Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, June 07, 2019

Car serviced, meds topped up, wine bottled and meet up with old friends on a hot sunny day.

Where are we today ? 
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       Now this is more like the weather we love, think it went from winter to summer just like that! 5 am 50F (10C) outside. A bit of ground fog early then quickly burned off with the morning sun. At 8 am took the car to Pettigrew's Garage to get an Oil change and have Dale check out the code on his device for the engine light. Did not take him long to find a broken vacuum line. Easy quick fix. That should take care of the problem and  so far it has.
Early morning mist looks almost spooky
then in a bit the sun roses and burned it off
       Then a quick trip to the pharmacy in New Hamburg for a prescription renewal, Back home for a tasty lunch, left over pizza heated in the frying pan, tastes like fresh made reheating it that way.
Nice drive to New Hamburg
        Now at 11:15 we headed into Woodstock to bottle a batch of wine, Suzie's favourite Green Apple Resiling from Vintner wine works owned by a good friend Dave Mercer we have known for many years. Our daughter's used to figure skate together back in the 90's and we also had a lot fun camping excursions with Dave and Liana well over 20 years ago.We  know it is hot out when we need to run the air-conditioning in the car!
This be a busy place and he serves his customers well
makes excellent wine too
a  nice light tasty wine Suzie enjoys
        While we there Dave had texted Liana and she came over to visit, we have not seen her for 13 years! Wow Such a nice surprise and glad that Suzie came with me. She went down the road to get her hair trimmed while we bottled the wine, does not take long. What a fun visit and short catch up with these guys reliving some of the fun times we had years ago. And wish Liana a Happy birthday seeing as tomorrow is the day!
Liana and Suzie
Liana, Dave and Suzie
        Soon time for us to head back home, stopped at her brothers to store 15 bottles of wine (we only have so much storage a batch is 30 bottles) then home to Camp Awesome and enjoy the rest of this amazing hot sunny day in the shade 85F (29C) the weather we really do love. Enjoying our page turners, happy hour and put some pork back ribs in sauerkraut, on our Weber Q to get tender and tasty for a couple of hours. For that recipe you can click HERE or my recipe blog top right sidebar.
back roads coming back from Suzie brothers
now  a peaceful afternoon enjoying this weather in the shade
smelling the ribs cooking in kraut
      While enjoying the weather the huge tree across from us shedding Keys! So wonderful to see, they look like butterflies twirling around in the light breeze heading to the ground. Hoping to make more trees in the process.
this tree is shedding the keys,
'but could not get a picture of them twirling to the ground
hundreds of these everywhere
            Then time to whip up a salad to go with supper, grill some fresh asparagus as well
ribs in the kraut
love this BBQ sauce thanks Deb for the tip
glazing the ribs and cook the asparagus just right
yup this was wonderful 3 ribs each and the rest sure hit the spot
    That is about the end of this posting for a wonderful hot sunny day we both enjoyed. Dishes done. still 74F(23C) and at 7:30 pm and can now enjoy  a beautiful evening outside with our page turners listening to the mourning doves, birds chirping and occasionally see a squirrel or rabbit  run on by. This is the life we love. Maybe a sunset later on if I get a pic will post it tomorrow.
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by and really hope y'all had a wonderful summer like day.

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  1. Replies
    1. Yes we are always something to keep us busy, never a dull moment.

  2. Food looks awesome as always. Those keys as you call them, when I was a kid and they were pretty fresh still we would split the bulb open and wear them on our nose haha

    1. Thank JO out was very tasty. LOL, we used to do the same thing with the keys when we were kids as well,

  3. Your dinner looks tasty and filling as well. Interesting wine. Do you wait a few months before drinking the wine?

    1. Suzie will begin drinking it right away but usually takes a year or so to consume it all.

  4. Oooh wine!!! I found some of that bbq sauce but haven’t tried it yet. Hopefully soon!!!

    1. Such a much better price here in Canada to make our own about 1/3 the price. We do enjoy this BBQ sauce such a wonderful flavour hope you enjoy it.

  5. Glad to see you have your wine stocked up and some in reserve. :) It was a gorgeous day to get things done and to meet up with friends too!

    1. We do have a nice supply of wine that Suzie loves. It sure was a wonderful day to be outside. And glad that we some both of our friends again after all these years.

  6. Another great day! How nice to see your friends after 13 years! WOW. Love the place where you get your wine and 30 bottles! My kind of shopping LOL! I'm betting since it's made and bottled there it's more organic like the wines I buy..beautiful color! Dinner looks absolutely amazing!

    1. Iwas a wonderful day we both `enjoyed , and a real treat te Dave and Liana after loosing touch years ago. It may be organic but it sure is tasty, And yes made and bottled right there. The ribs were excellent thanks very tasty.

  7. Every time you make ribs I crave them. They always look so good and tender. It's always nice to catch up with friends you haven't seen in awhile. Glad you had the opportunity to do so.

    1. We do love these ribs when I can get them for a good price so tender . Thy are windefuk done this way. And was a real treat t catch uo with these guys again after all these years.

  8. Glad summer temperatures finally found their way to you. That is an interesting concept of bottling your own wine.

    It must have been nice to finally be able to see your friends after such a long time. Enjoy your beautiful weather.

    1. We are enjoying the wonderful warm weather finally. Bottling our our own wind her makes in more cost effective. A chip bottle her in Canada is about 10 bucks. These are less than 4 bucks a bottle here to do our own, Plus we can get the wine that Suzie likes.
      Meeting up with our friends from the past was a real bonus as well.


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