KELLY & PHEEBS CHECK OUT A SCHOOL OF MINNOWS ON OUR MORNING WALK
Can't remember the last time I stood by a lake under a starry night sky with Moonbeams shimmering across the water. But that is what Pheebs & did Thursday night. A half Moon overhead cast a faint pall of light across forested land but it was sparkling Myles Bay that focused my attention & my thoughts. Thank you to the one's who made this all possible for us.
THIS IS JUST ABOUT AS CLOSE AS PHEEBS CARES TO GET TO ANY OF THAT WET WATERY STUFF
Imagine our surprise when a white CAMP CELTIC school type bus rolled in shortly after 7 a.m. this morning with about 20 exited young kids on board. Out of the bus they went, across the beach & into the water. Here's Kelly & I with the furnace running dressed in warm clothes & there's all these young kids in bathing suits out there splashing around in Lake Huron which less than 8 weeks ago still had large chunks of ice floating in it. And I imagine this shallow bay would have been totally frozen over this past winter.
CHECK OUT THE SOUR LOOKS ON SOME OF THESE KID’S FACES & TELL ME THEY AIN’T COLD
Waited for the Kids to leave before we set out on our last tranquil beach walk. Said goodbye to all the colorful Kayaks & gave our pet rock a final pat as we strolled by. Remember the one I had some photos of in Thursday's post. That big rock anchored in the beach sand with all the circles in it is now my Fav:))
Didn't take us long to rig the coach for travel. I had already hooked the Jeep up the afternoon before. We marvelled at how well our 3 days had gone. All systems worked well & we are totally thrilled with our Big EEE. Love the 2 furnace idea. With me sleeping in Zone 1 I can keep it warmer than Kelly who sleeps in Zone 2 likes it. And yes that is how Triple E describes the areas each furnace heats. And previous owner Don had never used the built in coffee pot but we tried it & loved it. Beats having a big old Mossmagator of a Percolator taking up big space on a limited kitchen top Counterator.
WE’RE JUST ABOUT READY TO ROLL
Waved goodbye to our quiet little boondocking spot at 8:45 a.m. & headed off for the little crossroads whistle stop of Ferndale. Took on a half load of fuel & pointed the rig's nose south for home. Had it not been a week-end Friday night we probably would have slipped on down to the Cape Crocker area but we knew the week-enders would soon be on the road so wanted to be out of the area before they came pouring in. A coffee stop at Wifi friendly Tim Hortons in Wiarton enabled me to publish Thursday's post.
TUCKED IN BEHIND WIARTON ONTARIO’S TIM HORTONS
Had ourselves a slow relaxing drive home through our Southwestern pastoral countryside. A detour threw us a bit of a curve but no problem as the rig's a pleasure to drive & I didn't mind the extra miles. We were home before 1 p.m. And we both agreed, even though we had only been away 3 days it was nice to be home again. Always nice heading out & always nice coming home. A fine example of a nice/nice way to be able to do things.
WE FACED THE SAME KIND OF HEAVY TRAFFIC CHAOS ON THE WAY HOME AS WE DID ON THE WAY TO THE BRUCE
FARMERS ARE TAKING OFF THE FIRST CUTTING OF HAY FOR THE YEAR
GENTLY ROLLING HILLS OF RURAL & SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO CANADA
We have a few bugs to work out but nothing serious. Have to come up with something to bring in a stronger Wifi signal for Kelly's Blackberry. The locking gas cap has to go & we will replace it with a standard cap. Going to have to bungee cord the windshield curtain which ties back beside the driver. (can be seen in photo below) Driving with my window open a couple days ago the wind ballooned the curtain out wrapping it around my head. Scary couple seconds there. Gotta figure out why we have so much static on the Sirius Satellite radio at times. And here's a unique problem I have with all the light beaming into the coach. As bright & cheery as it is I can't see my laptop computer screen well enough to correctly edit my photos. Just too many reflections everywhere. Even with the day/night shades down.
YEP, THAT’S AN EGG SALAD SANDWICH ALRIGHT DONNA C
And 'in my opinion' there is a simple design flaw on the EEE's dashboard. The FM/CD radio & the back up camera screen should have been reversed . It is the radio that physically & visually demands more of the driver's attention than the much less used back up camera. Radio should have been designed higher up on the dash with the back up camera underneath, not the other way around. Heater controls are Okay & easily accessible but not the radio. Not a serious problem but it bugs me because I keep reaching for where the radio should be easily accessible & it's not there.
‘IN MY OPINION’ THE RADIO & BACK UP CAMERA SCREEN LOCATIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN REVERSED
But all & all our shakedown cruise was a major success. Mission accomplished:)))))))
I’M GETTING PRETTY DARING DAD
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A little boy watched, fascinated, as his mother gently rubbed cold cream on her face. "Why are you rubbing that stuff on you face, mommy?" he asked.
"To make myself beautiful," said his mother. A few minutes later, she began removing the cream with a tissue. "What's the matter?" he asked. "Are you giving up?"
One morning, when my son was about 3 years-old, he saw me putting on a pale green face-mask. (Something I rarely do.) "What 'ou doin'?" he said. "I'm putting on a face mask," I replied. "What it for?" he asked. "It's to make Mommy look more beautiful," I told him.
He stood looking at me in that considering way that small children have, then said as gently as possible, "Well ... it doesn't."
So glad all went well. Only young people would be crazy enough to be in that water at this time of year!ReplyDelete
Your groaner's remind me of something my son ask me when he was about 4. I was reading a copy of a Glamor magazine(do they sill publish them) and he came and stood by me to see what I was reading. He ask me if I was trying to be a girl.ReplyDelete
Such a nice area, but with those early morning bus loads not really for us. Nice that you at least got our for a few days and checked things out.ReplyDelete
I think eventually you will automatically reach for the right thing on your dash. It takes time to get used to the location.ReplyDelete
Love all the pictures.
Al, I'm wondering if there might be some sort of toggle switch on your radio to move it from one type of output(?) to another. I've got that on mine, so I can go between regular radio/bluetooth and my XM. If you do, that might clear up your static.ReplyDelete
Hm, judging by the size of the openings for both the radio and the back up camera screen, it looks as though their positions could be reversed. I didn't include the word "easily" however.ReplyDelete
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Glad all went well, Al. You look good in the driver's seat! I LOVED my built in coffee maker. When we traded "up", the new coach didn't have one--just one sitting on the counter. I asked the salesman why and his dumb (in my opinion) answer was that the one on the counter was the space saver. Me thinks he thought I fell off a turnip truck.ReplyDelete
There were so many things I liked better in the older, but from Rich's point of view it was a step up. It seemed to me that they built that coach for the driver. Oh, well, as long as it got us from point A to Point B. The third coach seemed to be a better compromise.
Funny how you don't notice some things until you actually drive and live in an RV.
"We have a few bugs to work out but nothing serious. The locking gas cap has to go & we will replace it with a standard cap."
It has taken you a little longer than it would have for me but you did arrive at the same conclusion!
It is probably just me but the VERY first modification I would make is to NEVER lock both the gas 'flap' and the gas 'cap'. Maybe never lock either of them. Double locks to get to the gas filler opening is a bit over the top for me. Tuesday, May 13, 2014
You look so nice and comfy sitting in that driver's seat with your egg salad sandwich close at hand. The rig looks great...wishing you many happy travel adventures. We will be heading west this winter! Who knows, maybe we will see ya on the road!ReplyDelete