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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

More sunshine, a hot summer day and just kicking back enjoying it.

Where are we today ?
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     More wonderful warm sunny weather today what's not to love about that? No rain not much clouds just  summer.
      My first walkabout I enjoyed the quiet morning and nice scenery.
so pretty
love these shrubs on a seasonal sight
nice reflections on the pond
           I spotted Walt (our flooring guy) into another project, assembling a 10 by 1o garden shed on a site for one of the seasonal here. What a  job! I watched for a while and came back later to give him a hand.
He is checking to make sure all the parts are here 
so many parts, a very large puzzle
     Then I made trip into Forest and up to the reservation at Ipperwash Beach on Lake Huron.  Also wanted to stop at the reservation to pick up some Pickerel for supper, and cheap gas for the car. only .99 cents a litre.
nice drive to Forest
        And the beach here in the early morning is quiet, the lake is calm , so beautiful here.
looking across the sand dunes to the lake
Just love it when the lake is so quiet
I spent many years boating on these lakes as a young teenager
playing in the sand dunes as well
     Back to tha campground checked out Walt's progress, Gerry was helping him and they were doing quite well. I helped for bit, passing screws etc.. just because I could.
      Came back a bit later and they had made pretty good progress.  Will probably finish it all off tomorrow morning.    
Gerry getting right into it
really taking shape now
        Back home to enjoy a very nice warm afternoon, 88f so nice enough for Suzie to put her shorts, finally.
           Lotsa good reading done and by 4:30 time to whip up supper, I had thawed out a pound of pickerel (walleye) slice up two potatoes for homemade fries, and ready to go. Fry Daddy heated up and began with our french fries. Then when almost done, put the fish in the pan to fry with the Garlic and Butter Fish crisp we like' in no time we had a feast, nothing quite like homemade fish and chips especially with Pickerel that we love. For much less than the cost of one meal anywhere else.
love fresh cut fries
our antique propane camp stove still works like new after 50 years
lots fish here
this was so tasty and even had some fish leftover,
no problem we can take care of that, lunches...
       Just another wonderful summer day that we took advantage of by just enjoying it.
       Thanks for stopping in and hope you are having some great summer weather as well.

Where have we been this summer ?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Warm summer day and fun with more friends, a pot luck dinner and campfire.

Where are we today ?
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       Up with the sun this morning and we had rain overnight (did not hear it). Did get a couple of walkabouts between showers. But finally stopped just after 9 am.  Laundry day so Suzie sorted the loads and I headed into Arkona to let the machines do their magic. And while that goes on I can enjoy my e-reader in the sunshine and comfort of the car.
        Back home for a light lunch and Suzie can put the laundry away, A pretty good trade I must say.
Right after lunch I whipped up the road to Thedford  Juicy Fruit Orchards for some fresh picked corn. They do have some amazing products here when in season and as luck would have it they had White Corn, which we prefer when we can get it, But as long as it is fresh picked it is all good.
        We were invited to a get together with 7 other couples that we see here at least once a year for a get together pot luck meal. Our donation is corn and fresh buns.
Baker's dozen 6 Bucks
these are so sweet
very fresh right from their orchard here
fresh apples too
        Then this afternoon we got into our e-readers for a while then over to socialize with all of our friends once again for this year. What a fun time we had about 17 of us there, chatting ,telling stories and having a few laughs. So nice to get together with everyone again.
another perfect sunny warm summer day
as we gathered around and flapped our gums
soon time to make a fire for the corn
nice hot fire. cast iron pot of boiling water
27 cobs of corn done in no time
we will start with the fresh hot corn
and it was so tender and sweet
then the Johny Manicotti  pasta Bill Made.
so tasty
yummy salad, and buns did the trick
Yup we had a fun time and excellent food
what is Bill taking a picture of? hmmm.
it was so tasty and filling
then we had desert! 3 different kinds of pie
I choose strawberry Rhubarb 
wagon ride went by and everyone waved
        Then Dick came over with a shot of coffee!  love the mug, that sure is a shot.
love this mug
        After supper a nice campfire going and Dick brought out his guitar to play us a few tunes. sure do love to watch and hear him play.
A wonderful campfire 
      Eventually time to head on home and call it a night getting chilly. It was a great day and really enjoyed some nice times catching up with friends and a wonderful meal. This is what this lifestyle is all about.
      Glad that you dropped by and really just know y'all had a wonderful day as well.

Where have we been this summer ?

Monday, August 14, 2017

More great summer weather snd moving on down the road.

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     What do we have here ? Just more great weather here in southern Ontario, We really love the summers here. Just after 6 am we had a very nice different sunrise right from our dining room table.
Interesting sunrise tis morning
      Then I did a walkabout town for a while and back home shortly after 8 am. Suzie was ready so we can secure our coach taking our time, no rush today. Then on the road around 9:30 am Heading to Rock Glen resort. Only 72 miles but the relaxing back country roads is wonderful, Stopped to top up our prone only .62 cents a litre here and top up our gas tanks for our future travels in a couple of weeks.
       Pulled into Rock Glen resort about noon, got all set up and enjoyed a nice light lunch. This is our home membership park and we keep coming back here, why not? We get free. camping with full hookups, plus a lot of other parks in the system that we can enjoy when we aren on the road.
here we al all set up in one of our favourite campsites
Gerry stop t say Hi with Tucker hanging out the wnidow
         Then Walt stopped by with Maya and Suzie got her doggie fix.
she is a wonderful dog has to stop and see Suzie and get a treat
Happy hour evolved, Walt, Paul, Judy,Suzie and,me taking the picture
        Soon time to whip up supper. Tonight we have a huge pork loin roast I picked up on sale the other day. Cut this into one small pork roast for tonight's supper and 2 more large ones for another time down the road.
all this for o ly $14.00, we will get a lot of meals from it
       I made up a green salad for supper while our Weber Q was preheating then onto the grill and done to perfection. even grilled some yellow pepper to go with it , just cause I could.
Salad, grilled pepper, applesauce, and watermelon
sure did the trick tonight
this was our nce back country trip today
       There ya go thats what we did today, once again new places, new faces and new scenery, just the way we like to live our life.
        Thanks for taking the time to drop on by and really hope you had an awesome day as well.
Where have we been this summer ?