Nov 13 – Yes it is Friday the 13th but who cares? Port Dover does. It will be interesting to see how well attended the traditional Friday the 13th Bike Ride turns out to be, as generally speaking the weather is not the best, some roads in Port Dover are closed to all but local traffic due to construction and a November “Witch” is churning up Lake Erie and creating flooding issues along the waterfront. All in all, not a very conducive environment for the locals let alone the biker dudes.
Suspect this will be a very low participation day.
Way to go Melinda – My cousin Bonnie’s daughter Melinda is somewhat of a celebrity up in her neck of the woods Melinda lives with her mom and dad just outside Rostock – near Stratford. As fate would have it, Bonnie’s family lives on the same farm and in the same farmhouse that I grew up in many, many, many, many years ago. I think I remember it is referred to as Lot 22 (or was it 21?), Concession 10 Ellice Township. How’s that for an address? Try and find that in your GPS! I digress so back to the important stuff.
Melinda was featured in today’s (Nov 13, 2015) Stratford Beacon Herald for the launch of her third annual “Angels” calendar. “Third annual calendar by local artist Melinda Mulligan set for release.” The calendar will be officially launched next Saturday, Nov. 21, from 1-3 p.m. at Yesterday’s Things on Ontario St. (Stratford). If you are anywhere close by – go in and buy one (or more) and Melinda will personally autograph it for you.
In a world that features news and stories that always seem to depict the negatives or worst in human nature, this is a very positive and refreshing item. It is a nice article about Melinda and her artistic endeavours – please read it (and buy a calendar or two or three. . . ).
Congrats to you Melinda.
You can also check things out via Melinda’s Facebook page.
Barbarians – went out to Barbarians for a great steak dinner last night. It has been a “few” years since I had been there but the steaks were just as tasty as I remembered. Glad I was not paying though. The farm boy in me still goes into shock when I see an 8 ounce filet mignon on the menu priced north of $50! And, that 5o only gets you a potato with it. Everything else is plus – plus. Basically with a beverage, an appetizer, any sides and dessert, there is no way you are escaping without leaving at least a Borden behind.
Have to enjoy these meals now as they will not figure in my retirement plans.
On the Road Again – I hope. Had to take The Gold Rush in for an electrical issue last weekend. No biggie but I wanted to make sure it was a warranty covered item. All things being in place I should be picking it back up tomorrow (hopefully fully charged) so I can make the 30+ k trip back to base in Oakville. This should be a less “battery intensive” run as the wind should be at my back this time and I think a Burlington to Oakville run has more “downhill” stretches than the other way around. We hope!