Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, September 23, 2017

St.Jacobs Market, hot sunny day, and hockey practice we get to enjoy it all. And a live band that we can enjoy tonight.

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     Another great night for sleeping with the bedroom windows open and fantastic fan bringing in cool night air. Up early for coffees and watch the sunrise after a short walk down the road.
love the back roads here
    Then at 8:30 we headed out to The St, Jacobs Farmer's Market. With perfect weather for today, we want to arrive early, check things out and get out of there before it gets too crowded and too hot to wander about the crowds. And we did that !
Lots of amazing fresh veggies and fruit and some real good deals to be had if your are in the market, but giving our lifestyle and soon heading across the border not a lot that we can stock up on anymore.
this is one amazing market to explore
just after 9 am pretty busy already
look at the size of those HUGE cabbage!
need fresh  flowers?
         They have it all here and some really good prices  as well.
local strawberries 
local raspberries and blueberries
fresh kettle corn and bouncy castle for the kids
        Now we did find our Peppertte guy here today, and picked up couple of bags  of my extra hot , He does the market here and the one in Grand Bend, In my opinion he has the best pepperttes that I have ever had,
These are wonderful , extra hot for me and he actually gave me another sample of suicide that are amazing as well. Extremely hot!      
inside to pick a couple of lbs of their amazing turkey garlic sausage,
take us through most of the winter
we bought a couple of smoked pork chops here good price
    Then wander about outside for a while check out a few more vendors and buskers to see what we might need.

this guy  was pretty good 
perfect day to sit outside here
this young busker was pretty good with his tricks too
     Then stopped by the Mennonite lady the sells this mini pies , perfect for us and she has some Elderberry pies. Suzie's favourite , so we got one good for at least 2 snacks.
      Of course they had homemade large pies and bread but not on our menu, Excellent prices as well.
        Then we found or favourite hat vendor and Suzie replaced her hat,(5 years old now) with another one just the same, that she loves.

her new hat, old one gone away
       We were gonna get a Pemaeal bacon on a bun from on vendor but now $5.75 for one. Nope not for that price sorry. So we picked up Pemeal enough for 2 sandwiches for only 3 bucks, we will go home and make our own,thank you very much.    
4 slices of this only 3  bucks works for  us
stopped here and  got 2 smoked  pork chops $6.99 a lb other vendors $8.99 an lb,
gotta watch you prices here
want a horse down wagon tour?  right here
       Now we finally left here about 10:30 as the crowds were  really beginning. we saw what we wanted and bought what we wanted, Heading back home a quick stop at Walmart and noticed these amazing light fixtures right in front of the Walmart store.  Check out the picture below.
umbrella light fixtures, these are awesome Mary Poppims?
       Back home by 11 am and whip up our  Pemeal  back bacon  and egg sandwich on an English muffin.
our Canadian Pemeal Bacon 
tasty lunch with 1/2 an apple, banna and an egg as well.
       Now at noon down to the arena too watch Grandson number 4  for his hockey practice. He is doing very well and they got a good work out for an hour.
he shoots, he scores
    I did get lotsa pics but most blurry because he moves so fast.

a tangle  with the goally but he did score
       Back home I can relax in the shade and Suzie go visit her Dad for a bit in New Hamburg . I enjoyed relaxing in the shade but did notice it was getting quite warm, Check the temp below 98.6 F (37 c) to that inside our coach. So at 3 pm I disconnected our power fired up our on board genny and turned on both of our AC's soon down to 74 F inside  and can turn of the genny.
yup its was warm, but we outside in the shade
pretty nice here
      Suzie back home from her Dads and we enjoyed our e-readers in the shade on this amazing hot fall  day.
          For supper tonight some Chicken Parmesan Alfredo for the recipe you can click HERE or my recipe blog top right sidebar. I did modify it a bit , but that is what I do,. Tonight on the Weber Q on our grill mat . and worked wonderful .
Added to our salad sure hit the spot,
she said we can do this again!
more leftovers .
        After supper and dishes done enjoying another great evening outside with some very nice weather. Some neighbours a few lots back have a band playing and music we can enjoy. So we will. Posting this blog , reading and enjoying the music and wonderful weather. Does not get much better that this a couple of days into fall.
       After 8:30 tonight still enjoying the band, the crickets and our books , now this is the life.
        Glad that y'all dropped on by and hop you had a great fall day as well.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Back is getting better, weather getting hotter, we enjoying it while it lasts. And SNOW!

