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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cooler , and a bit drizzly computer time and doggie fixes for Suzie

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        A nice soothing rain overnight cooling things down a bit more to a comfortable 70F today. Supposed to be overcast most of the day. No problem we have things to do, like taking it easy (we are good at that).
      Gota few walkabouts early between the rain drops, check emails and have our coffee fixes, and we worked on a few things for this summers itinerary. Where and when we can go and who to visit.
overcast and drizzly this morning
      Took a short trip to Forest for supper tonight we wanted chicken and no food in our freezer, needed couple of other items as well. Now that our freezer is working once again we will pick up our freezer food tomorrow at Dennis and Sandy's in New Hamburg after our doctors appointments in Stratford.
      While I was away Suzie was working on some computer issues with Gerry. Then we enjoyed a light tasty lunch. I just puttered around with a few minor repairs and maintenance things. Still over cast and cool but we did get a couple of hours enjoying our e-readers outside under our awning with a nice light rain.
Gerry, Tucker and Suzie computing
after lunch we relaxed under our awning reading
to the soothing sound of a light rain
     Then about 3 pm got a text from Gerry to invite us over for Happy Hour he its watching Tucker and Joe's dog Choco. ( I did not get a pic of Choco today, he was too fast for me). So over we go and Suzie got couple more doggie fixes with Tucker and Choco.
     Right behind their site is a pond with lovely colourful lily pads and flowers.
Love the flowers here on the pond
Tucker and Suzie wrestling over his toy 
Tucker and Gerry relaxing
Tucker gets his Happy Hour Treats he has come to expect
      We headed home about 4:30 to whip up supper . Preheat our Weber Q made our salad and grilled a couple of nice bone in chicken breasts on our grill mat,
Now sunny and warm again, more reading
while the chicken cooks to perfection 
smells awesome
yummy? yup.
       Of course some leftover chicken, think some soup in the near future. Dishes done and back outside to finish this posting in the afternoon sun. Still in shorts and t-shirt at 8 PM enjoying the quiet sounds of the birds chirping and mourning doves cooing.
       Blog done and posted, read a bit out here then inside for the night wrapping up anther wonderful relaxing day here at Rock Glen Resort.
 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?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cooler day relaxing , run a few errands and just putter around.

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        The weather cooled down last night for a good sleep without our AC needed. So nice to be back here full hookups for a while , get a few things done and relax now back in our home again! Our fridge seems to be working perfectly on propane once again. Turned on over night and temperatures right where they should be, food is taken care of and our Beer and wine is cold, what more can we ask for?
        Did get a short walkabout early this morning then at 8 am headed into Strathroy to stock up on some needed groceries. Ended up only getting 2 miles walked today , but have been busy puttering around, Always something to fix.
        After ordering the new part for our step and a light tasty lunch. I set to work to re-attach the headliner in our car. It has been coming loose for a while and after trying a few fixes, Barry at the body shop recommended a product that works. I picked it up in New Hamburg last week.
sun visors removed and windshield masked
for overspray
 to secure our headliner
half hour later all back in place,
much better now
this product is made for this project
       I puttered around a bit more with a few small projects, and tried to get our TV antenna  cable fixed, but need to get a few parts to finish this off. Even Gerry gave me a hand for a while.
        But 3 pm Happy hour time, so he and Tucker joined us . sharing more tips , computers and travel tips.
Doggie fix for Suzie , Tucker gets a treat
he is such a good boy
Tucker likes his new chair we got for him
Melinda stopped by on her way home from working
     Soon time for Supper, so preheat our Weber Q, whipped up a salad and grilled some souvlaki, 2 pork and 2 chicken. One each.
quick and easy on our grill mat
    I made some Tzatziki sauce (greek yogurt, cucumber etc..) to go with it , sure hit the spot tonight.
very tasty and light supper
       Now back outside for a couple of hours to wrap up this posting and a friend Joe dropped by to chat for a while to catch up. First time we have seen him this year.
      Temps today in the mid 70's f very comfortable and still nice out here after 8 pm , but soon time to head inside for the night.
      Such a nice productive and relaxing day, so nice to be back in our house in a campground we enjoy, on our favourite site beside a cabin , so peaceful here.  And yes or fridge is working perfectly once again on propane, Thanks to Jim Gammon.
      Thank y'all for dropping by for a peek. And hope you had great day as well.
 Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
click this link www.geosuzie.rockglen.com
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Getting our fridge repaired, back to Rock Glen and step broke again, on a very hot day !

