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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Warmer weather but no sunshine and fellow rv;ers arrived today for Happy hour.

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      Much milder overnight at 5 am was 42 F (5C) and no wind so was pretty decent outside. No sunshine though. Just everything is green and growing. As a matter of fact they cast the grass here in our area of the campground.
right on top of our engine battery
 the robins want to build a nest
       Enjoyed a nice walkabout almost 2 miles so far. Then home to putter around.  I hooked up our water hose and struggled with my quick connect fittings. Ok that's enough these have given me problems since I bought them last December. I can fix that, bought two more new ones at the Arkona Home Hardware, a different style and seem to work perfectly. I fixed the old ones, into a recycle bin is a good place for them. I also have been checking under the hood of our coach. We have noticed a Robin coming out of there and sure enough they were building a nest right on top of our engine battery. I have been cleaning twigs off there for the last couple of days and noticed again they made real good progress this morning. Don't want a nest there with eggs in it when we are moving in a couple of days, hopefully they will get the message and build it some other place. We have had this happen before at this time of year.
in no time the robins are building a nest here
need keep on top of this

a decent day here no complants

          After a light tasty lunch I headed down the the fitness centre and enjoyed a nice workout for an hour. An amazing gym they have here, may as well make use of it. Still overcast , 56F  (13C) no wind and no rain, so not too bad of a day at all. Too chilly to sit outside and read so inside it will be.It did get to 60 F (15C) but still kinda chilly.
now back into another new adventure
with Lucas Davenport and his Prey series
really enjoy John Sandford's writing
    A bit later 2 pm we noticed friends Paul and Judy Whistlecraft full timer rver's pull in 2 sites behind us, I walked by welcomed them back to Canada and were invited over for Happy Hour with them  at 3:30. So nice to see them  again, compared our winter travels for a while to get caught up and headed back home by 4:30. Tonight I am making some Lasagna that Suzie wanted today because it was supposed to rain, so far not happening, and that is just wonderful.
Suzie with Paul and Judy
            Tonight  was a Lasagna I threw together. No lasagna  noodles, she suggested we we use Tortillas  instead like we did in Mexico back in 2009. No problem we can use these for different things more than the noodles. Same meal only better.  No recipe posted just fried up some ground turkey, onions, garlic and mushrooms, a few spices and layered all in a smaller pan. With cheddar, parmesan ,mozzarella ,  spaghetti sauce and baked in the oven at 350F for an hour. Added a small salad and a a couple of garlic cheese buns just because we like them, Not healthy eating but we are sure in for a tasty treat.
wow this was excellent and of course lotsa leftovers
        We did really enjoy a very nice day and a bonus to get together with Paul and Judy for Happy hour. Nice to catch up with these guys again after our winter get aways.
        We enjoyed our supper and of course will enjoyed lotsa leftovers at some point.
        A pretty decent day here and now we can wind down, read for a while and maybe watch a show on the tube.
       Wanna thank y'a for dropping on by and hope you had a great day as well.
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Monday, April 29, 2019

OH no, what have I done?

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       Waking up to another cool morning 32F (0C) at 5 am. Got some computing done and coffees consumed watching a very nice sunrise  outside our dining room window. Because it is not going to be a great weather day we put a roast beef in our slow cooker and let it just go all day long on low. Making our house smell wonderful.  
the sun is beginning to rise
getting better 
here it is
            As the sun came up I went for a nice walkabout before it got too windy, Got a mile in and back home again. Getting windier and colder, not much outside fun today that's for sure An East wind on our patio side with gusts to 30 MPH. Supposed to have some rain showers later and cloudy all day. Glad we got to soak up some sunshine yesterday.
then the color went away
by one of the cabins I noticed this mourning dove on a nest
too cool

Blog issues

      I have been having issues with spam comments coming in for moderation, way too many emails, they never got posted but still annoying. So I thought I would go in my settings and clean them all up, I have stopped the emails. But the spam folder was getting pretty full. Pretty easy to do right? So I thought I would delete all the spam comments. Then I went back on my blog and was sure I had some comments from last night and early this morning. What the heck!!!! Here I had deleted the last 100 comments from the previous week. Oh no!!!! What have I done??? I treasure all my comments from our readers and reply to everyone of them. Try as I might I cannot get them back they are gone into cyber space.. Think maybe I need to just leave my settings alone from now on. 
     Oh well think maybe I will just stick to posting my blog and cooking I seem to have pretty good luck with that. We enjoyed a tasty lunch , more ham bean soup then I took a nice drive to Forest looking for a couple of things. Got what I wanted and back home again to relax inside enjoying our page turners. Smelling the roast cook and making us hungry. Rained most of the afternoon and the temperature really warmed up to 40F  (4C) though the weather network said 46F, not here thats' for sure. I did get out for a bit took a few wet pictures and back inside to warm up again
        While reading this afternoon and our roast cooking away I decided this would be a good day to make some Broccoli Tots a recipe I got from Shirley last winter after a tasty treat for happy hour. For this recipe you can click HERE or my recipe blog top right sidebar.
making the tots
all chopped up , next time I will chop it more
ready for the oven
they smell wonderful and very tasty
      For our roast beef tonight we like to make some Yorkshire Pudding and this mix works wonderful quick and easy, Only on Canada we have found it, though too bad, we stock up for the winter with these mixes.
our roast beef cooking nicely in our slow cooker
Yorkshire pudding is done and we are ready to eat
this sure was tasty with a bit of gravy
some cottage cheese on our salad for a treat

and the broccoli tots
almost forgot the carrots but we enjoyed them too
   This sure was a very tasty meal we both enjoyed . I do love my beef but beef does not love me. So a Pepcid AC was needed to help my tummy.  We did enjoy it though at the time.
    No visible sunset tonight and cooling down rapidly, soon back to freezing again. Maybe will warm up again in the next few days, but won't hold my breath. Time to become a couch potato.
    Thanks for stopping by and hope I don't screw up your comments anymore.
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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Nothing like a wonderful warm sunny Sunday

