On Sunday, Nov. 7th, we were up around 7:30, not bad after our late night. We didn’t waste any time nor did we rush. A couple of walks with Gibbs and we left Alma C.C. by 8:30 (after turning our clocks back for DST). We were in for another beautiful day with a high of 15C/59F.
The drive for us was much improved from Saturday, we remembered Gibbs’ bed and he settled down in the back seat with it like the good puppy we know. 😊
|The view out behind the Suite|
|It was a nice walking trail|
If you remember, I still had the advent calendars for the grandchildren. I was able to distribute 6 to Bill’s side of the family yesterday at the wedding but still had my 3 in the Suite. Bill planned today’s route so that we could drive past Bridgette and Chris’ home near Woodstock. We parked on the country road and walked up the lane to drop 2 off for her to deliver to Taylor and Jake, if not before Dec. 1st, before Jan. 1st. 😊 That’ll work too!
|We almost got in a horse and buggy traffic jam!|
I've never seen so many in such a short time period
|settling down nicely with his bed|
|Still some pretty fall colours|
|Parked at Bridgette and Chris' place|
|Cutie Patooties and great hugs|
This is Chris who we bought Jazz from
Notice the shirt, hence the treble clef on the Yamaha
The first thing to do once arriving in London, was top up with fuel so we drove to Colonel Talbot Road. Sadly, the Flying M, our usual truck stop, was closed at the pumps. Actually, the pumps were completely gone. Crap! So, we drove back along the flying field road to the east side of town again to the Flying J. Their prices are always just those few cents more, which is frustrating but we needed it. Back to the west, the CanAm parking lot was mostly empty, with the #1 spot across the front wide open.
|set up at CanAm|
We set up and plugged into power for the night. It was a good start to our day and just mid-morning. I finally was able to sit an work on finishing yesterday’s blog posting, losing all track of time. We hadn’t eaten in the morning so I made us each a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch. Bill was out with Gibbs and noticed other rvers with an Airstream down the row and made acquaintance with Duncan and later Patty. 😊 There we go, one of the joys of this lifestyle.
|Oreo and Gibbs try to be friends|
Keith, our good friend, was at the flying field and popped in to see us once more. He didn’t want us to leave without saying goodbye. Gotta love those hugs! We had a short but pleasant visit with him and Oreo. She met Gibbs and although he was on his leash, making it difficult for a real meet and greet, they did pretty good together. We joined Duncan and Patty after they moved their chairs to the sun for some afternoon warmth.
|Nice enough for a step sit|
There’s never a challenge finding things to talk about with other travellers. As it turned out, they were storing their ‘new to them’ rv for the winter and picking up their cruising boat in Georgia. They too were debating just how soon to get on the road in the morning. They’ve never rv’d before so were quite interested in the tips and tools of the ‘trade’. 😊
|The sun set over Dawn and Michaels rv|
As the sun dropped leaving us shade, it cooled down and we parted ways, wishing them good travels from Florida and hopefully the Bahamas if the conditions are good for them. It was in saying goodbye to them that two other rv’s pulled in and we were greeted by Wanda and Mike. We first met this couple at CanAm a few years ago, maybe after our first winter south. Bill and Mike have kept in touch by text over the years so they were quite surprised to see it was us in the lot. Funny how things transpire.
|Two more Cutie Patooties |
Two more hugs
Gibbs got to experience 3 more dogs, Oscar, Jewels and Lucky and we met Dawn and Michael, their travelling companions. What a treat this life is! Patrick, my son, and grandson Nate, arrived around 5 for another short visit. I was tickled that he lives close enough to make that work too. We didn’t unhook BB so the onus was on him to fit us into his day and I’m glad he wanted it too. We visited for a short hour and I was able to hand Nate his calendar. Hugs all around and we chowed down on reheated chili from the freezer.
|Gibbs wasn't keen on Oscar's size|
even though he was a gentle AussieDoodle
|He much preferred Jewels and Lucky|
I believe it was 6:15 when Gibbs and I said goodnight to the group outside and came inside for bed. I brought my book upstairs and crawled into bed but Gibbs couldn’t settle down until Daddy came in half hour later. 😊 Momma’s boy, my ass!! I read a few chapters but had to turn my light off shortly after 7:30 and rolled over. It wasn’t difficult for me to sleep at that hour, it had been a couple of whirlwind days. Bill said I was asleep when he turned his light off at 8.
|Goodnight Ontario, Canada|
Wow! It is truly happening and other than a couple of nasty batches of shingles, basically one right after the other, we’ve have been blessed to have things run smoothly. I’ll try to get on top of my postings but I know you all understand how things are and I value your support. This was another great day!
|Two more wedding photos|
Bride and Groom
Thank you for stopping by for a visit too!