Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, April 30, 2018

Relocating on an awesome sunny, warm spring day

Where are we today ? 
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      Another great night's sleep as always. Got a nice early morning walkabout town so peaceful  again just the birds in tress, stop by Pettigrew;s fora chat and back home,
     Then I hopped in the car to New Hamburg picked up a few groceries, dropped off some stuff at the Thrift store and picked up a few prescriptions at the Pharma Save  as well. Home by 10 am we secure the coach, hooked up the car and heading out of town by 10:30. Going to Rock Glen Resort Our home membership park.
enjoying the back country roads
    Couple of short detours along the way and wanted to stop at the GOCO just before Arkona to top up our propane , Good deal here only .63.9 cents a litre.. Best price we have seen all year for the motor home.
          From here enjoyed more country roads to our home membership park, Just more wonderful farm country that we enjoy..
we know we are getting close
here we are!!
       We pulled in to the park, checked in and headed to our reserved site, number 25, we can be here for 3 weeks, full hookups and no overnight fees. We really do love our membership parks. This one in particular . At this time of year so peaceful , just the way we like it, Off season and not many people here.
that be us down there on the right
such a large site and afternoon sun
      We got all checked in a set up by 1 pm. Enjoyed a tasty light lunch, Now to enjoy this very warm afternoon sunshine . 72 F (22C) and much warmer in the sun. Ok shorts , t shirts and sandals are called for. As well as our e-readers.
now this is an amazing spring day
it was quite warm, so opened our awning for some shade
      A bit later Gerry, Melinda and Tucker dropped by for "Happy Hour". First time this year with these guys, So nice to see them again!
Tucker fix for Suzie
Melinda, Tucker and Gerry
treats for Tucler
      Then of course Brian stopped by to join us , he the guy in the middle  right over Gerry's thumb.
lost of stories swapped and a few laughs,
that is what Happy hour is all about
more treats for Tucker
    Soon it was time to whip up supper. Tonight some chicken Souvlaki on the Weber Q to go with our salad, These will be wrapped in flour tortillas like a soft taco.
they on sale the other day gonna give them a try
not long they were done
very tasty and hit the spot tonight 
     Supper done, dishes done and we even got to enjoy an almost nice sunset. Not  desert sunset but the best we can do here.
         We enjoyed a nice short travel day and will enjoy this wonderful campground with full hookups for a while, a real treat for us.
        Thank y;all for stopping by and hope your day was wonderful as well.

 Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sunny Sunday with great spring time weather !

Where are we today ? 
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       It was 34F (1 C) at 5 am today but so peaceful and quiet, we toasty warm inside though. When the sun rose noticed a light dusting of snow on the car windows , and in minutes when the sun hit it was gone.
just a light dusting overnight , soon gone
       Shortly after 7 am I enjoyed a nice walkabout town for a while again so peaceful as usual, Just hearing the birds chirping and the mourning doves cooing. Did catch a bit of the sunrising through the trees as I headed down River road.
cloudy for a bit then the sun rose
heading into town down River road, so quiet here we love it
        Back home to putter around a bit enjoying this warm sunny day, it really is wonderful.  So nice I picked up another trunk load of twigs from the yard and hauled them down the back.
another small load of branches, number 5
        For lunch Suzie wanted a pea-meal  bacon and egg with cheese on a toasted english muffin. Love the pea meal bacon, Its a Canadian thing, originated in Toronto Ontario and a treat for us especially when we can get it at the Farmer's market.
a nice tasty lunch
       After lunch I installed the new license tag on the license plate of our coach, (good for another year) and then cleaned and lubed our tow bar again.
        Now to relax and enjoy our e-readers in this wonderful warm sunny afternoon for a while.
what a perfect spring day!
sunny most of the day right here
not long and had my shorts on to enjoy this wonderful weather
        Shortly after 2 pm Suzie went to New Hamburg to visit with her  Dad for a while. They had a very nice visit chatting about the family tree and stuff.  And I just stayed home immersed in this amazing crime scene page turner, in the sunshine. Now this is the life ! Sorry I did not go with Suzie, but she could not drag me away from this wonderful sunny day. She just wanted some father and daughter time which I appreciate. I wish I could still do that (ok son) with my father or mother.
just a great day here
          Suzie home by 4 pm, we enjoyed a nice happy hour with a snack then I fired up our Weber Q to grill a small pork loin roast to go with our salad.
so peaceful here, I know I have  said this before
not long this is done to perfection, 145f internal temperature,
medium is about right for this very lean pork. 
salad, pork roast , with apple sauce
so tasty
        Our day was wonderful , supper excellent and of course a few leftovers just the way we like it.
        This be our last day here for a while heading on out in the morning, to enjoy some full hookups for a while at our home park and visit some good friends.
        Glad that y'all dropped in to a visit and really hope you had a wonderful day as well.