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       What an awesome night we had, bedroom windows open, fantastic fan running and we both slept like a log. As usual up early got the coffee and stuff done took the garbage out and hopped in the car at 7:30 am to head to my Chiropractor in Waterloo DR. Sean Delange he took over from my previous Chiropractor Bruce Wand after I had seen him for over 34 years.  Sean is amazing using all the new techniques. I  needed to allow some extra time for rush hour traffic especially around the University of Waterloo. Sean did some major adjustments on my back and mentioned that there is some bursitis  in my right hip. So I have a few exercises and will put ice on it  for 10 minutes avery few hours. As of 6 pm I feel much better already at least I can get up and walk around with very little pain. And the rest of my back is all tuned up. Almost brand new again! Thanks Sean !
7:30 am a nice morning sunrise on my way.
       Before I left I added all the veggies and spices to the large pot of chicken broth I made last night and just let it simmer for a couple hours, Suzie home here to keep and eye on it anyway.
       Home by 9:30 and finished off the soup for an early lunch. And of course lotsa leftovers for a few more lunches.
this is nice hearty Stewoup
tasty steoup, apple and banana yummy
     Got lunch  done then I headed into New Hamburg for another follow up eye exam at 11:50 am. 3rd one this year, a few adjustments were made and he noticed I may have the beginnings of cataracts , Not to worry for a few more years, (oh the joys of getting older). At least this is all paid for by our government health care.
love the back country roads around here
        Now it is back home and relax with our e-readers and some ice packs on my hip every once in a while . The temperature did get to 95F (35C) but not too bad here at all in the shade with still a very nice light breeze. You know it is nice out when Suzie is wearing shorts!
        A bit later to the Hardware store in town to fill our jug of RO purified water. And saw some snow ! Ok not really snow but from the arena when they clean the ice and dump it outside, It sure is melting pretty fast in this hot weather.
Snow looks great from here in the heat
just enjoying our E-books and the quiet view 
        Now because we can, having a craving supper tonight, Hot dogs and homemade french fries, We have the Fry Daddy so why not? A rare occasion any more but a nice treat.
Love this Fry daddy
one hot dog each is all we need
      Of course our dogs are loaded, mayo, tomato, onions, mustard, relish and peanut butter, Suzie chooses cheese whiz over peanut butter, they did the trick, with a few fries.
was a perfect meal for a hot summer day
     Now that was an amazing first day of fall, Heck I thought it was yesterday. This is the weather we can enjoy, for some people too hot, No need for  air conditioning when we can enjoy this shade outside, plus not enough power for the A/C anyway.
      Here we are still outside shorts and sandals after 7:50 pm in the shade enjoying our reading and posting this blog. Gotta read our here a bit more listening to the cricket symphony. Still wonderfully warm too and no bugs!
       Thanks for taking the time to check us out and hope y'all had a great day as well.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Car serviced, lawn mowed, winter meds ordered, and hockey on on this very warm first day of fall. Then my back went wonky.

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       Well here it is the first day of fall 2017 and gonna be an awesome summer day ! A short walkabout this morning then into Pettigrew's Garage in town for 8 am to have our car serviced for the winter and the one new free tire I picked up yesterday installed and balanced. On my way to the garage I drive around the country roads to warm up the engine oil for the oil change. And spotted a hot air ballon floating over the tree tops, perfect day for it.
it would be such an amazing view from up there and so peaceful
love these old iron bridges sound here
       Then about 9 am into New Hamburg to order our winter prescription meds. Stopped into Oak Grove cheese to order our winter supply of extra old white cheddar cheese vacuumed sealed, and then picked up the birthday and Christmas cards for our 8 grands that we will see in a couple of weeks.
     Back home for a light lunch, then I hopped on the amazing Ferris zero turn commercial mower to finish mowing the last of the 5 acres of lawn here. 90 minutes later all done, no more lawn mowing for me this year if all goes well.  Would have been nice to have a dip in the pool as it was 91 f (32C) but John has closed the pool for the season, as he would normally do after labor day. But we do have a very nice shady spot with  a light breeze, very refreshing. And so peaceful.
what and amazing 1st fall day!
love it here
lawn mowed and we have a cool shady spot
         While I was doing this I emptied all the chicken and turkey bones from our freezer and made a nice large pot of soup broth. Garbage day tomorrow and want to get rid of them asap. The broth is in the fridge and I will make the soup when time permits in the next day or 2.
        Enjoying our e-readers in the shade and about 4;30 I preheated our Weber Q 100,to grill a couple of smoked pork chops from Clover Leaf farms in New Hamburg, While it was preheating I whipped up a tasty salad with our Olive Oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. Sure hit the spot. 
love these smoked pork chops a couple minutes a side
 so moist tender a juicy 
add to our salad was wonderful
          Salad done, supper done and dishes dish done then to the arena in town for 6 pm to watch number 4 grandson doing his best for the hockey tryouts. As he always does.
that is him on the right

Just about done then they hear the results 
    We headed home shortly after and got a text that he did make the Rep team again, so some travelling for games this winter. Di not hang around as my back is really not good today . Not sure what I did but heading to my Chiropractor at 7:30 in the morning so that he can make me all better again.
        Heading back from the arena we did manage to catch this mazing sunset very rare where we are parked,

    Our plan was to head back to watch grandson number 1 tryout, at 8 pm, but my back pain said maybe staying home would be a good idea. I sadly gave in let Suzie rub on some great rub from my Chiropractor and decided taking its easy would be a good idea, considering I could barely walk.
      So there it was an amazing first day of fall, heat wave,and loved the weather, and the relaxing in the shade. Did  get to see one grandson play hockey tonight and will get an update on the other, Chiropractor tomorrow morning will be heading out at 7:30 am  for him to give me a tune up and  should soon be good as new once again, Really hate when my back does this to me, sure not the first time and likely not the last, but I do know how to get mobile again.
      Thanks for stopping by today and hope you enjoy some of the amazing weather today as well.

OOPPPS I goof it was not the first day of fall, but it was still and awesome day.

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