OOOOPS, SOMEBODY FORGOT THEIR FLIP FLOPS
Our late August weather is very reminiscent of the weather we experience during our winter travels in many parts of the Southwest. Cool to cold nights followed by moderately warm days. When the sun goes down around 4 in the afternoon temperatures begin to plummet in desert regions. About 10 in the morning with the sun rising, temperatures begin to rise again. The warm feeling comes from the sun because the air remains generally cool. Not unusual to be wearing a short sleeve shirt on the sunny side of the rig & a sweater on the shady side of the rig. Our Autumn & Spring days are much like that here in southern Ontario.
AND, HERE’S A LITTLE SAILOR DOG JUST ENJOYING A NICE QUIET MORNING ON THE DOCK
Full Timing RV people traveling solo are prone to difficulties which can present them with a variety of very unique problems. Judy, over at TRAVELS WITH EMMA is having some thoughts at the moment about dealing with a problem hip sometime in the future. Surgery may be required, so where to go & where to convalesce. And what about care that may be needed not only for herself, but Emma as well. Her latest post asks some realistic questions.
PLACID WATERS ON BAYFIELD’S INNER HARBOR THIS MORNING
When considering Full Timing a few years ago Kelly & I also had some concerns about possible future medical situations. If we sold our house & hit the road full time, what would we do if one of us came down with a serious illness or injury that required us to immediately return to Canada in the middle of winter. Where would we go, where would we stay? Trying to live in the Motorhome is out of the question because of the frigid cold & snow. A Motel room?? Yikes!! Staying with a relative?? Yikes again!! It is questions like these that, in the end caused us to hang on to our house. We came very close to being forced back to Canada last December when I had my kidney stone attack south of Tucson Arizona & surgery was advised. If push had come to shove, we at least had a warm comfortable home to come home to. Being Snow Birds traveling in a Motorhome to the southwest each winter & maintaining a house in Ontario as well is certainly a financial stretch for us. So far, it has turned out to be ‘slightly’ doable & it is a comforting thought knowing we have somewhere to go in case of unforeseen problems on the road whether they be south of the border or right here in Canada. As much as I grumble & complain sometimes about the boring summers & being stuck in one place for half year at a time, I just have to stop & think about how truly nice we do have it here. I have been known to forget that sometimes……………..:))
AND TO THINK, ALL THESE BOATS WILL HAVE TO COME OUT OF THE WATER IN A FEW MONTHS
The tall white whip aerial on our Jeep's rear bumper serves a useful purpose when we are in the Southwest. A small orange triangular flag sits atop it & when off-roading in the hilly mountainous backcountry, that noticeable flag joinking along in a gulch or gully is sometimes the only sign others have of an unseen vehicle beneath it. It is common practice in the desert where ATV's, dirt bikes, Jeeps & 4 wheelers share the landscape & can be coming at each other from any direction at any time. Before heading home last March I took that orange flag off & put it in a safe place where I would remember it. I haven't seen it since:(( I was reminded of that this morning when I went looking for my RV list of things to do & pack in the Motorhome each year at this time. Been using my helpful handwritten notes for the past 4 years. Put them away in a safe place the night before we left last November. Put them where I would remember them. Yep, can't find em anywhere now!!
Commenter Phil wondered about the naming of Rotary Cove in Goderich Ontario. The town of Goderich built a whole new beach a number of years ago & believe the local Rotary Club had much to do & sponsored part of that. In the header photo ,a distant white structure on the horizon can be seen rising out of the water. This is part of an outer break wall protecting the mouth of the harbor. I'm guessing it's about a half mile off shore. And, did you know, the Rotary club, founded in 1905, got it’s name because early meetings were often ‘rotated’ between members homes. Yep, it’s true:))
ENJOYING THE FINAL WANING DAYS OF SUMMER ON BAYFIELD’S BEACH
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