Monday, May 11, 2009

May 2 to 11, 2009

Where does all the time go. Here we are, already at May 11th! We have hardly been at home since we arrived. We did briefly meet with Sandra and Gordon whose blogs we have been following for a couple of years now. I thought it would be nice to sit down with them and share stories, but there has been no time. Maybe sometime soon.

I did pick up my motorcycle so that was a super happy day. The weather has not been too cooperative recently so it has just sat there waiting to go out and play. I guess I'm just a warm and sunny weather kind of guy:-) I did take it for a spin today as it finally warmed up a bit. Tonight is supposed to go down to 1 degree celcius (34 F?). It's hard to imagine freezing temperatures at this time of year. I'm sure it won't last.

Tonight is only the second evening we are actually going to have dinner at home. We've gone out to dinner at restaurants so much lately I think we're getting sick of them (restaurants, that is!). There have been a lot of birthdays in the family and that usually means picking a favourite place for dinner. Also, we've spent quite a few nights at our daughter and son-in-laws for dinner and socializing. Of course we like to do that so I won't complain any further.

I played some golf the other day, my first time since leaving Apache Junction. I can't believe how much I've forgotten in just a few weeks. In addition, it rained for most of the last 9 holes and put quite a damper on our spirits. However, like one of my friends always likes to say - a bad day of golf is so much better than any day of work.

Friday, May 1, 2009

April 27 to May 1, 2009

Tuesday was our travel day. We drove first to Sicard Holiday Trailers to get some minor work done on the rig. Our appointment was for 1:00 and by 4:00 we were on the road. Of course, that meant driving on the 401 during rush hour! Traffic moved fairly well so it was no worse than in previous years. Since we started travelling so late we decided to just travel to Napanee and stay in a Flying J overnight. We arrived there about 8:00 pm and there were lots of parking spaces for RVs so we were all set. Unfortunately we couldn't get our satellite dish to work properly so no blog :)

We were anxious to get to Ottawa so were on the road by 8:00 am. The weather was good and traffic was light. We stopped for coffee and bagel at a nice shop in an outside mall, across the street fromPlace D'Orleans, next to Hwy. 174. Kettleman's - nice place. We'll have to go there again. They make their bagels right there and they looked so good we bought some. They were :-).

We arrived at Recreationland around noon. Our site was available for us so we were able to park right away. Unfortunately somebody had been in that site earlier and got stuck when leaving and tore up the grassy area around our site pretty good. It looks awful. Not sure if that's going to get fixed any better. Will have to look into it further.

After spending the morning on Thursday cleaning the rig and setting things up on the outside, we went off to visit family. That will be a fulltime occupation for the next little while as we immerse ourselves back into quality family time.

Today is our laundry day so we won't feel like we're so rushed, for a little while anyway. I expect we'll be visiting family again before the day is over. Anyway, I have to pick up our motorcycle gear as I'm anxious to pick up my motorcycle. We've stored it at a Honda dealer in Embrun and they've already safety'd it, done an oil change and put on a new front tire. So, there are no excuses. I think I'll have it out by tomorrow if not by today.