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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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Temporarily Back To Our Base Park, Visiting Our Son And Daughter-In-Law, Fixing Soft Ground Damage.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

With the cold blowing Wind that we were having yesterday and the lack of Dicor Sealer I wasn’t able to replace our broken Skylight Lens. I was very happy that when I checked the plastic bag I’d taped to the roof that it was still in place. That may seem like idle chatter to some but when the rain started pounding on the trailer at 7:00 this morning I was once again happy that no water was coming into our shower from the roof.  
Since I was awake I started getting things ready for breakfast and packing away a few of our things in preparation of getting on the road. Sensing my absence and hearing the rain on the roof soon had Kathy making her way downstairs. As we were eating we watched as the RV Techs and Staff started coming through the gate. There went our quiet calm as trailers were being shuffled around by the tractor. 
By the time we had finished securing everything inside our trailer for travel we were happy to see that the rain had stopped. Since we needed to speak with Stephanie before we pulled out I used their ladder once again to verify that the plastic bag and tape had kept the rain out and was still in place. After asking a few more questions about the warranty work and settling up on the Skylight and Dicor we were pulling out of Leisure Trailer Sales yard by 9:45. 
We finally arrived at Wildwood Golf and RV Park around 10:15. Stopping at the office Joe and Val were happy to see us and welcomed us back. Since their season doesn’t open until the first of May we want to be certain they knew we were early. They just told us to get set up and come back in the next couple of weeks to settle. 
One thing we have heard since our return from a lot of local people has been about all the rain this area has gotten in the last month. With only a twelve foot wide street running in front of our site and backing a forty foot trailer into our site isn’t easy under normal conditions. When the trailer stared leaving tracks on our crushed stone pad it stopped turning the way we needed but instead started plowing the ground. I had to make extra adjustments to get it sitting perfectly by the patio but left more tracks in the Grass opposite our site then I preferred. With the trailer sitting level we unhitched and figured we’d finish setting up when we got back. Stopping at the office I notified Val of the Soft Ground Damage that I plan to repair. Under dry ground conditions that wouldn’t have happen. 
Using my cell phone Kathy called ahead to say we were running behind. We arrived at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s Home in Amherstburg shortly after 11:00. We haven’t seen them since October and really missed our weekly visits. Since they are getting ready to leave on a visit to Mexico themselves we had planned to only have an hour visit. Having been away so long our stay turned into a two hour visit. 
Melissa served us cake that she had made and we appreciated that. As we were leaving their house we started feeling lightheaded from not eating lunch so we stopped at McDonalds for a Sweet Chili Wrap after 1:00. It did the trick as we were both feeling better by the time we got Home. 
We finished leveling the trailer and getting our utilities hooked up before we started trying to fix the tire tracks in the soft grass. When I opened the Shed to look for our Tamper it wasn’t there. A lot of things were taking place just before we left to go south in November so Kathy suggested I call Kevin to see if we had dropped it off there. When I called Kevin checked his Shed and found that I had dropped it off with him. 
We closed up and headed back to Kevin and Melissa’s in Amherstburg. They had just taken a break and were happy to see us back. We wished them Safe Travels and told them to Enjoy their trip. 
We drove to Dollarama to get a few necessities that we had forgotten to do earlier this afternoon. When they didn’t have the Hard-Shelled Glass Cases we drove over to Dollar Tree where we lucked out on those. It was nearly 6:00 so we stopped at Little Caesars and got a Medium Hawaiian Pizza to go. 
At 6:30 we enjoyed our pizza sitting in our Home. By 7:00 I decided to double check to see if the Plastic Bag was still on the roof since the forecast is for more rain in the morning. It didn’t survive the 9.1-mile drive to the Park so I found a tarp and pieces of wood to hold it on until the morning rain passes. 
While Kathy continued setting things up inside the trailer I managed to get about Sixty Percent of the Soft Ground Damage tamped back down before I was too tired to continue. 
Kathy and I would like to wish all our readers and their families a Happy Easter. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.
No Pictures taken today.
These file photos were
taken by Kathy from
New Mexico to Oklahoma

Words of Inspiration 

Education makes people easy to lead, 

but difficult to drive; 

easy to govern, 

but impossible to enslave. 

Henry Brougham, English Statesman


  1. We are glad you made it back to Canada safely. Enjoy the family. We are heading to see family now also.

  2. Happy Easter to both you and Kathy 😊

  3. It must feel good to be parked back in your home base and being able to visit with family. Hope you had a nice Easter.