Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Grand Bend, Pinery Fleamarket, sunshine, warmer weather and a tasty supper on the Weber Q.

Where are we today ?

           Last night after blogging and comfy in front of the tv for a bit. Knock on our door about 9:30pm. Friends of ours Bill and Carol dropped in. They were visiting a friend Irene her in the park and noticed we were her. Such a nice surprise! We had a great vist with them caught up on all the news thats happening in their lives. Have not seen them since last August for their 50th wedding anniversary in Goderich.
          Now after they left finally headed to bed and slept like a log the both of us. This morning a look out our front window and see a heavy frost on the car windows. Brr ,out there but we are toasty warm inside our house.
frosty windows
but sunshine is creeping into the valley warming things up
        Sunday and sunshine so another trip to the Pinery Fleamarket in Grand Bend. Our favourite place to head out on a sunday morning when we are in the area. Nothing we need other than some extra hot pepperettes from my favorite vendor there. Always see new things to look at too and even a snack of fresh cut fries to share from the fry guy there.
         As usual took lotsa pictures of stuff that have not seen for a long time.
monster sweet potatoes
old games bring back memories
remember the school zone signs ?
circus signs
more old signs
Love this hot rod parked there
puppet show
juke box
remember when air was free and the service stations
actually checked you oil ?
another juke box
        After the fleamarket headed into town. Grand Bend just a couple  miles north of here. In the nice warm weather this is the "happening place" especially for the younger crowd. I have been coming here for over 40 years and do "remember when"! Not too crowded today with the cool breezes. Suits us just fine. No bikinis today sorry.
the "Main Drag"
a few bikes in town
       Then stopped by the beach and the boardwalk, looks just awesome but a cool breeze still not beach weather today.
lighthouse on the pier
Lake Huron, Michigan on the other side,
93 kms (57 miles) away.
        After leaving the beach headed south on HWY 21 along the lake to Ipperwash beach then back home. We sat beside the cabin next to us and can enjoy the warm sunshine and are sheltered from the cool north wind again today. Enjoying our books for a while. Richard stopped by for visit and we enjoyed chatting with him for while until time to fire up our Weber Q-100.
        After preheating the grill on high for 15 minutes turned to low and added the potatoes.
now ready to cook.
         For supper I put together a large potato pocket, with potatoes, onions, green pepper and carrots, some vegetable spices and a bit of olive oil.  Wrapped on foil on the grill on low about 45 minutes turning every 15 minutes. Remember cook it low and slow.
ready to grill
         For the last 15 minutes put on a couple boneless pork chops I wrapped with bacon turning every 6 minutes until done to perfection.  The rear foil package has some mesquite wood chips for added  smokey flavour. Nothing enhances the flavor of porkchops quite like wrapping with bacon and mesquite wood ships.  More pork makes pork tast better!
ready to go
about an hour later supper is done
really hit the spot
        After supper relaxed outside until about 7:30 with our books and chat for a bit until it just got too chilly. The inside to windup posting the blog, and take off the night time chill.
        Finished computing , read  for a bit and turn on the tube, Suzie had craving for some cheesecake we picked up the other day so a nice taste of that just rounded off our awesome day.
Excellent cheesecake
        That was our sunny sunday and we enjoyed every minute of it, hope you had a great one too!
        Thanks for stopping in for a peak, and remember ya'll come back now, hear?

Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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  1. Looks like a great looks nice!

    1. Every day is great here, thanks for stopping in.

  2. Looks like another good day in your neck of the world.

    1. It was awesome soo be warmer and even awesomer!

  3. ! Pretty soon, you are going to put Emerill and Bobby Flay in the has-been category.

  4. Oh dear...if someone came knocking at our door at 9:30, I would have to wake Paul

    We love a good flea market. Always so many unusual things to see.

    I am still trying to send you two some nice weather for everyday! Let me know when it gets does not include frost!

    1. Well they did wake me up too but thats ok the TV was watching me.
      Nothing like a fleamarket for fun.
      Counting on that weather arriving soon.

  5. What a wonderful supper! You are inspiring me to get off my butt and try some recipes! Weather sounds wonderful after being in the nineties down here in Sarasota!

    1. Keep it simple and its a lot more fun.
      Enjoy the cooler weather there.

  6. Wood chips?!! Going to try that next time. You are sure in some beautiful country...

    1. The wood chips add a little extra flavor.
      Just love this part of the country.
      Nice area to hang out for the summer months.

  7. What a great fleamarket! Just love meandering through them! And the beach...haven't seen one in awhile. Sure looks peaceful!

    Have a great Monday!

  8. Love the flea market photos. I like the old juke boxes - they're cool. I miss the beach.

    1. Is fun here, no beaches there in the desert for you thou.


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