Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hockey, purging and another birthday celebration all in one day!

Where are we today ?
         Not so cool this morning like it was yesterday almost 50 f at 6 am, we can deal with that. Very foggy for a while and as I head to the garage to chat with a few guys at 8 o'clock the sun was beginning to burn off the fog.

        Then at 9 am down to the arena to watch Grandson number 4 doing his hockey practise. He is doing pretty good I must say. Then at 10 we wandered over to the local restaurant for a treat. Suzie and I actually treated ourselves to breakfast, A very rare occasion that we actually do this,  and it was very tasty.

          11 am back to the arena and grandson number one getting a practise game in as well. He also is doing very well.
          After three hours here headed into  Ma's house to clean up some more, pack up a few things and help a friend pick up a few items he needed for his place. Ma came by, and visited a  few neighbors to chat with and all was good.
        Back by 3:30 to Camp awesome and got to finish mowing the lawn for this tour of duty here in Plattsville. Time to blow this popstand. We are departing on Monday morning, time to get away for a bit.
a perfect sunny day
relaxing in the shade
         Then relax for a bit and fire up our Weber Q. Grill a couple Honey Garlic Turkey sausage.
          In foil I added some cauliflower, leeks  and red cabbage for a tasty side dish to go with the salad.
very colorful and tasty
       After supper we wandered down the road to the neighbors place "Danny".  He was having a surprise birthday party for a mutual acquaintance in town. Have not talked to them for many years. Their daughter and son used to come into my restaurant in the 1990's and also figure skated with daughter number two way back then as well. 
       There was a huge meal planned and birthday cake along with a big campfire, and perfect weather tonight for this event. We got there in time for the birthday cake.
        Chatted with a whole mess of people we have not seen for years and even met some new people in the process. All in all everyone had a great time, enjoyed the celebration, good food and of course cake and ice cream.
birthday boy on the left and a young fellow I worked
with in a tool and die shop for 7 years
 before we hit the road
the huge fire pit sure kept the dampness off tonight.
        Eventually us old people need to head home, so only a few hundred yards down the country road and we are back in our house. Relax after a busy day and even had time to have a bit of fun too.
        Loving this warm weather that came back and hope it stays for a while longer.
        Thanks again for your visit, it was awesome!
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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  1. That's what it's like going back to the area we lived and worked. People and get togethers happen everywhere. Looks like you're having a great time enjoying it all.

  2. Good morning, George ;) ... enjoyed reading about another of your awesome days!

    1. Good Morning Carolyn , glad you stopped in for a visit.

  3. It must be a Canadian thing with all the grandkids and Hockey.
    Glad to see you two are still having an Awesome time and getting ready to hit the road.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. It is and ongoing thing here in Ontario as you know.

  4. Hope you get enough hockey to last you a while cause it's pretty rare in the Southwest... ;c)


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