With a thin layer of fresh snow on the ground and more of the white stuff falling from the sky Boogs and I headed on out of the Park. Seems this winter weather draws me more in the direction of Goderich than anywhere else and this morning was no exception as I once again felt us drawn like a magnate in that direction under a gloomy cover of clouds.
Fifteen minutes later I exit the Jeep and notice how tattered my fifteen year old double lined pants look around the leg ends. I'm aware my shirt is hanging out from under my jacket by about a foot at the back and know my cowboy hat may be 6 sizes to big for me but I feel at home. I am at Walmart. Entering the store I am again aware it isn't me staring at the Walmartians any more it those very same stareable Walmartians who are now staring at me. Who would have ever thunk it eh but it's Okay, I feel much better here than at some fancy pants restaurant. Oh tis quite a fashion statement I am these days Wiz. Grabbed me a small Wally-World push cart and away I went. Two tins of Sockeye Salmon, one tub of honey, a small jar of C&D vitamins, a packet of hot chocolate mix, two tubs of coconut yogurt, four bars of bath soap, and a Partridge In a Pear Tree. In other words 'a fairly typical day for me at Wally World'. From Walawala it was a small Hortons decaf coffee to go and a routine run down around Goderich's harbor before heading home with one doggy stop along the way. Machines were busy along the waterfront and here's a short write-up and pics of the restoration project at Shoreline Update. Also another story about a bluff collapse north of Grand Bend....Bluff Collapse North Of Grand Bend.
|GODERICH HARBOR MOUTH|
|THEY HAVE TOTALLY BLOCKED OFF COVE ROAD NOW|
|LOOKS LIKE THIS BIG ORANGE MONSTER MACHINE HAS TANGLED WITH A TREE|
Pheebs and I braved the outside elements around 2 p.m. and headed out for a walk to see how far they have pushed the new Park road through the Park's eastern side forest. Another 300 feet or so and the road will be as far south as it can go before turning right and crossing a steep embankment with a small creek about 20' below. Under present circumstances it will be interesting to see what transpires there.
|THIS NEW PARK ROAD IS GROWING LONGER EVERY FEW DAYS|
|LOOKS LIKE A COLD OLD BULLDOZER TO ME|
|KELLY AND I ON THE TRAIL TO COCHISE'S STRONGHOLD|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The cowboy was trying to buy a health insurance policy. The insurance agent was going down the list of standard questions. "Ever have an accident?" "Nope, nary a one." "None? You've never had any accidents." "Nope. Ain't never had one. Never." "Well, you said on this form you were bit by a snake once. Wouldn't you consider that an accident?" "Heck, no. That dang varmint bit me on purpose."
“After eating a half dozen donuts, the customer developed a glazed look on his face.”
The patient was lying in bed, still groggy from the effects of the recent operation. His doctor came in, looking very glum."I can't be sure what's wrong with you," the doctor said. "I think it's the drinking." "Okay," the patient said. "Can we get an opinion from a doctor who's sober?"