Could be the last of our great Autumn weather with today’s sunny temps coming in around +70F. For me it doesn’t get much better than that. Looks like a possible rainy week ahead starting Sunday so with that in mind Pheebs and I were out the door for what could be our last nice country road Jeep ride of the year.
GUESS WE KNOW WHAT THIS LOCAL FARMER IS DOING WITH HIS SATURDAY MORNING
NO THIS IS NOT THE CANADIAN ARMY’S LATEST XK2 SECRET ROCKET LAUNCHER IT’S JUST A SPRAYER EQUIPPED TRACTOR UNFOLDING A SET OF SPRAYING ARMS
Cruised up through Goderich with a short Walmart stop and a quick run down around the harbor. Didn’t see any big Lake Freighters in but did spot a fishing boat returning to port with the mornings catch of fresh Lake Huron fish.
Headed northeast out of town to a favorite rural spot on ‘Little Lakes Road’ where the gravel road runs between a couple scenic ponds east of Ben Miller. We have probably stopped at this spot more than any other over the years and I don’t think we have ever left here without taking a load photos home with us for the blog.
OUR FAVORITE SPOT AT THE CORNER OF ‘LITTLE LAKES ROAD’ AND ‘RIVER LINE’ IS THE TOP LEFT YELLOW PIN….CLOSE UP VIEW BELOW (CLICK ON MAP TO ENLARGE)
A FEW MILES EAST OF THIS SPOT ON LITTLE LAKES ROAD CAN BE FOUND AN OLD OVERHEAD IRON BRIDGE SPANNING THE MAITLAND RIVER….VERY SCENIC
Not a whole lot for me to write about in these last few days before we leave. Just more last minute stuff as we scurry about getting ready. Kelly does a lot more scurrying than I do simply because she just seems to have a lot more stuff to scurry about than I do. Food prep, kitchen and pantry stuff, paper work, etc. I’m pretty good at carrying stuff out if needed plus she has three times more clothes to load than I do.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble. In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull from the stockyard in a far town so that they can breed their own stock. They only have $600 left. Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, 'When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.' The brunette arrives at the stockyard, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less. After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news. She walks into the telegraph office and says, 'I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home.' The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, then adds, 'It's just 99 cents a word.' Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette only has $1 left. She realizes that she'll only be able to send her sister one word. After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, 'I want you to send her the word 'comfortable.' The operator shakes his head. 'How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word 'comfortable?' The brunette explains, 'My sister's blonde. The word's big. She'll read it very slowly ... com-for-da-bull.'