Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cloudy, sunny, drizzly , sunny but still pretty warm, a very good summer day

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       A very comfortable warm night with the windows open and we both had a wonderful sleep, as usual. Up just before sunrise about 6 am, got our coffee, and computing done a couple of walkabouts still enjoying this wonder warm weather, even though it was overcast and very humid. Temps about 76 F (24C), not a problem we can handle that.
      This picture below was a bunny that came by last night late just before we headed in, Seems to be hanging out around here somewhere.
baby bunny came by for a visit
      Shortly after 8:30am I headed into the Mufflerman in Srathroy for an emissions test (e-test) on Suzie's car (our towed). Never needed an appointment before but today they were busy. So I just hung out in town, killed a couple of hours picked up a few things and got the e-test done, Passed no problem, For 13 years old and lotsa miles on it has treated us very well, The preventive maintenance sure does pay off.
       I got home for light lunch, another walkabout and over to this amazing fitness centre we have her in this park, I have been missing my workouts because something always seems to crop up when I want to go.
love this fitness centre included in our membership
       After a nice workout back home to read outside for a while, But weird weather, read for a while, a drizzle, put our chairs away then back out again, Did this 3 times then finally cleared up .
         About 3:30 I prepped a couple of chickens we got on sale to cook up can't turn down a deal on chicken and with no freezer space will cook em up. Left over chicken and bones to make more soup ! Sandwiches and whatever we feel like. Just over 6 lbs of chicken for under 10 bucks, that is a deal here in Canada!
right on the Weber Q, low and slow just under 90 minutes
and done to perfection
cloudy and drizzly
then clear and sunny
        The last 20 minutes I added 2 cobs of white corn local, that we love, all husked and soaked in water for a bit, oh so tender and juicy.
we done
added a small salad and really did the trick today
       Of course lotsa leftovers but that was planned, just cause we can.
       Really not a bad day at all, nice and warm, most of our time outside and enjoying life.
       Thanks for stopping in and hope you had another great summer day as well
Where have we been this summer ?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Partial solar eclipse on an very warm cloudless day, what a treat this was !

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        Hey we are going to have a very hot day, yay! My kinda weather. Gonna get up to 30 C (86F) and it did. Now today we are going to have a partial eclipse , so I headed into Forest for a few groceries and see if I could snag some solar eclipse glasses, But as I expected none where to be found.
        But I had a plan "B" make a pin hole camera thing from a cereal box. Need a box of cereal anyway, so not a problem. I set to work and in a few minutes was all made just waitng for the eclipse to happen.
quick and easy to make
this is too cool maybe 30 percent
the eclipse is moving 
        Tonight a very moist Turkey meat loaf for supper, I followed this recipe that I found on the web, clic here or my recipe blog top right sidebar.
mushrooms and onions ready
sauted down and ready to mix
trivet I use to raised the meatloaf off the grill
         Between cooking and watching the eclipse we noticed a stillness in the air, no wind and no birds, very eerie.
 a stillness in the air
      Then a bit later as we were enjoying our e-readers a few friends stopped by to chat, First was Martin , then Ron stopped by on his bicycle, and Walt as he wandered on by and as usual Walt is working on something.
hi Walt
then Melinda stopped in to say hi as well
       But now almost 4:30 time to put our meatloaf on the Weber Q with the trivet, Just about an hour it was done to perfection, low and slow is the trick and no peaking.
added to our green salad and we both really enjoyed it
leftovers of course
meat loaf sandwiches that we love.
    What a fun day, we enjoyed the partial eclipse, chat with a few people and enjoyed this amazing weather and a very tasty supper. What are can we ask for?
    Thank y'all for taking the time to check us out and hope you got to see some of the eclipse as well.

Where have we been this summer ?

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Amazing summer Sunday and a visit to the Pinery Fleamarket again.

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    Sunday morning and another amazing summer day here. Did get up to 89f (31C) with the humidex making it much warmer, But we have shade and a very light breeze so it was a very comfortable day outside. No A/c needed today.
    After a few walkabouts and chatting with people we got a later start than we like. It was after 9:30 am before we hopped in the car and headed to Grand bend and the Pinery Flea market. One of our favourite markets too visit when we are in the area. nothing we need and nothing we bought there today either, just a fun Sunday outing.
     On the drive there were passed through Thedford and by this house below, I have taken many pictures of it over the years. But just love it, reminds me of the Adams Family house from the show way back when.
wonder if the Adams family lives there?
     Got to the market just before 10 am and getting busy already.
on the way in
      Of course lots of the usual vendors with great produce and various different items here and there. But it is a nice outting on a wonderful summer day.
not too busy yet,
every one has a sale
only one busker we saw today and he was pretty good 
       We wandered about through the forrest and ran into some other people from Rock Glen as well. at least 2 other couples enjoying the day.
lotsa cool stuff here
chip wagon busy as usual
         As we walked by the front traffic lined up both ways but a least the police are there directing traffic.
Only 10:45 and the food court getting very busy
      Crowds are coming in as usual at this time, so time for us to make our exit and get outta here.
want a helicopter ride?
the ride would be nice but not in our budget I am sure
raffle for a 1967 Chenille SS 396 would be a fun car, tickets only 5 bucks
guess we could sell it, but did not buy a ticket anyway
     A few other cars here to look at as well. while are here.
I had a 64 Chevy like this and loved it
           After the market on our way home and stopped at Juicy Fruit Orchards for some very fresh picked white corn that we love. Picked up 1/2 a dozen that will do us for a few days.
choice, white or peaches and cream,
we love the white corn
         Now home a for a tasty lunch, more walkabouts and enjoy our e-readers in the shade. I puttered around for a bit between chapters, and purged a couple of compartments, and tightened a few loose screws here and there. I guess you could say I have a few loose screws!
         Then with this wonderful hot summer day Suzie wanted an ice cream, Ok we can do that down to the store in the park and we got a couple of small cones. Perfect for today.
          While here we chatted with few couples for a while wanting to pick our brains about this full time lifestyle that they plan to do.  Gave them a few pointers and just said do it sooner than later if you can, Time sure flies when you are living this dream.
 these hand dipped cones.
sure hit the spot
      Back home to kick back for a while, Walt stopped by with Maya and Suzie got a doggie fix.
she gets 3 small treats and has a wonderful routine
1st lie down
next big dog 
third one sit,
       Back to reading for a while just cause we can.
       Then Gerry dropped by with Tucker, no treat for him today , so he sat under Suzie's chair pouted.
what's this he said, no treats?
        Soon time to whip up supper. Tonight a Turkey burger for Suzie and a chirozo burger for me, Plus a couple of white cobs of corn. Right on the grill. This corn is so tender and sweet only need to be heated a bit on the grill about he same time as the burgers, So tasty done this way
served on English muffins that we like , not too filling
what a very tasty supper we enjoyed.
        After dishes done back outside again , because we can and the weather still very warm, perfect to finish posting this blog and read for a while. Probably head inside about 9 pm and call it a night after another perfect summer day. Tomorrow?who knows what we will do.
       Thank y'all for stopping by for a look ,see  and hope you had a wonderful summer day as well.

Where have we been this summer ?