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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Good deals we really like, and a whale rescue.

Where are we today ?
       On yesterday's posting I mentioned that I picked up a Laser Digital Thermometer mainly for checking the temperature of our tires and brakes while travelling. It works amazing ! We went to Canadian Tire in Stratford and picked one up for $49.99 regular $99.00, figured that was a pretty good deal. But then today I saw the Canadian Tire  Flyer and they have them on sale for Father's Day, until June 8th. For only $19.99 wow thats a deal. So off the Kitchener this morning for a few groceries and stopped into a store and mentioned it. No problem. Just showed the receipt and got a refund of $33.90 in cash. Now that is an awesome deal considering I paid for it with Canadian Tire money.  So if you live in Canada and want one get out there no later than Sunday and pick it up.
This the one I picked up
        Got an update email from Debra and John (formerly from Ontario Canada) who now live on Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island) near Mazatalan Mexico. We met them In 2009-10 when we spent two months there. While walking the beach they noticed this huge 40 foot Whale that was beached. A couple phone calls and many people arrived attempting to push this 15 ton whale back out to sea. To no avail. Eventually the coast guard was called in and along with two banana boats were able finally tow it back out to sea, hopefully it will survive.
       Then plan was to whip up a pasta salad, Leah's favorite and one of ours too. Then after a quick bite for lunch Suzie off to New Hamburg.
great pasta salad for the recipe check
 my recipe blog top right sidebar
        If your read an earlier posting we had problems with our coach when we arrived last Friday. Brake issues, generator not starting, coach needed lube oil and filter, well got that all taken care of on Tuesday at Pettigrews garage in Plattsville here. The other problem was our electric entrance step was broken. So called Sicards Rv in Hamilton and talked to the friendly parts manager Jeff. Ordered the replacement part we needed. It came in there yesterday and overnight courier was delivered to Plattsville this morning. So while Suzie was gone I set to work to install it. Only about a 20 minute job and now works as good as new again. I replaced that same part once already 7 years ago. So the install was much easier this time. I even got a good discount. a usual from them, making it very reasonable.
new parts
new part is shiny, old one broken
all installed and working like it should
        We even got to enjoy a nice warm sunny afternoon, running the dogs and reading our books. Until time for supper. Giving the Weber Q a rest tonight I used the rest of our BBQ'd Turkey breast from last night to accent a very tasty salad I threw together
pretty tasty it was
      That was another fun day here at camp awesome. Sunshine and warm temps. Hope you had a great day too.
      Thanks for stopping in for a read. Tomorrow back to Rock Glen resort about 90 minutes down the road for about a week. 
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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14 comments:

  1. That salad looks amazing. I love the salads with a little fruit added. Applebee's has a great one which, of course, I've copied. We replaced that same step part last year .... or was it the year before last. Boy, how time flies.

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    1. Thanks it was very tasty.
      Thats seem to be a common problem with the steps. Easy repair though.

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  2. Paul has a tire monitor very similar to that one. Works super.

    Fascinating story about the whale. I hope it survives also.

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    1. Always wanted the Laser temperature monitor so now have one and good to go.
      Not sure how those whales get stuck like that but amazing what people can do when they get together.

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  3. Have to say that the salad looked so yummy...
    And you can sure find some good deals!
    Safe travels today...

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    1. It was tasty, and sure do love deals.

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  4. Gotta love those Canadian Tire deals! I bought the same monitor a couple of years ago - works great on food too, George!!

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    1. They do have some amazing deals at times.
      Will use it on food, the grill, refrigerator as well.

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  5. oh, the poor whale! their radar or sonar is off because of all the pollution I betcha… too many instances of this happening … don't like it. yay for the people who tried to help and yay for the coast guard…

    Glad you're all fixed up and good lord! what a beautiful supper! jeeeez that looks good

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    1. Maybe you have a point about the whale's radar.
      It was so tasty too!

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  6. Several years ago a full time RVer advised that if we bought one we'd better enjoy working on it and it appears to be so.

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    1. Still easier than working on a house, we love it!

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  7. Hey you stole my blog post for today:) More great photos of the whale and the entire rescue over at Nancy's site in Mazatlan. http://www.countdowntomexico.com/

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    1. I only shared one picture of all the ones I got. Just wanted to do a small blurb.

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