Skies were heavily overcast threatening rain but sitting in the house for the third day in a row was definitely not going to work for me. Can't help it, just gotta get out & go somewhere. Pheebs & I had to travel further afield this morning to find some rural roads we had never been on before. Well at least I can't remember being on them before. That's one of the plus's about aging. You get to do things & go places you have forgot about. That somehow seems kinda alright to me. Expands my new to me world a bit:))
MY TIRED LITTLE TRAVELER TODAY
We did get rained on a bit here & there but it was just nice to be outside enjoying the day. After all it was Sunday & we seem to have gotten ourselves into the habit of road trips on Sunday mornings. Although our day began under overcast skies we did end it in a burst of brilliant sunshine.
It was raining as I stood pensively looking out the living room window at our Motorhome a couple days ago. There she sat quietly beside our carport patiently waiting for us to fire her up & head her on down the road. In my mind I know we are now past the halfway point of our long summer at home in Bayfield but it's still another 3 long months before we can once again point our noses in the direction of the great American South-West. I'm hoping we can get away a bit earlier this year instead of waiting until our usual third week of October. Of course I hope that every year & somehow it never seems to come about. I know part of it is the 182 days we are allowed to be in the States. The earlier we go the earlier we have to be back. And coming back to Canada any earlier than the first week of April is not an option mainly because of unpredictable weather. But sometimes I just don't care about that 182 day limit. I just want to get the big wheels rolling & put a couple thousand miles of scenery behind us. What a wondrous feeling it is every Fall to shut our house down here in Bayfield & make the mad dash across America's mid-west to the land of mountains, rivers, canyons, endless skies & wide open spaces. I can already here the Sonoran desert calling. The tall saguaro & prickly pear cactus await. So looking forward to touching base with many of our old favorite haunts again this coming winter. Borrego Springs, Kofa Mountains, Blair Valley & Ghost Mountain. A return to the Sedona area & of course all our desert Jeeping roads around Congress. We are hoping to do more traveling this winter now that we have a larger & more comfortable rig to travel & stay in. Hope to hit new areas where we have never been as well. A little less time at the house & a little more time traveling & boondocking just like we did in our early RVing years. We are both aware time is slipping away on us & it's an unknown factor as to how many more years we can spend our winters in the land we both truly love…………………..
USING A 300mm LENS WHILE DRIVING ON A BUMPY GRAVEL ROAD DOES NOT ALWAYS RESULT IN THE SHARPEST PHOTOS…THESE FOLKS WERE JUST COMING DOWN THEIR DRIVEWAY & I SUSPECT THEY WERE HEADED FOR CHURCH
BIG RED BRICK HOUSE IN A CORNFIELD & WHAT I THINK MAY BE A FIELD OF YELLOW CANOLA
If it was not for me being a Canadian (Kelly has duel citizenship) I'm guessing instead of living somewhere in Canada during the hot humid summer we would have us a place in maybe New Mexico somewhere at a higher cooler elevation. That's a thought we've carried with us right from the first Winter we traveled to the South-West back in 06/07. How nice it would be to travel the much shorter distance between a cooler Summer pine forest in New Mexico or Arizona to Winter's warmer desert floor maybe just a day’s drive away. And how nice would it be not to have to fight all that heavy interstate traffic & congested cities of the East. Days & days on the road just to reach where it is that we really would prefer to be. And just think of the gas money saved let alone ware & tear on the Motorhome & us as well. If I was an American that's just about how we would do it.
THESE BEES DO NOT HAVE FAR TO TRAVEL IN SEARCH OF NECTAR
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Did you know the brains of older people only appear to be less speedy because they have so much information to access, much like a full-up hard drive, scientists believe. Elderly people have so much information in their brain that it takes longer for them to access it, scientific studies show. Older people do not decline mentally with age. It just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, research suggests. Much like a computer takes longer as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information. Researchers say this slowing down is not the same as cognitive decline. The human brain appears to work slower in old age, said Dr. Michael Ramscar, but only because so much information has been stored over time. Older people simply know more, so selecting a correct choice from the trove of stored data may take a bit longer.
as always nice post.ReplyDelete
Could you guys move to W. Canada? That would shorten the drive by a bunch. Someplace like the Okanagan or Kelowna or Fernie?ReplyDelete
We just keep moving about Ontario from here to there, help to scratch that hitch itch for us, Sure would be nice to tour m,or in the states, our day will come.ReplyDelete
I used to work with a wise older man and I learned to ask my question a day before I need the answer. He was always correct.ReplyDelete
My old boss learned to ask me a question thirty minutes before he needed it, I always had the correct answer when he came back.
Some peoples minds work like that.
You can leave Bayfield and wander west across Canada and use up that extra month, before darting south a couple of days to Congress, once the 182 day clock starts ticking.ReplyDelete
It seems to me that you have the best of both worlds that you like - the desert, and the lush green of Ontario. I'm sure Pheebs appreciates walking on good grass for a few months of the year.ReplyDelete
I am sooo with you on the time limit...Dennis is 72 and I am 66 ...Those years go by so fast.ReplyDelete
We are beginning to feel like you since we have been in Indiana since May. As each week passes, we change our plans as we need to be in Borrego Springs for Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
Love those fence photos!ReplyDelete
Beautiful country side you have there in Bayfield.....but I know what you mean about the south-west Al. It calls me too!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos of the fence!!!ReplyDelete
Question. If Kelly has a dual citizenship, couldnT you do the same? What are the rules?ReplyDelete
The yellow fields are incredible :-). Seems like you just got back to Bayfield, but I know that when the urge to be elsewhere starts.......time can stand still.ReplyDelete
Nice post - beautiful pictures.ReplyDelete
Why not live in the US and visit Canada?ReplyDelete
What's the logic behind the 180 today limit? Whose limit is it? The US or Canada? And is there a limit in the other direction for United States people visiting Canada?ReplyDelete