We may have to back Saturday's departure up to Sunday or next week now. The cold like symptoms of Kelly's bacterial infection are trying their best to get a hold of me but so far, aside from a scratchy throat along with some nasal congestion my body is desperately trying to fight off the invasion of cold germs. Kelly is not out of the woods yet either & we're thinking maybe holding off for one or more days would be a good idea to see how we're feeling. What a piece of rotten timing this all is & I think I may have been a bit premature in Wednesday’s post about Kelly feeling better…………It was not a good day for her:((
Pheebs & I drove the Motorhome over to Clinton this morning to have the tire pressures checked at our tire dealer. All 6 tires were right on target. I am still having trouble with my right leg & bending over or getting down on the ground to air the tires is not something I was wanting to get into. We definitely have a much heavier than normal load in the rig this year & I am beginning to second guess our Rochester to Knoxville route through the Appalachian Mountains.
NEVER KNOW WHEN THAT DEER PARK LODGE PHONE WILL RING
For about 6 months of the year while in the south-west I park myself rather comfortably under my cowboy hat. Blends me right in quite nicely with the locals. When we return to Ontario in the Spring I set my cowboy had aside & re-blend myself in with the local folks here in Bayfield again by wearing a baseball cap. Decided to put my cowboy hat on Wednesday night when I took Pheebs for a walk. Felt like I had a great big pumpkin sitting on my head. Reckon it's gonna take me a few days to get myself all westernized again. Imagine I'll end up knocking my hat off half a dozen times getting in & out of the Jeep. Takes me awhile to remember the wide brim & high top!!
In a few days (hopefully) we will embark on our 8th trip to the great American Southwest. In 04/05 we made a quick journey in our Gulf Stream Class C to Big Bend, Texas. Next trip was in 06/07 in our GMC truck & Rockwood fifth wheel to New Mexico & Arizona. Every year since, we have traveled in our Damon Motorhome to New Mexico, Arizona, & California. We happen to like the American west so much we have no interest in going anywhere else. After my kidney stone problem last December in Tucson we briefly talked ourselves into the idea of spending winters closer to home, in Florida. Even looked at a lot of Real Estate with Google Earth in the Gainesville area. That line of thinking lasted about 3 weeks before we finally realized how much our hearts were truly in the south-west & we just wouldn’t be happy anywhere else. I have blogged countless times over the years about why we like the southwest so much so won't get into all that again. To sum up why we love the southwest with two simple words, I'd simply say.........scenery & lifestyle:))
On our first major RV trip in 06/07 we came to 2 very quick conclusions within a couple months of leaving home. If we were going to continue RVing we were going to have to make a couple major changes or else we were going to end up sitting at home for the winters. First, we knew we were going to have to change the type of RV we had. Traveling with 3 dogs at the time just didn't work well with our truck & fifth wheel set up. That, combined with other reasons saw us quickly trade the truck & fifth wheel in on a Motorhome as soon as we returned home in the Spring. We have never regretted that change. Second major change we had to make was to our traveling lifestyle. We knew we would never be happy traveling from RV Park to RV Park. . We just don't fit into that kind of lifestyle at all. I won't bother with all the reasons why, but just let me say that we knew if we didn't figure out a way to avoid that kind of RVing, chances were good that we would not be RVing at all. Neither one of us wanted to end up bouncing between RV Parks or having to sit in one spot for 6 months of the year.
MEMORIES FROM A YEAR AGO…………PHEEBS & MOTOR WERE ALWAYS THE BEST OF PALS
Decisions were made & in 07 with our new to us Motorhome, we headed for Slab City California to have a solar system installed by Solar Mike at SUN WORKS. That set us up for boondocking, which in turn has basically kept us out of RV Parks ever since. And, that has turned out to be another decision we have never regretted. Keep in mind......'different strokes for different folks,' and no one way is right for everybody:))
Don Pat has come aboard as our latest Blog Follower. Hope you have some anti-cold & bacteria medicine with ya Don because we're kinda like a hospital ship adrift in a cold sea right now. Welcome aboard & bring some Kleenex will ya:))
CAN YOU FIND THE HORIZON’S RAINBOW OVER LAKE HURON
GROANER'S CORNER:(( There once was a boy called Matty who didn't have a body, he only had a head.Then it came to his 18th birthday, so his dad who felt sorry for him took for a pint down the local pub, Matty was very excited about having his 1st drink of alcohol , so the proud father came in and placed Matty down on the bar and ordered 2 pints. Then the father poured the beer into Mattys mouth, and once he'd finished, a body had grown onto Mattys head, so he kept drinking and by the end of the night he was a normal man, with arms, legs, toes and fingers, but Matty kept on drinking & got falling down drunk & obnoxious. The lesson you should learn from this is to always........ 'Quit while your a head.' …………….(ya, I know it’s a bad one)
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