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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, July 25, 2014

Enjoying the quiet country life here in Plattsville.

Where are we today ?
          This morning starts off kinda cool at 9c (thats 48f real temperature) and slowly rising until it hit 26c (78f) this afternoon. But the sun was shinning most of the day and really pretty nice.
          Got the usual stuff done and headed to Pettigrew's Garage to get our car serviced, oil change etc.. at 8 am. While there ran into a guy from town (John) we have not seen for many years, was nice to chat and catch up after all this time.
          Then off to Waterloo for a back tune up, visit, my new Chiropractor Dr. Sean Delanghe , who has taken over Bruce's practice when he retired last month after over 40 years,( I supported Bruce for 35 of those years). I really liked Bruce (Happy retirement) and Sean is an excellent replacement to take over his practice. 
          Picked up a few supplies in town and home in time for a light lunch with Suzie.
nice country view heading back into Plattsville
          After a quick bite puttered around for a bit, one thing I do with hand soap (and I know I have posted this before, just a reminder). To keep those handsoap pumps from dripping when you travel I drill a tiny (1/16inch) hole at the very top of the pump bottle. Works like a charm, no more drips, try it!
just a teeny air hole near the cap
       Then with such a nice afternoon thought I would mow some lawn. Well the mower would not start= dead battery. Gave it a boast with the car and ran about 5 minutes and quit. So gave it another boast and back to the shed, hook up battery charger and tighten battery cables. Couple hours later added gas and began mowing some lawn, worked great until I ran out of fuel. So off to the closest gas station in Ayr (15 minutes way) topped up the gas and parked it for the day. It's 5'o'clock somewhere (right here!) a cold beverage and time to begin supper anyway. Still have at least two more hours mowing before its all done, maybe soon if the rains don't happen like predicted.
this is a fun mower to use
       While I am doing this Suzie playing with Buddy and Molly, Buddies long hair is high maintenance. Not so much his mom Molly.
she enjoys brushing Buddy
they love running the yard with Suzie
Buddy in action
       Time for me to fire up our Weber Q, grill a couple salmon fillets, today with garlic butter.
          Add that to some Ramon noodles, with broccoli, bean salad and a tasty spinach salad with wild blueberries.
yummy
       Another fun day here at Camp Awesome, always something to do and enjoy the peaceful country and small town ambience.
       Thanks for stopping by again and hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer day too.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the map below to see where we have been this Summer.
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18 comments:

  1. Seems like you have all kinds of toys to play with.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Lots of cool toys, makes this a fun place and quiet too.

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  2. love the picture of Buddy in action! you even make ramen noodles special … excellent salad! and very pretty camp … haha Camp Awesome

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    1. The noodles are a perfect portion , can add whatever you like, a new meal everyday.

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  3. I've never used a mower like that... it's HUGE! Buddy looks so happy just strutting along ;-)

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    1. It is huge and does a great job, covers 5 acres pretty quick.

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  4. Love to see the pups running and playing...
    I will have to remember the wild blueberries on spinach salad....dinner looked yummy as always!

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  5. Haven't mowed grass in 20 years. I don't miss the expense of lawn mowing equipment.

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    1. No expense for us because we don't own it, more of a fun thing for me.

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  6. Mowing that yard with that mower is more like an ATV and fun than a regular push mower -- not so bad. You sure seem to find great places to stay during the summer time. Love the salad with the fruit. I do that all the time. Yummy.

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    1. This mower is fun and get stuff done too.
      We are pretty lucky to be able to stay at these great spots.
      Anything is a salad makes it taste pretty good, especially fresh fruit.

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  7. That is a great tip on drilling the hole. Thanks! :c)

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    1. No problem, and it actually works too.

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  8. LIfe is what you make it and you always chose to make it positive :)

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    1. Positive attitude really helps to make life much more enjoyable

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  9. I think I'm ready for some salmon.

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    1. Salmon is good anytime, very tasty.

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