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Monday, September 18, 2017

A nice quiet Birthday celebration for Suzie today, just the way she likes it.

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      Now today is another Happy Day! Happy Birthday Suzie ! My partner in crime travel and life. Got a couple of walkabouts this morning after a very warm night, But today is gonna be mostly overcast and not too warm . Did get up t 70f (21C) so even with no sunshine not too bad, The forecast tells us the coolest day this week.
     Nothing exciting today, just the way Suzie likes it, but so far she has had over 85 birthday wishes on Facebook.
      I whipped into Strathroy at 8 am for a few groceries,and home just after 9. Suzie had the laundry sorted and into the Arkona laundromat to get this out of the way. The machines did the work while I enjoyed my e-reader in the car. Folded the clothes and home by 11:30 to whip up lunch.
      After lunch puttered around for a bit, chat with a few more people wishing Suzie Happy Birthday, I checked tire pressures, oil and stuff on the coach before we head out in the morning. Even put our Weber Q away. Don't need it for supper tonight. Even a bit of quality reading time squeezed in there as well.
       Then shorty after 3 pm Tucker dragged Gerry over for Happy hour. Melinda and Paul joined us as well.
Tucker brought his lamb to play with
He loves to chase it , so Suzie gave it a few tosses\
almost caught it in mid air !
Tucker and Gerry the same Happy face?
3 small treats for him if he is a good boy
he was a good boy
      Here we all are wishing Suzie a happy birthday, and enjoying a cooler but not too bad of an afternoon,
      Then Vanessa , came by on her golf cart, stopped to wish Suzie Happy Birthday with Donna beside her and Greg on the back.
      Soon time for me to whip up supper. For her Birthday Suzie choose one of her favourites, Fettuccine  Alfredo with shrimp, side salad and a cheese bun with garlic from the bakery in town.
     I fried up a few shrimp with olive oil and garlic , cooke the noodles just the way she likes them while she relaxed with her e-reader.
not a bad Alfredo sauce I added extra garlic
doing what she loves to do, read
yummy? yup it was, we both enjoyed it, she even enjoyed
 a glass of white wine for her birthday too.
        Then a couple of tiny cakes I picked up for her Birthday, she did blow out all the candles too, We will snack on those later this evening.
She made a birthday wish but can't tell me what it was
The Happy Birthday Girl
      Still not too bad of a day slight drizzle but nice enough to relax outside under our awning, post this blog and enjoy some more reading time until we have to head inside.
      Thanks for taking the time to check us out and hope y'all had a decent day as well.
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Relaxing Sunday and made huge pot of Ham and bean soup.

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    Just another great day here. No complaints at all. Sunshine , warm sunny days (not too hot), and cool nights for sleeping.
      Got a few nice early walkabouts done between making this huge pot of 15 bean , hamand Bean soup. I had 2 leftover ham bones from last night's dart banquet so this morning I began making this amazing soup that we love.
this bean soup mix is amazing, instructions right on the package
and turns out perfect every time
     With the beans cooking I threw in one of the ham bones, for a couple of hours. Just to add the smokey ham flavor. Then pulled to bone out and added the rest of the ingredients took all the ham off the bone and added to the soup. This makes  for a very tasty hearty bean soup and large pot.
takes a few hours but is so tasty
       Now all done by noon we each enjoyed a bowl and saved some more for future lunches. The rest over to Gerry and Melinda's, just cause they like it too and they supplied the ham !
what a perfect tasty lunch,
nothing like homemade soup
      Right after lunch I whipped up the road to Juicy fruit Orchards to pick up a few fresh items.  Mainly  some Honey Crisp Apples that we love. Fresh picked and a very good price to boot.
the fall colours are starting to come on strong
so much nice fresh produce here and really good prices
5 lbs of Honey crisp apples for $8.00 is actually a very good price
we have seen them for as much as $4.00 a LB !
       Now you know fall is setting in when all the squash and pumpkins are being harvested and on display.
         After here drove through Arkona and noticed a few homes with all the leaves on the ground another sure sign of fall !
       Back home to putter around enjoy the wonderful warm sunny afternoon with our e-readers .
Walt stopped by  with Maya to say hi
        Then about 3 pm Tucker dragged Gerry here for a treat and doggie fix for Suzie. Time for Happy hour anyway.
Tucker gets his treat
    Then Maya dragged Walt here for Happy hour and of course she gets a treats as well. These dogs sure get spoiled with Suzie here!
good dog
But then Maya wants to give Walt kisses, what a suck
now she relax with Daddy
       Melinda was done work and she dropped in to join us for a while as well. Nice when she can drop by for a cold one after work.
       Then  time for me to whip up supper. Tonight some Haddock fillets pan fried with Fish crisp on our Weber Q 100.  Warmed up 2 half corn cobs leftover from last nights dart banquet and warmed up a 1/2  lemon to make it very juicy for the fish.
not lone this was done to perfection
          What a tasty light meal and some left over caesar salad to go with it sure hit the spot.
a tasty light  supper
       That was our sunny late summer Sunday, that we enjoyed hope y'all had a great one as well.
       Here we are still outside enjoying this very warm evening at 8:30 pm and still 72 f, this is amazing weather !
       Thanks once again for stopping on by.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Dart Club Banquet and just more amazing sunny weather.

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         The beginning of another very warm late summer day, some walkabouts the campground enjoying the lovely weather, and today I noticed a couple of more trees beginning to change color.
          A bit later I cleaned and washed 8 romaine hearts and set into the large bowl I borrowed from the clubhouse. With the caesar salad I made the caesar dressing that I used in my restaurant Jessie's Diner) for 10 years, So tasty and flavourful for the recipe you can click HERE or my recipe blog top right side bar.
 my mini food processor does the trick
all done on time and I carved them up
        Shortly after noon I went down to the kitchen and set up the large electric roaster to heat up the 2 - 11 lb bone in Hickory smoked spiral hams. For our summer dart club banquet. Low and slow so as to not dry it out. They came with a glaze that I will add shortly before the end.
        Then back home to enjoy this wonderful weather in the shade, started a new book again, as usual Baldacci writes some wonderful page turners.
        The dart club supplies the meat with the proceeds made over the supper and rest divided up in various ways for us dart players. The rest of the meal is a pot luck with about 32 people expected for supper.
while reading Tucker stopped by for a visit and treat with Melinda this time.
these large hams fit nicely in the large roaster

ready to serve
       Now we had lotsa great food that everyone brought.
Dorothy made this meat and cheese tray to look like a dart board
cool !
crackers, veggies and dip
scalloped potatoes
baked beans
hash brown caserole
chicken wings
lotsa salads and crossants
yummy deserts
I sampled a bit, lol
Gerry and Melinda at the head table
we had a great turn out and so much
wonderful food
       This wrapped up out summer dart season and the left over money was given out in prizes , but everyone that played let here left with some cash.
I came in 3 rd place for mens highest score of 118,  12 bucks
Suzie 1st place for Ladies high take out at 52.
         Nice to get all together one more time before the fall weather kicks in and hopefully we will all be back again here next year doing our best and having too much fun at Thursday night darts whenever we are in the park.
        Still again sitting outside enjoying another wonderful evening finish this posting 8:20 pm and back into out books before heading inside and calling it a night.
       Thanks again for stopping on by.

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