It's about time.

Many of you can relate to 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" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Construction, Construction and Spot Blocked.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

As much as we’d have liked to roll over and go back to sleep this morning we had to bring this adventure to an end. Yes we had our final breakfast before packing up. We’ve gotten lazy as far as packing up the night before we hit the road lately so that must have added at least ten minutes to our departure. Oh Darn! 

After I’d completed my inside chores I was off to finish the outside chores under sunny skies. In the process John the park owner stopped by to wish us safe travels and we told him we’d be stopping in next spring on our way home. I also told him about visiting the Temple of Tolerance and he said he’d heard of it but never visited it so now he will. That sounds like us living in this area all our lives and finding out about attractions that exist here that we never knew about. 

It was nearly 10:00 by the time we got on the I-75 heading north and the first thing we had to look forward to was a construction slowdown but luckily it lasted less than five minutes. We drove for just over an hour and a half before stopping at a Cracker Barrel in Findlay for an early lunch. The last time we were heading home in April we’d made the mistake of driving past Findlay and got caught in a long construction zone. 

Shortly after 12:30 we were back on the highway and within the first mile there was the sign telling us we’d be experiencing construction for the next 50 miles. Kathy held her breath many times when it seemed that the truckers were riding over the line into our lane. It reminded me of a Slot Car racetrack as the vehicles shifted each time the lanes did. That construction finally ended just before we entered Toledo and had to put up with their highway system. 

The nightmare of road construction ended abruptly as soon as we crossed the state line into Michigan. Though there was no construction the waves in the pavement was causing so much chucking in the truck we both needed to take a nature break at the Welcome Center Rest Area. 

It was only moments after once again getting back on the road that the menacing clouds we’d been watching from a distance let loose with a rainstorm that slowed traffic considerably but only lasted about ten minutes. 

When we approached our exit to the Ambassador Bridge there were trucks stopped on the interstate with their four-way flashers on as they slowly made their way to the bridge. Many pulled out of line to cross the border at the tunnel but we stayed put so we could take advantage of the cheaper fuel rates at the Duty-Free. 

Fueled up we crossed the bridge with two lanes of trucks heading into Canada with a third lane for cars which appeared so narrow Kathy thought we couldn’t get through but we did. That left only one lane for cars and trucks heading into the US. We were only at the Canadian Immigration window less than thirty seconds and we were on our way home by 3:00. 

You know how you think that now you have clear sailing. That’s what we thought until we came face to face with the construction we’d forgotten about over two weeks ago. That was okay as we continued a slow crawl until we got to the storage yard that’s where we hit a road block. 

Our new neighbor this winter parked an old “A” Class Motor Home that he has been working on. While we were gone on this adventure he parked a modified drag car behind his unit blocking our spot. Going to the office the regular woman wasn’t there so the temp gave us a temporary site until they can get the problem resolved. So after driving 163.2 miles today we had to wiggle into a site meant for a trailer half the size. 

We loaded the truck with as much as would fill the back seat only because of the again threatening skies before going to Taco Bell for supper. Once we’d brought that load into the apartment we returned to the trailer to empty the fridge so we won't have to go for groceries tomorrow. 

Tomorrow we’ll be getting caught up on things at home as well as making a list of things to do on the truck and trailer before our next adventure. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Pictures Taken 
By Kathy.


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  1. Glad you made it home safe & sound!

  2. Thats the joys off living up north here, we have 2 seasons Winter and Construction.