OUR MOTORHOME JUST SEEMS TO GROW BIGGER & BIGGER EVERY YEAR
I was up, out the door, & headed for Stratford by 7:15 this morning. As expected, a beautiful early morning drive through our picturesque & pastoral countryside. Our rural landscape has really greened up with acres & acres of ploughed farmland bordered by forests of Spring foliage. Farmers were already up & on the land with tractors, seeders, fertilizers & manure spreaders. A few pockets of air along the way were a little intense.
A NEWLY SEEDED FIELD STILL BEARS TRACTOR TIRE MARKS
Not too much to tell you about my pre-admit appointment at the Hospital. Registered, went over some paper work & instructions for the surgery day & headed up to the 5th floor Lab. The usual little bottle sample, more blood work & an EKG. Total time in the Hospital was about 1 hour & I was soon back out of the city into my comforting countryside. Dawdled my way back to Bayfield stopping for a few photos along the way.
STRATFORD GENERAL HOSPITAL MAIN ENTRANCE
Sunny day, but still on the cool side. Been tossing around some ideas for a small decorative privacy piece for one end of our house so I may, or may not pick up a few pieces of lumber for the project. I really do need some kind of creative project to get my mind focused on. I well remember the great month of March I had at our Arizona house. Cleaning inside, painting kitchen cabinets, cleaning up the yard, planting cactus & just generally being excited about having half a dozen little creative projects on the go.
OUR LILACS ARE IN BLOOM
I like jobs I can do totally by myself. Just as I am not good as a passenger in a car, I am not good at being a helper. Either I drive the car or I do the project all by myself. Same as riding a motorcycle or driving an ATV. If I'm not in control of handling the machine....I'm not on it!! By the same token, standing around handing someone a hammer or holding a board here & there doesn't work for me. I've never been a 'team member' kind of guy.
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN IN OUR CARPORT
We are on the verge of our big May 24th week-end in Canada. This is the biggy of the year & the one that officially kicks off the summer. It's a big booze party week-end for a lot of kids so always a good week-end to stay off the highways & away from the beach party hot spots. Grand Bend, just a few miles south of us has always been party central for teen-agers for as long as I can remember. (According to Wikipedia, Grand Bend's year-round population of 2,000 people swells to about 50,000 in the summer months on holiday weekends.) A rowdy place at times & I remember the days many years ago when I was a part of that rowdiness. Never did get myself into any kind of serious trouble but did spend a night in the Grand Bend drunk tank & a couple days in the Sarnia County Jail one time for some kind of alcohol related offence. Can't remember what it was anymore. Because of the number of teen-agers, the Police don't fool around in Grand Bend. You break the law....you go to jail right quick. They have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to alcohol, or at least they did 45 years ago. Every May 24th I think about those bad old zany crazy days way back when.
SAILBOATS AWAITING THEIR SUMMER IN THE WATER
I recall being asked by a commenter awhile back if I take photos for the DEER PARK LODGE website. Answer to that is yes, I do take ‘some’ of them. Most of the cottage interior shots are mine, as well as some of the outside ones. A few of my photos are in the slideshow at the top of their home page.
SUNDOWN AT DEER PARK LODGE
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Prosecutor: Did you kill the victim?
Defendant: No, I did not.
Prosecutor: Do you know what the penalties are for perjury?
Defendant: Yes, I do. And they're a hell of a lot better than the penalty for murder.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
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- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.