Always a nice feeling knowing home is only a matter of hours away. It's a Snow Bird perk we both really enjoy. Had ourselves on the move by 6:45 a.m. & we were finally back on our own Ontario time again. Traffic was lite on I-69 all the way. A major highway construction project just a couple miles from the border itself turned out to be confusing but a lucky guess put us on the right road.
LAST REST STOP AREA BEFORE THE BORDER
It was our 9th Port Huron homeward bound border crossing in 10 years & it was our quickest. No line-up & the one car at the booth pulled out just as we rolled up so never had to stop until we were right at the window. It was exactly 9:15 in the morning. Handed over our passports, 3 quick questions, & with a 'welcome back to Canada' from the lady border guard we were on our way. This is always one very, very, precious moment for us as we pull away from the border gate. We look forward to it from the time we leave Canada until the time we get back. Only word to ever come even remotely close to describing that great feeling we have inside after successfully clearing the border is, Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:)))))
ROLLING UP & OVER THE BLUE WATER BRIDGE IN PORT HURON THIS MORNING
As much as we love the States & consider it our second home it is always such a huge feeling of relief to be back on our home turf. Our Provincial health coverage kicks in again & no matter what happens it is going to be resolved with less complications than if we were south of the border for sure. I'm sure American folks traveling in Canada experience the same thing when getting their feet back on their own familiar home turf as well.
OUR SOUTHERN ONTARIO LANDSCAPE IS LOOKING A LOT LIKE THE FLAT LANDS OF KANSAS
How great to be back on a two lane quiet country highway again as we headed into Forrest Ontario for our Tim Horton’s coffee. Surprised to find Timmies undergoing a major facelift but no problem as Kelly waded through the construction zone & returned minutes later with 2 medium size coffees & a couple of 22-10 ton Apple Fritters. We slogged those Fritters down in short order & got our faces right into our coffee cups. That was our second Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh for the day:))
Nice quiet relaxing drive for the rest of the way home. There is always something comforting in being surrounded by old familiar surroundings. Rolled through Grand Bend casting a glance in at Ron’s FOUR SEASONS PERFORMANCE to see what he had sitting around in Class A Motorhomes. A toot coming into Bayfield going by friends Di & Harry’s place STORMRUNNER RV SALES. Stopped on Bayfield’s Clangregor Square & unhooked the Jeep. Kelly & Pheebs headed on home with me following. Don’tcha just love that coming down the home stretch feeling. And did I mention what a fine Saturday morning it was too. As reader’s know, Saturday mornings are my favorite time of the week & coming home in warm sunny weather this morning just made it all that much more special.
LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE TO HOME & YES THAT IS SNOW ON THE RIGHT
As expected we had some snow as I pulled Winnie into her spot but at least it was in the melting phase. Course I had to step out of the coach into snow but who cares, we were home. Pheebs was already racing around all over the place. Think she knew she was home too. Also noticed something else we had been expecting. Winter storm damage. We had been seeing it for the last day or two on our way home. Branches & trees down. Our property is a big mess but no serious damage from downed tree limbs other than a smashed lamp post at the end of our driveway. Going to take me a lot of work to get things cleaned up this year but that’s Ok I’m looking forward to it. Gives me something to do for the next week or so & having a project in front of me is always a good thing for AL:))
PULLING INTO OUR RV SPOT
AND MY FIRST STEP OUT THE RIG’S DOOR GOES RIGHT INTO A VERY SOFT & WET PILE OF SNOW
It was 11 a.m. when we rolled into our driveway & it was 3 p.m. before either one of us took a break or sat down. We’re both like that, we just like to get at things & get them done. Clothes to come in, fridge & cupboards to be emptied, laundry, TV’s & sound systems to re-activate, etc. etc. It’s a necessary but welcome hustle & bustle. When I finally did sink into my recliner for the first time this year it was my third Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh moment. And my thoughts were once again the same as in previous years, ‘that’s it, I’m never getting out of this big chair & ever going anywhere ever again’!! Of course we all know I’ll be moaning & groaning & chomping at the bit in a couple weeks to get going & do something different again. Always happens with me that way.
BOOSTING THE SANTA FE’S DEAD BATTERY & THIS SNOW & ICE BEHIND THE HOUSE IS GOING TO TAKE AWHILE TO MELT
Anyway, we are home safe & sound & thanks to everyone for their thoughts & kind wishes as we slogged our way back to Bayfield Ontario. With heavy rains closing in on us right now I hope to get caught up with some blog reading again over the next few days, get some emails answered. I’ll try to remember recent questions readers have asked as well. See y’all tamarraw……………:))
PHEEBS ISN’T SURE ABOUT ALL THIS SNOW STUFF
TRY THIS SNOW CONE PHEEBS………….. EEEEYYYOOOUUUUUUUU
Y’KNOW, I REALLY DIDN’T LIKE THAT SNOW CONE MOM & JUST DON’T BE GIVING ME ANOTHER ONE EITHER
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble.
In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and bailed out.
Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining.
The doctor grabbed one and said "I'm a doctor, I save lives, so I must live," and jumped out.
The lawyer then said, "I'm a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live."
He also grabbed a parachute and jumped.
The priest looked at the little boy and said, "My son, I've lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace."
The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, "Not to worry, Father. The 'smartest man in the world' just took off with my back pack."