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Our Awesome Travels
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Sunday, September 22, 2019

last day of summer, more fun time with the grands and hockey

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     A much better sleep last night and quite warm overnight as well.  Shortly after 8 am I headed our for a nice walkabout town 2 miles in and feeling good. Loving this wonderful warm weather  still.
      Got that taken care of then a quick trip to New Hamburg to pick up a chicken on sale (2 bucks a pound, better than 4 bucks!) at Sobeys this we will probably cook on Monday when back at Rock Glen Resort. Also some mini sizzler breakfast sausage we like on sale for 1/2 price, I will use to make sausage rolls in a few weeks will some friends pot luck in New York.
a few more trees turning color telling us fall is around a short  corner
actually begins here at 3:50 am Tomorrow
hard to believe with this weather.
          Back home shortly after 10 am and you know it is a hot day when you see Suzie outside in shorts. By noon it was 81 F feeling like 91F perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon in the shade.
a nice warm shady spot
    We enjoyed a light tasty lunch putter around for a bit and enjoy our page turners in the shade with a light breeze.
another perfect day enjoy our last day here this year
lawn mowing all done until the spri
    A bit later a quiet Happy Hour then an early supper today. Grandson #4 has an exhibition hockey game at 5:30 in the Plattsville arena. We are here and just have to go, because we can.
     While its was wonderfully warm our here the mosquitoes liked it too. So our citronella torch took care of that very nicely.
this does keep the skeeters away
     Fired up our weber Q to grill a tasty smoked pork chop for us to share to go with our tasty salad tonight.
just a few minutes to heat it through
I shared with Suzie just enough for supper tonight
     Dishes done and got to the arena by 5:30 for the game.
GS#4 is number 66
face off and ready to play
Granddaughter # 3 with her other grandparents here for the game as well
keeping her busy is a chore sometimes 
     After the game we waited for her brother watching the ice being resurfaced. And when the Zamboni finished she actually said "good Bye Zamboni" pretty good for a young lady not even 2 years old yet!
Good Bye Zamboni
     Then as her brother came out of the change room she ran to him for a hug. Now this is brotherly/sister  love!
Our hockey player hugging his baby sister
love it
       Now that was a very good last day here almost over the top. So nice too see the grands and spend some quality time with them.
      We headed back home to relax outside enjoying some more reading and wrap up this posting. We head on our in the morning. Time to move on just because we can.
      Now I just have to share this, my daughter sent me a short video of GD # 3. She will be 2years old in November, But has spent so many hours in Hockey Arenas since she was born. It seems most likely she will be on the ice soon and probably playing hockey. Her Mother was in figure skating for close to 10 years. And they have lived in arenas for most of their lives. 
this a still  from a video she sent me today
hockey skates!
     We enjoyed our last day of summer here and hope you enjoyed your's as well. 
Thanks for taking the time to drop on by.
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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Hilltop Acres, Turkey Garlic Sausage, and hockey practice. Tis the season,

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      Hmm not such a good sleep last night for some reason I was mostly awake from 2:30 until 5 am when I finally fell asleep again finally getting up at 7:30 am ! But now feel well rested .
      Shortly after 8:30 I dropped Suzie off at her brother's she is going to help her Dad build more frames for the 6 more puzzles he has completed.
     From there I headed off to Hilltop Acres Poultry Products 35 minutes away. To pick up 2 lbs of Turkey Garlic sausage for us (winter supply) and 4 lbs for our friend John at Rock Glen resort, we will be there Monday morning. This is the only place I have found these tasty sausage made and sold only right here
this be the place out at their farm
fall is in the air
fall flowers and pumpkins
     In the store and busy as usual checking out all the interesting products they have.
produce and pies
fresh eggs
and all the poultry products you can think of
fresh sausage being bagged up for me
they have lots of varieties too
lots of cars coming and going
         Left there and back home to put the sausage in our fridge then pick up Suzie Shortly after 11:am and back here for a light lunch. Then at 12 noon to the Plattsville area. Hockey practice for Grandson # 4.  he really loves his hockey.
         Arrived at the arena 4 blocks away as the Zamboni was flooding the ice in time for his team.
the Zamboni
doing their stretches
this be him skating well as usual only his second time
 on the ice this season and new skates
he keeps growing
easy to spot him
then daughter # 2 and granddaughter #3
watching him play, her hair is really growing
Hi Grandad, she just woke up
         Did not take long and she is warming up to us again.
peek a boo, what a cutie
        Then she wanted to go for a walk with me holding my hand this is the first time. Will be 2 years old later this fall.
a country girl barefoot as usual
discussing plays with the coach
typical resting position
      Then she wanted me to play cars with her. I rolled them out usually past her and she brought them right back to me again 2 cars.
this kept us busy for about a 1/2  hour
kept her running and probably tired her out,
I know it did me
     When they were done headed they headed home and so did we to relax in the afternoon shade, 82F feels like 93F another perfect summer day, fall is only 2 days away. We enjoyed our e-readers and a nice quiet Happy hour then soon time to whip up supper.
another perfect late summer day
     Tonight going to grill a couple of Turkey Burgers (with Onion and Parsley) from Hayters Turkey Farm in  Dashwood Ontario. These we really enjoy.
the turkey garlic sausage I bought today
2 lbs on the left for us and 4 lbs for John
   Also picked up a small piece of Turkey summer sausage to try out, this was excellent! Need to get more next time I go there.
this summer sausage was excellent
       Then to grill our Turkey burgers  for supper, 2 english muffins heating there in foil on the side.
not long these were wonderful.
that was all we needed for supper tonight
filled us up as usual
   After supper we enjoyed more wonderful weather outside while we can. Too soon it will be too cool to do this. Until we begin our journey south following the sun.
   Glad that y'all dropped on by for a peak and as usual hope you enjoyed your day as well.
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Friday, September 20, 2019

