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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

A busy day trip to Goderich, to pay our respects to a dear friend and her family. Also saw the Inukshuks on the beach.

Where are we today ?
       Even colder last night only 22f (-5c) at 5:30 this morning on our window thermometer.  Fired up our Mr, Heater and furnace and was shortly 70f inside our coach. Furnace off and by 9 am the sun took over and kept our coach toasty all day.
        An extra layer for my early morning walkabout, nice and fresh outside.
the sun shining just on these leaves this morning
a good sign
       Just before 11 am we hopped in the car for the 90 minute drive to Goderich. To pay our respects to a dear friend of ours, Carol Wilson who passed away after a long hard battle with breast cancer. So glad that we were able to visit with Her and Bill this past August when they came to Rock Glen Resort for a weekend. We have camped and visited with them many times over the last decade.
       Have not been to Goderich for a while and had a bit of extra time so we toured around town some and down by the harbor and along the shore, and the beaches.
the town Hall in the centre of a huge
circle  downtown
lotsa businesses in the circle
then down to the lake
only one large freighter docked here today
Sifto Salt mine, that extends many miles
under Lake Huron
the grain Elevators for loading the ships
this old train station was moved a
few hundreds yards, gonna be a museum I think
 
         Correction on the old train station it is actually now a Restaurant, Beach Street Station , Thanks Al for setting me straight.
then along the shore to Rotary cove
       We sat here and watched the waves coming while we enjoyed our picnic lunch (in the car of course) it was brutally cold with the fierce winds coming in off the lake.
        Now if you follow Al's Blog (the Bayfield Bunch) you have seen a lot of these pictures. His are much better quality though. So many of these Inukshuks along the shore line is really quite a sight to see.
These are a sight to see
        Back down to the Main beach huge waves crashing in along the pier such a powerful force.
         Spotted this plaque erected near the pier where Vicki Keith, a marathon swimmer  who holds 16 World's Records, swam ashore from her swim across Lake Huron  on July 17th 1988. 48 miles in 46 hours 55 seconds here second lake  crossing.
Arial  photo 
this huge freighter from the other side of the harbor
2 tugboats
2 more tugs and 2 fishing boats
       We left Goderich at  2:30 and headed home another route, always a nice drive, and on the way decided that we should stop at Anna Mae's Bakery and Restaurant in Millbank. A Mennonite Restaurant we have been to many times over the years. Love their Broasted Chicken, to die for ! The homemade baking and other great menu items are excellent as well. It was a tough decision, cause Monday they have All-you-Can Eat Fish and chips, huge servings to start with and only $10.79. But really have a hard time turning down the chicken
and a fresh baked cheese bun too
Suzie wanted the Blueberry Cheesecake,
so brought a piece home
         Back home by 5:30 relaxed for a bit then visit daughter number 2 and the grands for a final see ya later, after Christmas, when the snows gone. Have a Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a Happy Easter. Yes we will travel safely.
          Thanks for stopping by hope you had a nice warmer day than us. Not long we will be wandering somewhere south of here, looking for sunshine and warmer weather, most anywhere south of here will be better.

Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Spring and Summer.

24 comments:

  1. Prayers for Carol's family for peace and comfort.
    Those waves look pretty rough but pretty.

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    1. Thank you, she was very well liked and loved in the community and church.
      Pretty waves but oh so cold and vicious.

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  2. They turned that old train station into a restaurant George.
    http://www.beachstreetstation.com/

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    1. Awe thanks Al appreciate it, looks pretty impressive did not notice any signs, but did not look to hard.

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  3. I'm so very sorry about your friend Carol - I'm glad that you had a chance for a final visit and goodbyes...

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    1. It was ice to see here this summer and to see the family again.

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  4. Did you see the damage the snow did at AL & Kelly's place??? It was more severe than your snow:- luckily, I guess there will be loads of folks having a "giddy up" soon to leave it all behind

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    1. I saw the damage at their place was thinking of dropping by but kinda ran out of time. This is the time of year to head south for the winter.

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  5. Sorry to read about your friend.
    The waves were really pounding the pier...quite pretty and I can just hear them as I write!
    Safe travels you two...

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    1. Thank you, the surf was really roaring !

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  6. Another day and you'll be on the road. Here's hoping there's no excuse to cutting it short this year.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Thanks.
      Sure do hope all will go well.

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  7. Did I miss anything about the Blogger's get together in Quartzite? It's in the 80's in Oklahoma today.

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    1. Not that I know, hope we will be there this year, but as you know plans are written in Jello.
      We hope to stop in Casa Grande for a couple days this fall if you are around maybe look you up.

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  8. It's good to spend time with people when they are alive. Nice that you were able to do that.

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    1. Yes it sure was, glad we got to see her again this summer.

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    2. Safe travels, George and Suzie. Head your nose to the warmth and keep on going! May it be a long journey. Sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend.

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    3. Thanks Patsy, she is pain free now. We are in no hurry, just want to see sunshine and warmer weather.

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  9. Our sympathies for the loss of your friend.

    Thanks for the tour of Goderich.

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    1. Thanks Guys, Goderich is a beautiful town.

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  10. Very sorry to hear of the lost of your friend. Our sympathies to her family.

    Sounds pretty chilly there, glad to see you will on the road shortly.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. Thank you Ruth.
      Much milder today and for the next while, heading out tomorrow. to wander towards the southwest.

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  11. Oh boy that blueberry cheesecake......I could kill for that.

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    1. It is so good according to Suzie, not for me though wish you were here./

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