YEP, THAT’S KELLY WITH THE HAT ON AS DAUGHTER SABRA HAULS HER INTO THE BOAT
A mighty fine day dawned on us & I have finally been able to resume my morning walks around our pine forest trail once more. Think it had been about 3 weeks or so since injuring my foot. Have to work on getting some strength back into my leg muscles. I was surprised at how fast those muscles turned to mush.
PHEEBS HAD A GREAT TIME PLAYING BALL WITH THESE 2 LITTLE RASCALS TODAY
PHEEBS TAKES A QUICK BREAK BETWEEN INNINGS
Slipped over to Bayfield’s STORMRUNNER RV SALES & SERVICE this morning & picked me up a new hot water tank anode plug. Monday I will slip up to Canadian Tire & find myself a socket to fit that plug & screw it back into the water heater. Think I left my previous hot water tank socket in the Damon’s heater compartment. I did flush out the water tank a couple more times Sunday morning & that rotten egg sulphur smell was greatly reduced. I will fill the hot water tank from our fresh water tank which has a bit of bleach in the water. Hopefully that will solve our hot water tank sulphur smell.
<<< PHEEBERS LOVES BEING THE CENTER OF ATTENTION
I see it didn’t take JANNA & MIKE long to make it back from the Oregon coast to their ranch in Montana. Length of driving days depends on each individual’s driving habits & preferences. For some it’s just short hops of a hundred miles or so. Some of us would prefer to put the hours in on the road rather than sitting around in a campground or wherever. For me it depends on the destinations, circumstances, & weather. If I have a good tail wind pushing me along & the weather is good I just like to keep rolling. As a rule when we leave Bayfield in the fall our destination is the South West & not anywhere in between. Just like to get as far south & as far west as we can while the weather’s good. Same thing coming home in the Spring. We generally travel through the mid west in early April & the weather can turn on a dime coming up through Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri etc. No need to tangle with a tornado so we just scoot it while we can. If we were full timing we would probably travel differently. No need to rush anywhere. We would probably just saunter along looking at this & looking at that along the way.
LITTLE ELLA’S FIRST TRIP TO BAYFIELD & SHE’S ONLY A FEW MONTHS OLD
Hey JERRY & SUZY, I do believe my header photo is that of a Red Tail Hawk & I remember taking that photo in Arizona’s Leslie Canyon at the foot of the Chiricahua Mountains in South Eastern Arizona back in January of 2012.
A very rare occurrence for the Bayfield Bunch today. We had company. What!! Kelly's daughter Rebecca with husband Ricardo & new baby Ella came this morning from Waterloo Ontario. Half an hour later another one of Kelly's 3 daughter's arrived with husband Derek & their 2 boys Keenan & Langdon. The boys were a bit leery of Pheebs at first but Pheebs soon won them over with her big smile & charming ways. The 3 of them were soon racing around like crazy. Pheebs had a blast playing toys with the boys & they sure kept her on the move. We showed everyone Winnie the Bago, pre-ordered some Subs & headed for the beach.
RICARDO & KEENAN DEREK & LANGDON
Kelly had pre-arranged a boat ride at DEER PARK LODGE. Deer Park's owner Kirsten has a large pontoon boat which can carry about 10 people. Kirsten's Son Matt captains the boat. Subs were eaten on the beach & soon Captain Matt edged the boat into the shore. Bit of swell running & the winds had picked up. Wasn't possible to beach the boat so riders had to get a bit wet while boarding. I had intended on going but after seeing Derek, Sabra, the 2 boys, & Kelly scrambling aboard in the surf I opted out. Didn't want to get my shoes & socks wet & I was concerned about my camera. I waved them off, took a bunch of pics from shore & they were soon motoring on out into the lake.
DAD, I HOPE YOU GOT ME THE PEANUT BUTTER SUB I WANTED
UM, I DON’T THINK THIS LOOKS LIKE PEANUT BUTTER……MMMMMMM, YES IT IS & IT’S GOT MUSHROOMS ON IT TOO
Rebecca, Ricardo, & Ella remained on the beach under a cool umbrella. Pheebs was home alone & I knew she would be pretty sad after everyone had left without her earlier so I headed for home about 4 minutes away. I had found the beach too hot anyway so was happy to be home sitting beside my nice cooling 3 blade fan with a happy little Pheebers sleeping contentedly on my lap. Caught a couple biographies on the Biography Channel & that just kind of settled my day in nicely.
KELLY & RICARDO WITH THE PONTOON BOAT AT ANCHOR IN THE BACKGROUND
RICARDO PLANTS AN UMBRELLA AS REBECCA SHADES LITTLE ELLA FROM THE SUN
About 4 o'clock Pheebs & I headed out for Deer Park in case Kelly was needing any help getting back up the steep hill. I had driven her down to the beach in the Jeep. Met Ricardo, Rebecca, Emma, & Kelly just heading for home so turned around. Kelly said they had quite a time getting off the boat when they returned to the Deer Park beach & said it was good I hadn't gone because for sure I would have ended up with a waterlogged camera jumping overboard into the surf.
KEENAN READIES HIS SURF BOARD WHILE DEREK HELPS LANGDON WITH HIS
HEY, LOTS OF PRETTY STONES HERE
This was the week-end for the Zurich Beanfest & that generally means one thing for a me. One of my oldest childhood friends always treks up for his annual feed of beans & then drops around our place on his way back to Kitchener Ontario. Always nice to see Craig Wilker & do a little catching up.
A BOY & HIS BOARD ABOUT TO TAKE ON THE LAKE
YEP, LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE BLONDE CURLY HAIRED CALIFORNIA SURF BOYS IN THE MAKING
I wasn’t up to going out for supper so Kelly, Derek, the 2 boys & Kelly’s daughter Sabra headed off to a place called ‘The Albion’ here in Bayfield. To noisy a place for me plus I wasn’t hungry. However, I will tag along for breakfast in the morning at THE BAYFIELD BERRY FARM. High cholesterol levels or not I’m just feeling the need for a mess of bacon & eggs for a change.
DEREK & KIRSTEN STRUGGLE TRYING TO PULL THE BOAT IN…I THINK CAPTAIN MATT ALREADY FELL OVERBOARD
NOPE, THERE’S CAPTAIN MATT ON THE RIGHT STEADYING THE BOAT AGAINST THE WIND…ALL ABOARD & BON VOYAGE
KIRSTEN WALKS ASHORE & CAPTAIN MATT HAS TO TELL UNRULY PASSENGER KELLY TO REMAIN SEATED PLEASE:))
All & all a nice easy day. Nothing too heavy duty for the head. But who knows…..with both of us seeing Specialists Tuesday, things could change. Always something going on & for me that’s the challenging side of interesting………………………………..10-4:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Artist Pablo Picasso surprised a burglar at work in his new chateau. The intruder got away, but Picasso told the police he could do a rough sketch of what he looked like. On the basis of his drawing, the police arrested a Mother Superior, the Minister of Finance, a washing machine, and the Eiffel Tower.
- 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.