I can hear the groans already. CC is going to burden us with another depressing story about the abysmal spring weather. Damn right folks. Sunday morning here in the 5th wheel and as I write this blog post I can cast my eyes out the window and see the snowflakes (somewhat sparse but!!!) falling in the ZERO (32F) degree weather. But hey it’s not all bad it’s going up to a balmy 5C later today. Just 2 days ago we had 20 plus degrees and sun but then another Polar Vortex. This madness must stop.
There I’ve got it of my chest and speaking of getting things off my chest, figuratively speaking of course, DD has abandoned me for 4 days and has headed north to Thunder Bay with 2 of her sisters (Jeneen and Lynn) and MODD for a visit with her Aunt B and Uncle Ben and cousin Cathy. Bet it’s really warm up there, not!!! CC provided a bit of excited when driving the gals to the airport by inadvertently turning down the wrong way on a streetcar lane. Despite the cornucopia of screeching CC was able to calmly steer clear of the oncoming streetcar and safely deliver the gals to the airport. For some odd reason there was a mad rush to the bathrooms upon arrival.
As wonderful as we have found our little campsite to be we can say that the place is literally going to the birds. For the past 2 weeks we have a couple of robins attempting to build a nest on the underside of the skirting. CC has been charged with the daily task of removing the construction ruminants however after removing the debris from one side the construction was moved to the other side. I would ask that everyone please try to understand the circumstances and refrain from reporting me to the SPC-NBC or any of its international affiliates. The SPC-NBC is not an affiliate of the NBC television affiliate but the well respected and world renowned Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Nest Builders of Canada.
LLL and BB have left the wilds of Colorado and are now headed east to meet up with us in Sarnia next weekend. It would only be appropriate if they were treated to a spring snowstorm upon reaching the GWN but we definitely won’t keep our fingers crossed on this one.
Mothers Day was spent at Jeneen and Pats.
Earl Rowe Provincial Park Hike
DD and CC have managed to get in some outdoor activities when the chance presents. We enjoyed a quiet hike around Earl Roe Provincial Park. The lake in the park is man-made and doesn’t always have the best water for swimming. To offset this the Park built a huge swimming pool that can accommodate up to 2000 swimmers. The parks trees also suffered for extensive damage from the April ice storm.
DD and sister Jeneen took a short tour of historic Kensington Market and Chinatown in downtown Toronto and brought back photos of some interesting stores etc.
Cookstown and Cookstown/Thornton Bike Ride
CC and DD did a short walking tour of DD’s childhood. A visit to DD’s childhood home and a conversation with the current occupant put to the test DD’s somewhat implausible story that the outhouse located by the old barn was the same as the one where she spent time as a child doing?? Well you get the picture I’m sure. The current occupant let it be known that the old outhouse imploded many years ago and she built the existing structure as a tool shed cleverly disguised to look like an outhouse which has inadvertently allowed DD to perpetuate the OOO (original outhouse oracle) way beyond its best before date.
From Cookstown we rode our bikes on the 14+ km (28+ return) bike path between Cookstown and Thornton. A fairly relaxed ride along an old rail bed that had several old trestles on it. Interestingly enough the top end of the trail ended at the Georgian Downs Casino. As luck, probably good luck as far as CC is concerned, would have it neither of us had the cash to make a wager.