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Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, June 26, 2017

Moving on down the road again, new places, new faces and new neighbors.

Where are we today ?
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       Another wonderful day in the forecast. Visiting with Chris and Bill this morning for a bit then a nice country walk down the road for a while after coffees and computing . The morning sunshine is wonderful, nice and warm.
nice and quiet here for my morning walk
this be their place
this used to be tobacco country and still a few of these
drying sheds around
this where we are parked, beside their driving shed
       After chatting for a while and more coffee we said our see ya laters, secured the coach, hooked up the car and headed on down the road about 10:30 am. Later than usual but only a 2 hour drive today.
nice back country roads most of the way, so peaceful and no traffic.
         By 12;30 we checked into Rock Glen resort our home membership park that we can enjoy 2 weeks free camping with full hookups. And we make good use of it year round. Many more parks that we can stay at with the same features.
here we are all set up, after making a light tasty lunch
one site away from the one we prefer, but someone
 has booked it for a few days
so we can stay here for2 weekend not have to move.
still a nice view, weather pretty nice except for  a
bit of rain at 4:10pm.
       We did get some quality reading time in. I finished a Robert Crais book and started another. I am really enjoying this author.
my new book that I have started
        Supper on our Weber Q tonight I cooked a salmon fillet for Suzie and a Tuna steak for me. The salmon fillet is easy to do but the Tuna is pretty precise to get it done the way I like it,( 2 minutes a side ) for that recipe click HERE or my recipe blog top right side bar.
in no time supper is done
My tuna and salad
perfect !
Suzie's salmon and salad
     This sure hit the spot for the 2 of us and now we can enjoy a wonderful warm evening outside on a pretty nice mild, bug free evening with no wind. Posting this blog and more reading time in. This is what we really enjoy about this lifestyle.
      Just want to thank you again for taking the time to drop in for a peak.
only 91 miles today mostly quiet back roads
Where have we been this summer ?

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A fun day day trip to Port Dover , visit friends, ran into more then back home for a great supper again.

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       Just a great night's sleep again as usual and up early before 6 am watching the sunrise. After a bit of coffee and some computing got a busy walkabout the yard checking out all the wonderful flowers they have here.
              The gardens and flowers here are doing wonderful.
        Chatted with Chris and Bill for a while then raided the raspberry patch, Still early in the season but did manage to grab a few berries for snacks.
nice fresh raspberrries
        Then a walkabout back into the bush for a bit so peaceful and relaxing here.
         After a nice light lunch we hopped in the car to go check out Port Dover, again been close to 20 years since we have been here and slow close now only 15 minutes away. Not much has changed still a nice touristy spot with beach and nice restaurants. Plus we have some good friends that moved here a few years ago and would like to catch up with them again.
down by the beach,, cold and windy but still people
here in the water
      We have been to this area many years ago and had lotsa fun enjoying the beaches and great food. Today just a tour too find out not much has changed at all.
too cold for us
very cloudy and windy soon gonna rain
good take out food here
     From here up over the bridge to visit rv friends we have not seen for a very long time Bob and Jody met the over 12 years ago at Galvin Bay resort in Ontario and few times in our Travels. Think the last time was in Wapakinta Ohio in 2008 when they we about to sell their class A coach after 10 years full-time And settle down for a bit. We did once visit them in Texas many years ago as well.
      So nice to catch up with these guys always a fun time with them. Only there 2 hours and felt like 5 minutes, but they had a previous engagement so time for us to head on out. We will make a point of coming back again to see these guys.
LR Bob , Suzie Me, Jody
          As we were leaving their place driving through town I spotted this grey chevy pick up truck with green canoe on top. Made a quick right turn into this restaurant, I said to Suzie looks like Emile and Monquie's truck, so we check out the restaurant and sure enough out was them, with all of her family for a great get together for a wonderful family fish dinner. We had just spent a couple of weeks with them recently at Rock Glen resort and did not expect to see them until next winter sometime, Now is this not a small world or what?        
          Back home to Chris and Bill's for Happy Hour, chat with them for a bit then they whipped up supper for us tonight. Grilled boneless chicken breasts, macaroni salad  and more wonderful fresh asparagus.
not long on their BBQ
oh so tasty, good friends and good food
a perfect combination 
           After supper we chatted for a bit then Suzie and Chris chatted for quite a bit more, They have been close friends since they were teenagers and as usually could have and did chat for hours over the weekend.
           Eventually time to call it a night we parted ways and each to our own homes, We will see them in the morning before we leave, securing our coach and heading back on down the road again. Hope to get back here again for another good visit this year.
           Not a bad day at all fun times with good friends and the weather not too bad, a bit of cloud cover and a few rain showers, we can handle that no problem at all.
          Thanks for dropping by again and I just know y'all had a great day as well.

Where have we been this summer ?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A fun day with friends had a nice drive, and a great supper,

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     What a great night sleep  as usual, windows wide open and I actually woke this morning before the rooster here ! Bonus.
      Got some nice walkabouts their 25 acres here and checking out their pets!
this 22 year old friendly horse they have
wonderful large garden is impressive
tree lined laneway
on their rear deck for morning coffees
then I took drive around the block here
beautiful countryside
moo !!!!
Ginseng  every where around here
       Then after lunch we hopped in the car heading a few minutes down the road to Turkey Point and a drive along the north shore of Lake Erie for a bit, Has been 20 years since we have been here.
A drive to Turkey Point and we check  out there area
some nice beach areas to check out along the shore
Then headed west along the shore to Booth's Harbor, a hidden Gem with hundreds of small boats docked here very unique.
Booth's Harbor 
Coast Guard
    Then we back home greeted by Chris's dogs, while they were swing a section of the yard.
dogs welcomed us home
they have 2 riding mowers, gets the job done much quicker
oops Bill forgot to duck under a tree branch
27 bee hives help pollinate the gardens here
lots of honey bees at the hives back here
then we walked about the property for a bit down by the sand pit
nice pine forest too
the chickens keep them in eggs
      After Happy hour time for supper, tonight I am going to whip up a salad and pan fry a point each of Perch and Pickerel that we all enjoy.
asparagus on the grill
fish fry for supper, perch pickerel, asparagus and a salad
sure was wonderful
lotsa good fish here
this was yummy
   What a fun day visiting friends and touring the area we have not been to for many years.
    Wrapped up with tasty meal and wonderful conversations with our friends. Even some very decent weather as well, until the reinstated after 8 o'clock then time to head in anyway.
     Glad that you stopped by to say HI and hope your day was an a wonderful as ours was.
Where have we been this summer ?