Wednesday, July 18, 2012
DUSTING OFF LAST YEAR’S UNUSED COLORADO TRAVEL ROUTE FILE
TURNS OUT THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO PHOTOS I TOOK THIS MORNING WHICH WAS AT THE END OF A ROAD I HAD NEVER BEEN ON BEFORE JUST EAST OF GODERICH
Rain in the night brought slightly cooler morning temperatures with rumbles of thunder lingering out over the lake. Less humidity in the air & that was enough get me out of the house into the Jeep with the cameras. Had an address in mind I was curious to find. A 10 acre piece of river front property with a small cabin on it. Way to pricey for us but I was just curious as to where it was. Long story short….I never did find it. Must have been a mistake in the road address or something. However, I did discover another road I had never been on so that made it all worthwhile for me. Anytime I am able to find or see something I have never seen before I feel like Columbus standing on the deck of the Mayflower looking across the watery horizon at a long spit of land. It is that feeling I like so much about traveling.
Reading JEAN & SKIP'S post this morning I felt an early twinge of travel excitement. With Jean's mention of 'getting the maps out' & only 3 months to go before heading south, I too began thinking about this years upcoming travel route. Had my heart set on a southern Colorado route last year but we were unexpectedly delayed a month by a family matter making that route too late in the season. Could this be the year of our Durango/Cortez drive. Dare I dust off last summer's Colorado route planning file. Haven't checked with the Boss on a possible departure date yet but maybe it's getting about time to pose that question. I would like to get out of here in September but of course I already know that is not going to happen. Have my fingers crossed for no later than mid October. Always figure the sooner we can get the big wheels rolling the better. And, I am soooooooo thankful we do not have to wait until after Christmas like so many of our fellow Snow Birds do. I would just be totally right off my rocker!!
THE MAITLAND RIVER MAKES IT’S WAY SLOWLY TO LAKE HURON ,THEN OVER NIAGARA FALLS ON IT’S WAY TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
When I look back over our few years of travel I do not have one mili-second of doubt that we made the right decision years ago to choose the RV travel life while we had the chance. Like many, we could have just sat back on our haunches in a quiet secure little no risk lifestyle. Could have banked our money with no financial worries & watched life pass us by. Nice cozy little house in a quiet scenic rural area of south-western Ontario Canada. Now, how nice is that. Well, mighty nice if that is where one's head is at. But, if one has the gnawing endless travel bug that I do, sitting in Cozyville day after day just doesn't cut it.
I DON’T OFTEN GO BACK & READ OLD POSTS BECAUSE MOST OF MY BEST MEMORIES ARE IN MY PHOTOS…’PHEEBS & BEANS’ JANUARY 6TH 2012
Many of us are at a physical stage in our lives where more & more areas are slowly becoming inaccessible to us. I’m not saying it would not be impossible for us to hike down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon & back up, but looking at it realistically, it is probably improbable. The old legs are just not what they used to be & our Snow Bird lifestyle just doesn’t allow us to be in the right areas at the right time of year. What this means is that I know I will not likely get to see many of the places & the types of scenery I would have really liked to see. Mind you, I consider myself very fortunate to have seen some of the great scenery in our travels that I have. We have walked & hiked a few short mountain trails here & there over the years but we’ve never really got into any serious big mountain hiking. Never high enough to be above the tree line where lies the true mountain meadows, flowers, & pristine azure mountain lakes. I can’t hike up there & bring back the pictures for you, but Mark over at BOX CANYON BLOG sure can. Check out the crisp clean high altitude air in his picturesque mountain photos:))
Guess it’s kinda sad when one can’t even remember the correct names of one’s favorite two Muppet characters. In Wednesday night’s post I made reference to a couple Muppet Show geezers who my friend Jim & I sometimes jokingly refer ourselves too. And, I’m sure others who knew us may have thought of us this way as well:)) We not only kinda resembled these two crotchety old guys in the balcony but we do have some of their same unique personality traits. I referred to them as Statler & Hilton. Well, that was only half correct. Thanks to a long time reader & a friend we actually met last winter down there near that Sierra Vista place in Arizona, I am able to correct my mistake tonight. The two old guys are Statler & Waldorf. Waldorf, not Hilton. Glad to get that cleared up & I wonder how many years now I have had that wrong. Gheeeesh.
WALDORF ON THE LEFT & STATLER ON THE RIGHT…………. aka AL & JIM
GROANER’S CORNER:(( WALDORF & STATLER DO YOU TUBE:))
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.