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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Twenty Three years ago we tied the knot, and a feast of fish today to celebrate.

Where are we today ?
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         Today is the day that Suzie and I said our vows 23 years ago. And what a memorable day that was for both of us. She is my soul mate, lover, best friend, navigator and travelling buddy. She also keeps me out of trouble. Took us a while to find each other but what a match this is! We have shared an amazing life together so far and have been living all of our dreams to date. More dreams to fulfill in our future years as well. 
         The wedding and reception was at her her Sister's and Brother In law's place in Tavistock. Reception in the huge shed with 135 people attending.We had a pig roast as well as prime rib(cooked by a good friend Rick), her mother made some amazing salads and another good friend of ours (professional Photographer and DJ) took all our wedding pictures as well as took care of the music and dancing for us. We left the reception at midnight, drove to Toronto, got a hotel room for a couple hours sleep then flew to Miami for our first Caribbean cruise together.  The rest is history, we are on a journey of a lifetime.
Yup that's us July 10th 1993
        So peaceful here love the quiet country side in and around Plattsville. After breakfast and coffees my first early walkabout shortly after 7 am the sun is shining and clear blue skies, The air is still and the mourning doves cooing. What a perfect way to start the day.
heading into town for a walkabout on the
 paved roads in the shade
            Then about 10 am I whipped up a salad to take over to Suzie's brothers and SIL Sandy for lunch. With them and her Dad.
they had some wonderful flowers there
       Like I mentioned the other day I had picked up some Pickerel(Walleye) in Aurora for a very good price. And we all love Pickerel. I took over 3 lbs to feed the 5 of us. I got to cook that up in the Weber 2200 (larger than ours). So seasoned with Old Bay spice, fresh lemon and parsley I set in on the preheated grill, on a foil lined cookie sheet with the lid close for about 30 minutes.
much bigger than our Q100
on the Weber ready to go
   In the meantime Suzie spent some time
 with her Dad and brother.
         And Sandy baked a fresh strawberry/rhubarb custard pie with a gluten free crust, Baked some taters in the oven and some cooked carrots. 
my favorite type of pie 
fish is done
oh so good !
         No healthy eating today, sour cream on a baked potato, tarter sauce of the fish, and a small piece of pie. At least we had a salad and baked fish.
the pie was awesome
        Mid afternoon a nice country drive back to camp awesome (John's Place) along river road through the bush, love these country roads here.
River Road
         Once here it is a pretty hot afternoon (low 90's I think) and no breeze perfect for a nice refreshing dip in the pool.
        What a perfect way to celebrate our anniversary. Nice lunch with family then the rest of the day is all ours.
Got to read some in the shade
         No supper tonight, but I did find a couple of  caramel ice cream drumbsticks in the freezer, so we really spoiled ourselves today.
         Thanks for taking the time to stop by for a peak and just know you had an amazing Sunday as well.

Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this summer

37 comments:

  1. I like Susie's hair style in her wedding picture. She looks so pretty. You cleaned up pretty good, too, George, lol. Happy Anniversary. Glad ya'll had a good one.

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    1. Thanks Judy, we had a wonderful day.
      She is an amazing woman, swept me off my feet. I used to wear a suit and tie for years, kinda like to avoid them now.

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  2. One of the things I like about your blog is the abundance of pictures. Keep up the great postings and have a great time traveling all around.

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    1. Thanks Dizzy, I take too many pictures everyday and just narrow it do, I still think too many, but they tell the story and are memories.
      We love to keep moving about as you probably know.

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  3. Congratulations on finding each other and living your dreams. One of the best meals I ever had was hazelnut crusted walleye at the Radisson in St Paul MN. Was there for a,work conference in January and it was 37 below real Temps. F. And not wind chill

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    1. Thanks Sue, we love any Walleye cooked anyway,
      I have been in 37below F temps and try to avoid cold at if at all possible.

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  4. Congratulations! Hope you have many many more years together. That is a lovely picture of you both.

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    1. Thanks guys , looking forward to many more years of living this lifestyle too.

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  5. A very happy anniversary to you two. Looks like you spent the day enjoying the good life. Here is to 23+ more years!

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    1. I think everyday we can say we enjoy the good life.
      hmmm 23 more I will be 90, that would be nice and still able to travel as well.

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  6. You were a handsome dude back then!

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    1. Crikey ....... you sure are game, aye?? Back then?????? He's still a handsome looking bloke. AND I'm a big crawler, aye??

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    2. Ha, ha, much younger then too.

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  7. Crikey ..... that sure was a nice way to celbrate. Look at the two of you all those years ago. A match made in heaven for sure, aye?? Just like my Mum and Dad. Only they've been together a lot longer than you two. 44 years for them. Crikey ..... that's a long time, aye??

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    1. That's right Charlie a match made in heaven.
      Good for your Mom and Dad 44 years is a pretty good run.

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  8. Congratulations on your 23rd anniversary and here is hoping all is good for another 23 years. That pickerel looked delicious.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Thanks guys, nothing like a good feed of pickerel.

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  9. Congratulations you love birds. Must get your recipe for the strawberry rhubarb gluten-free pie. Looks yummy

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    1. Thanks guys.
      Sandy made the pie, she actually bought the gluten free pie crust.

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  10. Happy Anniversary George and Suzie, Glad it was a great day for you. Here's to 24 more.

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    1. Thanks Bill, that's what hoping for maybe even more...

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  11. Happy Anniversary to two beautiful people.

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    1. Thanks Guys hope to see you again this year.

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  12. I'm very happy for you both. Happy Anniversary! Blessings, Lynn McKenzie (a fellow blog-writer), Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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  13. Happy anniversary George and Susie!! What a fine day, and the food looks incredible.

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    1. Thanks Peter is was a fantastic day!
      And the fish amazing as usual.

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  14. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Suzie and George. Lovely picture. Suzie still look the same - but what happened to you George???? :)

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    1. Thanks Sandra,
      I gave up the restaurant, grew my beard back, and retired.Changed the suit to my vest, straw hat and shorts, the good life, Plus I got 23 years older too, Suzie never gets older, magic it is.

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  15. Happy Belated Anniversary! Sounds like you had a great one and a delicious looking lunch with family.

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  16. Happy Anniversary, sounds like it was an awesome day both back in 1983 and yesterday.

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    1. Thanks Contessa.
      They sure were and everyday in between as well, just keeps getting better evrey day.

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  17. Happy Anniversary! What a lovely wedding picture... you two have made some wonderful memories together!

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    1. We sure have made some wonderful memories and many more to come.

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