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Friday, July 26, 2013

Grand Son left– suddenly it became quiet.

We spent 3  days with Paz in Toronto together with our youngest son and his wife before he boarded a direct flight back home,we managed to take him to the Black Creek Pioneer Village so he could see how life was in those days –the place is nice and gives the visitor a glance and atmosphere of an old time village.

The month with Paz flew by fast and suddenly it was quiet,again it was just the two of us and we can get back doing things without thinking if it will interest a 13 year old boy or not-it was a fun month but enough is enough for both parties,”I want to stay longer but I miss my parents and sisters” Paz said-so it was time to collect all the memories and go home-we hope this experience will stay with him for a long time-Good by Paz see you in October.

                                                                                                         Port Stanly ON

You are stronger now then when you started the trip…and we hope this “strength” will give you an advantage in the future.

On the way to pick our trailer we stopped  in Georgetown to bottle our wine that we ordered in advance ,this way we get the wine we like for a decent price.

Georgetown ON             Georgetown ON             Georgetown ON             Georgetown ON 

It took us 40 minutes and we were on our way to pick up the 5W,around 2PM we were on the HWY towards Lively to meet our dear friends Susan and Harry and spend some time with them.

As we were driving happily towards our destination with a song in our hearts thinking about the “gift” we have – we are doing what we love to do ,we had great month  with Paz  ,our “cellar” is full with wine and our friends are waiting for us –then suddenly a great “POOOFFF” and our right rear tire on the 5er blowout.

                                                                                                                                         Tire Blowout between Orangville and Lively ON

                                                                                                                                         Almost new tire…….

I was lucky to be able to stop on the side of the HWY and have enough room to exchange the tire without disturbing the traffic, there was ZERO damage to the trailer and all I had to do is release  the spare that was hanging under the front of the 5W ,I drove with the front wheel on wooden boards to lift the right side of the trailer then insert the jack under the rear wheel and exchanged the wheels.

It took me around an hour to complete the whole thing,but as I lowered the 5er I realized that the spare was low with air….(Next time check the air in the spare-you might need it…I said to myself) but what now???,so we made it slowly back on the HWY looking for  a gas station sign  ,surely enough after 15 minutes we followed a sign off the HWY to a gas station and found the air pump  –but the length of the line was not built to reach truck or trailers  , it took me 15 minutes to maneuver 30’ trailer to a position where the line will reach the wheels  not without blocking parking cars in the area,you would think that is it-NO way the air pump does not pump…on the road again for another 1/2 hour where finally we located a Canadian Tire gas station with a functional air pump.

Except this “minor” event  we had a smooth drive till Lovely ON-HA HA HA…..

The main thing was that we made it safe and sound with a “small” delay to Susan and Harry’s place and were greeted with warm welcome that included food and a driveway……-Thank you very much.

                                          Susan&Harry Lively ON "C.G" in the driveway                                                                                                                                          Lively ON

Hope for the best but be ready for the worst….

1 comment:

Contessa said...

Adios Paz, glad you got to see some of Canada with your grandparents. You are very fortunate to have some special grandparents.

Thank goodness the tire situation was minor. Yes a huge inconvenience but it could have been worse. A perfect way to end that day, with friends and a basement full of wine :)