Welcome to our travels and adventures

Welcome to our travels and adventures

Waiting for Spring

Wouldn’t you know it, the weather is getting better and Barb & I are out of sorts with a cold bug! The beginning of the week we just kinda lazed around trying to find some energy. We forced ourselves to take a walk around the park for 45 minutes each day but we’re both still pretty wiped out. We are being entertained by the water creatures here, lots of geese and their goslings, a Cormorant collecting his meal and listening to the loons. There are 3 beautiful swans here and one is on the nest across the bay although it can only be seen with the binoculars. We’ve also been visited by a pair of blue herons and a white egret – never seen an egret in Ontario!

Barb is starting to feel better and has started another beautiful pine needle basket. I managed to get the rig and truck washed before the rains came. Of course we’re feeling better – not 100% but better and could take the kayak out for a spin but the rain has moved in and looks like it’s gonna be here for the remainder of our stay. Too bad, this is an ideal site for anyone with a kayak or canoe with lots of places to explore.

Thursday, our daughter came over for a visit with her 3 girls. Jessica & Alicia enjoyed the playground and the baby kept us entertained with her goos and gaaas! She s a good baby, no fussing at all during their visit. The weather was great and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.

As I write this on Sunday morning, the rain is being driven by a 20 mph NE wind and the rig is rock’n and roll’n! It’s so windy that even the sea gulls are walking! We went up to see our daughter and the family for the afternoon then stopped at a ‘local’ fast food joint for fish and chips for an early dinner and were really sorry we did! It had to be the worst ever!

Well, it’s a travel day and we are on a motor home site – you drive into it and back out. Being a 5th wheel and to unhook, we had to drive the truck out over the lawns of a couple of cabins and turn left along side the equipment barn. To hook up, we had to drive the truck back beside the barn and across the lawns, turn it around and back it under the rig! With all this rain, we were anxious about the wet grass and soggy conditions. It worked great, no slipping or sliding and we did not get stuck in the muck, we backed out and were on our way again! We had a 300+ Km trip ahead of us so we were on the road by 10:30. The 401, 403 and the QEW were accident free and not too crowded. The rain was with us all the way. When we got to the Niagara area, water was laying in the fields. Wow, it has not been a great spring so far!

We’re all set up again and thankfully, this CG has gravel sites. Unfortunately, the muck is all around and we have to step carefully to avoid bringing it into the rig. We back onto a large quarry pond but it is too cold to enjoy except to look at through the back window!

Tuesday, we got a call with bad news. Our planned summer parking campground near Waterdown is under water and can not complete the new seasonal sites any time soon. Apparently, they had a bull dozer get stuck yesterday so we have to find somewhere else for the summer – crap! Being under the gun, we made a decision to take a seasonal site near Meaford, Ont. We spent a month there last year and enjoyed it and did not get to see and do all in the area so we say why not! The down side is it is a bit further away from Toronto than we wanted to be. This leaves us without a site for the Victoria Day long weekend and no time to make arrangements. Luckily, our daughter in Toronto has a driveway large enough that we can pull in there for a few days. I also have a doctor’s appointment May 26th so staying here will save that drive back and forth! So, it all works out!

Hope you are well where ever you are and ready for summer.

Getting out the Winter Clothes!

We have been back a week and already I miss wearing shorts and Ts! I know we’re getting better weather than the storm ravaged southern states and parts of Ontario but where is spring?

We are working our way through the function of calling the doctors, getting our Canadian phone set up again and all the other ‘things’ we do when we get back after the winter months south. By the time this gets posted, we have seen our daughters and grand kids! It is good to be with them again, catching up on every ones doins!

Barb has been busy cooking – yes, that’s correct, cooking our dinners. She also got ‘The Machine’ out again to put finishing touches on some projects. I started taking apart one of the chairs that we picked up in NW NY. They are a little wobbly and need some glue and TLC. When I removed the plywood from the seat area, I got a not so good surprise! The last repair person cut the seat surface to fit the plywood – I’ve got some work to do to make the seats ready to cane.

It’s a funny thing about being back ‘home’, not so much eating out, more kitchen work! Life is also a little slower now, weird how this works out. We still haven’t made our minds up on where we’re going to go/stay. We were going to tour Ontario and stay by the month but with fuel prices and the monthly cost of the campground – ouch! We’ve contacted a couple in areas that we thought would be fun to visit and their monthly rates are excessive - $900 - $1200/month! Yikes! So, it’s back to the campground directories to make a decision!

It’s a bonus to be parked in my brother’s driveway so I can use his workshop. Unfortunately, it’s not really heated so the work periods are short cause I get cold – at least that’s my story! All in all, a quiet week here with some decent progress made on the 2 chairs. Barb and I both came down with colds – not from the grand kids this time!

We have moved on down the road to North Shore RV Park in Brighton, Ontario. We had 2 new grand kids adopted into the family and our daughter is having them Christened this Mother’s Day. We arrive and set up in the campground with a wonderful site not 15 feet from the shore of Weller’s Bay. It’s a great view overlooking the marina and bay – maybe we can get the kayak out for a ride while we’re here!

It was a nice weekend, our other 2 daughters came down on the Saturday too and we all met for dinner, celebrated the Christening on Sunday, lunched at the church, returned to our daughters house for a small reception and we all had a fun time. Now back to the CG for some rest, with this cold bug, we are wiped out!

We had intended on only staying for the weekend but we checked our next destination and they do not have a space big enough for us! What to do? Well, you can’t beat this site so we’re staying put for a week to enjoy it!

Until next time, we hope your doing well…..