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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christmas In July at Rock Glen Resort

Where are we today ?
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         Nice and warm overnight, windows open and a nice breeze gotta love it ! Up at 6 am and was a perfect 70f outside (21C) Got a few nice walkabouts this morning even though it was cloudy and no rain yet was good. Even got some bike riding in as well just cause I could.
Santa Made a special trip here for today
           After my first walkabout notice this scruffy looking bird sitting on the rear tire of Suzie's bicycle. I got close and it did not move. Think Maybe it had a crash and was stunned. A while later it was gone. Probably cleared it's head and carried on.
what happened to you ?
              After a light lunch we enjoyed some outside reading under our awning, The rains began about 2 pm and varied on for the rest of the day. from heavy rains to a light drizzle.
you know it is still nice out when Suzie is still in shorts 

         Had a comment yesterday when someone asks what was "Near Beer". This is a de-alcholized beer that we drink only .05 % alcohol  and 50 calories, we buy in Canada  and is only 1/4 the price of real beer. Not too bad and less alcohol and much less calories as well.
I like the Red Suzie likes the Blonde
love sitting under our awning, nice a dry listening to
 and watching the rain come down
        At 4 pm Santa was at the clubhouse  and lotsa young kids stood in line to sit on his knee and got a treat (freezies) They all enjoyed this time talking to Santa.
     No I did not sit on Santa's knee, neither did Suzie. But we came home to whip up supper. Tonight a couple of chicken thighs on our Weber Q to add to a tasty green salad.
love our Chicken on the Weber Q
yummy? yup!
        After super I did a drive about the park to check for Christmas decorations , and there was a few sites nicely set up despite the raining weather.

    Then home to see Santa getting ready for the wagon ride. His reindeer and sled were not here so he drove theTractor pulling the wagon with all the fun loving people having fun even with the light rain still happening. not much to dampen their spirits on Christmas. in July. At least it is not cold and snowing!
Hi Santa !
On Dancer on Prancer and away they go
ho. ho ho. too much fun
      I got back home and Suzie had company Maya could not walk by without a Suzie fix, so there she is.  Hopped right on her knee and even got some treats.
doggie fix for Suzie
she actually gets 3 tiny treats if she sits just right
        That was our fun day here, doing what we usually do. Enjoying this wonderful warm weather rain or shine getting our exercise, chatting with a few people and enjoying our quiet reading time. As well as having Santa drop by for an early Christmas visit.
         Sure works for us hope y'all had a great day as well and thanks for stopping on by.

Where have we been this summer ?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Meeting old friends and new people today while outside enjoying this great weather.

Where are we today ?
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        Just a wonderful warm morning today, looks like our hot spell will die down for a bit after today. Only got to 86 f with the humidex to 95F (35C). We found it quite comfortable in the shade with a light breeze. Gonna miss it when things cool down a bit.
        Got some nice walkabouts early this morning enjoying this weather, the fresh air and exercise sure feels good.
          Now back home after my walk and Suzie outside with her coffee reading in the shade, you know it's a nice warm day when she is outside in shorts at 8 am in the shade.
this is the weather we truly love
       I had to make a quick trip to Strathroy for our Almond Milk and "Near Beer" that we like and home to putter around and a nice light lunch.
       Then the afternoon enjoying our e-readers in the shade and over to visit Tucker and Gerry for Happy Hour. Suzie wanted a Tucker fix today. As soon as she sat on the couch he was with her, as usual.
Hi Suzie, nice to see you again
yes rub my ear right there, love it
       As we were leaving Walt walked by with Maya, she had stopped by our coach but we were not there. She saw Suzie and ran right to her.
another doggie fix
       Back home  thinking about supper when we got a call for Bill and Eli to stop by for a visit and meet their friends from the New Hamburg area.
       So we wandered over to say hi and had lots of interesting conversation and chats with everyone.
Barb, Bill, Eli, Buck and Suzie,
of course me took the pic
         Then soon home to whip up supper. Tonight a couple of Cod fish fillets Baked on our Weber Q grill mat with Panko Bread crumbs, have not done this for a while. For the recipe you can click HERE or my recipe blog to right sidebar.
tonight a couple of Cod Fish Market cut fillets,
we love these
love this grill mat
added to our green salad was awesome
      While we were cooking supper met the couple in the cabin right beside us. Was Melindas' Dad Bob and June.Have heard about her Dad for years now finally got to meet them, another supper couple. So many wonderful people we meet while living this lifestyle.
        Now here it as after 9 pm still outside finishing up this posting, then read for a while, Stay out here as long as we can before calling it a night.
       What can I say that I have not said before? Other than glad that y'all drop in to check us out. Hope you had a great day too.
Where have we been this summer ?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sunny, warm, dart night and our first Grandson Graduated into High school !

