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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sunny, cool and 2 celebrations today

Where are we today ?
        What are we celebrating?   An excellent doctor's check up and my birthday.

        We are on a mission today, leave here at 7:30 this morning for our annual doctors' appointments in Stratford. No problem up early as usual, computing done coffees done walkabout done, showers done and on the road. A very cool morning but we have heat in the car and a nice day for a back country drive.
       In time for our Doctor's appointments for the 2 of us at 9 am, then down the road 20 minutes to stop see Suzie's Mom and Dad for a few minutes. They are both doing well.
        Then from here another 30 minute drive to the village of Millbank Ontario (Mennonite country) Suzie taking me out for lunch and one of our very favorite places. Anna Mae's click HERE . Well known Mennonite restaurant famous for their home cooked meals and fresh pies, and amazing pastries. They are also famous for their Broasted Chicken (our favorite), next best that we have found is at Junction Express in Benson Arizona. Though not the healthiest meal its my birthday, my celebration and Suzie loves it too. Besides the doctor was impressed with the improvements in our health so a treat is due to celebrate that and my birthday(moderation right?) We haven't been here since last fall
this the place
       Suzie ordered the full meal Soup, 3 pieces chicken, mashed, gravy peas and desert.
we shared the sausage potato soup, excellent
       Me 3 pieces chicken fries and coleslaw and shared her other stuff.
exactly what we wanted,
made to order too
       Not only are the meals excellent but the fresh baking, breads, buns pies, donuts, cheesecakes its all good.
     We had arrived at 11:45 and only a 5 minute wait, by the time left (1pm) all 4 dining rooms looked like they were full as was the parking lot and a long line up to get in, but its worth it. They seat 175 people.
parking lot pretty full even on a Wednesday
      After here we began heading back home south through Stratford then west to Dashwood Ontario all beautiful country side on a nice bright sunny day.
Then we entering Ontario's West Coast
on the shores of Lake huron
         Then into the Village of Dashwood and stop at Hayter's Turkey store. We discovered them last year. They raise and process their turkey products here and. Everything that you can think of made with lean healthy turkey products. Picked up a few items, but only have so much freezer space. We will be back for sure.
        Then a few minutes later to Grand Bend a very touristy town on the beach. We avoided it last weekend (would have been a zoo). But today pretty quiet with a weekday and a cool nw wind, just the way we like it no crowds.
heading down main st 3 block to the beach
Grand Bend Pier
deserted beach today
nice waves lapping the shore and just like
 looking across the ocean, Michigan on the other side
the boat channel
couple surfers heading out
in wetsuits of course
    We finally returned home about 3:30 after a wonderful day cruising the countryside with my honey and getting things done we get to enjoy our reading in the warm afternoon sun.
Thats Suzie an me on my birthday
oh and for supper and my birthday, we shared 
her desert from lunchraspberry cheesecake
     Now that was an awesome birthday just me and my honey had an awesome day, it just gets better all the time. I am so lucky to be still around, healthy and beginning my 67th year on this earth.     


Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Spring and Summer.

28 comments:

  1. Happy Happy Birthday George!! Looks like you had an awesome day!

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  2. Congrats on the good doctor news and having another great birthday. You're looking really good, too. But if you lose much more weight, you'll need to wear skis in the shower so you don't go down the drain! :cD

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    1. Haha, thanks Paul and Marti I think I am at a comfort level now, so problems now. Amazing how the shower seems so much bigger than it used to be. :<)

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  3. Happy Birthday George. Looks like you had a really Awesome Day with an Awesome Partner. Almost didn't recognize you wearing long pants, shoes and a long sleeved shirt.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. It was a little chilly with and NW wind, just wanted to be comfy.

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  4. Happy Birthday George! so glad you had a wonderful day and did the things you like to do. Life is grand!

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  5. Wow you have pulled your belt in several notches. Looking very handsome and thin on your special day. Enjoy your 67th year.

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    1. Thanks Contessa and I feel awesome too.

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  6. Happy birthday to you. And, of course, I wish you many, many more.

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    1. Thanks Jeri and Teri looking forward to many more too.

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  7. Happy birthday George! You share the same date as my oldest daughter, just a few years difference. Have a great 67th year.

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    1. Thanks Kelly , May 20th sure was a great day then.

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  8. Happy birthday George! Looks like you had a great day. Doctor's appointments are best when you are walking OUT the door with a smile on your face and a clean bill of health! Cheers to 67 years!

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    1. Thanks Patsy it was a perfect day !

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  9. Happy Birthday George. Great news from the doc. Yes, Anna Mae's is great, two of my daughters worked there at one time. Here's to another 67 years.

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    1. Thanks Bill, never know how long we will be around any more, gotta make the most of every day.

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  10. A very happy belated birthday to you George. What a wonderful way to spend your day. Grand Bend looks so lovely. Speaking of lovely...that dessert ain't too bad on the eyes either...hehe

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    1. Lots of great beaches here on Ontario's West coast.
      The desert was pretty tasty too.

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  11. Happy Birthday. I think that picture of the two of you needs to be your blog photo. Quite a difference.

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    1. Thanks Jan, we will be working on that new header pic soon I hope.

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  12. Well, Happy, Happy Birthday, George! What a day - you did a lot of things, went to a lot of places, ate a lot of good food, and all with someone you love. It just doesn't get any better than that. Here's to many more great birthdays! :)

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    1. Thanks Barbara. Thats what we hoping for.

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  13. Just W.O.W.! Happy Birthday and best wishes for a great day and a wonderful year. You both look GREAT...

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl and feeling awesome too!

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  14. You're looking good George, glad you and Suzie had such a great day!

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    1. Thanks guys it was a great day and we both feel awesome!

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