Thursday, September 13, 2018

JUST AS ZANY ON OUR LAST COUNTRY ROAD COFFEE TOUR TODAY AS OUR FIRST COUNTRY ROAD COFFEE TOUR YEARS AGO:))

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Richard walked over about 8:15 this morning, Kelly took a few photos, and the boys were off on their last country road coffee tour until next time someday.  We both feel it wasn’t our last of ever coffee, just the end of our bi-monthly Thursday morning Huron County coffee and muffin travels. 

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KELLY ENTITED THIS PICTURE ‘THERE THEY GO’

Coffee and eats to go at McDonalds, harbor and beach cruise, then south of Bayfield to the Naftel's Creek Conservation Area where we hit the trail and walked to the little cabin in the woods.  Would have been a much nicer walk had the damn Mosquitos left us alone.  Every time we stopped we got swarmed so had to keep moving.  Quick look at the cabin and we were soon back to the Jeep.  Slowly cruised a few more country roads then headed for home.

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ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE HARBOR WE SPOTTED THIS FUNNY LOOKING LITTLE CAR WITH A GUY SITTING ON THE BACK FISHING

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OOOOPS, LOOKS LIKE HE SPOTTED US TOO

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WANTED TO GET A CLOSE-UP SHOT OF THE CARS EMBLEM TO SEE WHAT IT WAS…..STILL DON’T KNOW

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THE CABIN IS AT THE END OF THIS LANE AND NO IT WASN’T COLD THIS MORNING….RICHARD HAS HIS HOOD UP TO FEND OFF THE SKADS OF MOSQUITOS

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THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

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EVEN SAW US A TWO TUSKED TORTUGA TREE HOG WITH PUFFY CHEEKS AND A PROTRUDING TONGUE

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NOTICE THE PINE SWITCH RICHARD HAS IN HIS HAND TO SWISH AWAY MOSQUITOS

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AND THERE WERE SIGNS OF AUTUMN ALONG THE TRAIL

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SPOTTED US A BLUE HERON TOO

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OF COURSE I AM RUNNING ALONG BEHIND HERE ON MY SHORT LITTLE LEGS TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH THE 82 YEAR OLD ENERGY BUNNY HIMSELF

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Despite this being the last of our routine coffee tours our non stop conversation never skipped a beat with our attention towards the end settling more around our age factors and the relentless march of time quickening the uncertain future.  Memories over the past 43 always bring us a few laughs and sad thoughts about those we knew who are now gone.  Always light hearted, humorous, interestingly serious, and educatingly prophetic, all wrapped up into each and every one of our conversations every time we meet.  Been like that ever since we met many, many, Moons ago.  I will greatly miss my best friend, our coffee tours and all the things we talked about over the years.  But here’s the neat thing.  Where and whenever we meet next we will just pick right up where we left off as if a day hadn’t passed between us.  Until next time……….

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AND A FRIENDLY WAVE FROM A LOCAL FARM GAL ON OUR WAY HOME

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Busied myself this afternoon gathering up some lawn ornaments to store in our newly roofed shed.  Some of them now and some of them in November after we return.  Because we’ll be home before freeze-up we don’t have to go through the whole complete winter shut-down and storage like the past dozen years and that is just fine with me.  If we decide to go somewhere in January or February we’ll deal with all of that then.

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‘YA KNOW DAD, I’M A LOT BIGGER THAN YOU NOW’

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‘YA WHATEVER’

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‘LIKE FATHER LIKE SON…..THOSE TWO JUST NEVER STOP’

I think the hardest part of going anywhere is waiting to go.  Especially those last few weeks and days.  Nothing much one can do about it except to get up and get going when the time for going gets good.   Only way to end those anxious days is to get rolling because the instant the big wheels begin turning all that waiting to go has just up and went and it’s a whole new mindset.  A whole new ball game, a whole new bag of hammers to contend with.  No more waiting, just doing.  The trip is underway and the mind immediately re-sets itself to the task at hand.  Always nice to check the rear view mirror and not only see but feel all those pre-travel anxieties being left behind in the dust.  Within seconds all daily sticks and bricks routines are gone and our stationery house heads are replaced with our traveling RV heads.  Always a great feeling to finally be going somewhere and always a great feeling knowing we will be coming home again at the end of our travels.  I’d almost sorta be inclined call that a win/win situation:))

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THE LAST OF SATURDAY NIGHT’S CAMPFIRE PHOTOS

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AND BY GOLLY THERE’S EVEN A SMORE IN THIS SHOT

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GROANER’S CORNER:(( Different ways to say someone is not so bright.…….

That guys a few clowns short of a circus.

A few fries short of a Happy Meal.

An experiment in Artificial Stupidity.

He’s a few beers short of a six-pack.

Dumber than a box of hair.

She’s a few peas short of a casserole.

Doesn't have all her cornflakes in one box.

The wheel's spinning, but the hamster's dead.

One Fruit Loop shy of a full bowl.

One taco short of a combination plate.

That lady is a few feathers short of a whole duck.

He’s all foam, no beer.

Body by Fisher, brains by Mattel.

That kid couldn't pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel.

She fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down.

An intellect rivaled only by garden tools.

He’s about as smart as a bag of bait.

Doesn't have all his dogs on one leash.

Doesn't know much but leads the league in nostril hair.

Elevator doesn't go all the way to the top floor.

Forgot to pay his brain bill.

Her sewing machine's out of thread.

His antenna doesn't pick up all the channels.

His belt doesn't go through all the loops.

If she he had another brain, it would be lonely.

That guy is proof that evolution CAN go in reverse.

Nice guy but too much yardage between the goal posts.

She’s certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

The lights are on, but nobody's home.

He’s about 24 cents short of a quarter.

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9 comments:

  1. And you don't have to cross a border,that is always stressful for me. Looking forward to your travel in the Maritimes it's been along time since I was there.

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  2. Pretty sure that the little car is a "Smart For 2." It's tiny - the stupid thing is that while it looks like it would be a perfect "toad" it cannot be towed 4 wheels down - you need a dolly for it! Keep on posting, Al - highlight of my evening. Lynn - Kingston NY

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  3. "whole new bag of hammers" is true blog poetry! 🙂

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  4. Getting ready to travel along with you, Kelly and Miss Pheebs to enjoy your travels to the Maritimes which will bring back many memories of our motorhome travels there.

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  5. I’m looking forward to traveling with you and Kelly and Pheebs. Maritimes Was on our bucket list but......Your pictures are always so beautiful.

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  6. Nice to have life long friends, that when you get back together you just pick up right where you left off. Soon you will be on your way ...
    That car is a Smart for two, some were made with a diesel engine.

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  7. yes al the car is a smart built by Mercedes benz group

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  8. Sounds like a good day. Great campfire shots!

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