TRACKED DOWN A RED TRILLIUM TODAY FOR A GUEST IN OUR SHOUT BOX…NOTICED IT THIS MORNING & IT WAS RIGHT IN OUR FRONT YARD
Kelly got our day started off on the right foot this morning & it set the pace for the rest of our day. After our morning walk she decided to have one last go at that home entertainment center problem in the rig. About 5 minutes later with a DVD in the player she had Roy Orbison not only singing in surround sound but on the big flat screen TV as well. Problem seemed to have had to do with one of the in house receptacles & a power bar. Luckily Kelly had the patience to switch plugs around & for some unknown reason she hit upon the right concoction of plugs working in the right combination of receptacles. It was as simple as that. We both immediately perked up knowing we not only did not have to drive all the way to London but we finally had our great sounding home entertainment center working. And working well. Yaaaaaay Kelly:)) But don’t forget, & like I’ve said many times before…….I’m pretty darn good myself at taking the garbage out sometimes.
By the way, for any Roy Orbison fans out there I would suggest you pick up this double CD set entitled, 'Black & White Night'. Excellent production qualities & he sings all his songs just as he originally sang them. The session was done in black & white & features a great collection of friends & quality musicians backing him up. Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Rait, Jackson Browne, KD Lang, Tom Waits, Jennifer Warnes, J.D. Southern, Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett & others. If you have a good sound system you will enjoy hearing & seeing Roy Orbison sing all his old hits. What a voice that man had & what a trip down memory lane from back in the days when the word talent really meant something. And this DVD was probably recorded not long before his death……………………..
SHADES OF GREEN
We spent a fair chunk of our day happily puttering in the rig. We both had a definite spring in our step today as we discussed how much we enjoy this Winnebago & how it just feels right to both of us. Just like the Damon did when we first bought it back in 06. I wasn't long in getting myself up to Canadian Tire in Goderich this morning to have me a cruise through Gizmo Gulch looking for gizmos to jazz up our Ford's dash a bit. Yep, got the proverbial RV dash compass & visor mirror for starters. Kelly & I always add our own personalities to whatever house we live in or whatever vehicle we drive. Kelly even put hippy flowers on the back of her Santa Fe, so see, it's just not me. Well OK, so I got a lime green frog on my Jeep dash & Garfield the attitude cat sitting on the back spare tire. Oh ya & an orange Orangutan on my motorcycle. No, we will not be doing any painting in this rig but you can bet your boots our interior will definitely end up with a South-West flavor again. Now where can I hang up that string of Cactus lights...Hmmmm:))
A VERY ENJOYABLE DAY JUST DOING SOME RELAXING RV PUTTERING
Don't know how many RV's may left in our future but I'm hoping this one runs well for us & remains trouble free for many years to come. We are definitely needing a big break from all this RV wheeling & dealing, buying, selling, importing, trading, etc. etc. Not our cup of tea in the first place & we've been involved in this grind since way back last winter when we first decided it was time to sell the Damon & get ourselves a newer & smaller rig.
No immediate travel plans yet but I have my fingers crossed we can pull something together before too long. Nothing major but a 3 or 4 day getaway up into Ontario's Bruce Peninsula would be nice for starters. Been quite a few years since we have been up that way & there is some pretty great scenery along the way. Light Houses, fishing boats, sandy shores, sunken ships, Lake Huron ports, Georgian Bay Islands & rock strewn shore lines. And even almost a small (very small) mountain or two. Getting myself all revved just sitting here typing about it.
ALWAYS NICE TO SEE MARSH MARIGOLDS EVERY SPRING
Kelly slipped over to Deer Park Lodge this afternoon to discuss her semi-retired role & less hectic schedule at Deer Park Lodge this coming summer season. With recent health concerns her natural workaholic tendencies are just going to have to be somehow reined in & curtailed. More relaxation & less work. We need to get ourselves back to our good old boondocking ways:))
PHEEBS LOVES MEETING UP WITH HER BEST PAL DEXTER ON OUR MORNING WALKS
We called Aunt Jean in Sarasota Florida this morning to see how she made out getting home last week. Trip went fine but the wait in Baltimore was a bit of a stretch. Tuesday she was back on the golf course again & played a full 18 holes on one of the largest courses in the area. I think she might have even wrestled a few Alimagators along the back 9 as well:))
And a bit of a shocker in our extended Blog Land family today. But I will let Roxanne & the many comments she received over at the GOOD LUCK DUCK tell you about it. All the best to you & Annie as you go your separate ways in search of new horizons, new adventures, & new beginnings. By the way Roxanne, I tried living in my Volkswagon once & I lasted about 6 hours……………
GROANER'S CORNER:(( At Duke University, there were four sophomores taking Organic Chemistry. They were doing so well on all the quizzes, midterms and labs, etc., that each had an 'A' so far for the semester. These four friends were so confident that the weekend before finals, they decided to go up to the University of Virginia and party with some friends there. They had a great time, but after all the hearty partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Duke until early Monday morning. Rather than taking the final then, they decided to find their professor after the final and explain to him why they missed it. They explained that they had gone to UVA for the weekend with the plan to come back in time to study, but, unfortunately, they had a flat tire on the way back, didn't have a spare, and couldn't get help for a long time. As a result, they missed the final. The professor thought it over and then agreed they could make up the final the following day. The guys were elated and relieved. They studied that night and went in the next day at the time the professor had told them. He placed them in separate rooms and handed each of them a test booklet, and told them to begin. They looked at the first problem, worth five points. It was something simple about free radical formation. Cool, they thought! All at the same time, each one in his separate room, thought, "This is going to be easy." Each finished the lengthy problem and then turned the page. On the second page was written: For 95 points………………. Which tire?
- 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.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.