ABOVE IS HOW GRAND BEND ONTARIO LOOKED ONE YEAR AGO TODAY & BELOW IS HOW IT LOOKED TODAY….A LOT LESS ICE & SNOW FOR SURE
On Monday’s drive I took a photo of an older abandoned Class C RV sitting near a desert wash. I took the picture because it reminded me of a Class C I used to see years ago long before we began our RV travels. I was driving a comfy passenger van for Airports Anywhere/Stratford Airporter in those days picking up & delivering passengers from the Goderich, Clinton, Bayfield, Seaforth, Mitchell, & Stratford areas to Toronto Ontario’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Majority of my runs took place between Stratford & Toronto. About once a week I would have people to pick up in the Clinton & Goderich areas & there was always a vehicle sitting in a driveway along highway 8 in Clinton’s east end I always looked for each time I passed that away. Approaching Clinton heading west towards Goderich I always began watching for a little Class C Shamrock RV on the left side. It was white with Irish green stripes & decals on it & I think it might have been at the 3rd or 4th house I went by. Oh how I would wish I was the owner of that Shamrock. I liked the looks of it, liked the green colors, & I think it may even have had a green Shamrock on the front overhang. I’m guessing it might have been about 21 feet long & each & every time I saw this RV my mind would right away swing into the future thinking how nice it would be to own that little Class C & travel the highways & bi-ways of North America. This was in the late eighties if I remember correctly & little could I have ever imagined at that time that years later all those dreams I had imagined way back then would one day come true. From those early days till now we’ve actually had 3 Class C’s, two Class A’s, & a truck & 5th wheel all stemming from those dreamy days I had from seeing that little Class C Shamrock for a number of years parked in a Clinton Ontario driveway………….:))
IT WAS THE GREEN COLORS ON THIS CLASS C MONDAY THAT REMINDED ME OF THE CLASS C SHAMROCK I HAD SEEN MANY YEARS AGO IN CLINTON ONTARIO
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A busload of politicians were driving down a country road when, all of a sudden, the bus ran off the road and crashed into a tree in an old farmer's field. The old farmer, after seeing what had happened, went over to investigate. He then proceeded to dig a hole to bury the politicians. A few days later the local sheriff came out, saw the crashed bus, and asked the old farmer where all the politicians had gone.
The old farmer said he had buried them.
The sheriff asked the old farmer, "Were they all dead?" The old farmer replied, "Well, some of them said they weren't, but you know how them politicians lie."
Gotta love when we can follow our dreams and make them happen. 49 years ago got my first tent trailer and loved and used it for 30 years. after that a class B and a Class C then we got our dream coach and now in our 10 year full timing . Sure do love the lifestyle and touring the southwest.ReplyDelete
We can make our dreams come true if we want.
I love to travel and an RV seems ideal, but being a solo and not young anymore, it turned out to be too much work and maintenance for me. So many things constantly needed fixing that I had to pay to get done. It finally lost its luster for me, and I'm glad I tried it but it's over now. I have always wished I had a little teardrop camper - just basic with no fancy equipment to go wrong.ReplyDelete
I have never commented before Al, but your last few posts have inspired me. Funny about dreams and change. And change can be good! We started camping with an old army surplus tent 50 years ago, dreamed of a better way to go..years pass, changes were made from pickup campers to various large and small trailers, and now we camp in a 17 foot Casita, and love it! Thank you so much for your blog,,makes me smile... LeeReplyDelete