Figured I was going to be in for a 'stuck in the house' day when we woke up to overcast skies & light rain. Had ourselves a damp walk around the trail & I resigned myself to my recliner. Flipped on the TV, found an old boring black & white movie & dozed off. Wasn't long & my eyelids brightened up. I sneaked a peak & OMG the sun was splashing through the pine trees. It was 9:30. Grabbed my cameras, loaded up the little Rumble Buns, & off we went on another Magical Mystery Tour.
Didn't bother with any 'eats' this morning & just headed straight North up along the shoreline of Lake Huron before turning East into a maze of rural crossroads. Managed to find ourselves some new scenery & spent another enjoyable 4 hours today criss-crossing the landscape soaking up the beautiful day going on around us. Worked our way back through Mennonite/Amish country, a quick stop at Lake Wawanosh, & we were home about 1:30. Kelly had another relaxing day reading. Meandering around country roads is not exactly her favorite thing. Besides, what a nice break for her to have me out of the house for 3 or 4 hours. Wonder how many other husbands are so considerate:))
A FOREST TRAIL PIT STOP
I'm a little short on thought again tonight but can tell you I am in my 7th day of no hip pain. Nothing, not even a tweak. I was in & out of the Jeep about a dozen times today & my leg was fine. I am leaning more & more towards the theory of the pain having more to do with my back than my hip. It is a perplexing problem deciding what to do now. I was so convinced it was my hip. If the pain returns I will be forced to call my Nurse Practitioner again to discuss my next step. But if the pain doesn't return this time maybe the problem has corrected itself. Dare I think I could be so lucky. Pinched nerve, slipped disc, a vertebrae shift, just don’t know. I have had crippling back pain in the past that did correct itself. We'll see.......................
WINDY CONDITIONS MADE IT A GREAT DAY FOR DOING LAUNDRY IN RURAL SOUTHWEST ONTARIO
Weather’s looking good here for Friday so maybe I’ll get the Winnie Wagon out for a run in the morning. With the gas gauge on the 1/4 mark the on board generator won’t start so figure Pheebs & I will slip up to Goderich for a wee bit of fuel. It’s good to fire up those generators a couple times a month. Most if not all RV generators are designed not to start if the fuel level reaches a quarter tank. It’s a built in safeguard to prevent a driver from accidentally using up all the fuel in the gas tank & ending up stranded with a vehicle that won’t start.
LOOKED AT MY WATCH & YEP, IT WAS LUNCH TIME ALRIGHT
Have you ever wondered if the people who actually design & build RV’s ever drive or live in them. I bet there is not one RV’er out here who couldn’t point to something in their rig & say, why the hell did they or didn’t they do that!! What were they thinking!! That dinette thingy in our Sunseeker was a fine example of that. On our Winnie Wagon we have little clasps that hold bin doors open. Good idea & no problem, except……they are made of cheap chrome & are already pitted. Our Sunseeker had the same clasps but were made of painted metal therefore no pitting. Painted metal is the right way to go, so what Wisenheimer at Winnebago put the stamp of approval on cheap chromey looking clasps. Wouldn’t ya just like to sit in on those round table designer meetings when they are drawing up floor plans for new rigs etc. Wouldn’t ya just like to be there to point your finger & say, why are you doing that?? Have you thought about this?? Let’s consider a better design or placement of that!! You want to put the TV where????? Do you think people’s heads swivel a full 380 degrees!! Do some of you people think at all when your designing this stuff!! And you get paid how much to do this?? What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THESE ARE ALL WORKING WINDMILLS ON THESE MENNONITE FARMS
I LIKE THESE LITTLE MENNONITE SCHOOL HOUSES ALONG THE WAY
Until we get some of this medical stuff under control it looks like our short 3-4 RV trips are probably not going to happen this summer. Even if Kelly gets a clean bill of health in a couple weeks it’s not going to matter if she is still not feeling up to par. No fun going anywhere when one is not feeling well. It is times like these that we are glad we have the full facilities, privacy, quiet, & spaciousness of our house. And we are close to familiar medical facilities & trusted medical help if needed. Yes, part of me would love to be out there on the road full timing for sure but there is another part of me that is very thank-full we have the security & peace of mind of not only a home base here in Ontario but in Arizona as well. And speaking of Arizona, we have both agreed we would like to do more traveling this coming winter. About 98% of our time this past winter was spent at our house doing a lot of work. We both totally enjoyed that & it was a nice break in our travels for a year. One of the main reasons we put so much time & effort into it was because we physically could. Now with a few health problems I’m glad we did make the effort to get as much done as we did. Our original idea was to use the house as a home base for shorter travels around the South-West & that is still our plan…………………………
AGAIN, THE MAJORITY OF TODAY’S PHOTOS WERE TAKEN FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT WHILE ROLLING THROUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Points to Ponder
- I went to a bookstore and asked the sales woman,"Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
- What if there were no hypothetical questions?
- If a deaf person swears, does his Mother wash his hands with soap?
- If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
- What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
- Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
- Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
- If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
- Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?
- If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
- 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.