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Sunday, May 29, 2016

We’re Not Party Animals But Visiting Again.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

After staying at the Happy New Year Party at the park clubhouse until 11:00 last night and just squeezing the last part of the post out by the stroke of midnight it didn’t take long for us to fall asleep. The problem was staying asleep. After our meal had been served last evening we were each given a cup of coffee. Kathy only needed a sip to know that it was not decaffeinated so she passed it on to me which meant I had two cups of caffeinated coffee after 8:00 in the evening. At one point in my life you always saw me with a cup of coffee in my hand and if I was having trouble sleeping I’d have a coffee and fall right to sleep. By 2:00 this morning I was tossing and turning and unable to fall back to sleep. After taking an extra-strength Tylenol and reading on the computer I was finally able to get back to bed by 5:00 this morning. Is it any wonder that we slept until 9:00 ?
We were able to shut the AC before going to bed last night and felt quite comfortable leaving the windows shut for the night. The first thing we did was to open the windows when we got up and there was a pleasant cross breeze to keep us cool. We made a list of things we’ll be needing to do tomorrow before having lunch. After eating the temperature was starting to get warm when I went outside to dump our waste tanks and water the flowers and grass that we planted but the wind still kept it comfortable.

We had a dinner engagement this afternoon and having seen the radar screen on The Weather Network showing a possible shower heading our way before leaving we closed all the sliding windows in the trailer and slightly lowered the flip-outs.
We arrived at Gerry and Sandy’s home in Amherstburg for 3:00 where we sat in the coolness of their Air Conditioned home catching up from where we left off two weeks ago when we last met. We were telling Gerry of what we learned from the retired MTO officer at the party last night about not having to get our vehicles Safety Checked every year. Even his truck has a commercial license plate on it so they are in the same boat as we are. If we can get the standard private vehicle plates for our trucks, we would also be able to get a two-year license tag which we can’t at this time.

Around 5:00 Gerry looked outside and the clear blue sky was filled with big black clouds. Since he had invited us for a barbecue he made a dash to get things started on his grill. In the short time he took to start cooking the hotdogs and hamburgers he was slightly damp before he got back inside. The rain would come and go for the next half hour but it was never more than what a spring rain should be like. The barbecue turned into an indoor picnic with salads and garnishes. Everything tasted wonderful and the conversation never stopped as it never does amongst good friends.
The last time we were together I had reminded them about adding time to and upgrading their TracFones. After calling to have his phone mailed to a Michigan address Gerry remember I didn’t have a US address to have our phone sent to. He then offered to pick it up the next time he went to Michigan So I had our TracFone mailed to the same address. This past week he picked up his and our TracFones which will save Kathy and I a lot of problems the next time we head south in the fall. I’m sure that I’ll find a way to repay him. Thanks Gerry and Sandy for the wonderful meal and the favour.

By the time we headed for Home the skies had cleared and the sun was shining. We had to turn on the AC because it was warmer in the trailer then when we left this afternoon. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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