Monday, December 24, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE BAYFIELD BUNCH:))

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Snow came in the night turning our landscape white.  Not a lot of snow but enough to cover everything.  Secondary roads were snow covered and slippery while highways were bare and wet with slushy spots and lots of sand and salt down. 

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WE WENT FROM GREEN TO WHITE OVERNIGHT

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HEADING OUT OF THE PARK ON SNOWY ROADS

Pheebs and I headed out to check the driving conditions in case Kelly felt more comfortable having Pheebs and I take her to Kitchener.  We headed for Clinton and highway 8 which is the route Kelly will take. 

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GRAVEL ROADS WERE ALL SNOW COVERED

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WE CALL THIS LAKE EFFECT SNOW

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Found the highway to be Okay.  From Clinton we made our way back home via the backroads stopping for a leg stretch at the Bannockburn Conservation Area on the way.  Home shortly after 10.

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BANNOCKBURN PARKING LOT

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HEADING BACK HOME

Kept our eye on the Exeter live radar feed for the next hour and Kelly felt Okay in taking her own car.  Temps are slowly on the rise and Christmas Day is predicted to be a mixture of sun and cloud.  No precipitation so no problem for her coming back Tuesday.  With a bit of snow in the morning air Kelly headed out at 11:15 later phoning to say everything went Okay:))

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A FEW PRESENTS AND A LOT OF BAKED GOODS

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ALL SMILES AND READY TO GO

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AND SHE’S OFF

Some may wonder why I didn’t go along to be part of the Christmas celebrations in Kitchener and Cambridge.  Main reason is in regards to Pheebs.  Would never leave Pheebs home by herself from midday Monday to after midday Tuesday and taking her along would be too disruptive for everybody plus I know Pheebs would not be comfortable with all the noise and commotion of kids flying around all over the place.  She’s like me, she can take a little bit of that stuff but not a lot…………………

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DOWNIE WOODPECKER

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Merry Christmas to everyone from we here at The Bayfield Bunch:))

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GROANER’S CORNER:(( John Smith lived in Staten Island, New York and worked in Manhattan. He had to take the ferryboat home every night. One evening, he got down to the ferry and found there was a wait for the next boat, so John decided to stop at a nearby tavern. Before long he was feeling no pain.When he got back to the ferry slip, the ferryboat was just eight feet from the dock. Smith, afraid of missing this one and being late for dinner, took a running leap and landed right on the deck of the boat."How did you like that jump, buddy?" said a proud John to a deck hand."It was great," said the sailor. "But why didn't you wait? We were just pulling in!"

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24 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Al & Kelly. I look forward to following your upcoming travels.

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  2. Merry Christmas Al, Kelly and Pheebs. Thank you for your gift of sharing your pictures of scenery, birds and animals and of the desert places Joe and I also loved. They brought me smiles, peace, joy and special memories
    ~Betty

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  3. Hope you have a Lovely Christmas and a Joyous New Year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and heart-felt words in a blog which always brightens my morning. Safe travels to your beloved American Southwest as you chase your cowboy dreams.🌷😁🐦

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  4. Merry Christmas to the entire Bayfield Bunch and Families.
    We'll save the warmth for when you get close by.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  5. Merry Christmas! Thank you for your wonderful blog and photos.

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  6. Merry Christmas to you all. Love that first Christmas card photo and all the others as well.

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  7. Merry Christmas to you and Kelly. Enjoy the quiet Al.

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  8. Best Christmas wishes Al, Kelly & Miss Pheebs. My you enjoy many days of RV travels in 2019. Thanks for all the wonderful photos and blog posts during this year.

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  9. MERRY CHRISTMAS AL, KELLY AND PHEEBS!

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  10. Merry Chrtistmas Al, Kelly and Pheebs! Yes first picture is so pretty all the snowy stuff for me down here in Southwestern USA looks so Christmasy

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  11. Merry Christmas to you all. Safe travels in the New Year. Thanks for sharing with us less traveled readers.

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  12. My wife and I wish you a Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. Hope you have a safe trip when you finally do get on the road again.

    You have snow we here in San Diego, Ca. Area are having light rain. and in my lifetime I don't remember it ever raining here on Christmas Day.

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  13. Merry Christmas to the Bayfield Bunch, Soon you guys will be on the road making your way to the southwest.

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  14. Merry Christmas folks. Thanks for a wonderful year of photos and thoughts. Travel safe.

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  15. Merry Christmas to the Bayfield Bunch. Thanks for all the pictures and memories throughout the year.

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  16. Merry Christmas from a first time commenter. I am looking forward to your journey south.

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  17. Merry Christmas to you and Kelly! We always have one of us at home, too, Al, because our 1 year old rescued pup would probably eat the entire house if we left and he hasn't been left alone yet. So, I'll probably head over to our son's later this week and Papa and Bodie will stay at home. We take turns visiting them and it is my turn now.
    Enjoy your quiet time. Papa is reading books on his kindle and staying awake all night...then he sleeps ALL DAY!

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  18. Merry Christmas to the Bayfield Bunch!

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  19. Merry Christmas Al, Kelly and the rest of the Bayfield Bunch. May your upcoming travels to the Southwest be filled with peace, joy, beauty and safe travel.

    Ed, Sharon & Quigley
    In Quartzsite

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  20. Hope you've got your peanut butter supply waiting!

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  21. A very Merry Christmas to you and Kelly and Pheebs!

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