CARELESS ME MESSED UP MOST OF TODAY’S PHOTOS WITH A WRONG CAMERA SETTING:((
It was what I didn’t hear this morning that was encouraging. No sounds of rain or freezing rain on the roof. Checking my weather map I saw we were right on the edge of the coming wetness. Two positive thoughts…..it will melt more snow and help wash off some of the accumulated grime on the coach.
SURPRISED TO SEE SO VERY LITTLE SNOW AROUND ANYWHERE
Had thought of waiting for first light but due to the coming weather front and possibility of freezing rain we decided to pack up and hit the road. The border was maybe only half a mile away but we had quite a time threading our way around in the dark to the correct access road leading to the American side bridge toll booth. Good thing our navigator was on the ball picking out the dimly lit signs. Nine dollars to cross the Blue Water bridge joining America and Canada. No traffic whatsoever crossing into Canada but the traffic coming into the States was backed up all the way across the bridge into Canada. I'll bet 75 % of those vehicles were big 18 wheeler trucks. We were the only vehicle to roll up to one of two customs booths at 6:55 a.m. A few standard questions and we were across. We're too old to giggle like little school kids anymore but in a Seniors way that's about how we felt if we could have got in touch with our long lost childhood feelings. Sooooooooooo great to be safely back in Canada. We may never leave home again…………….
LOOKING PRETTY SNOWLESS HERE IN GRAND BEND
CAN SEE ICE AND SNOW OUT THERE ON THE LAKE
We were nearly to Forest Ontario before it began to get light and by the time Kelly snagged us a couple Tim Hortons coffee's with accompanying apple fritter donuts it was light enough for our traditional coming home coffee photos……that I messed up.
Hardly any snow anywhere as we cruised leisurely through the countryside heading for Bayfield. I was surprised to see there hadn't been much progress on the new Tim Hortons coffee shop in Bayfield. Disappointing!! As per usual I un-hooked the Jeep at Clan Gregor Square and with both vehicles we headed the mile and a half or so to our quiet little 5 Seasons Park out in the countryside. We have more snow in our Park than anywhere else because of all the pine trees.
THIS TIM HORTONS COFFEE SHOP CONSTRUCTION DOESN’T LOOK ANY DIFFERENT THAN WHEN WE LEFT 10 WEEKS AGO
I ALWAYS UN-HOOK THE JEEP IN THE SAME PLACE EVERY YEAR
KELLY AND PHEEBS HEAD FOR THE JEEP TO LEAD US HOME
THE BAYFIELD RIVER ICE WILL SOON BREAK UP AND TUMBLE INTO LAKE HURON
When I pulled the Motorhome into it's spot I gave a big sigh of relief, said a quiet thankyou, and thought to myself.....that's it I'm never doing this again. Well, that thought probably won't last of course but I’m sure one of these times it will stick. I always seem to say that when we return from a long journey away.
OKAY AL ALL YOU GOT TO DO NOW IS LAND THIS BIG SLUG OF A MOTORHOME RIGHT IN THERE ON THAT SNOWY LANDING STRIP
Well, I can't even begin to tell you how great it felt to be finally home again and get out of that box we've been living in for the last 10 weeks. I won't load you down here with all the reasons why it's such a great feeling but I'll probably dribble a few things out here and there over the next few weeks.
ALWAYS LIKE THIS ‘LAST MILE’ COMING HOME
KELLY AND PHEEBS STOP TO PICK UP THE MAIL
With the thought of rain arriving any minute behind us we immediately set to work emptying the Motorhome. Of course you know had it been sunny we would have done exactly the same thing. We always do. Multiple trips in and out the coach carrying in lots of stuff. It was finally about 3 p.m. when I dragged my sorry sack of bones into the washroom and threw them into the shower. Oh how great to have a 93,000 gallon hot water tank:))
By late afternoon we were both hurting. My neck, legs, and back were soooooooooo sore from sitting for so many days in one position driving. It was also the travel stress oozing out of us as well. After a good night's sleep I'm sure both of us will be feeling much better tomorrow. And Pheebs is happy to be home too:)))))))
THERE WAS SO MUCH ICE ON OUR WALKWAY WE HAD TO PUT FLOOR MATS DOWN
Tuesday night’s scary freezing rain never materialized and aside from a brief late afternoon light shower we didn’t get much moisture at all. Rains are predicted here for Thursday along with mild 53F temps.
HAPPY TO BE HOME:)))))))))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A Few Thoughts::
1. If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.
2. Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
3. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic.
4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
5. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.
6. My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
7. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
8. It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
9. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.
10. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
11. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.
12. A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
13. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.
14. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.
15. No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes.
16. A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
17. Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
18. Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
19. Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.
20. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
21. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
22. By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.
23. Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.
24. Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.
25. Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.