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Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Made it!! Suzie and I are together again. Thanks for all your support along the way, it was awesome!

Where are we today ?
        Here she is and here I is , finally back together after a whole week apart. That has never happened in the 24 years we have been together. Wow it feels so wonderful! Darn missed this wonderful woman.
        Now the rest of this posting is just about my travel day, just so I don't forget.
329 miles
      Up too early this mornig wanting to hit the road but waiting for the sunrise. So I had lotsa coffee, a walkabout, checking emails and blogs, then at 7:30  am I secured to coach and hit the road.
nice sunrise this morning too
        30 miles up the road I pulled into the Flying J in Lima Ohio to top up our propane tank.
sunday morning, good roads and no traffic
        Made good time crossing into Michigan and stopped at the visitor centre for a stretch. Then flew right past Detroit  and onto I-94 right to Port Huron.
This route is so nice no traffic and an easy drive, 
no messing with the Detroit/ Windsor border crossing.
        Just before there I stop at Marysville, to fuel the coach and stretch again, Get my paper work in order for customs and then 9 miles down the road heading across the bridge into Canada.
just follow the signs easy
gotta love it customs at noon on Sunday, no line up at all
       Now the customs agent was another wonderful human person. 1 st thing he said why are you coming back to Canada now? I smile and said some family issues. Do you have any alcohol? I said yes way too much. Told him what I had about 10 times the legal limit, we had stocked up on sale items in California before heading into the desert for a month.  Told him I left Palm Springs California last Saturday dropped my wife at the airport in Phoenix and proceeded to bring our coach back home.  Then he asked what the family issue was so I told him the way it was. He said this sounds like an emergency trip back home for you. I said yes it was not planned. So he says I will give you a break this time, have a good day. Telling the truth does pay off, there is a lot of nice people out there, even customs agents.
Wind turbines like Palm springs but much colder
        Good roads all the way home, no snow on them, no slush, no rain, perfect. All the way for the last 7 days. Does it get much better than that?  Well yes, my honey could have been with me and it could have been much warmer, and it could be in April instead of January . But the bottom line was I made and we are back together, doing what needs to be done, as much as we can.
still good roads
      This road below is the only road I drove on with snow 1/2 mile into Suzie's brother's place to park our coach.
       Now Suzie and her Dad met me there, and we had a big hug and kiss for each other. Disconnected the car and parked our coach. Grabbed some food, clothes, pillows meds etc. and back to her Dad's for supper. 
       Suzie made me supper! Yes she can cook and is a great cook, but I think this is the first time since we were dating almost 25 years ago. Pork roast potatoes and carrots in the slow cooker.
so very tasty, it was ,
Thanks Suzie
      Well that was it for my/our day, finally here, coach winterized and parked, all is good, except the weather is way to cold.
       Gotta finish this posting and hit the sack. Just want to thank everyone for all thier wonderful comments and support along the way, I sure did not feel alone, thats for sure.
       Thanks for all your positive thoughts that kept the bad weather at bay. No matter much about the weather now our house is parked for? This has been and will be a very interesting winter for us.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Winter.

58 comments:

  1. What a happy ending to a very long trip. Enjoy your evening together. Hope all the family issues turn out well.

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    1. Was a wonderful evening, no to catch up on sleep, and do what we can.

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  2. Glad to see you made it without any major weather issues George. Sometimes we just get mighty darn lucky. Sharpen up your ice skates, your in Canada now:))

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    1. Thanks Al just got real lucky with the weather. now just doing whatever.

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  3. Enjoy following you 'cause I grew up in Woodstock and have been through New Hamburg often. Glad you made it home safe and hope your family health issues get resolved. Been watching you every day since you left to head south.

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    1. Thanks for following along, enjoyed you company.

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  4. Glad you made it safe and sound back to Suzie, stay warm!

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    1. Thanks Kevin and Tracy I am glad we are back together and we're having a heat wave.

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  5. So glad George! I feel so much better knowing that you are home now. You must be wiped - have a good rest…… Hoping all goes ok with your family and the months ahead.

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    1. Got a good sleep now raring to go again, thanks Teresa.

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  6. Yippee! Safe home - time to relax after your trip - good luck with your family and how about that customs chap! Good vibes on your tail - excellent......cheers

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    1. It was a a lucky draw, the way my whole journey went, guess it was just meant to be.

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  7. Good to see you made it back safe George! That was one quick trip. Glad to hear about some compassion from the Boarder Crossing Agents! Now you can concentrate on matters at home. Stay warm!

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    1. It's warming up quite nicely here now, passed by you summer home on Sunday, all snowed in.

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  8. So glad you made it back home safe and sound and without incident. Can't be nice to drive a rig in winter conditions. Hope your emergency situation at home gets better. Take care...

