Thursday, December 27, 2018

AN UNSEASONAL WINTER STORM UPON US RIGHT NOW MAY NOT BODE WELL FOR OUR SATURDAY MORNING DEPARTURE

DSC_7035

HAPPY TO SEE MY FAVORITE SKY COLOR BACK IN IT’S RIGHTFUL PLACE

With heavy rains predicted for Friday we concentrated on loading the ‘almost last’ of our stuff into the Motorhome today.  With temperatures predicted to reach 50F Friday then plummeting overnight to a low of 16F we could be in for a very nastily frozen situation first thing Saturday morning.  The very morning we hope to leave of course.  Only thing we can do is wait and see what Saturday morning brings.  The big push to always get away Saturday mornings is to do either Chicago or Indianapolis on a quieter Sunday morning thus avoiding a crushing morning rush hour in either one of those mega cities.  Been there, done that morning rush hour city crap and it’s not a place I want to voluntarily be…………………

DSC_7033

NICE TO HAVE BARE AND DRY ROADS BACK AGAIN EVEN IF ONLY TEMPORARILY

Nice to see an almost three quarter Moon in a blue morning sky.  With a touch of  sunrise color on the horizon our skies partially cleared enough to let in some sunshine earlier today but with a strong east wind blowing we had a 27F wind chill factor of 12 degrees.

DSC_7034

A SLIGHTLY SNOWY HARVESTED CORN FIELD

Pheebs and I slipped up to Goderich with a quick stop near the harbor whereupon we almost froze to the ground when we stepped out of the Jeep .  Nice looking day but not a day to be outside.  A few things from Pet Value and Walmart for our southwest travels and we were soon on our way home again with windows up and heater on.

DSC_7037

Bird feeders came down today but I’ll load up the bird station with birdseed before we leave.  I have left lots of corn kernels around for any hungry critters who may need some.  I know we’ll probably have a mess in the carport when we get back but that’s Okay I don’t mind the clean-up.  When I took the lid off the plastic garbage can containing a bunch of corn there was a little mouse sitting in there on the corn.  Good thing I looked or the little guy would have been trapped and probably died.  I carefully got him out, wished the litter feller well and watched him scurry under a nearby metal cabinet. 

DSC_0017-002

In my Wednesday night post I had photos of a mysterious stone circle on the desert floor west of Arizona’s Kofa Mountains.  On the south side of Palm Canyon Road to be exact.  Several of the photos showed some foreign writing on a strap.  An inquisitive blog reader through ‘Google Translate’ determined those letters to be in Hindi and translated into:  ‘The only way to get rid of this is to say that he is guilty of murder.’  Oh the mysteries of the desert and yes we have come across a number of them in our southwest wanderings over these past dozen years……………….

DSC_7036

SIDEWALK SNOWPLOW IN GODERICH THIS MORNING

I think I may have decided on a route for us once we reach the southwest which will include some roads and territories in Arizona we haven’t traveled before.  Much depends on weather of course, and the way we have of changing our minds a lot it’s anybody’s guess including my own just where we will end up going.  We just want to see some new things for a change.

DSC_7038

HEADING HOME WE HAD ICY EAST WINDS BLOWING WEDNESDAY’S LIGHT DUSTING OF SNOW  ACROSS THE ROAD FROM EAST TO WEST (LEFT TO RIGHT)

GROANER’S CORNER:((  A serious drunk walked into a bar and, after staring for some time at the only woman seated at the bar, walked over to her and kissed her. She jumped up and slapped him silly. He immediately apologized and explained, "I'm sorry. I thought you were my wife. You look exactly like her.""Why you worthless, insufferable, wretched, no good drunk!" she screamed.  "Funny," he muttered, "you even sound exactly like her."

----------------------------------

Biblical Theme Songs::

Noah: "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"

Adam and Eve: "Strangers in Paradise"

Lazarus: "The Second Time Around"

Esther: "I Feel Pretty"

Job: "I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues"

Moses: "The Wanderer"

Jezebel: "The Lady is a Tramp"

Samson: "Hair"

Salome: "I Could Have Danced All Night"

Daniel: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Esau: "Born To Be Wild"

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: "Great Balls of Fire!"

The Three Kings: "When You Wish Upon a Star"

Jonah: "Got a Whale of a Tale"

Elijah: "Up, Up, and Away"

Methuselah: "Stayin' Alive"

Nebuchadnezzar: "Crazy"

=========================

10 comments:

  1. Idea: Leave Friday, stay at Cracker Barrel In Fort Wayne, then travel to a Cracker Barrel just north of Indy, giving you a clear path for Sunday through Indy.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Perhaps leaving Friday, after your locals get to their jobs... hang around at your favorite CB's and pull the cities on a Sunday Morning. Although, prepare well, big storm in the Northern Plains and Midwest with flood warnings for the south. If you all can clear that central Midwest and hightail it to the Southern NM you could be clear of the most nasty stuff. Right now, snowing in northern Arizona.... and in the 30's to 40's here in the Valley... BURRRRRRR

    ReplyDelete
  3. You would have loved the sky here over my place today. It was blue from horizon to horizon. Just beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What Dave is proposing would get you south of the Border and closer to warmer climates sooner.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the Southwest.

    It's about time.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Dave's proposal sounds good. Bon Voyage! Gord.

    ReplyDelete
  6. No matter which route to take keep warm and enjoy the journey along the way. Maybe a bit further straight south Nashville, Memphis then west, a nice drive, avoid Chicago and Indy. Lots of options. Travel safe.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I agree with George, perhaps a bit out of your way but I'd make a run for the Nashville area at least. The interstate through Cincinnati is much better these days, they've removed a lot of those ugly hair pin turns and widened the lanes. There are few places to stop on I-71 toward Louisville. You could continue south out of the Nashville area into the top of Mississippi. It could still be cold but I doubt you would run the risk of getting into any major snow. Just a thought.
    Safe travels what ever you and Kelly decide.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Fingers crossed that you get away as planned. We will be thinking of you today and Saturday. Try not to stress, just take things as they come.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I hope you make it out of there and the weather gives you a break. I lived much of my life in the cold and snowy north and do not misss it one bit.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Safe Travels and check the weather daily, those storms move fast.

    ReplyDelete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.