Welcome to our travels and adventures

Welcome to our travels and adventures

First Month Back

1605008 May 02 The AirBud BnB We Stayed AtWe only chilled for a short time then back in the truck and off to Belleville to visit our daughter Dawn. She was in the regional hospital there for surgery. We stayed in a cute BnB in the heart of Belleville, just a short distance from the hospital. Our hostess was very nice and we will surely use her place again whenever we go there again. Breakfast was made to order with more than we could eat. Afterward, she would ask if we wanted more coffee and would sit and chit chat. Very homey.


On the way home after a few days, we met friends Pat & 1605026 May 07 Shaw Theatre At Niagara On The LakeCarolyn for lunch in Cobourg. We talked the afternoon away but soon had to be back on the road. We stopped off at my brother 1605022 May 07 Terri At LunchLarry’s for a short catch up with him. We got back in time for Barb to have a day away with Terri for Mother’s Day at Niagara on the Lake. They shopped, went to the theatre, tasted some of the restaurants of the area and had a wonderful time together.



Now all the gallivanting is done, we get down 1605053 May 12 Front Step Frame In Placeto work. The front porch/deck is about 18 inches high and needs a step – maybe that’s why we don’t have vis1605068 May 17 Our New Front Stepsitors, they can’t easily get to the door! Anyway, with Barb’s design, we set about cutting and screwing and voila, we now have a step. We built it with a plan of adding on to make the porch bigger to fill the front of the house. Plans….



1605071 May 21 Week 7 For Peggys Cove Lighthouse



Barb is working on another ‘quilt along’ where she receives a quilt pattern and works on it with many other quilters but on her own time and in her own quilt room. It is a picture of the Peggy Cove’s lighthouse and so far, it is looking great. It is destined to be used as a window covering in her quilt room.




Gardens, planters and other pretty things keep us busy and make the outside looking better. Randy & Norma come over for lunch and a few games of fast 1605087 May 25 Cheers From Randy Norma Barbtrack. Visitors, see, so it is all about the front steps. We had a fun day together, a few wobbly pops, lunch, chit chat and of course the guys lost at fast track.

With all the trees gone down the side of the house, the heat is turned up on the back deck. We’re off to get one of those large patio umbrellas. It’s a toss up between Lowes and Ikea. The Ikea unit has a better stand weight system so it wins. After getting the unit home, we set it up. It was difficult deciding on the best location to set it so we can maximize the shade it gives out. The fabric is a huge 10x12 feet and it will be great. But wait…. we have to turn the deck 90 degrees to get any useful shade – right now, the walkway is shaded perfectly but not so much for the actual seating area! The umbrella looks great, a neat weight system and would have worked but….. so box it up and back to Ikea! On the way home we had to stop off at Walmart for a few things so let’s just take a peak and see what they have to offer. A table umbrella that tilts in the centre so we can adjust it for any sun. We’re better now and it looks fine or as you say, it’s made in the shade. Sorry, I had to say it.

That’s our excitement for May, hope you enjoyed the read and come back again at the end of July for more scintillating fun….

1605089 May 26 Woodpeckers Go Up The Tree

The End of Our Winter….

1604034 Apr 04 Hey You Looking At Me Turtle



In our last post, many snowbirds are talking about head’n 1604038 Apr 04 Another Selfie On Waternorth and we’re no exception. So little time left and so much to do before we actually point the truck north. There is more golf, kayaking, dining, quilting, rig maintenance so it will endure the harsh summer sun and heat and all round trying to stay out of trouble at happy hour!


1604051 Apr 07 LOTR Quilt Finished





Barb is busy working on a quilt top for our bed back at the house. It is the Lord of the Rings theme that she has been working on for a couple of years. She took up this challenge with an online work group and enjoyed building the blocks. Another excellent job done and it looks great on our bed.



Barb managed to get all her stuff done, items packed to come 1604175 Apr 22 Entering Cincinnati In Eveninghome, sewing put away one last time and I finished the rig maintenance. Lunches had, one last happy hour and good-bye hugs given and the final time arrives where we climb into the truck early Friday morning to get as far north as we can before we call it a day. We managed to get to Pickerington, OH for the night, got checked in and out to dinner. After a long day, we slept great!


On Saturday, 1604182 Apr 23 Lupper At The Brewerywe were back on the road, heading for Ellictoville, NY to visit with Terri, Mark and Sandra, Mark’s mom.

We head out Sunday after breakfast for the house – kinda anxious to see how well it wintered this year with the weather being so mild 1604186 Apr 24 Home And Trees Are Goneback here. Dave, our care taker had been in before we got home and had the house open for us which was a nice welcome back.


Once we were unpacked and the dust settled, we looked around and all was good. The city’s Ash trees have been decimated by the Emerald Ash Borer and the city is taking them down1604196 Apr 29 Branches All Removed - all the trees around our little place are all Ash trees and half of them are already gone. Our street looks so much different. This is the main discussion amoung the neighbors, some neutral, some happy and others not so.


Mail, doctors appointments, getting stuff done around the house and just settling in are the main activities for the short term. We plan on some outdoor projects but right now we are just chill’n. Hope all is good where you are and come back again….