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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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Cycling, Chores, Campfire and We’re Extremist.

Our Location today is at McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

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Even though I stayed up until nearly 2:00 this morning trying to get caught up on the Blogs we follow because of the Faster Internet Connection, I was still wide awake by 8:00 this morning. Surviving on only 5 Hours sleep was part of my past life that I don’t want to fall back into. I’d barely gotten breakfast ready when Kathy came downstairs.

With breakfast out of the way we spent more leisure time catching up on our morning reading on the Computers before buckling down to do some Chores.

One thing we have wanted to do more of this year is bicycle riding but have problems with the Weather or we have Appointments. We rode every street in the Park as well as riding up to the front Entrance and back. It felt wonderful and even though we both worked up a bit of a sweat it was worth it. Since it was nearing noon we had an early lunch before getting into anything else.

Knowing how much we both enjoy eating it, Kevin gave us some Rhubarb Stalks last night so Kathy wanted to cook it up today. With Kathy cleaning and me chopping it didn’t take long for her to get it on the stove.

I collected the trash and moved our Truck over to the Overflow Parking Area by the Clubhouse. There were a number of reasons for doing that. First, I sprayed the driveway with the Vinegar/Dawn Dish Soap solution that Kathy found the recipe for On-Line, to stop the grass from taking over our parking spots.

With the intensity of the Sun it was hard to stay hydrated. My next chore was to cut our section of Grass. Even though the Park provides this service as part of our lease we don’t like the way the Mower misses strips of grass, or the exposed ground that the Trimmer with the Weed-Whackers digs up. We are old school and like a neat and green covered lawn.

Kathy took a break from more of her Food Preparation and came outside to sit under the Gazebo. There seems to be a constant breeze blowing from different directions and in the Shade it feels cooler then inside the Trailer.

The next chore was to wash the Bird Droppings off our patio. With this being mating season and the frantic parents feeding their broods there is a lot of waste being spread around.

I then set up our Moveable Firepit in the driveway so that the heat it would generate would not cause any problems to anyone’s RVs. I then hauled a fair amount of Firewood from our Rack behind our Garden Shed. I then went over to our neighbours to invite them over after supper to join us. 
Burgers, Corn and Fresh Fruit for dessert.
With the beautiful Sunshine it seemed everyone was Barbequing this evening so while I grilled a couple of Hamburgers Kathy was busy inside Microwaving a couple Ears of Corn. Everything was ready at the same time so while Kathy put the Condiments on our burgers, I cut the Stalk end off the ears and squeezed them out Silk-Free onto our plates. We find the Corn tastes better this way then when it’s boiled and is crispier. 
Kathy enjoying the fire.
With the Sun setting later we waited to start the fire until nearly 7:30. With Two Neighbours that hardly come out to their RVs I moved the Car to one of those sites before starting the Fire. Before long Kevin and Lorrie came over and we had a chance to start visiting. Since Bill and Liz our new neighbours were having a late supper so it was closer to 8:30 when they arrived. 
Firepit in the Driveway
They were telling us things that Hugh had told them to do because they have never Camped let alone staying in a RV. We were all explaining different things that they need to do as normal chores. We explained how much different it is when we are “Off the Grid” compared to being in the Park. Can you believe that we were called Extremist? We got to know everyone better and shared some laughs before finally saying Good Night at 10:00.

Tomorrow we have a special visit to make. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

No man is an island, entire of itself;

every man is a piece of the continent.

John Donne, English Poet


  1. That fire pit with the fire sure looks nice.

  2. Extremists - well, I guess you could say that but I would say new RVers just don't understand what a good thing that is.

  3. We love corn microwaved. Still crisp! But down south they boil it to mush. Len's daughter and family had a crawfish boil a couple of weeks ago when we were there in TX. They put the corn in the pot to cook at 10:30. They ate at 1. MUSH MUSH MUSH. But this is how they like it. Yuk.