AUTUMN’S GLOW THROUGH A VIRGINIA CREEPER IN OUR BACK YARD
It was clear along the coast first thing this morning but a few miles inland grumbly gray clouds sat stubbornly on the ground as Pheebs and I made our way through varying thicknesses of mist bordering the Marsh. Not a lot to see so we didn’t take many photos and were home again by 10. Puttered about as the Sun slowly lifted today’s fog by late morn.
INLAND COUNTRY ROADS WERE FOG SHROUDED
THE MAITLAND RIVER LOOKING NORTH FROM BALLS BRIDGE
LOOKING SOUTH WITH STILL A LITE MIST ON THE HORIZON
Knowing I would have four 17’’ tires in the back of the Jeep Liberty to bring home I didn’t take Pheebs with me to Clinton’s Huron Tirecraft early this afternoon. My appointment was for 1 p.m. and the fellas were right on time. Took my Kindle along to read in the waiting room and it wasn’t long and the new BFG ‘All-Terrain’ tires were on. We’ve been buying tires for our ‘various vehicles’ here for quite a few years now and the staff has always been knowledgably helpful and especially today with a nice overall tire discount. Paid my bill and off I went…….but I didn’t get too far. I was nearly uptown Clinton when I noticed I had forgot my Kindle. An immediate big U-turn and back to Huron Tire I went to retrieve my Kindle on the counter right where I had left it. Off I went again…….but I didn’t get too far. I was nearly uptown Clinton again when I noticed the tires they had taken off the Jeep were not…….in the Jeep. An immediate big U-turn and back to Huron Tire to retrieve my 4 older Wrangler tires. When we return from the Southwest in the Spring I plan to take the new BFG‘All-Terrain T/A K02’ tires off and put the Wranglers back on for the summer. They bagged up our summer tires and off I went again and this time I actually made it back to Bayfield without forgetting anything else:))
With this new set of ‘All-Terrain’ tires on the Jeep I am already feeling better about our upcoming ‘off road’ desert adventures and mountain drives not to mention the added peace of mind in towing these heavier duty safer tires behind the Motorhome. Coming home this afternoon from Clinton I noticed these tires were quieter than I had worried about and the ride was smoother than expected. Good stuff:))
BAYFIELD HARBOR THIS MORNING
I SOMETIMES VIEW PEOPLE WITH SUSPICIAN JUST AS I’M SURE THEY SOMETIMES VIEW ME AND MY CAMERA WITH SUSPICIAN AS WELL….MAYBE THESE 2 GUYS JUST LOST THEIR FISHING POLES OR SOMETHING
We’ll be up early Wednesday morning to haul the Motorhome off to the Bayfield Garage for it’s annual Fall check-up followed later by the Jeep. These are busy days at the moment and how fortunate we are to have a nice spell of beautiful Autumn weather upon us this week. Warm but not hot, cool but not cold.
A FEW PHOTOS AROUND OUR BACK YARD THIS AFTERNOON
If all goes according to plan we should be in Spencerport New York 2 weeks from today and that will be our first official day in kicking off our 2016/17 Winter travel season for yet another year. Ten years ago right now we were on the brink of our very first Newbie RV travel season scurrying about in various states of confused excitement trying to get everything pulled together in some semblance of organized mayhem. Back and forth we went trying to decide on a truck and 5th wheel or a Motorhome. We went with a truck and fiver for our first trip to the Southwest but quickly traded that combination in on a Motorhome soon as we got back in the Spring.
HEARD A STRANGE SOUNDING MACHINE APPROACHING FROM AROUND A BEND AHEAD
HEY IT’S A ROAD GRADER
YEP A MIGHTY NICE AUTUMN DAY FOR GRADING GRAVELY COUNTRY ROADS ALRIGHT
Kelly headed off to Goderich this morning to do some banking and the exchange rate converting Canadian dollars to American dollars has sure killed us again this year. Had to pay $350 Canadian to buy $1,000 American. We are also trying to decide whether to stay with Verizon this winter or go with the new Millenicom/AT&T partnership for our traveling internet coverage. AT&T cell phones work in Congress Arizona but we don’t know if the AT&T internet coverage is good there. We luckily got in on the last day before a $100 increase takes affect at or roadside service provider, Coach-Net. Yearly membership fees are jumping from $149 to $249. We have had occasion to use Coach-Net three times so far and they have always treated us fair. Don’t know if Herb and Bea Wytinck are still reading but if you are I still remember us walking along by the San Pedro River in St David Arizona just south of Benson years ago when Herb suggested we try Coach-Net for our roadside assistance provider. We of course took that suggestion and have been with Coach-Net ever since. That was a nice walk around that Monastery we had that day guys:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The American Kennel club has decided to recognize these new breeds of Dogs that are the result of cross breeding……
Collie + Lhaso Apso: Collapso, a dog that folds up for easy transport.
Spitz + Chow Chow: Spitz-Chow, a dog that throws up alot.
Pointer + Setter: Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet.
Kerry Blue Terrier + Skye Terrier: Blue Skye, a dog for visionaries.
Pekingese + Lhaso Apso: Peekasso, an abstract dog.
Newfoundland + Basset Hound: Newfound Asset Hound,a dog for financial advisers.
Terrier + Bulldog: Terribull, a dog that makes awful mistakes.
Bloodhound + Labrador: Blabrador, a dog that barks incessantly.
Malamute + Pointer: Moot Point, owned by...oh, well, it doesn't matter anyway.
Collie + Malamute: Commute, a dog that travels to work.
Deerhound + Terrier: Derriere, a dog that's true to the end.
You might be a redneck if...
- You have refused to watch the Academy Awards since "Smokey and the Bandit" was snubbed for best picture.
- None of your shirts cover your stomach.
- Your only condiment on the dining room table is the economy size bottle of ketchup.
- The rear tires on your car are at least twice as wide as the front ones.
- You consider "Outdoor Life" deep reading.
- You prominently display a gift you bought at Graceland.
- Birds are attracted to your beard.
- The diploma hanging in your den contains the words "Trucking Institute".
- Your mother keeps a spit cup on the ironing board.
Why would you not leave the new tires on year round?ReplyDelete
Love the fall colors in your photos.
Nice tires for the back roads and climbing the desert trails, looks like you are ready to hit the road real soon.ReplyDelete
OK, now I got a grin on my face. You did it again. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Those do look like good tires for getting off the road. And you have some great weather for your busy two weeks getting ready. Looking forward to all your reports over the coming months.ReplyDelete
Did you mistake that Canadian to US dollar amount? $1000 US = 1320 Canadian today.ReplyDelete
If you ever really want to challenge you eye hand ability, try driving that grader.
I'm sure the tire store may have forgotten to put your old tires in the Jeep, but didn't forget to charge your from the new ones! :c)ReplyDelete
I too am off on a road trip in a couple hours--but it is not a planned one--my daughter and I are going to try to out run the Hurricane that is due here on the east coast tomorrow--my Senior apt complex is only 2 miles from the beach--as the crow flies--with a river in between --and this they are saying will be the largest and strongest hurricane to hit this area--my apt is on the front side of the building too--we know that we will lost power here for 3 days or more--so on the road we go--got all the camera stuff packed--!!ReplyDelete
love and laughter, di