. Didn't even get my hair wet.
I WOULD TELL YOU THIS IS A FULL GROWN MALE DWARF BALD EAGLE BUT JUDY & EMMA WOULD BE RIGHT ON MY CASE:))
The Jeep did teach me another lesson today though. I like traveling the gravel country roads & in a 'normal' vehicle with 'normal' suspension a series of pot holes doesn't present a problem but with a short wheel based vehicle & a tight suspension it is a whole different story. I didn't see the potholes until I was into them & in a split second I was nearly airborne, inverted, & headed off north to Alaska. Regained control in the second split second & slowed down. Lesson learned......no likkity split driving on bumpy country roads with a Jeep TJ....No Sireeeeeee!!
DODGING A FEW RAINDROPS ON THE WAY HOME TODAY
A year ago this week-end was the Ford Thunderbird car show here in Bayfield. I was reminded of that today when I saw a couple of T-Birds on the road. You can see my photos of last year's Birds here... THUNDERBIRD
And it was a year ago last week-end that I took a bunch of Corvette photos at the same place. Clan Gregor Square, Bayfield. Check out ...CORVETTE
MY SON SEAN & I LAST SUMMER (I'm the shorter guy:))
Randy, from THE ROAD RUNNER CHRONICLES is staying in a beautiful area about 3 or 4 hours north of where we live here in Bayfield. He recently toured the Cypress Lake area in the Bruce Peninsula National Park. The Georgian Bay shoreline is beautiful along there with it's high cliffs, inlets, crystal clear water, grottos, caves, forests & large rock formations. We have camped at Cypress Lake several times & one time when up there on a photo shoot with some fellow Fanshaw College photo students years ago I had a bear encounter. No bear pics but I did get pics of 2 shredded tents. I did do a blog about the 2 bears brushing up against my Class B van in the night but can't locate the blog.....not even with my own search bar:(( Back in those days there was no such thing as digital photography so all my photos were done on 35mm slide film & yes I have about 47 ka-zillion million slides stored in carousel's scattered around here. Can't show you any pics from that great scenic area but Randy can, so be sure to check out his site for a look at the Georgian Bay shoreline.
I THINK AN ASTEROID PLUMMETED INTO THE POND BESIDE ME THIS MORNING
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg even though you are slightly cracked. And, last week engineer's Bubba and Ray were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. 'We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole,' said Bubba, 'but we don't have a ladder.' The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down. Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took a measurement & announced, 'Eighteen feet, six inches,' and walked away. Ray shook his head and laughed. 'Ain't that just like a woman! We ask for the height and she gives us the length!'
Bubba and Ray are currently doing government work supervising some major projects in Washington.
Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains un-awakened
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