GRAND BEND SURE DID A NICE JOB ON THEIR BEACH RESTORATION YEARS AGO
Rains, sometimes heavy at times reached us early Thursday evening and continued throughout the night well into Friday. Hearing it drumming on our steel roof this morning I had my doubts Pheebs and I would be going anywhere. An hour later we were tucked cozily into the Jeep with Miss Kelly in the back happily splashing our way through morning's continuing rain showers. Having to stay on pavement because country roads were a muddy mess we took ourselves for a wee cruise on down to Grand Bend where Kelly had an interest in looking at a shop there offering some great Christmas Specials.
SQUIRRELY HAD QUITE A TIME TRYING TO GET INTO THIS SUET FEEDER TODAY
SQUIRRELY NEVER DID GET THAT SUET FEEDER OPEN
BY THE WAY, SQUIRRELY AND HIS GANG HAVE NOT FOUND A WAY TO GET UP ONTO THE BIRD FEEDING STATION SINCE MY LASTEST DEFENSIVE MEASURES A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. SCORE REMAINS THE SAME….ONE NOTHING FOR ME:))))
Pheebs and I waited in the Jeep while Kelly browsed around in Highway Girl soon returning with a new hat and a big Morning Glory muffin for me. Probably the best Morning Glory muffin I’ve ever had. From there it was a couple coffee’s to go from Tim Hortons and a swing down around the beach area.
A CANDID SHOT OF KELLY’S NEW HAT AND NO THAT IS NOT HER HAIR STICKING OUT THE BACK
GRAND BEND PIER
DON’T KNOW IF ANYONE IS LIVING IN THE NEW BEACH CONDO YET
HEAVY RAINS OVERNIGHT IN GRAND BEND
THIS GRAND BEND RESTAURANT IS WHERE KELLY AND OUR GOOD NEIGHBOR MONICA LIKE TO GO FOR LUNCH IN THE SUMMER (SCHOOL HOUSE RESTAURANT)
KELLY COMES OUT OF GRAND BEND’S GARDEN SHED THRIFT SHOP EMPTY HANDED…WHAT??
Before rolling out of Grand Bend Kelly noticed a second hand store so Pheebs and I again held the fort while she did some browsing. Nope, nothing of interest there. Rains had pretty much quit so after a quick pit stop for Pheebs we slipped a different way out of Grand Bend heading for the countryside and had us a drive through the parking lots of Dark Horse Estate Winery and the Huron County Playhouse. Both these places are on a paved road so we didn’t get ourselves all muddied up.
GRAPE VINES COVERED AGAINST WINTER’S COLD
HURON COUNTY PLAYHOUSE WHERE WE HAVE SEEN SOME GREAT MUSICALS OVER THE YEARS
Half an hour later we were back to Bayfield where Kelly knew of another store on Main Street having a 50 to 70% off sale today. While Kelly was inside browsing I stepped out of the Jeep and snapped a few pics. A drive down around the harbor and we were home again under brightening skies. No sun but at least brighter skies are always a good morale booster.
LOOKS LIKE THE FUEL TANKS ARE IN AT THE TIM HORTON-GAS BAR-CONVENIENCE STORE SITE
I SEE KELLY COMING OUT OF ‘THE SPOTTED COW DOWN THERE
I think the last Christmas we spent at home here in Canada might have been 2004. I think 2005 we might have been in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Of course those were pre-blog days so I have no way of knowing for sure or double checking things.
LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE A GREEN CHRISTMAS IN BAYFIELD THIS YEAR
Well no matter what….this has to be a good day for the simple reason it is the last short day on the road forward to Spring, Summer, and Fall. Beginning tomorrow, each day will be longer than the day before and that will continue until June 21rst. The Winter Solstice if you will.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The young couple invited their aged parson for Sunday dinner.While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister asked their son what they were having."Goat," the little boy replied."Goat?" replied the startled man of the cloth, "Are you sure about that?""Yep," said the youngster. "I heard Pa say to Ma, 'Might as well have the old goat for dinner today.'"
When you stop believing in Santa Claus is when you start getting clothes for Christmas.
Q: How many bureaucrats does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: Two--one to screw it in and one to screw it up.
“Morticians have to be careful to spell the name right to avoid making a grave mistake.”
- Weight of Santa's sleigh loaded with one Beanie Baby for every kid on earth: 333,333 tons.
- Number of reindeer required to pull a 333,333-tons sleigh: 214,206 -- plus Rudolph.
To deliver his gifts in one night, Santa would have to make 822.6 visits per second, sleighing at 3,000 times the speed of sound.
At that speed, Santa and his reindeer would burst into flame instantaneously.
Signs At Christmas::
- Toy Store: "Ho, ho, ho spoken here."
- Bridal boutique: "Marry Christmas."
- Outside a church: "The original Christmas Club."
- At a department store: "Big pre-Christmas sale.
Come in and mangle with the crowd."
- A Texas jewelry store: "Diamond tiaras -- $70,000. Three for $200,000.
- A reducing salon: "24 Shaping Days until Christmas."
- In a stationery store: "For the man who has everything a calendar to remind him when payments are due."