YES PHEEBS AND I SURE DO ENJOY OUR RURAL COUNTRY ROADS AROUND HERE ALIGHT:))
Without any significantly good rainfalls for a long time now things are drying up. Some of our lush green ferns have already turned brown and died. Several of our ground covers are wilted and shrinking up, various leafy plants are droopy, and green lawn grasses are also turning brown and brittle. No sign of any positive rain in the near future and our days are heating up again. Our pine forest is very dry and a tinderbox.
LOOKS LIKE HURON COUNTIES WHEAT HARVEST IS BEGINNING
I LIKE WHEN FARMERS GET AWAY FROM THEIR RECTANGLE FIELDS AND THROW A FEW CURVES IN
BEEN NOTICING A LOT OF WHEAT FIELDS THIS YEAR
THIS FARMER IS CUTTING GRASS FOR HAY
AND I WOULD SAY THIS FARMER IS A DEDICATED ALLIS-CHALMERS GUY
With a coffee in hand from Bayfield’s Shop Bike Coffee Roasters and a new box of Graham Crackers from Foodland stashed safely away under my drivers seat Pheebs and I were off out into the countryside. Our travels took us down around the small town of Zurich this morning.
CORN’S UP ABOUT FOUR FEET
LOOKING WEST ACROSS A BEAN FIELD
LOOKING EAST ACROSS ANOTHER BEAN FIELD
WON’T BE LONG AND THESE AREA CORN STALKS WILL BE SIX AND SEVEN FEET TALL
It was a nice sunny Tuesday morning with a refreshing breeze in off the lake. Thought we’d take a chance on another forest walk so headed for the Klopp Tract east of Zurich. With each day getting warmer I wasn’t sure if the Deer Flies and Mosquitoes were back in the air again or not.
THERE ARE ALWAYS A VARIETY OFFLOWERS IN BLOOM AT THIS COMMUNITY REST AREA ALONGSIDE THE ROAD
Parked the Jeep and slipped into the coolness of the forest and noticed the pleasant absence of flying insects right away. Bonus. Well it was not long lived and our presence was soon detected by a waiting armada of Mosquitoes. No Deer flies just mosquitoes. We could have turned and headed back to the Jeep but decided to to do the whole loop trail anyway. So with arms swinging like windmill blades in a Typhoon we forged ahead at a brisk clip. Didn’t take many photos because every time we stopped I got swarmed. But here’s the upside of our trek through the woods. Walking as fast as I did it was the best possible exercise for my aging arthritic legs and I was glad we decided to go all way around the loop trail.
ALWAYS NICE TO FIND A BIT OF SHADE TO PARK IN ON THESE HOT SUNNY DAYS
EVERY TIME I SLOWED DOWN ENOUGH TO SNAP A PHOTO THE MOSQUITOES GOT ME
THE BLUE DOTS ARE DAPPLES OF SKYLIGHT PEEKING DOWN THROUGH THE TALL THICK LEAF CANOPY OVERHEAD
NORMALLY THERE WOULD BE WATER IN THIS SWAMPY AREA BUT NOT THIS YEAR
Heat and humidity were building so with windows down and the A/C keeping us cool we wandered a half dozen more country roads on our long round about way home. Just so nice to be out and about in the freedom of our wide open rural countryside here in southwestern Ontario. So many back road opportunities to go to so many varied places. We are definitely in the right area for the things we like to do.
SPOTTED THIS FAMILY ENJOYING THEIR MORNING ABOUT HALF A MILE EAST OF OUR PARK AT THE WINDMILL LAKE WAKE AND ECO PARK
Well I had a very pleasant uplifting surprise later in the morning today. Kelly her very self brought up the subject of this upcoming winter’s travels and I was so glad to hear we had finally landed on the same page. Oh how nice it was to feel that early twinge of excitement stirring again and that little bit of hitch itch to go right along with it. How nice to get all that indecision behind us finally. Been awhile since I’ve felt that. I have already written numerous times about our same old-same old south-west destinations and although we have not given up on them we have decided to first head for an area we have often talked about, an area we have never been before and where many other RV’ers have travelled and loved it. We realistically understand we may very well be down to our last few remaining RV years. We agreed if we don’t make the effort this Autumn to head for the Great American Northwest we are likely never going to see it. Our aging Motorhome is still in good shape and despite a few medical issues with the occupants we’re not in too bad a shape ourselves, considering. Yes that could turn on a dime but we’re basing our plans on how we feel right now and hope to feel for the foreseeable future. We hope to finally dip our toes and paws into the Pacific Ocean somewhere in Oregon. Now I caution, these 2018-19 travel plans could flip upside down at any time between now and then but if it all holds together we could be looking at a departure date sometime in September to take advantage of the better weather in the northwest States before winter sets in out there. From the northwest we will probably flip around down through the southwest to many of our old favorite spots before pointing the nose for home possibly for the last time. If all goes well and we still have a couple dollars left then next year at this time we may very well plan an Autumn trip out to Canada’s east coast. But wait a minute, I had better not get too far ahead of myself. First things first…….now where’s my dusty old Atlas for the Northwestern United States…………………….
GROANER'S CORNER:(( This joke may be a bit dated but it's cute and here it is anyway……………….
What If Dr. Seuss was a Technical Writer? Here's an easy game to play. Here's an easy thing to say:
If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort, and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash, and your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash, then your situation's hopeless, and your system's gonna crash!
You can't say this? What a shame sir! We'll find you another game sir.
If the label on the cable on the table at your house, says the network is connected to the button on your mouse, but your packets want to tunnel on another protocol, that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall.
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse, then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang, 'cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!
When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk, and the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk, then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM. Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your Mom!