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    1. We will do what we can here, riving our rig on bad roads was not an option, so I really got lucky.

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  9. Glad you made it back safely and with no issues. Very nice border crossing indeed. Hugs to you both. Hang in there, with tow of you things will get handled.

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    1. Thank Contessa, we will do what we can.

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  10. So glad to see you home. Now onward through the winter but you got each other

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    1. Just bundle up and do what we can now.

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  11. Glad that you made it back to Suzie safe and sound and that you didn't have any troubles with the the roads or the border crossing. We agree, you need to be truthful going through the border, then you have no worries.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. We just tell them the truth at the border and deal with the consequences, better than getting caught.

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  12. Man, that was one heck of a trip. You had bare roads all the way home, except for that last little bit, so that's not too shabby. I tend to think of RV tires as "summer tires", and they don't do well on snow at all.
    Welcome back. Didn't want to be saying that until a few months from now. Sometimes sh*t happens.
    At least you're back "home" with Suzie. Now rest up.

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    1. Thanks Bob, all 6 tires on coach are Steer (summer) tire not made for the snow. Not supposed to be in the snow right?
      Yep Suzie and I can accomplish anything together. Now I can enjoy winter with you. brrrr..........

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  13. So glad you have found your way back to your sweety. It is so hard being apart. But you're safely home and can how deal with your family situation together. Becki

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    1. Thanks Becki, now all will be better.

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  14. Best news I've heard in a week, George, that you're safe and back with Suzie. Take care you two.

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  15. We are thankful that you are home safe and sound and back with Suzie. Hope the winter is short and family issues are resolved. Look forward to seeing you when we can. If there is anything that we can do for you give us a shoot. Take care to you both.

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    1. Thanks guys appreciate the offer, will be nice to get together again.

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  16. That was really a fast trip back. Looking at the pictures of those cold roads, I'm really glad you didn't have any trouble on them. Glad you're back and glad you're safe. Arizona will still be here next year.

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    1. I am so glad to be here now, and not have to worry about driving in bad weather. The rest we will deal with , one day at a time.

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  17. That's one beautiful picture of the two of you... even if you are standing in snow! Glad that the trip went as well as it did,

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    1. I got really lucky with the driving conditions, and is so nice to be here with Suzie again.

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  18. Glad the weather and roads were cooperative for you and you made it safe and sound. Hard to believe it's you only week apart in 24 years - I'm married to my best friend as well.

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    1. That was great roads all the way here, I was so lucky.
      Amazing how we finally got it right.

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  19. welcome home, now lets hope you can get everything resolved and get back south...

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    1. Thanks John.
      Can't see us heading south again this winter, hopefully next winter.

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  20. I have been quite occupied myself and this is the first time to try and catch up on my reading. So sorry to hear about the family emergency, BUt so glad you made it home safely and are with Suzie.

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    1. Fells so good other than really miss the sunshine and warmth. Hope you heal, heal quickly for you.

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  21. This is the post I've been waiting to read. So glad you are home and back with Suzie. Best wishes for you and family.

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    1. Yes me too, sorry we did not get to meet up with guys this winter, hopefully next winter.

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  22. You have swapped the cowboy hat with a good warm toque and your rig is in the snow. Congrats on making it back safely. Loved your account on crossing the border.

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    1. Yep the toque is needed now. al lest for w few months anyway.
      Easiest border crossing yet.

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  23. Thanks for all of your posts and road pictures. I felt like I was on the trip with you. Good thing you are not going through Dayton today as we are having a wintry mix of ice/sleet, snow , and rain.

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    1. I was watching the forecasts, they were right on. So I had a window of opportunity and made a dash for it. worked great.

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    1. Thanks Peter, can't say we liking this weather much, but glad to be here with my Suzie.

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  25. So happy to see you are home with Suzie, safe and sound. All the best in the time ahead.
    Hugs, Sharon

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    1. Thanks Sharon , glad to see that you are doing fairly well now, speedy recovery.

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  26. Happy to see that you made it home safe and sound! Nice guy at the border.

    First time apart in 24 years! Norma and I had a chuckle about that as we spent about half our time apart when we worked, actually living in different cities for about 6 years. Retiring and being together 24/7 was a bit of a shock to say the least. ;)

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    1. 24/7 no problem for us, we really enjoy each others company and it works well for us.

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  27. Glad you made it home with clear roads, prayers for better conditions for the entire family as well. Bundle up and best wishes for the winter!

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    1. Thank you we are keeping warm so far.

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  28. Great that your back together after that long winter road trip.. All the best with your family situation.

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    1. Thank you Roger and Susie, you enjoy the sunsets there.

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  29. WOW I've missed a lot of posts ... I'm still heading backwards to find out why you are not South and then here you've been away from Suzie for a week! what a mystery!!! that is so very cool to love like this ... sigh

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