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Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

We had a pretty good day, visit friends was great but Murphy is catching up to us and our jello is melting..

Where are we today ?
        This morning we secure our coach and headed off to Sicard Rv in Smithville about 20 minutes away. Climbed the mountain and were there shortly after 7:30 am. Checked in with service and our coach was in the bay by 8am.
       We grabbed some free coffee and relaxed in the lounge with a large screen tv , our computers, e-readers and free wifi. I did a few walkabouts their huge lot checking out all the new and used rv's. Nothing that we like better than ours so that is not and option. 
this where we are
all the parts you need right here 
nice indoor showroom
comfy lounge
They have a large inventory so lots to look at.
        By 10 am it was established we will need a room for at least on night. So we called our friends Larry and Marilyn Vanstone ( we bought our coach from him in 2006) and have travelled to Mexico with them and meet up a few times over the years. They recently bought a house in St.Catharines Ontario and invited us over for a visit, coffees and fresh made healthy cookies that Marilyn made.
awesome cookies Marilyn made
        So nice to see them again while we are so close, we had the complete house tour and it is such a wonderful home for the two of them and the kids and grands to come visit. Well we chatted and caught up and could have talked all day I am sure but, they have a handyman doing some work there today and Larry is his gofer so we headed on down the road a couple miles to revisit Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie, think its been almost 20 years since we were there.
there they are looking better than ever
        After a wonderful visit we headed just around the corner to the Lakeside Park Carousel in Port Dalhousie just a few minutes away on Lake Ontario. Here we had a picnic lunch and had to have a ride on the Carousel, still only 5 cents !
nice spot for a picnic
lighthouse
lotsa nice boats
this our nice spot in the shade 
awesome beach too and a perfect day for it too 
       Then check out the Carousel and go for a spin ! so cool it is over 100s year old and still only 5 cents. The link is HERE 
no horsey ride for Suzie
      Then back to Grimsby found a Chinese restaurant, cause we had a craving, and if we need to eat out we will take car e of that craving. Mun Hing was the place. So grabbed a menu and checked in to our Hotel.

 The Super 8 in Grimsby was recommended by Sicards and we got a discount of $50.00 a night, but still was $79.00, but was handy for us. And the best rate we could find anywhere around. Nice clean room, indoor pool hot tub and great free wifi. We get the continental breakfast in the morning so we will take it.
relaxed for a bit and a dip on the pools, nice
      Then ordered our Chinese and had a feast in our room, perfect, just the way we like it.
yummy
sure fixed the craving
       After supper a walk across the road to Lake Ontario to check the view, still awesome weather.

      We did get a call from Terry Sicard, they having an issue with our gas tank so tomorrow he is putting 2 mechanics on it and hopefully will be done by the friday, we will check tomorrow for the progress.
       So there ya have it we just hurry up and wait see what Murphy has in store next.
       Thanks or the visit we just having a ball (not) but things that need to be done. Lets see what tomorrow brings.



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22 comments:

  1. You really had some day and it looks like it ended very nice. From the repair shop to the beach, the park and finally looks like you had a feast. That would be a good day for me except for the repair shop, of course.

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    1. We managed to keep ourselves occupied for the day enjoying this wonderful hot weather.

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  2. Looks like you found good ways to spend your day awaiting.

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  3. That Chinese food looked so good I glanced up at the clock on my monitor to check the time ... thinking of an order out?? not in this small town at 11:13pm ... I'll hit their buffet tomorrow. Sorry to hear that Murphy is in your area ... hang in there.

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    1. It was very good, we enjoyed our feast, now you can enjoy yours today.

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  4. Oh! I do hope your bus is fixed in the promised time and you can get reunited with it

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    1. We do miss our house, we feel lost with out it.

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  5. I remember when Super 8's were $8 per night! I hope they work fast!

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    1. I remember those too, and I remember when camping was $3.00 a night. Fast would be nice.

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  6. Port Dalhousie looks so lovely. I didn't realize there was still anything left in this world that was five cents.

    I love Chinese! Yummy.

    Hope they get your rig done by Friday at the latest.

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    1. There is a lots of nice areas around here in southern Ontario. The Carousel is a very nice atraction and affordable too.
      They are aiming for friday, fingers crossed.

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  7. Hope you hotel stay is a short one and you'll be reunited with your home soon.

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  8. Not fun having to find a place to stay when your home on wheels is in the hospital, but it's something we fulltimers have to deal with every once in a while. Hope the repair gets done quickly so you don't have to spend any more time in a hotel.

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    1. That's what we are hoping for, the sooner the better.

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  9. Gotta try to make the best of it for you guys.

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    1. Thats what we doing for now, enjoying a new area at least.

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  10. We're hoping your rig comes out of the garage quickly and fixed up to roll without that Murphy guy hanging on to it. All the bet.

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    1. Thats the plan, it's a hurry up and wait situation.

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  11. Looks like you know how to use your wait in' time and have fun. That Chinese food looks good, but I'm thinking your Webwe Q is every bit as tasty!

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    1. We missing our Weber Q thats for sure, having withdrawal already.

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