RANDY & AL WITH PAM CHECKING A MAP INSIDE THE COACH
The overnight rain & slightly cooler weather front took a big chunk out of the recent oppressive high humidity & our day was slightly less muggy. Emphasis on 'slightly less muggy.'
RANDY & KELLY DART ACROSS THE BUSY HIGHWAY
Message on Facebook this morning from Randy Warner from, THE ROADRUNNER CHRONICLES saying they would be rolling through Bayfield on their journey north somewhere around noon. We had been in touch a couple weeks ago so we knew they would be heading into our neighborhood. Only place we could think of with a parking lot big enough for a large motorhome with a car on back was a place called the 'Docks' just off highway 21. Randy phoned when they got to Grand Bend so we knew they would be in Bayfield in about 25 minutes. Kelly & I drove over to the Docks & found the parking lot full of cars. The Docks is a restaurant & it was lunch hour!! We saw Randy & Pam come over the bridge & one look told him he was not going to get into that parking lot. Randy threw a blinker on & pulled over to the side of the road. It was a Friday & the highway was busy but he jumped out & came across the road to where Kelly & I were. A quick handshake & the 3 of us hustled back across the highway to the safety of their Allegro Bus Motor Home.
PAM & KELLY IN THE ROADRUNNER
Met Pam inside & we all had ourselves a quick RV chin wag for about 20 minutes. Covered a few of the normal bases such as computers, routers, phones, routes & destinations, etc. We knew Randy & Pam had a ways to go yet today so didn't want to hold them up alongside the road. Slipped outside for some more pics, handshakes & goodbyes. Kelly & I were no sooner back across the increasingly busy highway & Randy had the Allegro Bus wheels rolling. Grabbed a few last pics as he hit the big diesel air horn & they were northbound & gone. Been following Randy's blog for about a year now so it was nice to finally meet the person behind the keyboard. Nice fellow.
RANDY EXPLAINING HIS ROUTER SETUP
Later in the day Kelly tracked down an unsuspecting Jeep owner. She had noticed a jeep wrangler parked at the Tucker Communications Office in Bayfield different times during working hours & because of the problems I'm having trying to figure out the hard & soft top dilemma she went in & asked the guy if he could come over after work & help her poor mechanically challenged & totally frustrated husband to get the hard top off the Jeep & the soft top on. And that's how we met Peter today.
KELLY TAKES ANOTHER DEER PARK LODGE RESERVATION
OK, fast forward................Now, it's nearly 9 p.m. & we just got home from a mud, water, mosquito & branches in your face kind of jeep foray through a heavily wooded forest near by & I will save our last '3 hour Jeep lesson for tomorrow's blog. Am just needing a little R&R at the moment. And, another coffee...... two thirds of my 7 o'clock coffee got jolted right out of it's holder & dumped into the Jeeps transfer case & I later found my top denture on the passenger side running board:)) We went a muddin!!
PETER SHOWS US HOW TO PUT THE SOFT TOP ON........'OHHHHHHH', WE HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN:((
AND PETE LEADS THE WAY THROUGH AN APPLE ORCHARD TO THE FOREST BEYOND
'OH OH'....... THIS COULD GET SERIOUS!!
GROANER'S CORNER:)) Here are 5 good tips for our fine hard working women folk......
1. It is important that a man helps you around the house and has a job.
2. It is important that a man makes you laugh.
3. It is important to find a man you can count on! And doesn't lie to you.
4. It is important that a man loves you and spoils you.
5. It is important that these four men don't know each other.
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