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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The weather came as predicted, so we hunker down and make the best of it. And take a few minutes to back up my Blog.

Where are we today ?
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      Rained off and on overnight and was 38F at 5 am. Overcast and cloudy all day as the temperature is dropping. So this morning I started a large pot of Hurst's Ham Been soup about 8 am boiling with the hambone from last nights supper. A good day for homemade soup.
love this soup mix only available in the USA
we stocked up
Sandy has a nice large pot for this soup
          While this was simmering away I whipped in to New Hamburg for a few items, before the freezing rain starts. And I guess everyone else thought the same. The large No Frills grocery store there at 8:30 this morning, almost every cashier open and 3-4 overfull carts at each one, and everyone talking about the ice storm coming. It took a while but I was in no hurry.
     Back home by 10 to finish off the soup and decided while I was in the kitchen anyway may as well bake a package of cinnamon rolls to nibble on and share, quite tasty they were. We enjoyed a bowl of soup for lunch and a tasty warm cinnamon bun, then home for the afternoon.
a nice large soup pot
very tasty and lots more
    I picked up these to try when we were in Ohio and made a very tasty snack for a very good price.
these turned out wonderful
      By 11 am the freezing rain had begun and while looking out the Kitchen window Suzie and Dennis saw a  large tree branch fall onto the roof of one of their sheds. Their clothes line is attached to that tree as well so they whipped outside to take the clothes line down , at least no laundry on it.
tree branch into the shed, glad it was not our coach
right above the swing set it was where it broke off
            Now because of the freezing rain, sleet and 25 mph winds hitting the drivers side of our coach we decided to pull in the slide, this makes our coach warmer, less drafts around the open slide, and helps to prevent the freezing of the water lines that go out there for our kitchen. The temperature around -3 C (26F) with a wind chill -11 C (12F) not nice out there, no problem we are toasty inside.
slide is in and much warmer now
looking south from here, pretty much a white out
glad we are not going anywhere
yes nasty out there
soon it will be nicer, right?
 icicles on our coach 
      Soon time for supper, so I preheat the oven (for extra heat)  and baked a couple of chicken cordon Blue that I picked up in Ohio. Simple, easy and tasty, to go with our salad tonight.
sure not a spring day today
         The chicken done in the oven for about 40 minutes and sure did the trick tonight.
Chicken Cordon blue and our salad, yummy
looking out the window covered in ice
            Then about 6:30 I bundle up and walked down the road a bit, snow plow had been by earlier but the roads were still not great, Some snow on the roads and ice under as well, Sure glad we don;t need to be driving anywhere today.
these roads ae very slippery
    There ya go in wonderful Ontario Canada, spring day (not !) but it is what it is just never know what kinda weather we will get at this time of year. We have bean pretty lucky most years bit guess the cards are not on out favor this year. Soon summer and the heat waves will be upon us yeah !
     Thanks for stopping on by today, so nice to have you along.
 Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
click this link www.geosuzie.rockglen.com
Where have we been this summer?

36 comments:

  1. Be careful when you're out walking George.
    nice that we can stay warm inside.
    enjoy your time there.

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    1. It is nice to be warm inside and outside walking, I an very careful. We are enjoying our time here, and looking forward to more fun times.

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  2. Definitely a soup kind of day. Glad you're not traveling in this.

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    1. Sure was a soup kinda day, and really hit the spot.
      We sure would not be travelling in this stuff, just park and wait.

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  3. Yes, a nice Ontario spring day! Not much nicer out here on the west coast, continuous rain and overcast skies! We all should be somewhere else!

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    1. Yes, you all amigos could be in Southern California 78 F yesterday & 81 today, nice, sunny & breezy, no complains!!
      Hope spring-time visit you soon.

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    2. Yes Croft it is not very nice weather, but sure will feel wonderful when it warms uno and clears, we are patiently waiting.

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    3. I knew we left southern California too soon ! You enjoy that weather for us please .

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  4. Mmmm I can almost taste that soup. I love ham soup. This snow will make the warm weather feel that much nicer. We are finding already that a +8C day is nice weather here. How quickly we forget the heat.

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    1. That soup is so tasty and perfect fr the weather. We would love + any temperature right now.

