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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sun shining, blue skies and the snow is melting, so.....

Where are we today ?
        After a nice morning country drive saw a very nice sunrise and just knew it was going to be an awesome day. Well at least for this time of year.
wonderful sunrise heading to Plattsville this morning

      After lunch Suzie taking her Dad to visit her mom I went out to go for my walk and it was such a wonderful warm sunny day, and most of the sidewalks cleared of snow and ice I decided to go for a walk here, in town, outside!
can see the driveway! a good sign
        So began walking to see how far I could get with cleared sidewalks. With only about 50 yards of snowy sidewalks I manage a circle around town 5.6 kms ( 3.5 miles) and was perfect. This my map below. Fresh air, sunshine and exercise out side was wonderful! Much more interesting than the indoor walking track thats for sure.
5.6 kms (3.5 miles)
sidewalks good
heading towards downtown
the waterfall in town 
Hartman Bridge
           This picture above is the Hartman Bridge in New Hamburg, originally built in 1936. If you care to read about it's history click here.
Can't find much info on the Hamburg Felt Company,
but seems like it has been here forever
downtown New Hamburg
some nice old homes here in town
New Hamburg Fairgrounds

         Walking across the river again I can look back at the Oak Grove Cheese Factory where we like to purchase our 4 year old Canadian Cheddar cheese that is amazing!  And reasonable I might add.
Oak Grove Cheese factory
       Following the trail along takes me under the expressway with wonderful scenic views (nicer in the summer).
just nice walking trails
       Now back home ready to whip up supper. Tonight a grilled turkey breast on our Weber Q 100. And garage door wide open again wonderful evening! Add that to a tasty salad and some orange-cranberry sauce  I made and thawed out. We don't really do desert so no problem there. Don't need the calories.
Turkey breast all done on our Weber Q 
sure hit the spot tonight
         Actually a very nice mild sunny day, still waiting to move forward on the house here, seems like we are at standstill right now when so much more can be done. Purging  etc...
         Thanks for stopping by again and hope you had a wonderful day too.
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this past Winter.

24 comments:

  1. Great pictures, but that snow gives me the chills.

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    1. Compared to what we have had , and the sunshine this is very warm!

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  2. Nice walk.... my favorite is that house with the bay (?) windows just below "downtown Hamburg". As lovely as it is, I wonder what it costs to heat it in that weather....

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    1. There is a lot of old houses like that here in this area. The heating costs can vary considerably depending on up grades, fuel type etc.... Our last house was heated with oil when we bought it, costing us $400. a month until we did the renos insulation, sealed drafts and new high efficiency gas furnace, then was about $800.00 a year. and it was a small house.

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  3. Been quite a few years since I have been in New Hamburg but still managed to recognize some of the places & buildings in your photos. A nice touch of memory lane for me. I remember well how great those early days of Spring felt with the sun shining & piles of snow melting. What a marvelous feeling just getting outside into the fresh air & warming temperatures.

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    1. The old part of town has not changed much but a lot of new subdivision now. After the brutally cold February, this sure feels wonderful.

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  4. What a beautiful day to enjoy the outdoors. I think I actually saw a little bit of green grass. Sure sign of spring!

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    1. Yep spring is on the way. Love being outside and not freezing.

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  5. Oh My - still a lot of snow there though. But I do remember those early signs of Spring when you could actually see the sidewalk to walk on !!

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    1. Yep is nice to be able to go for a walk and not having to worry about slipping in the ice.

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  6. Things are looking up.....unless a spring snowstorm hits. Don't wish it on you though.

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    1. At least a spring snowstorm we know will not last, and it is getting warmer.

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  7. thanks for letting us join you on your walk to town today and showing us where you live for now. Sure is a lot of snow. That cheese factory brought smiles to our faces because we actually live in Oak Grove, Oregon.

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    1. Now how small a world is that? It is a small family run operation that makes some excellent cheeses.

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  8. Seeing all those cleared streets and sidewalks was a great sign. Before long I'm sure we'll start seeing pictures on your blog of spring flowers sprouting all over. At least I hope so.

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    1. It looks and feels better, spring flowers and cutting grass, shorts, t shirts yep coming soon.

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  9. Looks like a fine trail for you walk.

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    1. Worked out really well, around town.

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  10. It looks about the same here in Edmonton. Snow is melting, temps are rising and it feels like full blown spring.

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    1. It sure was a beautiful day and enjoyed every minute of it.

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  11. How wonderful to get out in the fresh air for your daily walk. Enjoyed the tour of the area.

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    1. It was wonderful to get out and walkabout town, in the sunshine and fresh air taking in the sights.

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  12. Sure seems strange to see all that snow on the ground, George. Looks like it's finally starting to melt away a bit though.

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    1. It is actually melting pretty quickly, and about time!

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