It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Going With The Flow.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

After three and a half months away we knew the day would arrive that we’d have to go home and today was the day. We both slept on and off throughout the night and were wide awake by 7:30. Not even all the fresh air we breathed in yesterday at our happy hour fire helped us to get a decent night’s sleep. What else should we expect for a pretravel night of sleep? 

This morning we met the couple that parked next to us as we were all getting ready to head for home. Their names were John and Marilyn Theil from Stratford. They had been delayed over an hour and a half by traffic congestions yesterday and had only pulled into the park around the time we were eating supper last night. We must have talked for a half hour before parting ways and exchanging personal contact information. 

Within minutes we were once again heading Northbound on I-75 in the direction on Toledo. Traffic was flowing freely and there were a few people who thought that was a good sign to get to their destinations in a hurry. Anyone who travels through the state of Ohio knows not to do that because around the very next bend there were four state troopers pulling over two speeders at a time. So that helped us make better time by just driving at the limit. 

Nearing Toledo you never know if you’ll get tied up in traffic so Kathy and I found a Cracker Barrel for an early lunch. We have learned to enjoy the time for our meals as travel rests. While we were talking I realized I hadn’t turned off the inverter in the trailer so when we were leaving I fixed that so the batteries would fully charge up during the drive home. 

Shutting the Inverter that I forgot in the morning.

Getting back on the highway we were suddenly very glad that we had stopped when we did. Traffic started slowing down to between 45 and 50 miles per hour due to construction throughout the Toledo area. Finally after turning one last bend in the road there was the sign welcoming us back to the state of Michigan.
Kathy needed to stretch even though this was one of our shorter travel days so we stopped at the first rest stop. After walking for about ten minutes we headed back on the road heading for home. We hadn’t driven five miles when traffic came to a near standstill. Within a mile on the side lane the fire department were helping to load a burnt of shell of a car on a flatbed truck. Even the tires had burnt off but there were no ambulances so hopefully all the person lost was their car. 

Before crossing the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit to Windsor I topped off our fuel at the Duty Free for $3.599 a gallon ($0.951 a liter) saving us some cash down the road. Afterwards the crossing took less than five minutes including our stop at Custom and Immigrations putting us back on Canadian Soil by 2:10 this afternoon. 

Again the traffic flowed at speed limit causing us to stop for only one traffic light. Fifteen minutes after leaving Customs we were pulling into the Guardian Storage Yard where we store the trailer. We spent nearly a half hour collecting things from the trailer that we needed to bring to the apartment today. By 4:00 this afternoon we were crossing the threshold of the apartment. One load at a time I emptied the truck while Kathy put away the perishable foods and brought the rest to the appropriate rooms. I finally went to the office to collect our overflowing basket of mail. 
The day we left in January the snow was to the middle of the wheels.
We both wished we could have stayed away longer but like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz said “There’s no place like home.” Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Glad you arrived home safely. Isn't it about time you started your Christmas shopping?

  2. Welcome Home! Well, you had a great winter and hopefully you'll get a litle bit of summer or fall travel in, too!

  3. Glad you made it home safe and sound. A long drive for sure. Now you just sit back and rest and relax until next winter :)