Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WE'VE NEVER BEEN MUCH FOR STRUCTURED TRAVELS

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A NICE WAY TO START THE DAY AS WE DROVE OUT OF OUR PARK
With days becoming shorter and mornings darker I am once again in the habit of glancing up at the sky when I take Pheebs out around 6 a.m.  Knew we were in for a sunny day when a host of stars appeared through the tops of our Park's tall pine trees. 
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SPIDER WEBS HEAVY WITH MORNING DEW
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Lots of things quickly piling up on our ‘to do’ list so Pheebs and I hit the road early so as to be home early.  Curious to see how the Tim Horton coffee shop construction we headed south out of Bayfield but not before taking a swing down around the harbor.
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SEAGULSS TAKE FLIGHT FROM BAYFIED’S NORTH PIER
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A QUIET FISHING MORNING
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HEADING OUT OF THE HARBOR
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PATIENTLY WAITING FOR DAD TO TAKE A FEW PHOTOS
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BY THE TIME WE RETURN FROM OUR MARITIME TRAVELS ALL THESE BOATS WILL LIKELY BE OUT OF THE WATER AND STORED FOR WINTER
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A MAZE OF MASTS AND LANYARDS
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SUNDAY MORNING THE HORTON SITE WAS TOTALLY CLEARED
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WEDNESDAY MORNING 3 DAYS LATER BUILDING FORMS WERE VISIBLE
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SUNDAY TO WEDNESDAY
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APPARENTLY THERE IS A LOT OF LOCAL OPPOSITION TO THIS NEW TIM HORTON ,COFFEE SHOP,  CONVENIENCE STORE, AND ESSO GAS BAR FACILITY
Mike finished up our shed roof today and I can see that it's another job well done.  That roof will extend the life of our wooden shed for years to come.  He did our larger shed's roof last summer and just in the nick of time too as water had been slowly encroaching into the shed itself. We are very fortunate to have talented people right here in our very own Park.  How all these guys learn this stuff is beyond me.  I sure missed the boat learning how to do 'handy man' stuff years ago and for most of these guys all this stuff just seems to come natural to them.  The only thing that ever came natural to me was knowing how to build myself a peanut butter and honey sandwich.
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‘AWWW PLEASE DAD CAN I DRIVE THIS MORNING’
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HMMMM, I THINK I MIGHT HAVE A SOLUTION FOR THIS
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OKAY PHEEBS I’LL STEER AND STEP ON THE GAS AND YOU CAN SHIFT THE GEARS
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‘OKAY DAD, LET ER RIP’
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HEY WAKE UP PHEEBS I NEED YA TO SHIFT IT INTO SECOND GEAR
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‘WHAT!! YA SAID YA SAW A DEER??
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IT’S OKAY DAD I’M AWAKE NOW, I’M ON THE JOB:))
Rolling along with Pheebs this morning on some of our favorite country roads taking in Huron Counties beautiful rural scenery the thought occurred to me I will miss this years Autumn leaves in our area.  By the time we get back possibly in November sometime the scenery will be totally different.  November can easily be the bleakest month of the year with summer’s green and autumn’s gold replaced by pre-winters dull and gray.  Last November’s October like weather was the exception and to expect that to happen again this year is just simply hoping for way to much.  We’ll just have to wait and see how things shake out and be prepared to accept whatever it is and make the best of it.

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HEY IS THAT A TOUCH OF EARLY AUTUMN OVER THERE
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BY MID NOVEMBER ALL THIS GREEN WILL BE LONG GONE
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We don't know 'exactly' where we are going yet in a few days except to say we are heading East for Canada's Maritime Provinces.  We'll make it up as we go relying on tourist brochures and the internet to spark our imaginations.  We've never been much for structured travels.  Don't like being locked into reservations and time schedules.  We intend to stick to our preferred boon-docking ways taking each day and destination by how we are feeling.
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NOT OFTEN APPLES AND PEARS ARE FOUND GROWING TOGETHER IN THE SAME ORCHARD….APPLES ARE ON THE LEFT, PEARS ON THE RIGHT
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DON’T KNOW IF THIS BARN IS BEING TORN DOWN OR RESTORED BUT I’LL BE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT WHEN WE GET HOME
Richard and I will set off on our last country road coffee tour in the morning.  It will mark the end of an era for us…………..
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WE TURNED RIGHT AND HEADED FOR THE LIGHT
GROANER’S CORNER:((  A helicopter was flying above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft's electronic navigation and communications equipment. Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter's position and course to steer to the airport.The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, drew a handwritten sign and held it up in the helicopter window. The pilot's sign said, "Where am I?" in large letters.The people in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign and held it to the window of their building. Their sign read, "You are in a helicopter."The pilot smiled, waved, looked at the map, determined the course to steer to the SEATAC airport and landed safely.After they were on the ground, the copilot asked the pilot how the "You are in a helicopter" sign helped determine their position. The pilot responded, "I knew that had to be the Microsoft building because, similar to their help-lines, they gave me a technically correct but completely useless answer!"
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A man was telling his neighbor, "I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art. It's perfect." "Really," answered the neighbor . "What kind is it?" "Twelve thirty."
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