Thursday, April 02, 2015
PHEEBS & I HIT THE ROAD THIS MORNING FOR A WEE JEEP DRIVE:))
LAKE HURON IS STILL ABOUT 50% COVERED IN ICE
Had been hoping for a sunny mild day but although moderately mild a cloud cover moved in by mid morning & that was the end of the sun’s warming rays for the day. A breeze made the day feel cooler than it really needed to be. Nevertheless I was still outside trying to help Spring along with my snow & ice removal tools. Rain settled in later helping with the snow melt as well & here beside the great Lake Huron iceberg I think we actually got up into the high 40’s. Further inland highs of 60F were reported.
During our last month or so in Congress as we began turning our thoughts homeward there was one thing more than anything else I was looking forward to doing once we were back to Bayfield again & it had to do with 2 things. Pheebe & the Jeep. Yep, it was our good old morning Jeep drives in the country that I looked forward to more than anything else. Just throw the cameras into the Jeep, load up the little Happy Buns & away we go. Must say I really miss our rural Ontario roads when we are away. Miss the beautifully scenic forests, fields, hills & dales. Just my idea of a favorite way to spend some quiet time doing something I really enjoy. Call it a hobby if you will. And the little Bugsy loves it too:))
SITTING UP QUITE PROUD IN THE JEEP’S FRONT SEAT THIS MORNING AS WE HEADED OUT FOR A DRIVE IN THE JEEP
I was running low on peanut butter so that gave Pheebs & I great excuse to pile ourselves into the Jeep late this morning & head us on over to the town of Goderich. Stayed on pavement today because I knew our country roads would be a muddy mess & having just washed the Jeep Wednesday I wasn’t too anxious to get it all muddied up just yet. Didn’t take me long to pick up a dozen or so grocery items plus a Tim Horton coffee to go & off we went to touch base with a few favorite spots around the town of Goderich & especially down around the harbor.
INNER HARBOR ENTRANCE IS NEARLY FREE OF ICE
GODERICH’S SIFTO SALT MINE UPPER LEFT
STILL A FAIR BIT OF ICE IN THE GODERICH HARBOR
THIS LARGE LAKE FREIGHTER HAS SPENT THE WINTER HERE AS WELL AS THE LAKE FREIGHTER BELOW
Merikay & Craig over at Merikay's Dream just celebrated their 1rst year full-timing & Merikay has some thoughts about that & looks back over the year touching on some points of difficulty. It’s an interesting read not only for veteran full-timers but new folks starting out as well. I always like how Merikay is straight forwardly honest with her posts & doesn’t gloss things over. Good stuff Merikay:))
STILL A LOT OF ICE ON LAKE HURON BLOCKING GODERICH’S OUTER HARBOR ENTRANCE
LIGHTHOUSE VIEWPOINT OVERLOOKING THE ENTRANCE TO GODERICH’S HARBOR…SIFTO SALT MINE ON THE RIGHT
There is little doubt in my mind about what they say regarding Arizona’s warmer dry climate being better for arthritis sufferers & I can attest to that fact. We’ve only been back to our colder damp climate 2 days & Wednesday afternoon & night were the worst my arthritic legs have ever been. Not even Tylenol would take the ache away. Much the same today as I creaked around wincing at my stiffness. I’ve doubled up on my Arthrotec medicine but that’s not cutting it either. Just have to be patient & wait for warmer weather & then get my legs back down to Arizona again in the Fall again.
A HAPPY LITTLE REFLECTIONS DOG
GROANER’S CORNER:(( My wife came in today and asked if I would go do some wood turning on the lathe. "Ah," I asked, "what do you need? Maybe a new dibber or possibly a rolling pin or a vase? I have Persimmon, Hickory, Mesquite, a little bit of Walnut and a tad of Oak. What would you like?" "Oh, I don't care. I need about six bags of shavings for the flower beds."
- 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.