IT WAS FINALLY COOL ENOUGH FOR A FOREST WALK THIS MORNING
Despite our live radar showing a nasty storm front headed our way it must have broke up coming across Lake Huron. Despite some thunder and rain in the night we didn't get the brunt of the bad weather. But annoyingly our power winked out 'AGAIN' for the second time in 3 days and that of course meant having to 'AGAIN' reset all our timers and clocks. #^@**!! We have our fingers tightly crossed this will be the last day of heat and humidity for us. And I'm sure countless millions of other people have their fingers crossed for the very same reason as well.
WE ALWAYS PASS THIS HERD OF COWS ON OUR WAY TO GODERICH
TURKEY VULTURES SOARING ON WESTERLY WINDS OVERTOP THE GODERICH GRAIN ELEVATORS
Under a heavy cloud cover Pheebs and i made our way to Goderich. Coffee to go at McDonalds and down to the harbor and beach areas. No big freighters in port but we managed a few photos along the way anyway.
WIND OFF THE LAKE FLUFFS UP PHEEBS EAR
NOT EVERYONE ALONG THE LAKESHORE IS RELAXING AND ENJOYING THEMSELVES
NICE ROADTREK AT THE BEACH AND BOTH KELLY AND I REALLY LIKE THIS SAND COLOR
TURNED OUT TO BE A BIG SKY DAY FOR A FEW HOURS BEFORE CLOUDS SETTLED BACK IN LATE AFTERNOON
THIS IS THE SAME HERD OF COWS WE PASSED EARLIER ON OUR WAY TO GODERICH
Quick stop at Walmart then down the road and into the Maitland Valley cemetery heading right to the back for a hike on some trails. Clouds began breaking up so I knew we only had a short time to get a walk in. Nice breeze off the lake but I figured as soon as that Sun broke through it was going to be a steam bath. We made it slightly over half way around a loop trail before the Sun finally found it’s way through the clouds and up came the temperature. Knowing our walk was over we headed straightaway through the ensuing sauna like air back to the Jeep and cranked up the A/C. Ahhhhhh, relief:))
ALTHOUGH FOLIAGE WAS WET FROM OVERNIGHT RAINS OUR PAWS AND FEET REMAINED DRY WALKING ON THE WOODCHIP TRAILS
A NEW FOREST IS GROWING UP AMONG THE RUINS OF THE OLD FOREST BLOWN DOWN BY A TORNADO IN AUGUST OF 2011
‘FOLLOW ME DAD I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING’
‘HURRY UP DAD BEFORE THE SUN COMES OUT AND TURNS YOU INTO A SWEATHOG’
TOO LATE AND AS SOON AS THE SUN POPPED OUT UP CAME THE HUMIDITY AND OUR NICE COOL WALK WAS OVER
WE HAD TO MAKE FAST TRACKS FOR THE COOLNESS OF THE JEEP
For photo buffs like me cemeteries are a place of beauty with their manicured grounds, old stately trees, and masterful tombstone architecture. Always quiet and peaceful where one can wander without thoughts being disturbed.
IT’S AMAZING TO WATCH CEMETERY WORKERS WEAVING AND TURNING AMONGST ALL THE TOMBSTONES WITH THEIR GRASS CUTTING MACHINES
We were home before 11 and I could tell as soon as I pulled into the Park there was excitement afoot. Trees were being trimmed and Kelly said she heard the first half of one of the new houses was due any minute. She no sooner said that when I heard chainsaws and shouting at the west end intersection of our street. Grabbed my camera and headed out the door. Sure enough there was half a house up the road around the corner. And it was gonna come right down our street.
NOTICED THERE WAS SOME TREE TRIMMING GOING ON
YEP LOOKS LIKE THE LEAD VEHICLE ALRIGHT
THAT’S THE TRUCK PULLING THE HOUSE HALF
AND HERE IT COMES AROUND THE CORNER AFTER A LOT OF LAST MINUTE TREE AND BRANCH CUTTING AT THE CORNER
Thought the house half would be delivered right to it’s site but they stopped in front of our house and disconnected it from the truck. The second half of the house may arrive Thursday…..or maybe not. We have no idea how long this half house will sit in front of our place but I’m guessing it could be awhile because the concrete foundation it will sit upon does not appear near ready for the house halves yet. Oh well, we can still get in and out of our driveway Okay but I’ll have to do a bit of wiggling with the Motorhome in the morning to get it turned around to head it out of the Park a different way. Motorhome has to be at the Bayfield Garage first thing in the morning.
YEP IT’S PARKED IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE ALRIGHT
IT’S OKAY WE CAN STILL GET IN AND OUT OF OUR DRIVEWAY
BIT OF A SQUEEZE THERE SO BETTER NOT TAKE THE MOTORHOME THAT WAY IN THE MORNING
THIS IS THE FEW FROM MY COMPUTER CHAIR IN THE SUNROOM NOW
About 6 hours after I wrote the previous paragraph I was outside and heard a truck slowing down and pulling into our Park. Could it be the other half of the house coming already?? ‘Surprise surprise’ it was the other half coming.
THEY PARKED THE SECOND HOUSE HALF RIGHT BEHIND THE FIRST HALF
HERE’S THE PARK INSPECTOR CHECKING THINGS OUT
That walk Pheebs and I had this morning even as short as it was did wonders for my legs again and with cooler air upon us now for a few days I hope to get out and resume our forest walks. I am definitely feeling better tonight now that cooler air has finally arrived. At nearly 74 now hot and humid air has become my greatest enemy. With each summer seeming to get worse I think I’ll do a computer search to see what part of Canada has the driest air and make plans to go there next May and pitch a tent for the summer.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( An Illinois man left the snowy streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida. His wife was on a business trip and was planning to meet him there the next day. When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick e-mail. Unable to find the scrap of paper on which he had written her e-mail address, he did his best to type it in from memory. Unfortunately, he missed one letter, and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher's wife whose husband had passed away only the day before. When the grieving widow checked her e-mail, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor dead. At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen: Dearest Wife, Just got checked in. Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Your loving husband. P.S. Sure is hot down here.
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It is amazing where those drivers can put those doublewide mobile homes. I have seen them put them in such tight places I don't think I could back my Jeep in those places (grin). Maybe not like that, but they are pretty good, and that is a fact. I have had a couple of doublewides and not only having them delivered, have also moved them several times.ReplyDelete
Pheebs sure is an excellent tour guide and love the photo with her fluffy ears. Hope the half of houses don't overstay their welcome in your front yard. Good luck.ReplyDelete
Not easy finding cool **and dry** summer weather in Canada. Most low humidity comes with high temps. Alberta comes closest. Canadian low humidity is not like the drynessone findsin high desert in southwestern U.S. Here’s a website with Canadian weather stats for summer;ReplyDelete
or research other seasons and cities. Saint John, NB for summer, and BC towns in winter.
If cool enough, the relative humidity will be less of a factor enjoying the outdoors.
Nice shirt :)ReplyDelete
Always love watching them moving and setting up those house halfs and put them togetherReplyDelete
I always enjoy the photos of Pheebs keeping track of you on the trail. Wouldn't you love to know exactly what is on their mind. You certainly have had a humid summer and this last weather system was really bad with that really high humidity. Good your computer window doesn't look at that new house!ReplyDelete
Love those big sky shots and the pretty curved log in all the green. Guess it looks prettier than it feels with the humidity. Hope it's gone soon. Can't imagine they could leave those beasts in the road for very long!ReplyDelete
Keep moving Al. We are going to have high humidity again next week and we usually pass it from MI to you!ReplyDelete