Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Keady Farmers Market, Grandson at the Moto Cross Camp, and fun with our friends. what's not to love?

Where are we today ? 
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 Slept in again this morning! after 6 am , wow ! About 7:30 I headed out for a nice country walkabout and ran into Patsy on her way back home. Such a beautiful day it is going to be.
hey Patsy, good morning
      About 8:30 this morning Bill and Pasty, took Rob and Pat in their car and we followed them in our car with George and Rose to the Tuesday farmers Market and stock yards in Keady. About 40 minutes away. We were here last year and a few times many years ago. Always a great market.
very small village in the middle of Ontario farm country
     We parked in a huge field and walked the market. The 8 of us split up and agreed to meet back at this entrance in 2 hours (11:30).
Rose and George ahead of us
     Now we wandered, check out things  not much we need other than consumables, but always enjoy great farmers markets.
playground for the kids
    And so many vendors with wonderful fresh local produce , this is Southern Ontario farm country so their should be.
fresh field Beef steak tomatoes, we got 4 large ones for $3.00.
cured and smoked sausage
our favourite hat vendor we see at , Grand Bend, St, Jacobs, here and Zurich markets
have bought many hats from him over the years
so much fresh produce is amazing
perfect weather for a Tuesday market,
lots of people always here

fresh corn $4.00 for 13
pony rides for the kids
quite a few mennonites here shopping and vending
even a few buskers
       About 10:40 Suzie was hungry, no breakfast, So we bought some sausage rolls and split an order of fresh  cut fries.
this is a busy spot but they are quick and good fries
sausage rolls and fries we split, did the trick
    Also ran into Bill, Patsy , Rob, Pat, George and Rose about the same time we carried on a bit more.
these buskers on a short break, she is petting her pet bunny
truck loads of fresh corn here
these guys playing now and do a fantastic show
kettle corn party size !
       On the way back from the Keady Market we stopped by the Moto Cross park near Chatswiorth Ontario , the link for this facility is HERE ,  Where our grandson (number 4) is for a week. Training at the camp and having the time of his life. Non stop activities . His birthday was yesterday just turned 11 years old and is an amazing young guys that love his sports and action of all kinds AND does very well at all of them.
we watched the track for a while
of course we can't see him with all his gear
this is where they stop for lunch
      But they stopped for lunch at noon and we were just in time, He found us!
his ride for the week
always love his smile
      He spotted us came over for a hug, and a much older fellow rider told us that he sure is an amazing rider, ready to move on only his second day here.
it was so nice to be able to see him here,
not far from our place at Bill and Patsy,s  in Durham
a nice country drive back to the ridge
we bought these huge tomatoes and sweet cherries
        It was a quiet afternoon as everyone relaxed after our busy morning excursion at the market. Then a bit of a Happy hour chatting and comparing notes.
the Kings thrones, King William and prince Robert
       Chatting for awhile glad it was not to hot and sunny, quite a warm summer day.
Good friends George and Rose
         Soon  time for supper, griledl a couple of cobs of corn and reheat 2 leftover hamburgers on our Weber Q. They are cooked so just heated up in foil for a bit with some BBQ sauce, very moist and tasty.
2 english muffins warming in the front and burgers is the back
this sure did the trick tonight, all that we needed
         After supper outside this quiet place here at the Ridge, finish posting this blog read for a bit and soon call it a night.
         Thanks for taking the time to stop on by and hope your day was a fun one as well.

Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? click this link for a tour Where have we been this summer?

Monday, July 30, 2018

Wonderful weather, more friends arrived and a Crokinole tournament

Where are we today ? 
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       A perfect cool night for sleeping 48F at 6 am. Up and at it gotta get this day underway. Why?  Just because I can, the sun is shining and the weather perfect !
     Headed on  out for my first walkabout for about 2 miles in feels great, ready for the day now !
nice quiet walk down the country roads
         Back home and  Clemson game to visit with Suzie for a bit and sniff around.
      Then I ask  Bill if he wanted me to mow some lawn for him, no problem , I do enjoy mowing other peoples lawns. So I hopped on their Cub Cadet and headed down the lane to cut the front yard. Nice easy cut and all done in 45 minutes.
they have a nice small rider does the job
down the lane to the front
this a nice area here
     Then after a light lunch I headed in to town for a few things,
nice 6 mile drive to Durham
     The plan was to pick up a pork loin roast on sale only $1;99 a pound but it was HUGE, Agreed to split it with Patsy and Bill. So I cut it in half and cut it up for them in chops and a roast.
this is our half, 4 boneless hopes and 3 pork roast not bad for $7.00 each.
lotsa good eating here for 7 bucks
Patsy Reading in the shade
Suzie reading in the shade
      Now we have a Crokinole board that Suzie's Dad custom made with a Lazy Susan on the bottom and 4 sticks (like Pool Cues) for shooting the buttons on the board, (easier and less painful than using you fingers).
Rob and I practicing
       Then we got Suzie and Patsy into the fun so we had teams. Lotsa laughs and fun games we enjoyed. Perfect weather for it as well.
we having too much fun
Rob planning his strategy 
     Then we heard a plane buzzing around overhead. Looks like Bill got one of his planes out to fly, perfect weather for it. He was having fun too. So we watched his fancy moves for a while.
plane is in the air
coming in for a landing
taxiing to the hanger
this be the hanger,
Bill has some very nice planes he has built
      Now we all together so decided a few pics needed.
Bill and Me
me and Rob
the 3 musketeers 
Suzie, Pat and Patsy,
3 beautiful ladies
hmm.... looks like they could be trouble
back to Crokinole Patsy my partner, we won again
time to relax a bit for Happy hour, Bill set up their
 sunshade it was a pretty hot out in the sun
    A bit later good friends to all of us, George and Roseanne arrived with their motorhome and got set up, lotsa room here for friends.
George just getting parked
      Now this quiet spot on the ridge is beginning to look like a busy campground.
all 4 rigs here with still plenty of room
George and Roseanne
      A bit later time to whip up supper, I made a salad, and grilled 2 cobs of corn gifted from Rob and Pat to grill on or Weber Q with a Turkey breast.
about 45 minutes later done to perfection
what a tasty meal we enjoyed, and yup leftover
turkey is always good for lunches/
       After supper we joined our friends for a while around a campfire and got caught up exchanging stories and have in few laughs.
our group is expanding
a great fire to enjoy
        About 8:45 I was getting chilling and had a long day so headed inside after grabbing a shot of this wonderful sunset we enjoyed tonight.
almost an Arizona sunset 
      We did enjoy a fun busy day wth good friends, playing games and enjoying each other's company , does not get much better that this.
      Thanks for dropping by for a peak and hope y'all have a great day as well.
Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
click this link for a tour 
 Where have we been this summer?