A FEW PHOTOS TONIGHT FROM OUR TRAVELS THIS MORNING
In a comment question about my Friday post on the ICECULTURE company in Hensall Ontario The Furry Gnome in part asks, ' How did it ever end up in Hensall? To the best of my memory this is how I think our guide told us how it all got started. A local fellow who in fact may have been from Hensall first had a business in the area called 'Pine Tree BBQ’. While visiting someone he noticed some kind of a machine sitting under a stairwell. Turns out the machine was a 'not in use' tub type ice making device. This fellow took that machine home, figured out how to use it & soon began making ice bowls for local weddings etc. The demand grew & before long a fledgling ice making company grew into what & where it is today.
WHEAT FIELDS AWAITING HARVEST
Some days ya just can't win for losing & I thought of that old saying when I read Jerry's latest post at Our Life On Wheels. He & Suzy just seem to be having a hard time catching a break on their first trip out with their new to them Prowler Travel Trailer. RVing can be like that & not all days are going to be wondrously perfect or even anywhere near up to snuff. Our trip to the south-west last Fall & our trip home this past Spring were both good examples of some not so great days. Problems with the rig & Kelly's health on the way down & again problems with the rig on the way home again. We have our fingers crossed all the bugs are out of our coach now but realistically we know that bugs are commonplace with most if not all homes on wheels. It’s just the nature of Recreational Vehicles.
LIKED THIS HORSES COLORFUL SOCKS…HORSE IS COVERED TO THWART BITING DEER FLIES & OTHER PESKY BUGS
With a 50% chance of rain this afternoon Pheebs & I slipped up to Goderich this morning checking on a for sale cottage property fronting Lake Huron on the way. When it comes to Real Estate in these parts one sure doesn't get much for their dollar anymore. Just makes me shake my head at the prices some people want for their run down homes & properties. Slid through McDonalds drive-thru & headed for the doggy walking beach. With humidity building we didn't stay out too long. Took the scenic way back to Bayfield making a couple short photo stops along the way. With all the Jeep windows down we were home before having to switch on the A/C.
Cruising around in the Jeep it is our SiriusXM Satellite Radio Pheebs & I always listen to. I kinda shuffle around between 4 channels. 053 CHILL, 058 WILLIE'S ROADHOUSE, 068 SPA, & 073 FORTIES BIG BAND. Have recently added channel 071 SIRIUSLY SINATRA. It’s not just all Frank Sinatra or his songs but other crooners as well like Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett & Andy Williams. Ella Fitzgerald sometimes, Linda Ronstadt, Ray Charles & I even heard good old Willy Nelson singing ‘Blue Skies’ a couple days ago. I sure love my music & although our SiriusXM radio subscription seems to climb higher every year it’s one of those things I gladly pay for. Listening to commercial radio ended abruptly for me the first time I plugged in a SiriusXM Satellite Radio probably 10 years ago or more & heard the type of music I wanted to hear 24/7. No more commercials & no more radio announcers. Just keep that nice uninterrupted music coming SiriusXM & I thank you for the great piece of mind you bring me each & every time I turn you on. And while I’m at it a big thank you to Soma FM’s GROOVE SALAD which plays on our computer’s stereo set-up from dawn till dusk. And not to forget a big thank you to our East Link cable TV’s music channel 837 for beaming in ‘STINGRAY THE CHILL LOUNGE’ which plays through our living room television stereo system whenever we are not watching TV which is mainly most of the day. Yep, I sure likes my music alright & like I have said many times before, ‘it is music that has consistently brought me more pleasure through the years than anything else I can think of’. Groovy:))
On our computer's live weather radar feed I watched with interest a line of storm cells intensifying over Lake Huron & heading right for us about 3:30. Looking out our living room window it was dead calm yet just a few miles west of us we could see the storm bearing down on us from the northwest. Big rumble of thunder at 3:43 followed by our newly laid sod receiving a strong, steady & prolonged watering from Mother Nature. Can you tell I didn't have much to do this afternoon except watch the weather, the clock, & my laptops weather channel. The bulk of the storm swung south & headed on down the lake so all's we experienced was some rain & a few thunder boomers.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( After church one Sunday morning, a mother commented, "The choir was awful this morning." The father commented, "The sermon was too long."
Their 7-year-old daughter added, "You've got to admit it was a pretty good show for a dollar."
The Sunday school teacher asked, "How many of you children would like to go to Heaven?" All raised their hands except little Ronnie. The teacher asked him why not. "I'm sorry," Ronnie replied. "Mommy told me to come right home after Sunday school."