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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Back into Canada and begin a busy Easter weekend.

Where are we today ?
       Up early as usual and puttered around for a while so nice, enjoying the last morning here with a wonderful sunrise.
        But we have a plan today, on the road at 7:45 am. Fuel up with gas and propane. Stop at a few rest areas to stretch and one at noon to make a sandwich. Such a nice relaxing drive today, no traffic, no wind and sunny, just wish it was warmer, but thats just the way it is.

315 miles today
      For the last 8 years (except one) we have taken I-75 through Detroit. This is such an easy drive. No muss, no fuss and no traffic when we pass here about 11 am on a weekday.
by pass the Detroit crossing and head to Port Huron
       We stopped once more at Marysville to top up our Fuel tank (5 miles from the border) and a huge Meijers grocery stop here too in we need.
no traffic in the Car/Rv lane
no line ups at customs either
         We got to the border crossing at Port Huron, Michigan about 12:30. No line up, so easy, we were quizzed with the standard questions, told the guard the truth and the agent welcomed us back to Canada. Freezer full of great meats we purchased, no problem. Just answer the questions truthfully and away we go.
the back roads are good with still signs of the winter past
       Then we begin some of the roundabouts that are becoming popular in this area the last few years.
        Now taking the backroads from here we arrived in New Hamburg shortly before 3 pm. Parked in Suzie's Mom and Dad's driveway. She had a nice roast beef in the oven, the smell was wonderful . So after setting up our coach I peeled some potatoes, a mess of fresh asparagus with a hollandaise sauce, lettuce salad with Suzie's mom's homemade dressing, and a tasty gravy. 
Suzie was helping her mom and dad sort through a lifetime of stuff in an attempt to do some purging, such a big job.
         Ended up that Suzie's Aunt and Uncle showed up for supper as well, sure hit the spot, Even a nice chelsea bun from Anna Mae's mennonite Restaurant in Millbank for desert too!
parked here for a couple days
Suzie helping sort stuff
fun family time and a tasty meal
       Thats it for today, back here in Canada and going to have a few very busy days coming up. See all of the family this weekend.
        Thanks for stopping in EH!
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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37 comments:

  1. I still think you'd had a good time at Cabela's - Exit 17 off Rt 23.... Oh well... you did what you needed to do... and it worked well. Looks like the food is still good and the happy hour is great ;-)

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    1. I am pretty sure we stopped at Cabela's. did not see a vest I wanted and carried on.
      It was yummy!

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  2. Always nice when the border crossing goes so easily. Just tell the truth - sounds like the thing to do.

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    1. Telling the truth even though we were over on some of our limits, no problem.

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  3. Welcome home - now get ready for all those lovely summer postings! :-)

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    1. Yes summer soon be here, can hardly wait.

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  4. Welcome home! Great ride for you and really nice to be greeted with family and good food! Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you.
      Is was a very nice welcome.

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  5. I think its a scream...... You already changed the counter until you can go back to Arizona...... !!

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    1. It will soon be time to head south again, want to make sure we are ready.

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    2. OMG - Too funny George. And I didn't even notice it until I read Rod's post !!

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    3. I totally missed that too. Welcome back eh.

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    4. Gotta read it carefully sometimes EH!

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  6. Glad you made it home safely. Family and a yummy hot meal sure hit the spot I'm sure!

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    1. Thanks you, you guys beat us though.

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  8. Welcome back guys. Its always good to get home.

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  9. That's nice that everything went so easy for you. Welcome home! Enjoy the summer with family and friends.

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  10. I felt like I was going through the Border again. Took many of the same pics. Sure don't like those roundabouts though.

    It's got to be a good feeling though to wake up in the morning and know you don't have to drive a few hundred miles now.

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    1. I am used to the roundabouts, so many in this area.
      No problem for us we will still be moving about, here, just not quite so far with the coach.

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    2. Just think of how much less fuel you're wasting and brake dust you're creating by using a roundabout. Of course, half the people around here haven't a clue what to do in a roundabout, but that's another story.
      Should try it in the UK. I only had to do that a couple times. It's like trying to cut your hair in a mirror. Everything is backwards!

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    3. Yeas they would backwards in the UK, that traffic moves much quicker than all those stoplights.

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  11. Looks like the weather got more cooperative for your return and everything went well. Nice to have such a fine looking meal awaiting you.

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    1. Yes it was very nice and an easy drive too.

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  12. I just read another blog that had just about the same photos of the signs...lol

    How nice to have a welcome home dinner. Enjoy your time with the family.

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    1. It was nice travel day and the signs are there to take pictures of.

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  13. Welcome home to Canada! Looks as wintry there than here. And we have some roundabouts in NB as well. One really has to watch out for dummies who don't know how to drive through it. Wonder what they learned in driving school? Asparagus with sauce hollandaise! One of my favourites. Only I grew up with the white asparagus, in Germany. April/May is big asparagus time over there. Is see you are enjoying the family life!

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    1. Have never tried white asparagus, will keep an eye out for it.

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  14. Welcome back to your homeland....safe and sound! That is one fine looking dark gravy on those tators! Oh gheez that looks good! HAPPY EASTER!!!!

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    1. Thanks, real gravy right from the roast, just a little corn starch to thicken it a bit.

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  15. Wecome home. Hope you brought some warm weather. Sure do need it.

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    1. Thanks Gerry, its getting warmer already!

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  16. Aw… nice family pictures… and as always! the foooood… deeelicious! I can smell that smell … My Mother was one good roast cooker with the potatoes and carrots cooked with it… good stuff

    HAhaa I didn't notice the counter either…

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    1. Sometimes they do a big roast and invite people, never know how many for supper. For us I like to cook it altogether too.

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