Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Buckhorn, Lakefield area is wonderful, even on an overcast day.

Where are we today ?
         A bit cooler and overcast today but that's just fine we have other things todo. First things early morning walkabout the lower part of the campground, not real busy but will be at some point this week.
lots of sites available for this, Canada Day Holiday
coming up this week
we have another nice site here
          About 8:30 headed into Buckhorn for a few groceries and check out to see whats new since last summer. 
Canadian flags flying for Canada Day tomorrow
         Saw the sign for the Buckhorn  Community Centre Market on Tuesdays so stopped in there to check things out, lots of fresh baked goods, craft and some local produce as well. Picked up 2 pecan tarts for a snack.
not too busy yet, it was early still, just the way I like it
       And noticed this amazing Drummondi Maple tree below, very interesting leaves!
         Back home and Suzie had sorted our laundry so into Lakefield about 8 minutes away to the laundry mat. Commercial washers and dryers does a very good job, quick easy and reasonable. And I can read while all this is going on. Love doing laundry! After the laundry a short drive about town on my way home, few nice old buildings I spotted, worth taking a picture of to share. But did not hang around too long gotta get home to make lunch. While Suzie puts the laundry away.
         A quick bite to eat but now raining pretty steady. So what do I do? Wash some of our coach in the rain of course. Free nice soft rain water does a really good job on the spots I did. No Rv washing allowed here so do what I can, when I can.
collecting rain water from our awning
        Now had a couple more minor projects to putter with, after washing some of the coach, repair CB radio (done) repair my cordless drill (done), install hanger for CB radio (done), repair can opener (done). Just a few minor things perfect rainy day projects.
        Projects done and now its after 4 pm. Where did the day go? So a short "Happy 1/2 hour" with Suzie and I can whip up a salad, preheat our Weber Q to grill a lovely Turkey breast for supper. While this is grilling we can enjoy our e-readers outside , under our awning and out of the rain. Love warm rainy days occasionally.
turkey breast and some yellow peppers
the turkey so moist and tasty,
        And Suzie even got her "doggie fix" when our friend Pat stopped by with BJ (Billie Jean).
       Having issues with our Satellite dish since it fell over. Call Shaw today and they can mail a new L&B to us, no longer free, was $99.00 would take a week or so, but they can have a local technician to instal a new one on Thursday this week, same price, so thats what we will do.  We don't watch much tv so not a big deal, have a couple channels on the antenna here or some DVD's or even VHS tapes it we have the need.
        That was our wonderful day, hope you had a nice one too. Thanks for stopping by again, and if you in the area stop in to say Hi. 
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Spring and Summer.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Moved on down the road, finally , into Cottage country, Ontario !

Where are we today ?
        This morning we up and at it first thing, taking our time getting ready to hit the road. Moving away from this area for a couple weeks heading up to Galvin bay Resort in Buckhorn Ontario Canada. 
          Took a leisurely drive even though along the highway, no hurry, traffic moving along pretty good. Left about 10:15 am and arrived about 2:45 after stopping at the Curve Lake reservation to fuel up our coach, and car. Only $1.06 a litre compared to $1.18 a litre everywhere else. Fuelled up with 224 litres and saved $26.88 on this fill up fuel up alone.
267 kms  (167 miles)
      Finally on the road, thanking the highway instead of the backroads.The back roads take 2 hours longer, is a nice drive through the small towns, but also uses more fuel with the stop and go. And have done that route many times over the years.
On the highway moving down the road
Highway 35/115  north
through Bridgenorth and nice small town
love the back roads 
            Now checked in and all set up before 4 pm in time for Happy Hour.
another nice site here
         Visit with friends Pat, Norm, Jim and the dogs, have not seen since last summer.
a nice social time and catch up
        Then back home to whip up a salad, preheat the Weber Q, relax with our e-readers and enjoy the view from our site.
nice view
This a cool looking bird
Couple onion and parsley Turkey burgers
add to our salad and was tasty
        That was a wonderful day moving on and away for a while. Into cottage country and enjoy another area we love. Our Coast to Coast home park, no overnight fees except for the $5.00 a night resort fee the last 2 years, still very reasonable.
        Glad you took the time to stop in for a peak.
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Spring and Summer.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Rv stuck here (not ours) and Happy birthday to my Ma!

Where are we today ?
       Sunday morning and still overcast but the wind has subsided. Last nigh the wind blew our satellite dish over and and cracked the LNB (head). Thought it was toast thats why we watched a dvd movie we had.
         So this morning wind died down and rain let up and I played with it for a bit. Put the LNB back together and taped it up. Guess what it still works! Amazing gonna see if we can buy a new one here in town for a spare on  Monday.
taped together and still works !
       Morning walkabout town and stopped by Danny's place next door. Now lotsa people like to stop in and visit him for a beer. No problem right ? But he got wise. How about a beer dispenser 2 bucks each, love it !
beer machine, great idea!
      Back at "Camp Awesome" the rig that was heer last night wanting to move out. After the heavy rains last night he got stuck on the lawn. Not going anywhere!

yep he stuck
      Now Danny being a friendly neighbour came over with his 4X4 pickup truck hooked one and no go. Not gonna move that rig.
        Now to plan B. Danny went home got his diesel 4 wd tractor and hooked up.
 a bit of spinning
but did the trick
made a mess of John's lawn

but a few guys worked on it for a it and not so bad now
       Now for 11:30am we gonna visit my Ma and have a birthday lunch with her in Kitchener take her a nice Black Forest cake for  desert. When we arrived found my sister and BIL, brother and SIL there as well. We have a very nice visit with Ma, enjoyed a nice lunch and some birthday cake, some fun times together.
this be the cake, awesome! 
ma she happy to have us all here, 88 yrs old today
she blew the candles out too
soup for lunch
tasty shrimp caesar salad too
      Next into the lounge and we can chat for a while. Not that often that we all get together and she enjoyed the visit.
she looking pretty good
that be our family, l-r Me, Suzie,(bro) Chris, (SIL)Sheri,
 Paul (BIL, and Sis Louise,
of course  front and centre
     Now back home I have a few small projects on the go. Finish secure our new cupboard, put all my tools away, relax for a few minutes and whip up supper. Tonight some pinwheel salmon stuffed with lobster we picked up last week and the St.Jacobs market.
salmon pinwheels added to our salad
did the trick tonight
      Glad that you stopped by again  for a peak.
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Spring and Summer.