Where are we today ?
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    Wow I actually slept until 7 am today, maybe because we were outside last night until after 10pm enjoying this wonderful summer weather, chatting and enjoying our e-readers, and no bugs here. Gotta love this time of year.
     After coffees I wanted a walkabout before 8 am it was almost nice, very warm. But the skies opened up and changed that plan quickly, so after a very short walk I just puttered around thinking about where to head out this fall. With so many options its hard to decide, More discussing and thoughts needs to be done, but no rush we have lotsa time. mostly want to be in a warmer place than here in the winter.
       After a tasty light lunch a quick trip to Forest, for a few things and picked up some cooked chicken wings at the Foodland for supper tonight. We do love chicken wings and its been while, ( we try to do moderation) a good deal 20 wings for $9.99 should be enough to satisfy our ( my craving). Cheaper than going out and even cooking them myself as well.
       Not much else going on here, did get a couple of short walkabouts, chat with a neighbour and just relaxing enjoying our e-readers in the shade. A very light breeze temps got to 90 F with the humidex 97F. Feels pretty nice. Was gonna wax our coach but think I will wait a bit for slightly cooler weather. The beauty of retirement we can do what we want when it suits us.
so this was a great afternoon, just doing this
            Soon time for supper, gonna reheat the wings on our Weber Q Grill mat, fire up our Fry Daddy for some french fries. celery and carrots with a ranch dip, ( for Suzie) my favourite is Blue cheese but don't need this in our fridge for an occasional meal.
this large box of 20 wings for only $9.99
fries in the Fry Daddy 
wings nice and hot and crispy
yup we had a feast, and a few left over wings
     Now supper and dishes done, 6:30pm time to head down for our Thursday night fun darts. Always good for a few laughs and challenge with the the people who show up.
     Tonight 12 people so we had 4 teams of 3 and we all had too much fun, We did not win anything tonight, thats probably cause Suzie and I were on the same team. No matter was still a good time. Home by 9:15and enjoyed sitting outside for another hour, just cause we could still enjoy this wonderful summer weather.
then Suzie got another doggie fix , when Maya dragged Walt this
way on his walkabout
      Now I just have to brag about our 1st Grandson. who just graduated from public school (grade 8). He is our oldest grandchild and is growing into an amazing young man. Wow! they grow up so fast. Now to begin a new chapter in his life. We wish him all the best and just know that he will make some good choices in what lies ahead. Congratulations !
he was just a baby a little while ago.
where does the time go?
 now a young man !
       Thanks for taking the time to stop by and hope that you are enjoying some wonderful summer weather wherever you are.

Where have we been this summer ?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Biker's arrived , sunny and hot, and the baby geese are flying !

Where are we today ?
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        Hey we having more wonderful hot weather ! Only got to 85 F (29C) and was humid , but heck we have shade and a nice light breeze, not too shabby at all. We in shorts. t-shirts sandals and not doing anything much physical.
        The early morning walkabout the park was refreshing and noticed that the Canada Goose babies have grown up , Also noticed them flying now, (did not get a pic though) soon they be ready to fly away and leave the area and head south with us, until next year.
hard to tell the babies from the adults now 
         After puttering around for a while enjoyed our e-readers then friends of ours dropped in for a visit (Roland and Lori) and we offered them lunch.  They arrived just after 12:30. They are making a slow tour to the east coast and back on their Motorcycles, from Dryden in Northern Ontario.
heard a light rumble and yes they had come in the gate
right to our site
        Parked their bikes and settled in for a wonderful visit.We met them 2 years ago in the BLM land in Holtville California. They were camping with Oscar and Judy, (Lori's parents) who we met at the same place 10 years ago. They are from Dryden Ontario.
getting caught up with Lori
      After a bit I fired up our Weber Q to grill a gourmet meal. LOL. Hot dogs (with all the fixings), potato salad, coleslaw and Timbits. An easy quick lunch.
not long the dogs are done
     Ok a group shot with everyone eating but heck thats what we do.
sure hit the spot, give them fuel to carry on
     Then a few Timbits for desert, from Tim Hortons ( a Canadian Donut, Coffee franchise). Basically donuts holes of various flavours, very tasty. 
tasty Tim Bits
      After a couple of hours getting caught up with these guys they wanted to get back on the road again. I think from here they headed over to lake Huron and north on HWY 21 up the coast to Goderich to spend the night there before heading further east.
       Now before they go we have to take a group picture or 2 and some shots of their amazing motorcycles.
There we are
     A couple of shots of Roland's new Indian Roadmaster an amazing bike it is.
all the bells and whistles, and it sounds amazing
would I love this Bike? you betcha,
should we own none? not likely
       Ok this is a close as we will get, sit on their bikes and feel the comfort of these beautiful machines.
Ok Suzie, ready to head on out!
Lori's Nice new Victory, nice and low for short legs.
Suzie says nope I don't know how to ride one,  oh poop.....
but she looks good on it.
        Felt good for a few minutes though, but had to give them their motorcycles back so that they could hit the road again,
They all suited up and ready to go 
off, off and away they go
By for now guys travel safe and I just know you will enjoy the journey
         I just know we will see them again in the southwest agin this coming fall or winter, either in the California, at the BLM land or in Bullhead city Arizona, maybe even on the road in our travels.

         They were gone 3 pm get an hour or 2 riding and call it a night. Then we just kicked back to read in the shade for a while.
            After a bit Tucker dragged Gerry over for Happy hour. Tucker wanted a treat from Suzie and Suzie wanted a Tucker fix.
treats for Tucker
while sitting here Tucker noticed the Bunny beside the cabin
tried to catch it a few times, but not quite, good thing.
I  think if Charlie was here he could have done it and 
we would have grilled bunny!
         Then Maya dragged Walt here and wanted a Suzie fix, a treat too of course.
Hi Suzie
oh that feels good
         So now the dogs play and the people chat, another nice visit. We do solve all the problems of the world ya know, and don't even discuss politics.
jump up Maya
Tucker and Maya both get a treat, spoiled dogs ? Yup.
      Ok Happy hour over, time for a light supper. We don't need much after our tasty filling lunch, How about a couple of BLT's? Bacon, Lettuce Tomato sandwiches. We use tasty turkey bacon.
a few minutes on the Weber Q, perfect
BLT. a few chips and a couple pickles,yup that his the spot.
       We had a wonderful very warm sunny day, enjoyed some great company right here at Rock Glen Resort. Sounds pretty good to us.
       Glad that y'all dropped by and hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer day as well.

Where have we been this summer ?