Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
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Sunday, September 30, 2012

A beautiful fall day and our last visit this year to the Pinery Fleamarket.

Where are we today ?
 Rock Glen resort Arkona Ontario
        Up early again this morning and realized it's Sunday. And another awesome day! Sun shining and not raining. Walkabouts, coffee and computing just enjoying the quiet morning time and fresh fall air. And.. noticing that the leaves are changing colors a bit more every day.
        Just waiting for the air to warm a bit more and Suzie to get ready to go to the Pinery Fleamarket in Grand Bend. This will be our last visit for the year, one of our favourite outings when we are in the area. Next Sunday is our Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend and the last day for many outside functions and we will not be here for it.  So a nice 20 minute country drive just enjoying the scenery along the way.
We keep passing this old farmhouse that
 should have fallen down years ago.
not sure what these are but look like white feathers swaying in the wind
        Got to the Fleamarket shortly after 9 am and slowly made our way to John's Books, the only vendor there that does a book exchange. He always gives us a good deal brought in 16 novels and we got 10 free. Most of these novels we picked up at good prices $1.00 or less so yes a very good deal. Now both our book cases are full and two large bags of books to read, should do us for part of the winter, at least till we get Arizona where we know of a few used book dealers there that have good books to exchange as well.

John and Suzie, discussing some new books that just came out
        The leaves are beginning to fall and its a bit quieter today, next sunday here will be a zoo, with the long weekend.
These two rows are emptied out for the season
        On the way home we took a few back roads and stopped by Juicy Fruit Orchards another local place we have seen but have not stopped at before. They have lots of fresh pumpkin, squash, fresh corn (still) and other seasonal produce.
we picked ip one of these to try for supper, delicious!
        Back to the resort and a couple neighbors were watching their kids in the playground across from us and their two dogs running circles around each other getting themselves tired out. It is so nice to be able to see them run loose a play like this.
baked potato squash
        Now we have been having a problem with fruit flies again so got out our fix that really seems to work very effectively. A small container of Apple cider vinegar, plastic wrap over the top, secured with a rubber band, a tiny hole in the plastic and the flies just wander on in to the smell of the vinegar and there ya go, soon all gone.
        Early afternoon we dropped by Mike and Trishe's to check out the plexiglass they had cut for the screen door and ended up sitting there just chatting the afternoon away. A few snacks and a beverage then,  before we know it's time to head home for supper.
        We have to eat up some of the meat in our freezer, so today some left over ribs, pigtails and sauerkraut, fried up some leftover potatoes and cooked the "Baked Potatoe Squash" in the microwave for about 10 minutes with butter, salt and pepper.

        Well that did it for a tasty meal once again, helped clean out the freezer and make for an easy quick supper.
        Thanks for stopping by and hope you had a great fall Sunday too!

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  1. Beautiful photos of the trees and that old farmhouse!

    But, those darned pigtails again..!!

    1. Thanks Rick. The pigtails were cooked and in the freezer, probably the last time I have them until next spring sometime.

  2. Love the pictures of the old farmhouse. Most of the flea markets are coming to an end for the season ... except those in the south.

    1. Another reason to head south, look for more Fleamarkets.

  3. Great tip on catching those pesky fruit flies.

  4. Hey I forgot the plastic wrap...I'll so catch some fruit flies now!!!

  5. Reading your blog made me feel like I was back at home in Ontario this past summer! You two look great. Keep living the life of your dreams!

    1. Thnaks Heathetr Glad you enjoy reading our travels.


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