I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE THE BULK CARRIER TUNDRA STILL IN PORT, BEEN HERE OVER A WEEK NOW
Stood at the living room window peering out at a gray looking day. A few snow skiffles on the ground and it was windy. What to do, what to do. Talked myself into calling it a day and it wasn’t even 8 a.m. yet. Headed for my recliner and settled myself in for the long haul. Minutes later through our east facing window I saw skies brighten a tad and moments later a few shafts of sunlight pierced the heavy gray cloud cover and landed in our front yard. Well that was enough for me so it was off with my PJ’s and into my warm winter clothes. Minutes after that Pheebs and I were out the door and down the road with windshield wipers fending off an unexpected onslaught of snowy rain. ‘Awwww Nuts!!!!’ We just kept on going anyway.
OH PHOOEY…..BUT WE JUST KEPT ON A GOIN
HEADING WEST TOWARDS THE LAKE CLOUDS WERE DARK IN THE DIRECTION OF GODERICH TO THE RIGHT
It was a short snort to Goderich and back but at least we somehow managed to put in a couple hours. It was Sunday morning and with no traffic on the secondary roads we were able to poke along at a blistering 7mph. A drive down around the harbor netted us but 3 photos. With a cold icy wind whipping in off the lake not even Pheebs wanted to get out for a walk by the water’s edge so we beetled on out of there. A stop at Walmart and Canadian Tire soaked up another twenty minutes or so and we were back home again around 11.
EVEN THIS HERD OF CANADIAN GEESE WEREN’T FLYING TODAY
Majority of today’s photos are from the second half of Saturday’s Santa Clause parade in Bayfield. Can’t say parades are my favorite thing but I sure do enjoy taking the photos though.
UM YUP, MORE PHOTOS OF ELLA SCOOPING CANDY
OH BOY AND HERE COMES A HANDFUL OF CANDY CANES
AND ELLA DIDN’T MISS ONE OF THEM…..NOR DID KELLY
WOW EVEN GOT A CHOCOLATE MILK TOO
LITTLE BOY POINTS AND SAYS , ‘LOOK ELLA YA DROPPED ONE’
KELLY SAID THAT AFTER AWHILE ALL ELLA COULD SAY WAS ‘OH MY GOSH…. MORE’
I HOPE THIS GRINCH IS NOT INTENT ON STEALING CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR….I’M HOPING SOMEBODY GOT HIS LICENSE NUMBER JUST IN CASE
I THINK THIS MOOSE GOT TIRED OF WALKING
‘NO NO GRAMMA, CANDIES ARE FOR KIDS
HERE YA GO CUTSY PATOOTSY GIRL
HEY IT’S THE DEER PARK LODGE FLOAT
AND BY GOLLY THERE’S DEER PARK LODGE’S OWNER KIRSTEN HER VERY SELF ON HER HORSE
KIRSTEN SPOTS ELLA
‘HEY ELLA’ I HEARD HER CALL
I THINK IF WE ARE AROUND FOR ANOTHER SANTA PARADE NEXT TIME WE WILL HAVE TO BRING A WHEELBARROW FOR ALL OF ELLA’S CANDY HAND-OUTS
AND LOOK HERE COMES SANTA HIMSELF
I THINK HIS SLEIGH WAS IN THE BAYFIELD GARAGE GETTING A NEW RUNNER PUT ON
AHHHHH YES TIS THE FACE OF SANTA HIMSELF
AND THIS IS THE EXACT MOMENT SANTA SPOTTED ELLA AND POINTED RIGHT AT HER SAYING ‘HEY ELLA DON’T YOU BE EATING ALL THOSE CANDIES AT ONCE NOW’
AND THAT WRAPS UP THE 2017 BAYFIELD SANTA CLAUSE PARADE
BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET WERE BUSY WITH LOTS OF PEOPLE AFTERWARDS
AFTER THE PARADE WE WALKED DOWN THE STREET TO THE BLACK DOG VILLAGE PUB & BISTRO
THIS FELLOW WAS CARVING FACES INTO GOURDS
After lunch at the Black Dog Saturday I came straight home to let Pheebs out while Rebecca, Ricardo, Ella, and Kelly browsed around a bit and took a buggy ride. Kelly snapped a photo with her Blackberry smart phone. I never knew there were buggy rides offered or else I might have waited and gone along on a ride my very self. Yep, that’s what I mighta done alright. Well maybe……………………….
BY LATE AFTERNOON LAKE EFFECT SNOWS WERE STREAMING IN ON US
GROANER’S CORNER:(( There were these two elderly people living in a Florida mobile home park. He was a widower and she a widow. They had known one another for a number of years. Now, one evening there was a community supper in the big activity center. These two were at the same table, across from one another. As the meal went on, he made a few admiring glances at her and finally gathered up his courage to ask her, "Will you marry me?" After a dramatic pause and precisely six seconds of 'careful consideration,' she answered. "Yes. Yes, I will." The meal ended with a few more pleasant exchanges and they went to their respective places. Next morning, he was troubled. "Did she say 'yes' or did she say 'no'?" He couldn't remember. Try as he would, he just could not recall. Not even a faint memory. With trepidation, he went to the telephone and called her. First, he explained to her that he didn't remember as well as he used to. Then he reviewed the lovely evening past. As he gained a little more courage, he then inquired of her, "When I asked if you would marry me, did you say 'Yes' or did you say 'No'?" He was delighted to hear her say, "Why, I said, 'Yes, yes I will' and I meant it with all my heart." Then she continued, "And I am so glad you called, because I couldn't remember who had asked me."
A man drinks a shot of whiskey every night before bed. After years of this his wife wants him to quit, so she gets 2 shot glasses, filling 1 with water the other with whiskey. She gets him to the table with the glasses and has his bait box there too. She says "I want you to see this." She puts a worm in the water it swims around. She puts a worm in the whiskey and the worm dies. She says "so what do you have to say about this experiment?" He says "IF I DRINK WHISKEY I WON'T GET WORMS!"