Tuesday, August 22, 2017
AMONGST OTHER THINGS A FEW PHOTOS OF OUR FIRST RV MONTH ON THE ROAD IN LATE 2006
AN EASTBOUND STORM CELL COMING IN OFF LAKE HURON ROLLED OVER US AND HEADED FURTHER INLAND
Packing thunder and lightning a small storm cell came ashore about 7:40 this morning bringing with it a short deluge of rain. Kelly and Pheebs made it back with only seconds to spare before being caught in a the second stormy cloudburst in the past 3 days.
After wrapping my camera in a plastic bag Pheebs and I made a quick dash for the Jeep. Got the windshield wipers cranked up and away we went. Our mission this morning was to pick up some bananas and apples. These morning shakes of mine keep me in a regular routine of buying fresh bananas every 3 days or so. Under drizzly skies we took ourselves down to the Goderich harbor and were surprised to see a large lake freighter at an odd angle right in the harbor itself with propellers churning. I couldn’t figure out what it was doing.
I FIGURED THIS LARGE FREIGHTER WAS GOING TO SIDLE UP TO THE DOCK IN FRONT OF ME
PROPELLERS CHURNED THE WATER
THE FREIGHTER SLOWLY INCHES IT’S WAY FORWARD TOWARD THE GRAIN ELEVATORS
CREW MEMBERS KEEP AN EYE ON THE PROCEEDINGS
WITH PROPELLORS STILL CHURNING THE SAGINAW MOVES FARTHER OUT INTO THE HARBOR AWAY FROM THE GRAIN ELEVATOR DOCK
Pheebs and I continued further down the beach to Rotary Cover and the doggy walking area. Despite a slight rainy drizzle we were at least able to get out for a leg stretch. On the way I back I was surprised to see the large lake freighter had spun itself right around in the harbor and was now facing in the opposite direction and docking at the Sifto Salt Mine. Normally the large freighters back into the harbor and tie up alongside the Salt Mine dock. This Captain came in bow first then turned his boat around inside the harbor itself.
THE ‘SAGINAW’ MOVES INTO POSITION ALONGSIDE THE SIFTO SALT MINE DOCK
With bananas in tow Pheebs and I began our slow journey home using paved back roads again. Still raining and I knew the country roads would be all muddy. We were home by 10:30 and that was about it for our day. Well except for a walk around the front yard with my camera again.
WE ONLY HAVE 4 FROGS IN THE POND AND SHORTLY I WILL HAVE TO CATCH AND MOVE THE LITTLE GREEN FELLAS TO THE LARGER PARK POND
Late Monday afternoon Ken the Park’s owner came to the door saying he was ready to take down a large pine tree at the west end of our unit. The tree is leaning towards our mobile home with most of its high pine branches leaning our way. If those pine boughs were to become laden with snow during the winter and winds were to come up that tree could easily come down on our house. Ken was able to get all the branches trimmed off before dark with the next step being the falling of the tree itself at some point.
Unlike a lot of folks I just couldn’t seem to drum up a lot of enthusiasm for the solar eclipse Monday. It did get a bit dim here but here’s the biggest thing I noticed. Just before, during, and a short time after there was an eerie silence in the air. Not so much as a wind whisper, no birds chirping, frogs croaking, bees buzzing, or crickets crickiting. Dead calm and I never took any photos of the eclipse simply because it didn’t interest me to do so. Had we been on the eclipse line it would probably have been a different story.
INSIDE A BUTTERFLY BUSH FLOWER
Sunlight finally pierced through our heavy overcast shortly after 2 this afternoon but it was short lived as clouds closed back in and we had another rain front come through late in the afternoon. A big thank you to that second rain front as it ushered in much cooler temperatures. That miserable heat and humidity were driven right out and checking the 14 day forecast we’re going to hang around the high 60’s and low 70’s for the next couple weeks. Now in my books that is worth one big ‘Yabba Dabba Doo’:))
ALWAYS NICE TO SEE SUNSHINE SPILLING INTO OUR YARD
Facebook decided to take me back to our earliest year of RVing today. Here’s a few photos of ‘The Bayfield Bunch’ in late 2006………………
WE HAD A TRUCK & FIFTH WHEEL OUR FIRST YEAR OUT AND HERE WE ARE IN NEW MEXICO’S GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS
I AM ALWAYS IN AWE OF MOUNTAINS
WE SPENT A COUPLE NIGHTS AT BRANTLEY LAKE STATE PARK
AT A CAMPGROUND IN WHITES CITY NEW MEXICO NEAR THE CARLSBAD CAVERNS….THAT’S KELLY WITH MAX ON THE LEFT, CORA IN THE MIDDLE ,AND CHECKERS ON THE RIGHT
SOMEWHERE NORTHEAST OF EL PASO TEXAS ON HIGHWAY 62 WAITING FOR THIS GAS STATION TO OPEN….OUR GAS GUAGE WAS BELOW EMPTY AND WE WERE ON FUMES
KELLY TRIES TO RE-ARRANGE THE LANDSCAPE IN NEW MEXICO’S ROCKHOUND STATE PARK
HERE’S THE GANG LOADED UP AT ROCKHOUND READY TO ROLL OUT IN THE MORNING
IT WAS HERE AT PANCHO VILLA STATE PARK IN COLUMBUS NM THAT WE MADE OUR FIRST FORAY INTO MEXICO AT PALOMAS
BREAKFAST AT OUR HOUSE AT PANCHO VILLA STATE PARK IN COLUMBUS NEW MEXICO
ONE OF OUR ALL TIME FAVORITE PLACES WAS THE PINK STORE IN PALOMAS MEXICO AND SO MUCH SO WE RETURNED HERE ABOUT HALF A DOZEN TIMES
WE LIKED PALOMAS MEXICO WAY BETTER THAN ALGODONES MEXICO
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A Chinese Doctor can't find a job in a Hospital in the US, so he opens his own clinic and puts a sign outside
'GET TREATMENT FOR $20 - IF NOT CURED GET BACK $100.'
An American lawyer thinks this is a great opportunity to earn $100 and goes to the clinic.
Lawyer: 'I have lost my sense of taste.'
Chinese: 'Nurse, bring medicine from box No. 22 and put 3 drops in patient's mouth.'
Lawyer: 'Ugh. this is kerosene.'
Chinese: 'Congrats, your sense of taste is restored. Give me $20.'
The annoyed lawyer goes back after a few days to recover his money.
Lawyer: 'I have lost my memory. I cannot remember anything.'
Chinese: 'Nurse, bring medicine from box no. 22 and put 3 drops in his mouth.'
Lawyer (annoyed): 'This is kerosene. You gave this to me last time for restoring my taste.'
Chinese: 'Congrats. You got your memory back. Give me $20.'
The fuming lawyer pays him, and then comes back a week later determined to get back $100.
Lawyer: 'My eyesight has become very weak I can't see at all.'
Chinese: 'Well, I don't have any medicine for that, so take this $100.'
Lawyer (staring at the note): 'But this is $20, not $100!!'
Chinese: 'Congrats, your eyesight is restored. Give me $20'
After the revival had concluded, the three pastors were discussing the results with one another. The Methodist minister said, "The revival worked out great for us! We gained 4 new families." The Baptist preacher said, "We did better than that! We gained 6 new families." The Presbyterian pastor said, "Well, we did even better than that! We got rid of our 10 biggest trouble makers!"
Robin your house so don’t call the cops!!