Well at least I had a destination this morning and notice I used the singular ‘I’ instead of the plural ‘we’. Had to leave the furry little Pheeber Buns home as I headed to Huron Tire & Auto in Clinton. Had a 9 a.m. appointment to have Libby’s summer tires taken off and our winter snow/desert sand knobbly gob tires put on. We’re ready for whatever now. Doug, one of the fellas at the tire place said it was snowing this morning when he left his farm to drive to work.
HEADING FOR HURON TIRE & AUTO EARLIER TODAY
COME WHAT MAY WE ARE AT LEAST READY FOR WINTER
Driving home I definitely noticed the increased road noise from the heavier treaded tires but it’s one of those noises that will not be noticeable once we get used to it.
LEAFLESS TREES ARE BEGINNING TO DOT THE LANDSCAPE
THESE MENNONITE SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE BUNDLED UP AGAINS THE COLD MORNING
Arriving back home I wasn’t long in loading up the little Spooger Buns and heading into Bayfield to pick up a coffee to go. Had one of Kelly’s pumpkin muffins with us…..but not for long:))
Air temperature would have been tolerable if it hadn’t been for the icy winds blowing up from the southwest driving the wind factor down around the freezing mark I suspect. Getting out for a couple leg stretches along the way we weren’t long in hustling ourselves back into the warm Jeep. Today was an early prelude of what’s to come.
IT WAS THE COLOR OF THE ROBINS EGG BLUE HOUSE THAT CAUGHT MY EYE
STILL SOME COLOR TO BE HAD IN SHELTERED FORESTS
LOOKS LIKE THERE MAY BE A LOT OF BLIND LINE DANCING ON THESE AREA ROADS
I SEE A LFAIR NUMBER OF THESE ‘NEW FARM HOUSES’ POPPING UP IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
STILL LOTS OF CORN IN THE FIELDS WAITING FOR THE FARMER’S COMBINE
Facebook took me back in time with it’s ‘On This Day’ feature. A year ago today we were in Sarasota Florida bombing around through the traffic with Aunt Jean (Speedy Gonzales) at the wheel. She took us to ‘Miller’s Ale House’ for supper.
HERE WE ARE ZOOMING AROUND SARASOTA FLORIDA WITH SPEEDY GONZALES HER VERY SELF:))
TWO YEARS AGO TODAY WE WERE AT CAPITAL REEF STATE PARK IN UTAH
THREE YEARS AGO TODAY PHEEBS AND I WERE OUT CRUISING AROUND IN THE DESERT NEAR CONGRESS ARIZONA AND THAT’S VULTURE PEAK IN THE BACKGROUND…………OH SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES
FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY WHILE IN CONGRESS PHEEBS AND I JEEPED OURSELVES UP THE WEAVER MOUNTAIN’S YARNELL HILL INTO YARNELL
FIVE YEARS AGO HALLOWEEN NIGHT WE OVERNIGHTED IN A WALMART PARKING LOT IN GALLUP NEW MEXICO ON OUR WAY TO CONGRESS
SIX YEARS AGO ON THIS DATE WE HADN’T LEFT FOR THE SOUTHWEST YET AND THIS IS A PHOTO TAKEN ON THAT DAY WITH KELLY AND HER FIVE CHILDREN….FROM L TO R IS BEN, SABRA, SARAH, KELLY REBECCA, AND JASON
SEVEN YEARS AGO WE WERE STILL AT HOME WAITING TO HEAD FOR THE SOUTHWEST
EIGHT YEARS AGO WE SPENT HALLOWEEN NIGHT IN COLUMBUS NEW MEXICO
NINE YEARS AGO TODAY WE WERE UNFORTUNATELY STILL AT HOME YET
TEN YEARS AGO TODAY A BIG KANSAS CROSSWIND PULLED OUR AWNING OUT WHILE HEADING WEST ON I-70…..SPENT HALLOWEEN NIGHT IN A NICE LITTLE PARK IN ELLIS KANSAS (BELOW)
Can’t exactly remember where we were on Halloween night in 2006. My blog at the time was on Microsoft’s ‘My Space’ and not on Blogger. Below are a few pics of the Bayfield Bunch somewhere north of Indianapolis on our very first RV Snow Bird adventure to the American Southwest.
OUR FIRST REST STOP AREA SOMEWHERE ALONG I-69 WITH MAX, CHECKERS, AND CORA
OUR VERY FIRST EVER NIGHT ON THE ROAD IN MOUNDS STATE PARK INDIANA
AL WITH LAPTOP COMPUTER AT A PICNIC TABLE WORKING ON HIS POST FOR THE DAY AND THAT’S OUR FIRST DOG, MAX
ANOTHER OVERNIGHT STATE PARK STOP MAYBE IN MISSOURI
And it was also Halloween Night 15 years ago we moved from the old farmhouse near Fullarton Ontario to our present digs here at the 5 Seasons Estates on the outskirts of Bayfield Ontario. It was a very dark and forboding cold rainy night when Kelly in her little dark green Mazda 343 pulled out of the farm driveway for the last time with our dog Max and I following in our fully loaded Dodge Ram pick-up truck. It was droopy bag of happy and sad emotions for us. Happy to be heading for our new to us cozy little place in Bayfield but sad to be leaving the old farmhouse behind after 7 years of wonderful memories.
YES IT TURNED OUT TO BE ANOTHER HEAVY CLOUD COVER DAY
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A hindu priest, rabbi and a lawyer were driving down the road, when the car breaks down. Fortunately finding a farmhouse nearby, the farmer informed them that he had only one spare room, and that it had only two twin beds. They were welcome to it, but one of them had to sleep in the barn. After much discussion, the hindu volunteered to go to the barn. A few moments later, a knock on the bedroom door, and the hidu explained that there was a cow in the barn, and cows are sacred and he could not possibly sleep in the barn with a cow. Annoyed, the rabbi volunteered. A few moments later, a knock on the door. The rabbi explained that there was a pig in the barn and that he, being very orthodox, could not possibly spend the evening in the barn with the origin of pork. Finally the lawyer said that he would go to the barn. A few moments later there was a knock on the door. It was the cow and the pig!
Marvin had been fishing all day without any luck. On the way home he stopped at a fish market and said to the clerk, "Please stand there and throw me a few of your biggest trout." The clerk was puzzled. "Throw them to you? What for?" "I may be a poor fisherman," Marvin replied, "but I'm no liar. I want to be able to say I caught them myself."