Welcome to our travels and adventures

Welcome to our travels and adventures

Cooler and Counting

Our weather has turned cool – a little below freezing at night and barely above freezing during the day so our sights are being focused on our journey south. Now that we have been to see our doctors to ensure that we are roadworthy, we have to turn our attention to the more mechanical beasts. It’s the little things that need to be done that are niggling on our minds. Things like a lube and oil for the truck, grease and brake checks for the trailer and then planning a route that gets us outta this climate! That chore really depends on the weather forecast – if clear then we can find a route we haven’t travelled yet and yes Dorothy, there are roads out there less travelled! But, if the weather forecast is bleak, then we take the route that keeps us on a clear path, avoiding nasty and dangerous driving conditions. We’ve been in touch with friends at the Plantation and they say the weather there is beautiful – let’s hope they hang onto it until we get there.

We have completed our Christmas shopping and all the gifts are wrapped and awaiting the excitement of the grAn example of free motion quilting.andkids. It’s amazing, with only a few hundred square feet of floor space, Barb does a better than excellent job organizing, wrapping and stacking the gifts so we were not tripping over them or ourselves.

Not too much left to do before we head out, everything is stowed – oops except for Barbie’s sewing ‘room’, that will be a last minute task. She is still busy working on sewing and quilting projects. Here are a couple of samples – great work isn’t it.  A tote bag for a grand daughter Finally legal!

See, we do get dressed up sometimes! We also have a wedding to attend – our cousin Judy and her long time partner, Larry are finally tying the knot after a short 30+ years of living together. Yes, they finally decided that they can live comfortably together so why not join the fine establishment of marriage!

The nuptials were conducted at St Peter’s Basilica in  London, Ontario. After the service and photos on the steps, we were invited to the Villa Cornelia for dinner and reception. We were greeted with wonderful appetizers and lots of chatter and laughs with friends and family. During dinner, there were lots of stories – some a little strange and some more than a little funny and the usual glass tinking. After a few toasts, we were asked back to their home for some champagne and one of the guests set the TV up so we could view the pictures – hey, we’re older now and needed them to remind us of why we were there!  We wish them many wonderful years together.

  Is anyone watching? Aggie Judy Larry Terry On The Steps







Judy Enjoys Good Laugh




 The Cousinsudy Larry Cut Their Cake


Not much more to say, we are having our family Christmas celebration so I will be writing on that soon. Hoping all is good where you are and until next time….

Down and Out

Wow, in our last post all was good and we were recovering after a visit with friends and grandsons but the reprise didn’t last long! Barb & I drove over to Markham (about an hours drive through or across Toronto) for a doctors appointment. I was drugged up so couldn’t do the drive home and Barb piloted us nicely even though she had the start of an upset stomach.

Wednesday, the sun rose in a different sky for Barbie – she woke with the flu! It was a terrible bug! She was definitely and completely down and out except for the quick trips to the ‘john’! On Thursday, I came down with the little critter and was in the same state as Barb. We made a great pair, both trying to lay quietly under the covers until this thing went through our systems.

So now we’re back at the routine, we’ve batten down the hatches so we’re not chasing anything down the road when the remnants of Sandy blow through here later today. We tuned into CNN to see what’s going on and I still don’t understand why I torment myself so! I’m sure the same wave or the same gust of wind was videoed and talked about more times – it must be a a Guinness Book record! I know there was horrific disaster there but surely there were other stories of heroism and rescue that deserved more attention by the media. When we tuned into the Canadian news, all we got was the same as we got from CNN! What about the Canadian stories of the storm?

Frankenstorm Sandy Knocks Over Shed So now, all is quiet on the storm front and thankfully, none of our kids were in danger or at risk and no damage to their properties. We had nothing here, just a little rock & roll on some gusts with lots of rain but it was a non-event. It’s a sad story from the American Eastern Seaboard though.

Now that we have our health back and the storm has passed, our attention is now focused on Christmas shopping. Our family Christmas is coming up quickly and we need to hit the shops and malls to fulfill our grand children’s wish lists.

Until next time, hope all is good out there where you are….