Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, August 25, 2016

St.Jacobs Market and some major rain thjs afternoon.

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         We had some major rain overnight, but we knew it was coming. Love to hear the rain on our roof while we are sleeping, it is so relaxing.  This morning very humid to start the day. But did get a nice early morning walkabout town.
         Home by 8 am and when Suzie ready we headed off to the St Jacobs Market in Waterloo. The Thursday market is nice here not crowded like on Saturday. This is the time of year to go. Especially if you want deals on fresh fruit and veggies, to make jams, sauces, freezer stuff the deals are amazing. But we only buy what we consume so sad to turn down some real bargains in fresh fruit and veggies. 
Here we are St. Jacobs Marrket
    So much fresh produce here in season it is overwhelming! 
cauliflower only $2;50
Huge cabbage $3:00
only $2.50 BC blueberries
      Then there is food vendors if you like, anything you want is here and all is good.
Not too crowded on a Thursday morning
Jumpy castle for the kids
    Then we into the big market building to our poultry guy. They have it all.
     We came for the turkey garlic sausage that we love. So lean, healthy and tasted like garlic just the way we love it ! Picked up 2 lbs..
      More vendors inside and lotsa food stuffs here if you like.
      Then  stopped by our Pepperete guy these guide dogs were here in training just amazing to see the trainers take care of them. Actually 3 of them here learning how to handle crowds.
        Now to Peddler's Village that is reopening after a fire that did some damage a month or so ago.
this busker doing well on drums,
plastic pails, bottles etc.
sounded pretty  good
     And the fish market has some wonderful fresh fish here, but we are stocked up right now and our freezer is full, maybe another time.
       Now back home for a light lunch and relax in the shade reading for a while then about 3 pm we having a major rain storm.
      And boy did it come down!
     Eventually we went inside for while, wind and rain was hitting on us. Inside read for a bit and get our pork ribs/w Sauerkraut on the Weber Q for the recipe click HERE or my recipe blog top right sidebar.
         Just added our salad, cantaloupe, fresh blueberries and strawberries from the market and we had a feast.
oh so tasty
     What a great  day we had here hope you had a good one too.  Life is good here just enjoying some interesting summer weather.
     Thanks once again for stopping on  by.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New solar panel installed and enjoyed another warm summer day.

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           Another wonderful day here at "camp awesome", so peaceful and a nice cool morning to start off the day. What's not to love?
           After a nice walkabout town for a while home to re-read the instructions to install our new solar panel. We had ordered it on and was a pretty good deal, a 100 watt panel, mounting brackets and the proper wire to connect to our controller. Free delivery and and all taxes $260.00 Canadian. and we have it right here and now! That's what we wanted. Get it installed now. 
        We have had our 130 watt panel for 9 years now and sure does keep us charged pretty good with our 2 six volt trojan house batteries, but does take quite a while each day so another 100 watt panel will speed things up now we have a total of 230 watts charging our batteries. The battery capacity has been perfect but we would like to charge a bit faster and this should do the trick. mainly because I get up usually before 5 am and the sun is not  up yet. And we do like to boon dock in the desert, actually even in many other places as well.
      The install was so easy, about 90 minutes pretty well all done on the roof. but fiddling with the controller and connections took me a bit longer. Mind you the hot humid weather slowed me down, but heck what's the hurry?
New 100 watt panel is the smaller
 one at the front
        All done here early afternoon and then I hopped on the mower to finish the grass cutting only about and hour but now it's all done. Supposed to rain tomorrow so nice to get that out of the way. While I did that Suzie picked up our mail, visited with her Dad and brother then picked up our prescriptions in New Hamburg.
        Now that she is home we catch up on the news with a cold refreshing beverage enjoy our e-readers for a while then begin to whip up supper. 
        Made a nice tasty salad while our Weber Q is preheating and grilled a couple of our favorite, healthy and gluten free Turkey garlic sausage. Gotta go to the market tomorrow and stock up on more Turkey sausage.
added some sauerkraut
and really hit the spot
       That was our fun productive day getting things done hope you had a great one too.
       Thanks for stopping in to say hi or take a peak.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Just another day in Paradise.

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          Quite a bit warmer today than yesterday, but still not hot and thats ok we had a nice sunrise this morning, not great but still very nice and different.
right from our kitchen table
          After checking our solar panel install I needed some preferred anchors for an Rv roof so a quick trip to the Home Depot in Kitchener, next pick up a few foodstuffs while I was out. Then home for an early light lunch.
         Now time to hop on the mower for a couple hours and get some grass cutting done, perfect day for it.
        By 3 o'clock I called it quits for today, wanna enjoy some reading time in the shade with my honey.
      Eventually time to whip up supper. Tonight a couple pan fried basa fillets, 2 cobs of White corn that we really love, picked up  just before we left Rock Glen at Juicy fruit orchards there as well as another huge muskmelon/ cantalope for a buck. We are dry camping so instead of soaking the corn in water, I rubbed it with olive oil and wrapped in foil, Turned out perfect again about 15-20 minutes on the grill turning a few times. Also grilled a 1/2 lemon they are so juicy when done like this.
fish, white corn, muskmelon/cantalope
and a salad sure worked for us.
        Just another day in paradise, thanks for stopping by to check us out.
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