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Overcast but we got to enjoy another hockey game and some homemade soup for lunch!

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       Ok now we are back to some cooler weather again no sunrise to enjoy but no rain, that's a  bonus, mostly overcast and a cooler day with NW winds, Started a pot of chicken broth first thing from last nights chicken thighs and let them simmer for a couple of hours. House smells wonderful !
       I did enjoy a nice walkabout town and a nice country drive to New Hamburg just because I could Back home by 8:30 to finish the chicken broth and add the ingredients for a tasty chicken soup  with barley ( Thanks Patsy for the tip about the barley) gonna try it instead of noodles.  Like the noodles better but the barley is better for us.
the United Church just a couple of houses
from the 3 houses we had in town
the old church manse across from the church
still in nice shape
        Next on the agenda was to go to the Ayr arena to watch grandson number 4 play hockey. This was a 4 on 4 fun game lasts 49 minutes , non stop play,  every 90 seconds they change shifts. No stopping the game at all nonstop action.very fast paced . So fun to watch these guys and girls have too much fun. He is 10 years old.
the aren complex in Ayr
     We arriver as they were prepping the ice surface for their game.
here he is ready to hit the ice
there he goes a spark plug on the ice!
so very quick for  a little guy

yellow socks
between shifts he stopped to give us a smile
face off, he is in the yellow socks
a large rink they travel in no time
        He actually scored 3 goals (maybe 4) and I managed to catch one, a bit blurry but I was there and really enjoyed it right along with him.
they sure beat the other team very nicely
and they all had a fun time
final score 13 to 7 they cleaned up
      Back home the weather no better still overcast and cool/cold so not much outside stuff done today other than a few short walkabouts. Had some homemade chicken barley soup for lunch then visited Dennis and Sandy's, pick up our mail, visit for a while, and back home, relax a bit then whip up supper.
chicken barley soup as very tasty ,
perfect for a cool spring day
     Was gonna cook on our Weber but really too cold at 39 F (3C) to do a good job on some fish, So preheat our oven and baked some breaded fish we have to add to our salad.
this worked for us tonight very tasty
today's weather all day long
     The day just flew on by enjoying the hockey game , homemade soup and our time together,  Reading , research and a few short walkabouts. All is good in our world, Gonna get colder tonight so the weather Gods say, but then should be all uphill from here.
      Thanks for dropping by again and hope you managed some nice warm weather as well.
 Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
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Friday, April 27, 2018

Warm and sunny again, eye test, and picked up a few things, loving this weather.

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      Just more of this same wonderful weather here. Starting with another wonderful sunrise right outside our dining room window shortly after 6 am. I have been waiting for a while this morning for this to happen.
and it did was wonderful as usual
     Got a short walkabout town then into New Hamburg for a few food specials at the No Frills. I like to go early and beat the crowds like usual.
      Plus get to enjoy a nice quiet country drive as well.
lots of deer in this area
grain elevators not far from us
       Back home and enjoying more wonderful warm sunny weather so took a nice walk across the road through part of the bush trails there, a bit muddy but no bugs there yet, bonus. So peaceful around here.
the Nith river
         The back home for a light lunch and headed into Kitchener at 11:30  to  the Optometrist to get my eyes tested . Looks like I need a new prescription and all looks good almost, signs of cataracts  heading my way I guess time will tell, when they will happen, hopefully later than sooner, all part of getting older.
      Suzie went with me because she wanted to stop at the Giant Tiger next door, so we picked up a few things and stopped by Canadian Tire for a new meat thermometer for me and a new adapter for our air compressor that works well for adding air to the coaches dual tires. The one I had before would not to the inside duals. Also picked up a new suitcase with wheels for our vacation that we hope to do this fall. Of course we  can use out Canadian Tire points that we accumulate year round so all this was "free" and our balance is still over $100.00.
this one works perfectly
          Home before  2 pm aired up our tires, put my shorts on and enjoyed reading in the afternoon sun with my sweetie,starting another new author . This one is also a real page turner. Almost forgot the make supper, but alas I had to do it we getting hungry.
really got right into this book
interesting view at this tree with no leaves yet
almost spooky
         Ok, I fired up our Weber Q and grilled all 4 of these chicken legs and thighs. Only a $1.00 a pound , wanted leftovers so that I can make some chicken soup, gotta have some chicken soup it's been a while.
not long on our Weber Q and so tasty
added to our salad was so tasty
        About 5:45pm the chicken about ready and we started to have a sprinkle of rain, Not much but just enough to send us inside, plus the temperature was really dropping for 72F (22C) this afternoon to 52 f (11C) at 7:30. But at least we sure had a wonderful warm sunny productive day.
       Glad that you dropped on by and hope you got to enjoy some sunshine in your day as well.
 Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
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Where have we been this summer?