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     Hey its Sunday morning already where did the week go? Amazing how the days just fly by especially now being retired and being a fulltimerver. No need to get up for work, so we get up early anyway to enjoy a new day dawning right in font of us. What are we going to do today? Hmm not sure yet, lets just see how the day evolves. Now 7 am 40 F (4C) and no wind, sun is up, but a bit cloudy. Think a nice walkabout will get things going and see where my thoughts take me for the rest of the day. Got back home by 8 am 1.5 miles in 3 miles before the day was done,,ready for action. And quite nice with the sun shining now and only a light breeze,
yup a pretty nice day to start
loving the sunrises here
spotted a  few buds on the trees
spring is coming
soon these trees will have leaves as well
love the reflections in the ponds here
our campsite we get the morning sun is wonderful
8 am.
        Ok have a plan a nice country drive to Strathroy for a few needed groceries enjoying the scenery and a nice quiet grocery store. Picked up some food specials and back home by 10:30 sun shining clear blues skies loving this weather.
love this old store reproduction
   Home for a light lunch and a visit from our good friend Ron catching up with their busy lives as well. Was nice to see him again.
    Then we spent the afternoon enjoying this wonderful almost warm sunny day in the sun out of the cool north wind behind our coach enjoying  our e-readers.
love the views here and the clear blue sunny skies
    While sitting our here good friends Diane and Don spotted us outside and stopped by to chat for  a bit , another couple we have not seen since last summer. So nice to catch up with them again.
Diane and Don stopped by
we were siting behind our coach out of the wind
more buds on the trees
         Soon it was time to whip up supper . Tonight we gonna do some fresh cut fries in our Fry daddy that we love, Then fry up some catfish fillets we have as well. Do love our catfish fillets.
fries about done keep warm on our Weber Q
while the fish fries
not long and our catfish is done to perfection
we good now
fresh cut fries and catfish
does not get much better
    That was an amazing spring day here in Arkona, cooler than we like but a great day in the sun and no rain. Can't get much better than this except maybe a few degrees warmer would be nice.
     Hey, thanks for dropping on by.
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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Started out cold then warmed up nicely, made some soup and muffins because I could.

Where are we today ?
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         Hey it was cold yesterday and even colder last night. Was 35 F (1C) at 5:30 this morning and chilly inside 45F. So quickly turned our propane heater on and in no time a comfy 72F inside.
        Then at 6 am I put our ham bone on to boil make a pot  of  Hurst's Ham Bean soup from this mix we buy in the states and love. Not willing to walkabout right yet with  36F weather that feels like 25 F with the wind chill. I drove around the park then to the Arkona market and filled up our 5 gallon jug of RO water for drinking and cooking. Then home to finish making my soup.  Hey the sun came out for a bit and sure feels wonderful and no rain is good.  
Love this soup mix
this ham bone made nice broth for the soup
and lotsa ham hom add
the sun coming out finally and getting warmer
soup is done too late for lunch
we will enjoy some  for supper
         So after lunch a nice walkabout the park, chat with a few people I have not seen since last year, CeCe's smiling face in the office with Kristy and Rob Russel, nice to see these friendly faces again and catch up. Also ran into Paul (AJ'S father) was here moving his trailer into storage. Even though cooler   the sunshine sure was nicely warming things up.
      Back home decided to bake a few blueberry muffins from this mix I pick up, again in the states. Quick and easy makes 5 very tasty muffins. And of course makes our house smell wonderful.
so very tasty had to sample one right out of the oven
a few kids here enjoy the campground
        Another walkabout around the park enjoying the warm sunshine and spotted a Limo at the Club house. Wedding party ! A couple is getting married here today and having their reception as well. They do make good use of the clubhouse here.
wedding party heading in
love the top hat on this limo driver
        Now to read my KOBO for a while before Happy Hour at Gerry and Melinda's  3 pm. And we even get to visit Tucker and they are dog sitting Joe's dog Choco, so Suzie got 2 doggie fixes.
they always love Suzie
Gerry showing us stuff on his monster computer monitor 
Choo helping me compute 
Gerry and Suzie computing with Tucker helping out
          Soon time to head home at 4:30 whip up supper.Tonight a couple of turkey burgers on our Weber Q  heating up some English muffins in foil.
our Weber Q is loving this weather
 a tasty Turkey Burger and soup , did the trick tonight
then a nice sunset I managed to get last night
will see what tonight brings later
     It was nice o enjoy some outside weather this afternoon and posting this blog outside as well after supper No wind and a almost comfortable 55 f (12C) we are enjoying.
     That was our fun day warming more than predicted and getting some things taken care of.
      Glad that you stopped in for a peak and hope y'all had a great spring day as well.

     Hmm not sure what happened with my fonts on this posting, I was fooling with my settings and things went kinda wonky.
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 Where have we been this Summer ?