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  5. Definitely a good day to be inside. Sounds like the whole town was thinking the same by getting their shopping done first thing. Smart folks.
    Sounds like the weather won't improve for you tomorrow. Stay safe.

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    1. Not a fun day to be outside, And yes the whole town was shopping first thing in the morning.
      Not going to improve much today either.

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  6. That really looks cold!! So glad you all are warm and toasty inside!! Yes, soup is the perfect thing for that kind of weather!! Those cinnamon buns look delicious!!

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    1. It is much colder than we like, the Soup and cinnamon buns are very tasty.. Comfort food.

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  7. Your weather seems to be just about everywhere in Canada and the some parts of US.

    I love those beans too use lots of them in the winter. Your soup looked perfect for your day

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    1. This weather is pretty wide spread and should clear up in a few weeks.
      Love this soup any time I can make it so very tasty

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  8. Seattle, Roosevelt High school...1965....The ladies in the lunch room made these fantastic cinnamon rolls...We would grab some on the way to gas engine class..I don't think any of us had time for breakfast...Jeez!..I wish I could find some today...I have never found any to compare...
    You still drive me nutz with your meals...This is a good thing, don't stop on my account...(:+).....
    David

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    1. Memories of some of the great things we used to have and do. Nothing luke these buns right out of the oven.
      I like cooking David so I won't stop.

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  9. Watch for falling branches while you're out and about George. Hopefully the ice and snow will be gone in the next day or two. At least we all have power and heat even if the weather is nasty.

    Love the soup, looks excellent. I too picked up a couple of those bags of beans for future use.

    Stay warm and safe.

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    1. I always watch for those branches, luckily there is non near our coach.
      It is nice that our homes are self contained.

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  10. Be careful! One slip and fall could break a bone.

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    1. That's for sure, don't want to do that..

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  11. Cinnamon rolls seemed to be very popular yesterday..soup looks delicious and perfect for the day you had! Sure looks cold there! Lots of icicles and nice that you don't have to go anywhere! Stay warm!

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    1. The rolls were excellent and the soup perfect for the day as well.
      We toasty warm here, no problem.

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  12. Oh my gosh. I don't think I've ever been in weather that bad. The seasons seem to be shifting further right. Maybe you should leave a little later next time so you're still in the warm Arizona air in April!! Brrrrrrrrrr

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    1. Not really good right now Nancy. We have been in this cold a few times, but we do manage to survive, That is a possibility we have been thinking about. Most years at this time it is not as bad. Not nice out there for sure.

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  13. I was planning on hitting home today, but the weather forecast had me boot it from PA on Friday. Yesterday it turned cold in Ottawa, but we have yet to have any precipitation. Guess we got lucky. Soup and buns look delicious. Gonna have to make some ribs covered in sauerkraut today.

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    1. Nice that you made it home ok, The soup and buns was perfect thanks.
      Enjoy your ribs and kraut.

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  14. Wow, that's just nasty weather, but soon we'll all be running the AC! Smart move to pull in the slide...

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    1. Yes Peter it is nasty, after this cold would love more hot weather. Pulling in the slide makes a big difference.

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  15. Soup looks delish. Weather looks brrr. We in Page AZ, boondocking at Lone Rock beach - you'll gotta visit this place. Waiting waiting to see which way we enter Canada -> Alaska .

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    1. Yes Sandy the soup is very tasty. Enjoy you time in Page and don't rush to Canada yet.

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  16. Nothing like comfort food to offset those nasty weather conditions. Other bloggers are writing about the same, especially Karen in Wisconsin. Her photos look like the dead of winter, not like a spring snowstorm.

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    1. Yes Sue it was perfect food for this weather., there is a lot of strange weather going around this year in many places.

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  17. The weather this year is crazy. It is one thing to have cold temperatures but the ice and snow is not needed. At least you have no where you have to be, of course, with that type of weather even if we had to be some where we would not be moving. Stay warm and be careful on the ice.

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    1. Yes Deb this weather is not nice, the cold is Ok but this ice and snow not called for. We resettled here for a bit and on't nee to go very far to relocate this summer, You guys travel safe and don;t rush home.

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