HULLETT MARSH MONDAY MORNING
With the threat of fog this morning Kelly decided not to stay overnight in Cambridge & made it home Monday night about 8:45. Said everything went well for their Thanksgiving day but she's glad to be home again. And Pheebs & I were happy she was home too:))
EARLY MORNING SUNRISE TICKLES THE TREE TOPS IN OUR PARK’S YARD-WASTE RECYCLE AREA
OUR COLORFUL MORNING WALK TODAY
Beginning to check the weather & temperatures across the mid west now to see what we can expect once we leave Saturday. After today it looks like we may not see the Sun again until sometime next week somewhere west of here in the States. We are in for some soggy days starting tonight. And probably cold soggy days at that. Can't complain though, we've had some great Autumn weather this year. Looks like Monday's Jeep drive was the last one this year for Pheebs & I. We sure had us a great time this past 6 months wandering around the countryside. If it hadn't been for those Jeep rides I think we both would have went Bonkers.
MANAGED TO GET PART OF THE HOUSE, CARPORT, JEEP, WINNIE, & PHEEBS ALL IN ONE PHOTO
I think we must have made about 43,000 trips between the house & the rig this morning. But it's the kind of trips I enjoy doing because I know we will be rolling soon. Must say I am surprised by the amount of room we have in the back storage area of the Winnie. For some reason I've been thinking we won't have enough room for everything but in fact we are probably going to have room to spare. The big storage area in Winnie sure is more accessible than the bins were on the Class A. I can load everything standing up. With basement bins one is always having to bend way down to access them. Not traveling with a big dish satellite system anymore is a big freer up of space as well. Decided not to take our Gravity loungers this time either. We will pick up a couple new GL's on the way down or after we get to Congress. I never sit in them here in Bayfield but do use them a lot when we are on the road traveling or in Congress. I take a lot of my Congress bird photos laid back in my comfortable gravity lounger.
WORKING OUT SOME WINNIE LOADING CONFIGURATIONS
TRYING OUT SOME DIFFERENT LOADING IDEAS IN THE JEEP AS WELL
I would say we are 95% loaded up now & ready to go. Looks like the weather & temperatures are holding together pretty good so far along the Chicago west route so have a feeling we just may head across the Plains that way. If we foresee or run into grumpy weather we'll just swing south into warmer temps. We just play it by ear day to day.
WHEN OUR JEEP’S BACK SEAT IS REMOVED WE PUT IN THE PLATFORM ON LEFT…BIN COVER AT RIGHT IS ALSO A STURDY TABLE
CENTER BIN COVER IN PLACE AT LEFT & JEEP PLATFORM LOADED AT RIGHT
SECOND SMALLER BIN LID IN PLACE
EVEN PHEEBS HAS HER OWN DESIGNATED BIN
STILL LOTS OF SPACE IN THIS NARROW BIN NEXT TO THE COACH DOOR…PEANUT BUTTER & HONEY IN THAT PLASTIC BIN:))
We sure are leaving in much better health this year than last year at this time. Kelly was really sick with a bad cold bordering on pneumonia. She was very congested & had to see her Doctor twice just before we left. After completing a back yard landscape project I was in trouble with groin & hip pain. Little did I know at the time that pain would get worse & the hip pain would last right up until July of this past summer. We were quite the pair when we left for Spencerport NY a year ago. I must have caught a bit of what Kelly had because I had one entire day in Spencerport where I never even left the Motorhome. But we persevered & made our way to Arizona anyway despite our pesky medical problems at the time.
DO YOU THINK I WILL NEED MY WINTER HAT THIS YEAR……..:))
If in doubt, phone the border. And that is just what Kelly did this afternoon. Phoned the border at Port Huron to ask if packaged cooked ham is allowed across. Yes. What about rice? No. How about eggs? Yes. Food regulations seem to be fluid so if in doubt about anything, don’t take it. You can always stock up across the border easy enough.
PHEEBS FOLLOWS ME EVERYWHERE IN THE MORNING TO SEE IF WE ARE GOING TO GO FOR A RIDE IN THE JEEP
I am a very lucky fellow in that I have my very own room not only here in Bayfield but Congress as well. And I have my very own bunk space while we are traveling too. I have all my ‘stuff’ close by. I’m kinda like a little boy in his tree house with all his neat stuff. Even got me a ladder to get into my tree house:))
MY LITTLE TREE HOUSE
GOT ALL MY NEAT STUFF, CAMERA BAG, TELESCOPE, TRIPOD, BOOM BOX, CLOTHES, & EVEN A SPOT FOR MY COWBOY HAT
Note to the person in our Shout Box inquiring about us possibly renting our Congress house for a couple months. Likely not but if you want to send us an email with some particulars, go ahead. Do we know you? Are you a fellow RV’er, etc. etc.
HULLETT MARSH POND REFLECTION MONDAY
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- 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.