Sunday, May 26, 2013



Despite having a nice morning going for us we only did about a third of the trail.  Kelly was tired & I was a hurtin.  That last line sounds like a country & western song title.  Maybe I oughta whup up a few words to go along with that.


Feeling a little pooky about ourselves this morning I figured it was time to fire up the RV & at least get us out of the house for an RV fix.  I was needing a new Niger seed birdfeeder anyway so that gave us a purpose.  I know it doesn’t make much sense to drive a 10 cylinder RV 10 miles just to buy a birdfeeder when you have a perfectly good economical 4 cylinder car standing by.  In fact it didn’t make much sense at all but we did it anyway.  Some times, simply for pure psychological reasons it’s just best to do what you know you need to do regardless of cost.  And this morning just happened to be one of those doing it days.



Kelly had a 50% off coupon for a couple of McDonalds’ large crispy chicken McWraps so figured that would justify our gas expense.  We needed some bananas anyway.  Even if we hadn’t had a destination this morning it was still a morale booster for us just to get out & do something different.   Nice to log a few RV miles watching our green Southwestern Ontario countryside roll by.  And, for Pheebs, it doesn’t matter what we are driving she’s just happy to be out for a ride in something going anywhere.

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I have always been in awe of gifted individuals who are able to play any kind of musical instrument as well as the 14 year old girl plays guitar in this following video.  Maybe not everyone’s kind of music but it is the girls seemingly effortless relaxed & almost bored way in which she rocks this guitar that caught my attention.  Whether it be pianos, drums, horns, guitars, stringed instruments or whatever, I am always awe struck at how these people can do things like this.  I tried to learn Bass guitar one time back in the late 60’s.  Even took a couple lessons but aside from a few thumps, sproings, & thuds, all’s I was ever able to accomplish was a very annoying noise.   GUITAR SOLO (remember to skip the opening ad)


Despite some dizziness this morning Kelly is holding her own.  Energy levels are still on the low side but not nearly as much coughing today.  And the pain in her chest is not as bad as a few days ago.  She did have a few lay down naps so Pheebs & I had to keep our play times down to a dull roar.  No throwing doggy toys up & down the hall.  Kelly has not resumed her prescribed meds & in her own words tonight she said, “not a bad day.”  We’ll see how things go with the Specialist at the Stratford Hospital Monday. 


Hello to MARY TIPTON over there in our our Blog Followers box.  Thanks for stopping by Mary & welcome to the Bayfield Bunch.  Although a little under the weather at the moment I’m hoping we’ll be bouncing back soon & striking out on some new adventures this Fall.  Nice to have you riding along:)) 


Always seems to be a bit of a confusing quagmire when it comes to lengths of stays we Canadians are allowed in the U.S.  Varies from Province to Province as well.  Rules & regulations seem to ebb & flow.  Noticed the folks over at 5C'S QUE PASA had a post Saturday addressing some of those issues.  Are you eligible to winter in the USA?


Feeling a little dis-kaboobered & stressed out?  Turn your speakers up a bit & relax a few minutes with the following video.  THERAPEUTIC



GROANER’S CORNER:((  The doctor's office was crowded as usual, but the Doctor was moving at a snail's pace. After waiting two hours, an old man slowly stood up and started walking toward the door.  "Where are you going?" the receptionist called out.
"Well," he said, "I figured I'd go home and die a natural death."

- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.


  1. Al...we all need our "RV" fix...I soooo understand..The tension goes out of my neck the minute I walk in our Hiker..Now that's what a true RV lover feels, and you and Kelly are just that...Anxious to see what she finds out tomorrow...Hugs to all of you and a big wet dog lips kiss to the Pheebster!!! Love Y'all!!!!

  2. Nothing lifts our spirits like hitting the road every couple weeks in our coach.
    Makes perfect sense to us. Maybe you need to do that more often, maybe even go camping somewhere for a night or two, great therapy.
    Hope ya'll feeling better soon.

  3. I saw that video the other day and was in awe...she has such ease and almost puts Eddie Van Halen to shame ;)
    We use to get our boat fix by putting the motor in a large garbage pail full of water and sit in it (the boat) while it idled...we all gotta do what we gotta do to boost the morale.

  4. We like to take Therapy out for a bit of exercise now and then too. Haven't done it for awhile but I think we need to.

    Enjoyed the video links. That young lady is certainly talented but I gotta admit, I enjoyed the second video just as much.

    Hope Kelly gets good news tomorrow from the specialist.

  5. After weeks of sorting and packing and donating and selling our stuff, we were so ready for our 2 week break! We climbed into the MotherShip and drove away! We came back feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the remainder of our moving to the MotherShip full time!
    I agree with George and Suzie, an overnight trip might really do ya'll good! Kelly, we will be thinking good thoughts for you tomorrow with your doc appt. Keep on feeling better!

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  7. ...when it comes to lengths of stays we Canadians are allowed in the U.S. Varies from Province to Province as well.

    It's actually not confusing at all. Canadians are allowed into the U.S. for a visit of up to 182 days (6 months) in any rolling 365 day period. Doesn't matter what province you're from.

  8. Glad to see Kelly out and about for a while. Thinking of you two tomorrow at the doctor's.


  9. The very best of luck tomorrow with the Doc visit.......
    Hope it all turns out with the right diagnosis and a treatment plan that sets Kelly back on her feet and feeling tip top !!!
    Videos both special.... Thanks for sharing !

  10. I guess I got lucky, the ad I was subjected to was for ladies undergarments. I kept hovering over that "skip ad", but was somehow transfixed. How does that happen?
    A little jaunt in the RV is good for all concerned. Never a good thing for it to sit for too long, just like the occupants.

  11. If the specialist prescribes meds, will she take them? We each need to be in control, and if Kelly doesn't want to take medication she should make that very clear to rhe doctors so they can come up with an alternative for her. Otherwise, goig to them is a complete waste of everyones time.

    I do hope she gets better soon.

  12. Hope Kelly gets good info and help from the specialist today! We will be waiting to hear from you.

    Thanks for sharing the video...that girls going places!

    Love the turtle!

    I so understand about Phebes...our pups are at the door, ready to go most of the time!

  13. If you can't use what you have to get a boost, what in the world are they for? That's what I say. Use the good china for cereal. Wear your good pants to Walmart. Rev up the RV and get bananas. I think this may be the ever-sought meaning of life.