Done like Dinner

By: ycd0108 , 3:11 AM GMT on February 25, 2012

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Snuck back with wind and snow warnings all around. the worst we saw was fog and heavy rain on the Mallahat. We had planned to check out Botanical Beach but Renfrew was looking pretty ugly and we were a bit damp already - winter camping on this coast is hit or miss. We had good sun for Tloml's birthday at Carmanah and I took some pictures of the old growth Cedars but now I can't find the patch chord for the camera.
Nice to be home and now I'm further behind on the blogs .

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7. ycd0108
2:44 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
Morning Ylee: We drove the little one and the canoe was never unloaded. If I were to purchase an RV I would certainly look for a bit more height inside because I am 6'4". The driver's seat would also have to be modified and the hanging locker behind it moved back for a bit more leg room. The bigger RV cost about $70,000 used and the one we drove cost 17,000 last summer so maybe I can put up with the smaller rig after all.
There was a poll on CBC News just now: "Do you trust your "Gut Felling" when making predictions?".
I don't usually make predictions because Tloml has one going before I hear the details.
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6. Ylee
9:38 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
Was that the RV you borrowed with the canoe on top? Looks like a nice rig!

Sorry about your friend's passing; my aunt has a similar skill to tloyl. She's not in a medical profession, but death is not a stranger to her.
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5. ycd0108
3:42 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
Found out this morning an old friend with a good sense of humor and command of this language had "passed". Not a big shock 'cause Tloml is called in on all of these type of happenings due to experience she has and some sort of "Second Sight" - she knows pretty consistantly who will make it or not. I have learned to trust her judgement and accepted that Mike was busy "Movin' On" a few weeks ago. So we are fielding calls from people who have just heard he was in hospital to inform them about yesterday's news.
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4. ycd0108
10:55 PM GMT on February 26, 2012
Hi Shore: I spend an inordinate amount of time searching for things: all the "layering" we do here means many pockets. But I did consider the patch chord as non essential for the cruise - no internet or other computer to download pictures anyway - so the thing should be right here but when I looked for it there it was: gone.
Most of the pictures on the trip were not spectacular this time. I've got a lot to learn beyond the "auto" setting on the camera.
As we were approaching the last campsite in the evening a couple of days ago a guy in a pickup stopped us and suggested we should get as far off the road on the wrong side as we could because there was a "Large machine" coming. He was not kidding! Here is a link to a picture of a machine similar to what we saw coming down the narrow lumpy road:
http://www.forestechequipmentltd.com/details.aspx ?iid=588
The movie "Avatar" comes to mind or some of the "Star Wars" battle scenes in forests. In fact people here have named a small preserve "Avatar" which we passed by and did not see. I watched the movie "Avatar" on the tiny screen in an airliner to the U.K. a few years ago with no headphones but having read Ursula K. Le Guin:
http://www.ursulakleguin.com/Blog2012.html#New
Some years ago I had some idea of the story line.
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3. shoreacres
10:08 PM GMT on February 26, 2012
Here you are! I had to go hunting around to drag you back to the top. I didn't realize you were back - glad to hear you had a good time and a nice birthday celebration for Tloyl. ;)

You sound like me with my phone chargers. I always put the car charger EXACTLY in its place, and an hour later - the danged thing's gone. Ah, well. At least I've managed to hang on to my car keys a little more effectively. One step at a time.

It must be interesting to read history like that, written by someone you know. Good book? I imagine so. I wonder who's going to write the history of our time - and if it will really be history, for just one side of the current contentiousness. Not going to think of that one today. I've got corn on my mind. ;)
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2. ycd0108
5:51 AM GMT on February 25, 2012
Ylee:
I'll find the chord in one of my pockets, I'm sure. I took too many coats and vests. When you have a vehicle you can load it all up and things get stuck in corners and pockets. In fact we actually needed lots of coats and vests 'cause at times it was chilly and wet.
This morning I was up at about 0430 and Tloml was still snug so I pulled this book out and read a bit:
So Young They Were: The Stories of Armstrong's Fallen in the Second World War, 1939-1945. Front Cover. Leonard J. Gamble
The author was my science teacher in high school and my namesake Uncle has a stone in England.
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1. Ylee
4:02 AM GMT on February 25, 2012
Glad you and the missus had a good trip, ycd! Usb cords are easy to lose, like socks, sometimes, but if all else fails, you can get them for next to nothing on ebay or elsewhere online.

Good luck!
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