Tuesday, July 13, 2010




A dull overcast & 'nothing planned' sort of day.  Humidity is building again & the air is still.   Sunny warm days ahead as we plod steadily along on our way to Autumn.......& happy RV days again:))


THE 'FOR SALE' SIGNS ARE ON MANY BOATS HERE.....Left boat is top photo.

For any of you photo folks out there with a ka-million million photos scattered about on your overburdened hard drives you might want to check out RICK'S BLOG today & see how he has organized his files & photos.  For some down to earth thoughts & feelings about many aspects of the RVing lifestyle be sure to drop by MARGIE'S BLOG & get yourself acquainted with her views of life on & off the road.  LAURIE'S BLOG asks the question, "Do You Get Lonely?"  Follow her RVing thoughts from their early full timing days up to the present & see how thought patterns have changed.



A big friendly wave goes out from the Bayfield Bunch to Dan & his friends traveling from Amarillo to Mackinaw City this coming Saturday.   And to Al out there on his boat just off the Michigan shore line somewhere I say, check out the DEER PARK LODGE WEB CAM & give us a big 'Howdy' wave from way out across the lake.  To Paul over there in that New Jersey place southeast of us I say thank you for your email this morning.  Very much appreciated & am happy to hear Becky likes 'Groaner's Corner:))'.  It's people like all you folks who give bloggers like myself the incentive to stay out here kicking the old can around.  Thanks guys:))

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Long time blog follower Carol from New York State south of Lake Ontario asked about my thoughts on the Big Bend area of southern Texas a couple days ago.  Kelly & I made a 'shotgun' trip down there back in 04 during the Christmas holidays in a Ford Class C Gulf Stream.  On August 10th of last year I wrote about & included some photos of that trip & you can pick up our story about half way through the blog entitled, A LOOK BACK AT BIG BEND.  Photos aren't the best because I had just got into digital photography with a.....1 megapixel camera back then.  We have criss-crossed Texas several times through different terrains & so far Big Bend National Park & Big Bend Ranch State Park with their mountains, canyons & forest regions were the best areas of Texas we have seen.  For us, RVing is all about scenery so we do prefer the mountainous U.S. States west of Texas.



Didn't have much in the way of photos today so took a drive over to the harbor & managed to scrounge up a few dry docked sailboats nearby.


GROANER'S CORNER:((  Here are some of the perks we Seniors can look forward too....

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in us.
2. In a hostage situation we are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects us to run--anywhere.
4. People call at 9 pm and ask, did I wake you?
5. People no longer view us as a hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things we buy now won't wear out.
8. We can eat supper at 4 pm.
9. We can live without sex but not our glasses.
10. We get into heated arguments about pension plans.
11. We no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
12. We quit trying to hold our stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
13. We sing along with elevator music.
14. Our eyes won't get much worse.
15  Our investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off. 
16. Our joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
17. Our secrets are safe with our friends because they can't remember them either.
18. Our supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size. 
19. And last but not least.......We can't remember what blogger put this in his post:))

And, this one is for you Becky.......  Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night!!


  1. Not only will things we buy now not wear out, but I always stop to figure out if I will live long enough to get my money's worth!

  2. I remember those good old 1 megapixel cameras - I had one! I think it was a Kodak of some kind and the big deal was you could take pics up to 640 x 380 - Wow! Times have changed as even phones have much better cameras than that now!

  3. Great pics of all those boats. The names given boats by their owners are always interesting.

    Thanks for the shout out on your blog. I guess I'm opinionated and share those thoughts from time to time. Purpose of a personal blog I guess. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your week and I hope it doesn't get too hot for ya there in Bayfield!

  4. I love boats..If we didn't have an RV, I would want a boat..HEY..why can't we have both?? I see lots of people that are pulling their fiver, which is pulling their boat...They look like a train going down the road..Nope, don't think McGuyver would like that idea ..just a thought. Keep on bloggin!!

  5. I remember my first computer had a 50megabyte hard drive and the mouse was $79 extra, it also had one of the first color monitors, and the total price was$1299.00. Lokk what you get today for that kind of money. I think my first point & shoot camera was a Kodak with 3.2 megapixels and that lasted until about two years ago when Donna bought the Lumix we have with 7megapixels, the new Canon is 12.7 megapixels.Were holding onto the mLumix so Donna and I both can have our own camera. What a jump in technology.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  6. With all those boats for sale, is there anyone left on the water?

  7. Your boat pictures are good examples of your keen photographer's eye. Many of us will take a picture of a boat from over there somewhere, and try to make it better with software. You stand up real close and trace the sensuous curves of her underside. (I like that thought!)

  8. These boats need to be on the water very soon.