Sunday, May 30, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Yes..you read that correctly..today is my birthday..just another holiday monday around here..we slept late..steamed milk with vanilla and caramel..yummy..some housework..a few errands..and dinner at our daughter's house..all in all a great day..lots of messages on facebook with some very nice birthday greetings..


We are heading back to work tomorrow after a nice quiet weekend.. another birthday is now history..back to work we go..onwards to next week..and another year...as we get older it seems the birthdays don't seem to matter as much..but the cards and flowers and birthday greetings are all appreciated just the same.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

What's in a name??



Before I write about what a great day we had today..I need to reveal some news...After much deliberation and number crunching we made some major decisions with regards to our beloved "BIGDAWG AND FREEWAY"..

For  those of you who know us personally..you all know how much we love the RVing lifestyle...but we needed to make some drastic choices...so for the next few years there will be no more RVing for us ..we have traded our 'BIGDAWG AND FREEWAY'...and purchased a new 'FREEWAY'..our plan is to eventually purchase a new 'BIGDAWG' so for the next few years we will be doing road trips but staying in hotels...there will still be blogging and adventures for us..just not RVing adventures.

So as we temporarily say 'so long ' to RVing..we say 'HELLO' to our new 'FREEWAY'..one day he will be our TOAD but for now he is just simply our 'FREEWAY'...thanks for the memories..we will miss it..but we will be back!!!




Now onwards to our adventure today...through the wonders of the internet we have  followers of our blog and I in turn follow many..or you could say I am an 'internet creeper'..either way you call it..'creeper or stalker'..we have met some very nice people and today was no exception...Our new found friends are Donna and Ralph and Norm and Chris..they were staying at Thousand Trails in Birch Bay for the past few days..today was the last day we would  have been able to meet up..(they are headed to Alaska for the summer)..so we are always up for some new found friends.

Our morning started early..we heard on the radio that there was  long border line ups..we headed towards the Sumas Border Crossing..there was a very large line up..four cars in front of us!!...for once the radio was wrong..since we had so much time we headed south towards Burlington and Camping World..we need some new fold up chairs for our afternoon at the beach. 

We stopped at a rest area on the way north for a picnic lunch and then we were off to visit our new 'friends'..we came bearing gifts..wine, a stuffed moose and a loaf of cranberry nut bread and pumpkin loaf..we figure if they don't like us we can bribe them with gifts...Needless to say the visit went very well..such a warm welcome we received..thank you for a great afternoon..it was great to meet you all..and safe travels to you as you head North to Alaska!!

Donna and Ralph and "Tiffie"..http://adventureswithtassie.blogspot.com/








Birch Bay State Park was our next stop..this is one of our favourite places...


As the sun sets on another great day..we are thankful for our new friends..and the ability to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Every dog has it's day!






There is a new song out by Toby Keith..called 'every dog has it's day'..today was once again all about the dog.

This morning started out with the usual Munday Park stroll..and Tucker and Emme chasing each other through the trails of mud and muck..that was until Tucker at  full speed decided to take out Doug at the knees and send him to the ground..the bigger they are the harder they fall!!..poor him..banged up knee and hand..could have been worse.
In the afternoon we were planning on going to Porteau Cove for our picnic lunch but we changed our minds as we crossed over the Lions Gate Bridge and headed towards the Capilano Suspension Bridge..no stopping there..I am afraid of heights so I am not going to pay $$ for something that would make my legs turn to rubber.....so instead we headed about a mile up the road to the Cleveland Dam..a lovely park..a view of Grouse Mountain, The Lions, the Capilano Watershed and of course the Dam.

After our lunch and the photo taking we headed west towards Cypress Provincial Park to admire the view..we managed to get a few pictures and Carlie met one of the lawyers from her work..and his wife and their new puppy..COFFEE..she is eight weeks old..and as cute as can be..






One more stop today was the Coquitlam Firefighter's Fitness Challenge at Coquitlam Center..by the time we got there though it was over ..too bad..next year we will be sure to go earlier!!





We have had a very busy day..filled with a lot of picture taking opportunities..and our day ended with a bottle of wine on the patio and a 'redneck dinner'..ribs, beans and coleslaw..a perfect Sunday!!
Thanks for reading along..

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Another beautiful day!!

Our weather here on the west coast of British Columbia has been perfect..not too hot..nice and sunny with a bit of a  breeze..what more could we ask for??

I have noticed that my list of followers is growing slowly..I just want to say thank you for reading along..you are one of the reasons that I maintain this blog..that and to keep our day to day memories intact. 

Ours was a quiet day filled with errands and a drive out to Langley to visit the Pet Smart..our boy, Tucker was in need of a few items..and since he can't shop for himself we are elected to look after his needs..be it food, or a new toy or a cookie..or just to feel the wind in his face as he goes for  ride...he is a happy boy and we are very lucky that we have him in our life.

We have one more day off and the plans for our Sunday are still not confirmed but we did purchase a loaf of bread from Cobs..so that means fresh egg salads sandwiches for a picnic lunch..where are we headed??..not too sure ..somewhere that will be picture worthy I hope..Doug has a book that is called.. daytrips from Vancouver so we may just open a page and head out...more tommorrow...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Friday!!

Happy Friday everyone..a nice sunny weekend maybe??..we can hope..no real plans this weekend....housework is on the agenda!!..does that not sound like great fun!

Have a good one..more later if we do something that is blog worthy!!

Thanks for reading..till next time.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

wordless wednesday

sorry ..can't be wordless..this is Ron and Karen's horse..Bobby...aka Ally Cat..winning yet another race!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

happy birthday Doug!!

Today is my husband's 51st birthday!!..gosh I remember when we were 22..newly married..lots of dreams..and now we are on the countdown to retirement..counting down the birthdays with much anticipation to move onto the next stage in our lives..



Happy Birthday Doug!!..love you..hope you have many more birthdays filled with new adventures and roads less travelled!!

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