I’ve gotten terribly behind on my Blog Posting and my Blog Reading. The reason for that is two-fold:
1. The location where I was camped had painfully SLOW Internet access. Too far from any cell tower I suppose ??
2. I went WAY OVER on my data limit while I was sitting for almost two weeks waiting for the rig to get repaired. Watched too much TV online. It was an expensive bill. I was already 1GB over before I realized it. Unlike Verizon, Bell’s Turbo Stick does not tell me how much I’ve used. I can go to their website though and get that information but it doesn’t pop-up (like Verizon does) each time I sign on. Over 5GB’s I got charged 5 cents a MB – do the Math !!
So I had to really limit my usage until after my May billing. Now I have to catch up to see where everyone is and what you are doing !!
I only got into the actual City of Toronto once. I had forgotten how INSANE the traffic is !! It took me 2 1/2 hours to get back home ! I did notice a few things different.
Perhaps these are in all major cities but I had not seen them before. Such a wonderful idea to reduce traffic and pollution. You can rent them by the hour/day and return them to any location. There are hundreds of thousands of people who work and live in downtown Toronto – so why buy a car ?? Yet these are available for those few times you might need/want a vehicle. Too bad this wasn’t available years ago – it might have prevented the gawd awful traffic there that is now 24/7.
And of course a visit into the big City is never complete without driving by the old homestead.
I owned this little house (less than 800 sq. ft. !) for about 15 years. I’ve lived in many different places and many different type dwellings – but this place remains my favourite and where I have the fondest memories.
I was late getting on the road today – no surprise there – by the time I got gas, did the tanks etc. etc. it was early afternoon.
Following my trusty GPS with the directions I wrote down from Google to get to my Walmart location this is what I see !!!
3.7 Meters is 12 Feet 1.7 Inches. My rig’s height is 12 Feet 10 Inches. And, as you can see, this is a narrow country road with no place to turn around !! Me Nerves !!
I pulled off the road as much as I could and flagged someone down to ask if there was another way I could get to Walmart. There was (and a much easier and direct route I might add !!) and now I had to get ‘DA HULK turned around. ONCE AGAIN, SOOOO grateful that I wasn’t in the Class C towing the little trailer. I would have been in BIG TROUBLE ! I managed to get myself backed into a driveway and head back from the direction I came.
I still have Blogs to post but I figure this is enough of an update for today.
I really do look forward to NON EXCITING ADVENTURES as I resume my travels East.
Oh BTW, A speedy traveller I am NOT ! LOL I left Yuma, Arizona three months ago today – and I’m still only about 1/2 way to my destination.