JUST A FEW OF THE BOATS IN BAYFIELD'S BUSY SUMMER HARBOR
A sunny dry day greeted us this morning so figured it was a good opportunity to take the rig out for it's monthly summer drive. Headed off to Goderich to fill some gas cans & take on a little fuel for the rig itself. Wanted to run the generator for a bit to give it some exercise too. A stop at Tim Horton's & the grocery store rounded the morning of. I have taken a liking to Vanilla Soy Milk so picked up some of that plus a carton of 'Peach-Tangerine juice. I find two thirds of a glass of vanilla soy milk with a third of Peach-Tangerine thrown in makes for a real fine smoothie. I also use the Soy milk in my morning shakes with a good slug of PT juice as well. As Jackie Gleason used to say, "how sweet it is:))"
Bruce came over today & we did up the final paperwork, ownership, etc on the mini-van we sold him last week so after 5 years it is officially gone:((
FUEL STOP IN GODERICH THIS MORNING...I generally fuel the rig here because it is easy to get in & out of. We gas up here before heading for the southwest & it usually gets us well down into Indiana. (and they put the gas in........ and I really like that!!)
THIS SEEMS LIKE A RATHER PRECARIOUS WAY TO DREDGE THE RIVER
Took Max out for a spin in the little Lumber Wagon today & he did really well. He really liked all the extra air coming in with the Jeep's top partly down. Today's pics are from Tuesday's drive down around the harbor.
A GOOD DAY FOR DOING SOME PAINTING ON THE FISHING BOAT
Sometimes I pick up ideas for the daily blog from something I've read in another bloggers post. Rick mentioned this morning about normally writing his blog in the evening. For the most part I have been doing the same thing but a bunch of months ago I began to write bits & pieces starting earlier in the day. For example, right now it is 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning & I am writing this to include later in tonight's blog which I will finally put together sometime after supper. I have a laptop beside my recliner so during the day I periodically flop into my chair for a short snooze. Sometimes the snooze is replaced by a few thoughts on the laptop which in turn is worked into the blog. I call it, Snooze & Write. Started doing that while on the road this past winter & I find it's easier for me at night not having to start from scratch. Just working on the day's photos at night can be very tiresome without having to write a whole blog on top of that. Too many 'midnight oil' nights so by starting the blog earlier in the day & splitting up the times, I find it easier in the long run.
THE ENTRANCE TO BAYFIELD'S HARBOR
And speaking of photos. Rick's way of photo filing is undoubtedly the correct one. I do it a little differently. I simply create a monthly photo on Picasa like, 'May 2010 or June 2010, etc. I put all of the pics I take in May into the May folder. Same thing in July, September, etc. Those files & names are also mirrored in 'My Pictures.' When a month ends I also put a copy of the month onto our external hard drive. In June I had 555 photos, in May it was 283. So far in July I have taken 225. All our travel pics are in a folder entitled, 'All RV Travels.' Within that folder are yearly folders such as 06/07, 07/08, etc. Within those year folders are then the months of travel. I have a tendency to use words in my filing instead of numbers simply because words are easier & less confusing for me to remember. I have never had a head for numbers. This system works for me & in my foggy little world it is important for me to keep myself simple:))
A FAMILY BOATING DAY
Some days when we are traveling I may be uploading pics to the computer from 3 separate cameras......now that's where things begin to get a little hairy late at night after a long tiring day!!
KIDS CLAMBERING AROUND ON THE BOW OF AN OLD SHIPWRECK JUST OFF BAYFIELD'S BEACH
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Did you know that when your Gecko is broken you have reptile dysfunction & did I tell you I have kleptomania,
but when it gets bad, I take something for it. Oh, by the way, did you hear about the suicidal twin who killed her sister by mistake! Ok, that one wasn't so nice but just remember, FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!
(Except that one where you're naked in church.)
Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains un-awakened
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The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...... AL.