Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Car serviced, lawn mowed, winter meds ordered, and hockey on on this very warm first day of fall. Then my back went wonky.

Where are we today ?
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       Well here it is the first day of fall 2017 and gonna be an awesome summer day ! A short walkabout this morning then into Pettigrew's Garage in town for 8 am to have our car serviced for the winter and the one new free tire I picked up yesterday installed and balanced. On my way to the garage I drive around the country roads to warm up the engine oil for the oil change. And spotted a hot air ballon floating over the tree tops, perfect day for it.
it would be such an amazing view from up there and so peaceful
love these old iron bridges sound here
       Then about 9 am into New Hamburg to order our winter prescription meds. Stopped into Oak Grove cheese to order our winter supply of extra old white cheddar cheese vacuumed sealed, and then picked up the birthday and Christmas cards for our 8 grands that we will see in a couple of weeks.
     Back home for a light lunch, then I hopped on the amazing Ferris zero turn commercial mower to finish mowing the last of the 5 acres of lawn here. 90 minutes later all done, no more lawn mowing for me this year if all goes well.  Would have been nice to have a dip in the pool as it was 91 f (32C) but John has closed the pool for the season, as he would normally do after labor day. But we do have a very nice shady spot with  a light breeze, very refreshing. And so peaceful.
what and amazing 1st fall day!
love it here
lawn mowed and we have a cool shady spot
         While I was doing this I emptied all the chicken and turkey bones from our freezer and made a nice large pot of soup broth. Garbage day tomorrow and want to get rid of them asap. The broth is in the fridge and I will make the soup when time permits in the next day or 2.
        Enjoying our e-readers in the shade and about 4;30 I preheated our Weber Q 100,to grill a couple of smoked pork chops from Clover Leaf farms in New Hamburg, While it was preheating I whipped up a tasty salad with our Olive Oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. Sure hit the spot. 
love these smoked pork chops a couple minutes a side
 so moist tender a juicy 
add to our salad was wonderful
          Salad done, supper done and dishes dish done then to the arena in town for 6 pm to watch number 4 grandson doing his best for the hockey tryouts. As he always does.
that is him on the right

Just about done then they hear the results 
    We headed home shortly after and got a text that he did make the Rep team again, so some travelling for games this winter. Di not hang around as my back is really not good today . Not sure what I did but heading to my Chiropractor at 7:30 in the morning so that he can make me all better again.
        Heading back from the arena we did manage to catch this mazing sunset very rare where we are parked,

    Our plan was to head back to watch grandson number 1 tryout, at 8 pm, but my back pain said maybe staying home would be a good idea. I sadly gave in let Suzie rub on some great rub from my Chiropractor and decided taking its easy would be a good idea, considering I could barely walk.
      So there it was an amazing first day of fall, heat wave,and loved the weather, and the relaxing in the shade. Did  get to see one grandson play hockey tonight and will get an update on the other, Chiropractor tomorrow morning will be heading out at 7:30 am  for him to give me a tune up and  should soon be good as new once again, Really hate when my back does this to me, sure not the first time and likely not the last, but I do know how to get mobile again.
      Thanks for stopping by today and hope you enjoy some of the amazing weather today as well.

OOPPPS I goof it was not the first day of fall, but it was still and awesome day.

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  1. Praying you will be free from the back pain soon.

    1. Thanks Betty I an sure It will be much better after my appointment.

  2. You will be fixed up by the time you read this. You never know what triggers things in our bodies! I didn't think yesterday was the first day of fall but that's okay, today is!

    1. Yup feeling much better now, like you said not sure what I did.
      gapped today is the first day of fall and even hotter, gotta love it !

  3. What a great sunset picture.
    Hope by the time you read this your back is doing 100% better.

    1. Thanks Deborah was nice that we caught it.
      Back is much better now almost brand new again.

  4. Sorry to hear about your back, but I see you are feeling much better already today..Yay! Congrats to your grandson for getting on the team! How did the other end up doing? Love your sunset pics!

    1. Feeling much better now . Other grandson made the Rep team as well. they are both great players.

  5. You certainly have a nice place to stay. Happy fall!

    1. We love it here we call it "Camp Awesome" wide open spaces and so quiet.


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