Thursday, February 07, 2013

Wow Thursday already.  This has been a crazy week.  But Thursday is usually quiet so I have time to blather on today.

We are getting snow today.  But we get our snow in sensible amounts so as not to cripple the neighbourhood.  The local weather forcasters here, and by that I mean the old guys and the BS table by the door have varing amounts of snow falling.  One says 2-5 cms the other says 25 cms.  See what I mean.  They are all half deaf and never get the story right but it does make for lively conversation when they all start talking at once.  It is amusing and it gets hard to ignore them sometimes, but it keeps them off the streets.  It's exhasting on rainy days when they stay forever.  It's like indoor recess.

Two of the groomer guys are here now after making some minor repairs.  They say all trails are groomed and are in good shape but there is still ice under the snow so be careful.  The only problem spot is the same 173 & 175 where the hills are still icy. 

Just a heads up.  For family day weekend you can ride without purchasing a trail permit.  All you have to do is go online to the OFSC website and print off a permit and ride free all weekend.  You can ice fish without a license also.

If you are looking for inexpensive lodging while sledding you might try the Arlington Hotel in Maynooth.  There are new owners there and they are anxious to have overnight business.  Also the hotel is open most of the time so if you are staying there, there is something to do in the evening.  There is lots of parking for trucks and trailers. -613-338-2080.

Also on Sunday, Feb 17 (family day weekend)  there are Radar Runs at Pine Grove Point near Harcourt.  11 am - 5 pm  There will be lots going on and they are also looking for volunteers to help with the runs that day.  For more info call Rob @ 705-448-2387 or e-mail  This is a charity event for the Wilberforce Food Bank and should be a good day.

Here's a shout out to the Cleveland guys.  Hope you made it home safely.  Sorry you had to leave just when things were getting better.  See you next year.  Except for their buddy from Mckenzie Lake.  I'll see you sooner.

That's it that's all.  Hope we see you on the weekend

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