Tuesday, May 01, 2018

OUR BEST WEATHER DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR

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A STUDY IN ROOF PEAKS

With temperatures well up into the 50's by 8:30 this morning Pheebs and I were energized enough to get ourselves out the door and on down the road.  Meandered the back roads south to Grand Bend, grabbed a small coffee at Tim Hortons (no muffin but the lady gave Pheebs a Timbit) and took us for a swing down around the beach area.  Nobody there but in a few short weeks Grand Bend will be crammed with tons of traffic and teenagers a hoopin and a hollerin.  I know because I used to be one of them there ‘Granders’ many years ago.  

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WORK IS STILL PROGRESSING ON THE CONDO AT THE BEACH END OF GRAND BEND’S MAIN STREET

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NOT A PLACE I WOULD CARE TO LIVE…..IN THE SUMMER MONTHS TRAFFIC CAN BE BUMPER TO BUMPER HERE AND ESPECIALLY ON WEEK-ENDS AND ‘OMG’  WHAT ABOUT ALL THE TEENY-BOPPER NOISE 

Needing to get us some exercise I noticed the big parking lot at the Huron County Playhouse a couple miles northeast of Grand Bend was totally empty so we stopped there and had us a speed walk around the whole parking lot.  Okay so it wasn't exactly a speed walk but we did make it all the way around.  Looks like the Playhouse will kick off the 2018 season on June 7th.

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THE HURON COUNTY PLAYHOUSE WHERE WE HAVE SEEN A NUMBER OF GREAT MODERN MUSICALS OVER THE PAST DECADE AND A HALF….BUDDY HOLLY STORY WAS ONE

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SAY I WONDER IF THAT IS ONE OF THEM THERE LONG HAIRED ACTORS OVER THAR

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ONE OF THE PLAYHOUSE’S LARGE PARKING AREAS WITH THE PLAYHOUSE ON THE LEFT AND THE DARK HORSE ESTATE WINERY ON THE RIGHT

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ON THE PLAYHOUSE GROUNDS LOOKING ACROSS TO THE ADJOINED DARK HORSE ESTATE WINDERY

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WE SPOTTED A HORSE OUT FRONT OF THE WINERY

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AN ADJOINING ROAD BETWEEN THE PARKING LOTS OF THE PLAYHOUSE AND WINERY

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CAN WE SLOW THIS ‘SPEED WALK’ DOWN TO A ‘SPEED WOBBLE’ DAD

What an absolutely beautiful morning it was as we lazily made our way around half a dozen dusty Huron County country roads. With this warmer dry weather drying up the land I noticed a lot of farmers out working their fields.  Plowing and fertilizing were the two biggies.  

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FARMERS WERE VERY BUSY IN THEIR FIELDS THIS MORNING

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WELL SOME FARMERS WEREN’T QUITE AS BUSY AS OTHERS

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LIQUID FERTILIZER BEING LOADED INTO A ROGATOR TYPE OF SPREADER

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BET THIS HERD OF COWS IS MIGHTY ANXIOUS TO GET OUT OF THAT BARN AND OVER TO THAT TANTLIZING GREEN GRASS

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A GOOD DAY FOR BRUSHING HER HORSE

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THE GATOR OPERATOR CHECKS A FEW FITTINGS BEFORE STARTING

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LOADING MANURE INTO WHAT I AM GUESSING IS A WILMAR

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By the time we got home around 10 Kelly had already left for a 11 a.m. dentist appointment in Goderich.  With what dentists charge these days we will have to sell our house and Motorhome to cover that dental bill.  Well it almost seems like that sometimes.

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FLOWERBEDS ALWAYS LOOK SO RATTY THIS TIME OF YEAR

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With what I consider to be a perfect temperature of 70F today I was able to flit from one little yard project to another and it was the first time I was able to comfortably wear a short sleeved shirt this year.  Moved the bird bath a few feet over into a shaded area to prevent direct sunlight from promoting algae growth in the water.

