THAT’S A PRETTY SPIFFY BED SPREAD KELLY HAS ON HER BED IN THE MOTORHOME AND I HAVE THE SAME ONE ON MY BED ON THE OTHER SIDE BY THE LOOKS OF IT:))
Needing to pick up a load of prescriptions for the winter months away Pheebs and I headed for Goderich and Walmart's Pharmacy. Of course a customary swing down around the harbor and beach were in order first. Cloudy skies overhead with temperatures still reasonably mild in the mid 60's. We didn't venture far and our morning Jeep ride was limited to Goderich and back.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR CAMERA SETTINGS CORRECT FOR THE UNEXPECTED PHOTO AT HAND
THIS IS THE SAME DEER SECONDS LATER PAUSING LONG ENOUGH TO LET ME MAKE A QUICK CAMERA ADJUSTMENT….I’M ALWAYS CHANGING CAMERA SETTINGS AND TOO OFTEN I FORGET TO RE-SET THEM
Dropped around to visit fellow RV friends and sometimes bloggers Chris and Caron who moved into our Park two years ago and love it here as much as we do. They along with their dog Dixie will be heading for the Southwest in a few weeks as well.
A GOOD MORNING FOR CLOUD FORMATIONS AND HERE I SEE A LONG NECKED DOG JUMPING OVER A CORN FIELD FROM RIGHT TO LEFT
IN THIS ONE I SEE A LARGE BIRD SKULL LOOKING DOWN FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
AND IN THESE CLOUDS I SEE……….MORE CLOUDS
Rains were finally upon us by mid afternoon pretty much curtailing any outside activities and looking at the forecast I can see we are turning the weather corner into the grayer days of November soon to be upon us. From here on in our milder temperatures will slowly disappear and the first rumblings of old man winter can begin to make itself felt at any time. Unless of course some of our areas exceptionally milder weather this year stays around well into November. No warm sunny forested walk this afternoon but I do have a couple photos left over from Sundays walk.
THESE FOLKS HAVE SOME NICE MAPLE TREES RINGING THEIR PROPERT
WE WERE JUST LEAVING THE SOLO GAS BAR IN GODERICH’S SOUTH END WHEN PHEEBS SAID, ‘HEY DAD LET’S DRIVE OVER THERE AND SWOOSH UP THAT HERD OF SEAGULLS’
SO THAT’S WHAT WE DID:))
With a little bit of luck we should be somewhere in the Southwest next month by this time. Not a clue where yet so I had better get my travel planning hat on and think about that. Don’t want to end up criss-crossing and doubling back on places if we can help it. Maybe head straight to California first and slowly work our way back east or maybe not. I’m just going to have to get jiggy with my atlas and see what brain waves pop out of the pages at me.
CALM LAKE HURON WATERS UNDER A STORMY LOOKING SKY
Ever notice sometimes during certain conversations you might get blank stares. Occasionally happens when talking to a casual stranger, somebody you just met or maybe an old friend you haven't seen for awhile. There you are talking about gray tanks, 50 amp service, Class A this or Class C that, hydraulic levelers, bedroom and kitchen slides, awning toppers, tow bars, inverters, anode rods, vent covers, and the list goes on and on. We here in RV Land tend to take our RV lifestyle whether it be Snow-Birding or Full-Timing for granted and forget the majority of the population don't know what most of these things mean. We of course are all quite familiar with the every day words such as RV (Recreational Vehicle), Full Timing, (living in your RV all the time) Diesel Pusher, (a class A Motorhome with a diesel engine in the rear) Toad, (any vehicle that is being towed behind something) Fiver, (a fifth wheel trailer) Rig, (whatever RV your driving) Slides, (automatic room extensions on most RV's) Boon Docking, (camping with no facilities) Black Tank, (where the poopy stuff goes) grey tank, (where the dishwater goes) Snow Birding, (winters in the south and summers in the north) Brake Buddy, (a device that allows your trailer to have brakes) Hitch Pin, (a bolt that goes in your hitch to stop if from becoming detached from you tow vehicle) Hitch Itch. (that's what restless people like me get when they can't sit still in one place and want to go get moving again) These same words however can bring a completely blank stare when talking to someone who is not of, nor is aware of the RVing world. As strange as that may seem to us, we still have to realize and accept the fact we are in the minority of understandable socially acceptable lifestyles. I'm sure all of us at one time or another have found ourselves on the defensive end of a conversation trying to explain the RVing lifestyle concept to someone who just doesn't get it. I have read blogs and talked to folks, who when putting their RV dream plans together told absolutely no one about their intentions. No friends, no business associates and in some cases, not even family. I'm sure there are Full Timers on the road who's casual friend's have no idea where they are or where they have disappeared to. Might even be some family members left wondering as well. Anyway, which ever RV lifestyle way you choose to travel in your RV it's probably the right way for you and the heck with the nay sayers eh ........................:))
- I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow isn't looking good either.
- I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound the make as they go flying by.
- Am I getting smart with you? How would you know?
- There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.
- Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.
- I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem.
- My Reality Check bounced.
- On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.
- I don't suffer from stress. I'm a carrier.
- You're slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through a tub of peanut butter.
- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, 'cuz, like to them, you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
- Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.
- Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
A telephone rang. "Hello! Is your phone number 444-4444?" "Yes, it is," came the reply. "Thank goodness! Could you call 9-1-1 for me? I super-glued my finger to the 4 key on my phone."
Bison girl scout cookies will ya!!
I give you most the credit Al for me and Nancy getting into the RV lifestyle. Reading your blogs back in '08-09 just inspired us to take the plunge, and we have never regretted it. We have been in every state (except Hawaii of course) in our MH. And we nearly are full-timers. Thanks to you and the Bayfield Bunch.ReplyDelete
Nice to hear from you Joe and it always makes me feel good inside to know my blog has had a positive affect on someone's life.Delete
Really enjoyed today's pictures of the clouds.ReplyDelete
Today's knock, knock joke will be a hit with me granddaughter who is a Girl Scout.
Yes it is a bit cooler and rainy, and hopefully you can get on the road soon to the southwest. You are so right about the rv lingo, that a lot of people don't understand. We write our blog as a diary and so family and friends know where we are. Works for us.ReplyDelete
That is a colourful bedspread. Enough to wake you up in the morning! Look forward to seeing your travel plans unfold. And we finally have internet this morning - yeah!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous bedspread!! I hope Pheebs enjoyed the great swoosh of seagulls :-))) It's funny how many terms have worked their way into rv-lingo!ReplyDelete
I'm so happy you kids are in pre-travel mode..We chose Texas this year because you need plans one year ahead to get to Florida and our medical merry go round was going way to fast to jump..Not sure if you have ever spent much time in Texas but it is like another entire country..It has desert, piney woods, ocean coast, hill country, Rio Grande, mountains and high country plains..all in one state. Let's get those wheels rolling!!ReplyDelete
i really love visiting your blog and renewing my perspective with such good and thorough write up and amazing imagery. dont stop postingReplyDelete