Wednesday, September 21, 2011



Had another one of those great September days with warm sunshine, a cooling breeze and 70F temperatures.  Nature’s way of healing whatever ails ya.  So nice to see touches of colors beginning to appear along our forest path.  In about 3 weeks our countryside will be ablaze as Autumn’s paint brush turns our landscape into a fiery blaze of colors.

Most of my morning was spent in and around the Motor Home.  Moved the Sirius Satellite radio out of the Jeep back into the rig for the winter again.  Quite a jarring shock to have the Jeeps radio playing commercial ram jam radio again.  UGH, how awful is that!!DSC_0026

And, strong orders from headquarters this morning concerning the photo of Kelly and her Lobster and eggs benedict in Tuesday’s post.  It was OK to show the food but not the food person in that particular photo and if I knew what was good for me I would crop the food person out poste haste!!   Of course always being in a state of agitated confusion about knowing what's good for me I decided in this case I had better smarten up and listen to what I was being told for a change.  Photo has been cropped accordingly...close call:((


To answer a commenter's question in Tuesday's blog...."I have only one question about that Inn. Where are all the people? Were you there before opening time? Or was it just because it was a weekday."  Bayfield is a very touristy little villa during the summer with many people in town but that changes after the September Labour Day week-end.  Still a fair few people in town on the week-ends while the good weather lasts but during the week things are pretty quiet again.  And, especially in the mornings.  Personally, I like it with less people or no people in a dining room.  Nice and quiet with much less, or no clattering and chattering.   We could hear the nice background music and we didn't have to raise our voices to hear each other.  And, I like that:))DSC_0029

Another new Blog Follower today as 'AWorldCruise4Me' joins the Bunch.  Always encouraging to see new folks come aboard and we extend our thanks and appreciation for your interest:))

It always distresses me when I come across emails from people I had meant to respond to and forgot.  Saw another one this morning dating back to 09 from Ron K in Grand Bend saying they were going to be in the Yuma area where we were and hoped to drop around and say hello.  The email came into our little used Yahoo account and I have no recollection of ever seeing it.  In fact I have a lot of emails that I may or may not have responded to these past few years.  Maybe not a big deal for a lot folks, but then again, I am not a lot of folks and the thoughts of missing or forgetting to respond to a reader’s email is always a concern to me.


Our good, and long time neighbour Monica took Kelly and I out for supper tonight.   That was twice in one week we have ate out and must be some kind of at home record for us.  Usually the only time we ever eat out is when we are traveling from point A to point B.  On our longer journeys to or from the southwest we kind of like to start our days of at Cracker Barrel sometimes or just grab a morning egg McMuffin from McDonalds while on the run.  Heard on the CBC today that Tim Horton’s coffee has just opened up a coffee shop in Dubai.  Report went on to say they have 3000 locations in Canada and about 600 in the States.  However, the one’s in the States are not proving to be as successful as the coffee shops here in Canada.  Oh gee, I wonder if it has anything to do with the tiny cup sizes.  D’ya think!!  I ranted about this SMALL COFFEE CUP dilemma about a year ago.  My rant begins about half way through the post!!


GROANER’S CORNER:((  And here’s a few one liners about food….

-Overweight is something that just sort of snacks up on you.

-On April Fools Day, a mother put a fire cracker under the pancakes. She blew her stack.
-A couple of kids tried using pickles for a Ping-Pong game. They had the volley of the Dills.
-The four food groups: Fast, Frozen, Instant, and Chocolate.
-A friend got some vinegar in his ear, now he suffers from pickled hearing.
-Sign in restaurant window: "Eat now - Pay waiter."
-I thought you were trying to get into shape?  I am, the shape I've selected is a triangle.


-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.

-Until one has loved an Animal, their soul remains un-awakened.


The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.


  1. I really miss the fall colors shown in a couple of your pictures this evening. There is no substitute for four seasons, including snow!

  2. Only a bit of yellow here and there in these here hills. It was in the 80*s today. Hot and dry.

  3. Congratulations you have 333 Blog Followers. Good sign !

  4. You only eat out occasionally?? What about all those burritos with the mouse? Don't they count? :)

  5. I'm in good shape -- "round" is a shape right? sorry just had to add that! and love your fall foliage shots! -- Martha

  6. Well, I'm somewhat relieved to see I'm not the only one who has to be careful about whom I put in my photos. I don't have the rules posted off in one corner of the screen, but photos of my wife are a no-no. And then of course I can't give out too much other information about work...or health (unless it's mine but then who cares?) It can be a challenge. I once had to delete an entire post. *sigh* (but saved it in Live Writer. But don't tell)

  7. Glad you saw the error of your ways with the photo Al!

  8. My lady is just a bit touchy about photos, but if I take them carefully, she's OK with them. Fall color? Not any right here in Lone Pine, non that we can find, but it's coming. By November we'll have yellow leaves in Benson. And we'll be there to see them.

  9. If you follow my blogs, you know I have NO problem being in any photo..I have nothing to be vain about, and find I am more like Maxine every day of my life...But ..I have family members that threaten to confiscate my camera and cut off my wine supply if I take their picture. Always better to comply than agitate, right?
    Love your Fall colors!

  10. Your photos have such depth and color. I love them. Fabulous. Going to see your Picasso album! Come on by sometimes and take a look at mine.
    Improvement comments appreciated.

  11. The next time I get a hankering to visit Bisbee, Arizona I'm going to look at your album. You have a got a great lens and a great eye!