Insulator Adventures. Part 1.

Hi everyone!  It’s another beautiful day here at Steve’s Country.  And you know what that means.  You don’t?  Oh.  Rats.  I don’t know either and I was hoping you could tell me.  Sigh.  Oh well.  Oh, right.  Now I remember.🤔🙄  It means another crazy adventure with my dad and I.  Really, they were crazy at times.  And sometimes even worse.  But they were fun though.😀  And we used to have a great time remembering all these adventures and having a good laugh.😂🤣  Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures from this adventure so I am using some recent pictures instead.😁IMG_7518

So go ahead and laugh along with me as I remember another one of these great insulator hunting adventures.😃😂  Fall was a good time for our adventures, and that’s when most of them took place.😀🍁🍂  The amazing things that happened sometimes.  Many times we didn’t find much interesting, but the things that happened are what made the outings so memorable.  Like this one time we were trying to find a way in to the railway which was quite a distance from where we had to park the car. IMG_7531

That meant hiking a bit through the forest and this one time, after checking the map thoroughly, we figured we had the shortest route planned.  So it should only take maybe 15 minutes or so and then we would be at a new location.  That would be nice since the isolated area should produce some nice finds for the growing collection.  But of course things don’t always work out the way we planned sometimes.  Or maybe I should say, they seldom worked out the way we planned.  It seems there was always something that happened to turn an easy hike into a rather arduous trek.  And that would nearly wear us out before we reached our destination.IMG_5822 

On this particular day that is exactly what happened.  But it started out as a fabulous sunny and warm day in late August.  So off we drove to the spot where we would begin this short and easy hike.  We arrived quickly enough and parked the car at the end of this little trail.  But, that is where easy stopped and problems began.   We grabbed our back packs and started through the brush which was no easy matter.  It was very thick brush all through that area and there was no way around it.  So we just started pushing our way through it.

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This was about how thick the brush was we had to walk through.

As usual I was in the lead since I had planned this route on the map.  Unfortunately I had forgotten to bring the map with me and so this is where we are now.   You forgot the map?, asked dad.  Well, I did bring a map, but it’s the wrong one, I said.  BONEHEAD, said dad.  We just got started and already he is enjoying himself, I thought to myself.  I remember the way, however, I said, I studied that map a lot.  Right, said dad.  So off we went.IMG_7743 

Watch the branches, I said.   Thwack!  AAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!  Guess he didn’t.  Dad’s hat went flying and got stuck in a tree.  I can get it, I said.  I grabbed a branch and reached up.  Sure enough I got it quite easily and I swung the branch down with dad’s hat attached to it.  Thwack!  AAAAA!!!!  Oops.  Guess I swung too hard.  Got dad right across the side of his head.  But amazingly his glasses didn’t fall off.  Thanks, said dad.  Not sure he really meant that.  Dad still wanted me to go first, which was amazing.

Hmm, guess I had better stop here for today.  But there is more to come in part 2.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2019 Steve McLeod.

52 Comments on “Insulator Adventures. Part 1.

  1. Hey Steve! Wonderful post, I’ve seen these pictures 😉 i meant not everything of course. And it was a beautiful memory of you and your dad. Enjoyed reading… Wish you a beautiful Tuesday Steve…:)

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    • Thanks for reading Simon! Always nice when you come around!😃 Actually all the pictures are new, they might be very similar, like the deer, but they are different.😀📷 I usually take several pictures, especially of animals, but all different in some way. I hope your day is going well!!😀😺🌞🍁🍂

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      • Yes indeed, doing those stretches even though it is painful,😳 but it’s helping slowly.🙂 I was able to go for a walk yesterday though I almost didn’t make it back!🚶‍♂️😀🙄 I hope it gets back to normal soon.😀🍁🍂

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      • Hey Simon! It’s getting better each day, but still lots of pain and hard to walk, but I’m keeping at it. I walked down the river path 2 days in a row, not the full distance but close. I am walking slow though, but if I don’t keep moving I get too stiff. Thanks, Have a great day Simon!😃😺🌞🍂🍁

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    • I could if I could see one. I haven’t seen even one this year which is odd. I was hoping to get a picture of one this year.😀📷 Very unlikely to see one now until next year.😕

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      • I did… 😂 have a hard time waking up at 7 😜
        Stop teasing me mister… I’ll send my bat pets to you if you don’t stop. 😂
        Seriously, there are bats living very close to us and they’re protected by the law. Very shy so it’s hard to get a picture of them. One of them got lost inside the other week and we fought hard to get it out. The poor thing very scared at first but then it sleep on my hand 😍

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      • Me tease? Would I do that? Wow, you actually held a bat on your hand! I’m trying again, had a sudden problem with my laptop and it had to restart. Sigh. Now it froze, think it’s okay now though. I hope. I would like to get a picture of one, but when I got my camera then my neighbor tore down his shed where the bats were living. Oh well. One of these days!😂

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      • Haha 😂 You’re cute when you play innocent.
        Muffin please do me the favor and look at Steve’s feet! 😹
        I tried to take a picture of that bat but the light inside our place is too dim for the camera and it’s black. 😦

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      • That’s not fair,😲 while I read your comment, Muffin came over here, looked at me, looked at my feet,😼 looked back at me,😹 then walked away. It’s like she knew!!😳😼 I’m sure she must have her own computer hidden somewhere.💻😺
        My camera doesn’t work good in dim light either. At least you got to hold it!😃🦇

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      • Hahaha 😹 you don’t understand Steve. We have telepathic communication! 😹😹

        Yes at least 🙂 that bat fell asleep. So weird. But I have to admit, I was a bit scared.

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