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Monday, May 20, 2013

Google hangout, and all of Canada gets a holiday for my birthday!

Where are we today ?

        Today all of Canada (except Quebec) gets a Holiday to celebrate my birthday. This is the Victoria Day Weekend in honor of Queen Victoria, its our first long weekend of the summer. Also known as the May 24, May long weekend and in My world, George's Birthday, for the last 64 years.
        So now now with another awesome day of weather, sunshine, clear skies and temperatures in the mid 80's F (30c) with humidity close to 100f (38C) it really does not get any better. 
        Today at 1 pm we are looking forward to a Google + Hangout with Rick Doyle, fellow blogger and rv'er we have been following for a few years but never met in person. They live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia Canada and spend the winter in Desert Hotsprings California. Maybe we will catch up this winter.
        Rick is a real computer guy and the purpose of the hangout was a video chat with 9 other people to show us all the in's and outs of Google +.  But our internet connection apparently was to slow and cutting in and out to participate. I did manage to get on for a few seconds but finally had to give up. Would have been an informative bunch with most of us Bloggers never having ever met but read each other's blogs.
a screen shot of the one time I connected
        Shortly after this we had few friends drop by to chat and wish me Happy Birthday (old guy) and enjoyed their visit on this very hot afternoon.
I was trying to connect, but to no avail
Suzie got her dog fix
        Then the campground is emptying out . most everybody has to go back to school or "work". We vaguely remember when we had to do this  a long time ago. Its nice to see everybody here enjoying the weather but its also nice to see them go. So quiet and peaceful now.
this area behind us is all empty now
the valley empty too
now relaxing in the shade enjoying our books
         But now time to fire up our Weber and I can cook up my birthday supper. Suzie had offered to take me out by I wanted a nice T-bone steak, baked potato, garlic shrimp and garlic bread with cheese, and a couple beer. But ya know for what it would cost us for that meal and not be happy with it, I can make it much better and the whole thing for less than ten dollars (steak was on sale). Besides I love cooking on our Weber Q-100 at home.
almost done 
every thing was perfect, our Weber Q came thru again.
and then Suzie did the dishes.
       The plan was maybe a campfire but skies are overcast tonight and besides we had a nice one last night, after I posted our blog, with a great sunset too.
nice fire
last night's sunset
        So there everybody had a nice long weekend to celebrate MY birthday. At least I am here to say "you're welcome". Queen Victoria has been gone for 100 or so years.
        Mike, Trish, Jordan and Maggie stopped by again after supper just before the skies turned black and winds picked up (about 8:30) Glad we had our campfire last night. Also had Rob (owner, manager of the resort) and his daughter stop by to wish be Happy birthday as well.
        Thanks for stopping in and hope you enjoyed your long (or short) weekend as much as we did.
 Posted by the "Weber Q man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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  1. So sorry your connection didn't work. I am sure it would have been very informative.

    A very happy birthday to you George. Hope you had a great day. Your meal looks delicious.

    1. Day was awesome, was looking forward to the hangout too.

  2. Happy Birthday George, missed you on the hangout.

    1. Was hoping to connect but was not in the cards I guess.

  3. Happy Birthday, George! One more year and you're going to be an Old Age Pension collector like me - gotta love that.

    Sorry your Internet connection failed today but I'm sure we'll catch you next time.

    I put our Weber Q to good use tonight grilling up steaks - all in honour of your Birthday, of course!!

    1. That pension will be a nice bonus.
      Interent can be finicky at the best of times, maybe another day.
      Gotta love cooking on the Weber, thanks for celebrating with me.

  4. Here is another Happy Birthday greeting to you George. Here is hoping you don't get all the nastyweather that is being forecasted for the next few days. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  5. Happy happy Birthday!! What a way to celebrate! I know we would have picked your dinner over going out too!! Looked incredible, along with your beautiful day!!

  6. Happy Canada Day and Happy Birthday to you!

  7. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you George. Liked your choice of Birthday dinner. All in all looked like a nice way to spend the day. Even nicer now that the holiday crowds are gone. The corn came out great, luv cooking it like that now, thanks for sharing that. Have a great Tuesday!

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes.
      Can cook almost anything on the Weber Q. Glad you enjoyed.
      Too bad miss you and everybody else on the hangout.

    2. Likewise, was looking forward to you participating in the HangOut.

  8. Glad you had a great day on your birthday. Nice to have it as a special Canadian event.

    1. Love it when Canada can celebrate my birthday!

  9. Happy Birthday a bit late. Missed you at the hangout. Something happened with my connection. At first it was perfect, then suddenly, I could hear but not see what was happening. I would guess operator error here.


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