Where are we today ?
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     Just another relaxing evening here at Chris and Bills. After chatting with them for a couple of hours last night. Into bed and a very good nights sleep in our own bed, This morning as usual the rooster was up and crowing about 5 am, but I beat him today !   Got some computing and a pot of coffee taken care of then a nice walk down the road and back about a mile, Gets me going in the morning.
    Chatted with Chris and Bill for a while outside about 7:30 am after they had fed the horse and dogs, and had picked many quarts of strawberries, (gave us some oh so tasty)
nice sunrises here
Getting ready head on out
lots of fresh strawberries oh so tasty
        Then about 8:30 we ready to hit the road. OOpps our step broke again!. A slight delay, secure with bungie cords and away we go. To get our fridge repaired in St Thomas Ontario only an hour away. Passing many Ginseng fields along the way
Ginseng is very popular in this area
replaces the failing tobacco crops
          Got to Gammons Rv Appliance repairs, in St Thomas Ontario. We had called him a couple of weeks ago hoping to get our propane Fridge repaired. It works on electric but not propane. And he is the go to guy in this area, Too bad he is retiring after 35 years, and no one to carry on this business.
      Thanks to a recommendation from Kelly of the Bayfield Bunch.  He did find some issues mostly the propane lines were plugged with sludge from the propane we get  when we are down south in the winters. Apparently the propane there is not refined as well with the warmer temperatures, as we have here in the cold north. So sludge (oil) can cause issues. He disconnected  the lines and blew out the sludge and propane pressure went from 1 lb to about 10 bs where it should be.,we have a much better flame for our fridge and hope that this takes care of our issues. He really knows his stuff and showed me a few tips to keep things working well.
       Time will tell with todays temp to 95 F Feels like much more than 100 plus f with the humidity) this fridge will be working very hard as will our AC.
Jim Gammon doing his stuff
this be his shop
        In 90 minutes he was done should work perfectly now, Then we headed on out to Rack Glen resort for  a couple of weeks. Our home membership park we we can camp with full hook ups for no overnight fees. And all the facilities as well.
got here about 12;30 and all set up
        Now will make sure our fridge is working properly on propane, get the part to repair our electric step again, and enjoy some nice quiet times here for a while, getting back on track with our healthier eating.
          We got our AC going with the outside temp at 95F and humidity 90 % was pretty sticky out here. We enjoyed some nice breezes in the shade reading and our friend Paul dropped by to chat for a while, until the rain sprinkles began.
supper tonight a salad with son leftover roast pork from the other night 
   Got our inside temp temps down, supper done and outside , but them some more sprinkles again, but no wind. Awning down and secured and enjoyed a wonderful evening outside . Temp 79 F (feels like 97F) according to the weather app . Yup still pretty sticky out here but a few nice breezes..
     Did manage to finish this posting and get a few more pages turned on our e-readers.   
     So far looks like our fridge is working (fingers crossed) and we can now read for a while.
     Want to thank y'all for taking the time to  check us out and hope you day was a great one as well.
146 kms (90 miles today)
 Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Wedding fun, with good friends, and a Father's Day brunch with Suzie's Dad and siblings.

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       This is now Saturday afternoon, and the party/wedding is about to commence. So we got changed , just because , no fancy clothes today this is a casual wedding, and a hot day, so lets be comfortable. Mind you we did clean up a bit.
Me, Bill, Suzie, Chris
Bill and Chris relaxing a bit before everyone arrived
the tent and tables ready
nice table decorations
        Now at 2 pm everyone here and the service is about to begin.
cute granddaughter  setting the trail
Grandson ring bearer
the Bride and groom are ready
Minister here, saying their vows
signing the paperwork
a beautiful spot for a wedding
Mr and Mrs' Roberts
cleaning up the rose petals
having fun
        The caterer has been here since noon and all set up , their Hors d'oeuvres  began and oh my what wonderful snacks they just keep on bringing out.
huge shrimp
spring rolls then egg rolls
meatballs
the lamb was excellent
and fresh perch (no picture) was amazing
    And they just kept bringing these tasty snacks around for over 2 hours.  Amazing food.
    Then time for a few more pictures.
Chris and Bill with their Kids
and Grands
what a sweetie, loves the fresh strawberries
right from the garde
this is a wonderful caterer
everything cooked right here
a very nice kitchen  and cooler
in the back of their truck
Chara, Chris, Karen
wonderful people
Chris and some of her siblings, Suzie knew all of them
years ago hanging out at Chris'
now for the meal
tasty caesar salad
a fun group
filet mignon, chicken, potato, corn , asparagus
cheese cake for desert
       After dinner more pictures , socializing and the band set up and started at 7 pm.
These guys were very good
good old rock n roll
and we did get lotsa dancing in
Looks like Suzie has a friend
a cupcake, weddings cake made by Chris' daughter Becky
    Eventually around 10 pm we called it a night, nice our home was right here, Right to bed and asleep with the band still playing. What a wonderful fun day, party, wedding food and  socializing

Sunday Father's Day

         Up again about 5:30 after a good nights sleep and the rooster crowing as he does every morning. A nice sunrise through the trees, chatted with  Bill and Chris on the deck with morning coffee for a bit, Puttered around for a while then got a nice walk down the road and back for my first mile in. Chat a bit more, worked on my pictures from yesterday and began this posting. Got a nice text and pictures  from daughter number 2 wishing me Happy Father's Day and wanted to know if we are around for supper. Thanks for the offer but we away and will be back in the area in a couple of weeks, They will take us out for supper then, works for us and them. Also a text and picture from my son and an email from daughter number one. Nice to hear from them all today !
Daughter number 2 and Granddaughter number 3
my son and Granddaughter number 2
       Another walkabout down by the sand pit and back. Then about 11 am we hopped in the car heading  an hours drive to Quehl's In Tavistock for a Father's Day brunch with Suzie's Dad. Also was Suzie's sister Rose, BIL Ross, Her Brother Dennis and SIL Sandy,
Suzie and her Dad
a nice country drive more scenery we have not seen for a long time
       They have a wonderful brunch here for Father's Day so much food again we indulged.
Nice fresh salad bar to start
       I started with some bacon, scrambled eggs then spotted the pig tails! Oh yeah it has been a long time and I love pigtails. Ok That did it,  talk about too much food again!, Think we need to go hibernate, Rock Glen for a couple of weeks, lots of fish, salads and walking.
Love these pigtails, shrimp and had to try some
fresh baked Rosemary bread
no desert today though they had an excellent selection
of fresh baked items
here we are back to Chris and Bills outside in the shade
beside our coach enjoying our e-readers
92F outside but a nice breeze
Missing my Dad, what a happy fellow he was
Happy Father's Day Dad
     We chatted with Bill and Chris for a while outside in the shade with a nice breeze in a very warm 93F day. Actually turn on our AC for a while to cool our coach down to a comfortable temperature before calling it a night and heading inside.
     There ya go another busy weekend we enjoyed with more family and friends, Thanks for joining us and hope you Dad's had a great Father's Day as well !

 Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
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