Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Excellent weather, a great hike and company for supper.

Where are we today ?
      Another amazing day of awesome weather. Sunshine blue skies and next to no wind, shorts and t-shirt weather for sure.Temps around the 21c (70 f) and felt much warmer. Yep we will take it! 
      My early morning drive to Plattsville really got me going and wanting to be out and about.
      Found out we having company for supper so a quick trip to the grocery store for a few extra items.
here is mom training her daughter how to shop,
too cute
After a light lunch Suzie and her dad went to visit her Mom.  Now with this amazing weather I had a plan to explore further reaches of New Hamburg. Gonna head south and west looking for Walker woods hiking trail.  Just in a different direction than downtown.
new buds on the trees, sure is nice
      So I headed out to explore. Had to make my way through Stonecroft and active lifestyle community. Very nice, very upscale, very expensive and very much not for us. 
      But cost me nothing to go for a nice walk on an awesome day! Got a good 5.5 miles done today , so much easier and more interesting than the indoor track.

8.8 kms, (5.5 miles) today
Pretty fancy stuff here
nice walking and hiking trails
homes back onto these trails
nice clubhouse
      Wander around enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. I came across the trail and headed off into the bush. So quiet and peaceful and not another soul in site, loved it!
soon it will be overgrown
rest areas and pavilions placed here and there, nice!
          Heading back along Haysville rd, some of these retirement homes are huge!
can't imagine wanting to retire in a home like this!
         But sure did have a wonderful walking day, and feeling much better every day. Enjoyed my E reader for a bit on the sunny deck, then began whipping up supper. Couple small pork roasts on our Weber Q. A pot of mashed taters, mixed veggies, apple sauce and gravy for supper. Had Suzie's Dad, and his brother and wife. Uncle Clare her dad's youngest brother, dropped by for a visit and we had a nice meal and social time together.
2 small pork roast on our Q
sure was tasty
       Then because we had company again, desert. Fresh Strawberries,and whipped cream, just to finish things off.
Strawberries and whipped cream? wonderful
        Another great day passed us by and and all was wonderful.
        Thanks for taking a peak again, hope your weather was as good as ours !
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this past Winter.


  1. So where did the gravy come from if you cooked the roasts on the grill?

    1. Ah ha I was wondering who would be the first to spot that. A package gravy works just like it did when I had my restaurant. Special for company.

  2. Definitely agree that retiring in a huge home like that would take up so much of your time you couldn't enjoy life.
    Now that question that Judy just asked you proves that she's not just another pretty face. Where did the gravy come from?
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thats why we live in our house on wheels, it can take us to different places.

  3. I love the Walker Woods idea. It must be difficult for Suzies Dad to visit knowing that his home is sold and soon all his collections will soon be gone.

    1. The walking trails are very nice, her Dad is adjusting very well.

  4. I like the idea of quiet and peaceful. After having too much house to clean, I no longer am interested in another big house. Probably because I'm now used to small, that's what I like.

    1. We agree our house on wheels is the perfect size!

  5. I'd never want a big house again, but a small place would be nice. I'd keep The Palms, though. Then when I want to hit the road, I could at the drop of a hat. That would be perfect!

    Your dinner looks delicious! :)

    1. Thanks Barbara it was very tasty.
      No more big houses for us either, maybe a condo or park model it and when the time comes. Gotta have our coach as long as possible


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