ST MARYS (STONE TOWN) IS LOCATED ON THE BANKS OF THE THAMES RIVER
Had ourselves a dull rainy Sunday so figured it was a good time to have another go at the new Live Writer version. Fortified myself with an extras strong cup of coffee, strapped on my recliner chair & hobbled into battle.
ST MARYS is known as the town built of limestone. My photos show only a few buildings in the downtown area where I spent my time Saturday afternoon down & around the Thames river. There are many other magnificent buildings which I didn't have time to photograph so if your in the area, take yourself over to the picturesque little town of St. Marys for sure. You will likely see the tall stately church spires towering over the town before you get there. ST. MARYS is located a short half hour drive northeast of London, Ontario. If I get back that way I will concentrate my lens on the rest of the beautiful stone architecture for sure. Might be a nice assignment when the Autumn leaves are in there colored majesty:))
ARTHUR MEIGHEN was a native of St. Marys & Canada's 9th Prime Minister from 1920 to 1926. He is buried in the local St. Mary's cemetery.
Canada's 15th Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was Prime Minister of Canada from 20 April 1968 to 4 June 1979, and again from 3 March 1980 to 30 June 1984. There is a popular photo of him jumping off a diving board years ago & that photo was taken at the quarry in St. Marys. Haven't been able to locate the photo but found another one from the same place obviously taken on the same day.
MARGIE had an excellent post a couple days ago on how she feels about the RV Lifestyle in general. A good read for all RV'ers & anyone contemplating, 'thinking outside the box:))'
Had a couple of emails from a solo RV'er who spent part of his younger years in the Sulphur Springs Valley of Arizona. He's familiar with the McNeal, Douglas & Bisbee areas & that was of interest to me because the ranch we go to is near McNeal. He has bicycled across America & traveled to foreign lands. You can find Ed at THE PEREGRINATING GRAYBEARD
Charley over at THE ROLLING CONDO just got himself a new Dodge dually & would you believe they don't come with printed owner's manuals anymore. After spending thousands of dollars for a new truck, Chrysler wants him to pay an additional $50 for a printed owners manual. What is that all about!!!!!!!!
FISHING THE THAMES IN DOWNTOWN ST MARYS
Don't know what the big feud was all about between our desktop computer & the Picasa Photo program last night but they have somehow made up & are once again working perfectly well again today. Pals:))
As our weather pattern slowly begins it's early annual transition from summer to fall I can feel my thought patterns transitioning right along with it. As the night time air cools, the dew becomes heavier on the grass in the mornings. The crickets take on a different sound & the summer birds are not as vocal as they begin their early preparation stage for fall migrations. The air is becoming quieter. It is time for some of us Snow Birds to begin our early planning stages as well. I like the tinge of apprehensive excitement in the air as thoughts begin to turn away from the boredom of summer to the planning & traveling stages of Autumn. Although still early, I love that sense of planning. Time to have a look at some maps & Atlas's. MapQuest for some possible new routes. Check the Mountain Directory. Just sitting down with all our Southwest atlas's is excitement in itself. The interest & enthusiasm returns as I begin lining up some projects for the rig. Bins to be cleaned re-organized. An external speaker project, some redecorating, a few small things to be straightened up & fixed. New tire prices to be checked, non-working hydraulic jack problem to be looked at, broken window blind to be replaced, kitchen electrical plug not working, Awwww yes, Autumn is finally in the air alright:))
And how did I make out with Win 7 & the new version of Live Writer today?? DON'T ASK!!!!
THIS OLD QUARRY IS A POPULAR FISHING, SWIMMING, & SCUBA DIVING SPOT
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The Teacher & her Class:
TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America .
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD: H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
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TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
Glen: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with 'I.'
MILLIE: I is...
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'
TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the ax in his hand.
TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.
TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, teacher, it's the same dog.
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher
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