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BIRD BATH MOVED AND GAZING BALL LEVELLED UP

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THIS GRUBBY FLOWERBED SHOULD LOOK A LOT BETTER NEXT MONTH AT THIS TIME

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WE ARE FINALLY SEEING SOME POSITIVE SIGNS OF SPRING

Also hauled the vacuum cleaner out and tackled the Motorhome's interior.  Looking much, much, better now.  Almost made me want to load it up and go somewhere. 

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SURE A NICE FEELING TO HAVE THE MOTORHOME ALL SPIFFED UP AGAIN

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REPAIRS ON THE RIG’S REAR END LADDER HAVE BEGUN AND I HAVE MY GOOD FRIEND RICHARD TO THANK FOR GETTING THAT STARTED

Wished we had some large areas around for boon-docking like the southwest has but we don't.  If the Government owns the land they don't want you on it and if the farmers own the land they don't want you on it either.  That doesn't leave much.  And no, RV Parks are not an option.  The other thing is Kelly's health and with both good and some not so good days it is probably better for us to stick around home.  She has suggested Pheebs and I go somewhere ourselves but that just don't seem right going somewhere without Kelly.  And I'm sure not going to leave her home alone on those days she's not feeling well.

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GROANER’S CORNER:((  A tramp knocked on the door of the inn known as St. George and the Dragon. The landlady answered the door.The tramp said, “Could you give a poor man something to eat?”"No,” said the woman, slamming the door in his face.He knocked again and said, “Could I have a few words with George?”

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“Geology rocks, but Geography is where it's at!”

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A widow visited a spiritualistic medium, who satisfactorily produced the deceased husband for a domestic chat.  "Dear John," the widow questioned eagerly, "are you happy now?"  "I am very happy," the spook assured her.  "Happier than you were on earth with me?" the widow continued, greatly impressed.  "Yes," John asserted, "I am far happier now than I was on earth with you."  "Oh, do tell me, John," the widow cried rapturously, "what is it like in heaven?"  "Heaven!" the answer snapped. "I ain't in heaven!!!!!"

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5 comments:

  1. Wished we had some large areas around for boon-docking like the southwest has but we don't. If the Government owns the land they don't want you on it...

    This is actually not true Al. There are lots of large areas in Canada for boondocking, and most of it is owned by the government who readily allows you to use it for free. But unfortunately most of it is not located near you. There are some absolutely gorgeous boondocking spots in northern Ontario. Check this out...

    http://www.travelwithkevinandruth.com/2016/10/now-this-was-perfect-boondocking-spot.html

    Ontario residents can camp on Ontario crown land for 21 days for free on any one site per calendar year.

    https://www.ontario.ca/page/camping-crown-land#section-9

    Why don't you take your motorhome over to Pelee Island before it gets busy? Lots of places you can boondock before the busy season.

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  2. We are not far from Grand Bend (like you many memories of that beach) probably check it out this weekend as well as the Pinery Fleamarkets; opening day of the season. Thought your first picture was the Huron County Playhouse, I was just checking out this seasons up coming shows just the other day. Like you we have enjoyed a few great musicals there in the past.
    There is some boon docking spots up north like Kevin mentioned but quite a bit of the time the bugs can be really bad.

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  3. Thanks Kevin I was unaware of that. I checked the links and pulled up the 'Crown Land Use Policy Atlas' and yes that land is in northern Ontario. Good to know but too far for us at the moment under the circumstances. Closer areas of Southern Ontario might be doable but I didn't see anything on the map. Pelee Island would be a consideration.

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  4. OOOhhhh.... I think I would like to visit that winery! Gorgeous photos, Al, as usual!

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  5. You could always check the farms in the area you want to stay on google maps, if it looks like they have a back forty they're letting sit try seeing if they'd be amenable to you staying there for a week? For a small fee of course. It's a chance to earn some money on land that's otherwise sitting there not turning a profit? Eh, just a thought...

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