NOT ALL OUR FRONT YARD BIRDS HAVE FEATHERS:))
An unexpected light rain shower had me outside in my jammies about 5:30 this morning rolling up Jeep windows & closing RV & shed doors. Whenever little Cora hears rain she nervously anticipates the coming of Mr. Big Bad Thunder Monster but she needn't have worried this morning. It was just a nice pleasant early morning gentle shower that soon passed.
How nice modern technology has made some things more convenient. Yesterday, Kelly was able to add 80 more songs to her 1000 song capacity thumb drive. She then simply took the thumb drive out & plugged it into the USB port of the newer radio in our Santa Fe & Walla, music galore. No more having to burn CD's & how convenient to have so much music on a small device like a Thumb Drive. Of course your vehicle's radio has to have that USB port capability. Our 2006 Jeep's older radio doesn't have that feature but I'm just glad I can easily use my IPod to play through the Jeeps sound system with the simple addition of a cigarette lighter adapter.
Forgot to mention that me & the Kid wrestled over a foot long hot dog on Friday. As has been the tradition ever since we moved to Bayfield nearly 9 years ago I generally have myself a foot long hot dog once a year at our local summer Woodlands drive-in ice cream & hamburger place. I missed my hot dog this past Spring but yesterday I had a hankering for a foot long so off me & the Kid went in the Jeep. Of course Cora always thinks she should get the Lions share of whatever we get & of course I always think I should get the Lions' share so it is quite a tussle we two have sometimes in the front seat of the Jeep:)) Kinda like two Seagulls fighting over a French Fry in a parking lot!!
WHY IS THAT FOOT LONG TAKING SO LONG DAD??
Today we welcome Jerry as our latest Blog Follower. I'm assuming it was you Jerry who sent us the nice email this morning. Thank you, & welcome to our Bayfield Bunch blog & travels. Am wondering if that is a picture of Widget:))
Kelly came across another fellow RV'ers blog this morning that is so sad. A full timing couple's ongoing dream was shattered a month ago when one of them was lost on a tragic white water rafting trip. HOWETH'S TRAVELS
Saturday's are always Kelly's busiest days at DEERPARK LODGE so me & the Kid Jeeped ourselves up to Goderich this morning for a few groceries. Our local Bayfield Supermarket is generally swamped on summer weekends. I don't mind grocery shopping at all....if I am by myself. When Kelly & are traveling I generally go in with her & push the cart around, but it's a stretch!! I like the 'cash back' feature some of our grocery stores have & if I'm a little short on cash I generally try to combine some grocery shopping with 'cash back.' Saves me the extra stop of having to run into downtown Goderich & go directly to our bank. Anytime I can avoid any extra traffic is fine with me.
Of course Motor wasn't going to let me get away without making a Burrito stop so as we headed south out of town I was unceremoniously barked right into the McDonald's Drive-Thru lineup. Every trip through here is the same. Soon as I pull up to the microphone to order, the barking starts, so as usual I just let her do the ordering again this morning. It's just easier & less stressful for me that way. We were soon up to the wicket, Motor grabbed our stuff & we were on our way with just one remaining stop for gas. Of course Motor likes this stop as well because she knows the attendants hand out doggy treats & for sure she saw to it that she got her treat!! We were soon on the road again rolling through our beautiful rural countryside.
PLACING THE ORDER
APPROACHING THE WINDOW & ......... 'THE GRAB!!' (CANON POWERSHOT A730)
Half a dozen or so blogs ago I posted about the first digital camera I ever had. Found a photo of that camera in my 2002 files & as I had thought, it was a Hewlitt-Packard. This 1 megapixel camera is the only one I had until buying a Fuji 535 in 2006.
FIRST DIGITAL CAMERA...2002
My second digital camera, a Fuji was the best point & shoot I have had to date. Liked it better than either of the two Canon Point & Shoots I now have. There was no shutter lag with the Fuji & it had a viewfinder. It was not overloaded with a lot of fancy bells & whistles & I remember the image as being sharper. Although my Canon SX210 is easy to carry around I am not impressed with the image quality or the annoying shutter lag. I figure that shutter lag is caused by having to gather way too much unnecessary electronic information about the photo it is taking.
The rest of the day was uneventful because the humidity had built up again & I wasn't going outside in that miserable stuff. Watched some 'Tank Battles' on the History channel but after 3 hours I was definitely suffering battle fatigue & had to beat a strategic retreat out to my workshop for a short while to do some meaningful puttering. Wasn't long & the humidity drove me back inside again. Interspersed between Tank Battles & puttering I had me some Motor snuggles & a few light dozes in my chair.
And, that was it was for another summer Saturday here in our quiet little Pine forested 5 Seasons Estates Park in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
BLUE JAY (NIKON D40 AT 300mm)
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A bus load of politicians were driving down a country road one afternoon, when all of a sudden, the bus ran off the road and crashed into a tree in an old farmer's field.
Seeing what happened, the old farmer went over to investigate. He then proceeded to dig a hole and bury the politicians.
A few days later, the local sheriff came out, saw the crashed bus, and asked the old farmer, "Were they all dead?"
The old farmer replied, "Well, some of them said they weren't, but you know how them politicians lie."
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