Now more of this return to summer weather, before we fall into fall. Expensive beer prices.

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     Another peaceful night and good sleep. After a a late supper of popcorn while watching the tube and heading to bed. Up before the sunrise as usual and waiting for it to get up to warm the  outside air and head out for a nice walkabout town. Looks like the forecast for today through Sunday will be the last of this wonderful hot summer weather. 75F today and feels like 86 , tomorrow and Sunday will feels like 93F . Got to enjoy it while we can !
love the morning mist across the yard here
     Heading into town managed to catch this bunny scooting across the road into the bush. nice to see some tame wildlife here when out and about.
wildlife spotting
going to be an awesome day.
      Finally spotted this machine the township brings into the village travelling along the sidewalks and grinds down some of the uneven  cracks that people can trip on. does a wonderful job.
heading down the sidewalks doing some grinding
    Then just after 9:30 am I headed into new Hamburg to make 5 quick stops. A few Groceries at No Frills, Hemerich hearing for hearing aide supplies for the winter. Dollar Haven to pick up 8 Christmas cards and 3 birthday cards before we head south. The Health food store for some Healthy stuff and the Beer store for my special priced Laker Beer $64.00 for 48 bottles.  Now look at the other beer specials no where near the kind of deal we get with Laker.
this is a deal?
and Coors light $6.00 off
last time  bought this in Niagara falls New York
was $18.99 for 36 including a nice cooler bag.
    Back home by 10:30 made Suzie a quick bite to eat and she headed of to help SIL Sandy secure a bunch of her Dads puzzles he wants mounted and framed.
Now some relaxing in the shade just because I can
enjoying the peaceful very warm sunny day
Immersed in my page turner. This is the life.
     When Suzie got back I took our 5 gallon water jug to the Home hardware store in town here, and refilled it with RO water. Also checked out the addition of the LCBO (Liquor store) area they are setting up. And walk in Beer cooler. A first for Plattsville and so nice to see the laws here in Ontario are allowing these local agencies to open up outside of the government run locations. The products will be sold at the same price but more convenient to small town locations. 
      We enjoyed a quiet happy hour before firing up our Weber Q to grill some Turkey Garlic sausage to go with our salad for tonights supper. And a perfect very warm late summer day but no pool, it is closed for the season.
pool done for this year
the play yard looks good
we are comfortable here in the shade
the leaves are starting to turn color
   Soon time to whip up supper a couple of very tasty Farmer's Turkey garlic sausage we really enjoy, lean and lots of garlic just the way we love it!
not long these are grilled so tasty and juicy
very tender
added to our salad and a couple pieces of bread leftover
 from lunch yesterday
sure hit the spot.
after supper outside  was getting squirely  here  
      Then the mosquitoes decided to join us, hmm put our citronella torch out and they left us alone  for now. At least we can enjoy more of this very warm weather outside this evening.
this seems to work pretty good,
no more skeeters!
         Last night before heading inside I managed to catch a nice sunset across the road over the bean field by the Nith river.
not bad at all
   Another wonderful day here at Camp Awesome getting a few more things taken care of and enjoyed this amazing warm weather while we can.
    Thanks for dropping by and hope you enjoyed wonderful day as well.
Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
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