Last weekend was just like a summer weekend around here with almost 20 overnight sites and quite a few seasonals around. This weekend we only have 2 overnight sites and Fri there was only one seasonal out, Sat there were 4 out. We seem to have changed from summer to fall very quickly. This morning most definately seems like a Manitoba fall morning. It is cool, windy and dark. I am not very fond of the dark part. It makes it hard to get out of bed some mornings when it is soo dark. It is nice to see the sunrise sometimes though. It is happening as we speak and the sky is actually a very nice pinky, purpley color. If it wasn’t so cool and windy I might actually go take a picture as it comes up over the fish pond, but no that’s not going to happen this morning. We have almost exactly 12 hours between sunrise and sunset today – 7:21 rise to 7:18 set. I thought that was an interesting little tidbit and while I am at it did you remember that last year it was a high of 19.6C and does anyone remember 1965 when the record low was -7.2, how about 1952 when the record high was 31.7C. I certainly don’t remember myself. My facts are courtesy of Sylvia at CKY.
Just heard that this is the 100th anniversary of the Model T and apparently there was a gathering of a bunch of cars at one of the Ford plants. Here are some more little tidbits (I am just full of useless info this morning)
If anyone is interested in more useless tidbits, you can check out wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_T
What struck me immediately was the 20hp and 45 mph. Don’t quote me, but I think our truck is somewhere in the 200hp range and don’t some lawnmowers have 20hp engines? The top speed of 45 mph hours isn’t too shabby really, that is around 70km. Although when you consider what the roads and general landscape must have been like way back then, 70 was probably pretty darn fast.
Today is yet another fall supper, this time in Argyle. There must be one a weekend for the next month with Grosse Isle next weekend.
We had some guys staying with us for the Stonewall 12/20 goose shoot. I believe they were from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin maybe. Sounds like they were lucky enough to draw a good field this year and had a good hunt. They are already booked for next year again.