Monday, April 6, 2009

I didn’t do a posting yesterday as there wasn’t much to say. We had a very quiet day, John worked on our tax returns and I fiddle/faddled around a bit, talked to our daughter Nan, then sat outside in the afternoon reading and enjoying the nice weather.

About 6 p.m. the predicted “Canadian Cold Front” came through and the temperature dropped really fast, John had to put on long pants and a jacket to barbecue – tough eh!

Today has been sunny but much cooler and windy again, I am sure tired of all this wind – hopefully we will lose it in Louisiana.

John again spent a better part of the day working on the taxes (they are now e-filed) and I did some cleaning, spent time on the computer receiving and sending e-mails and just generally diddling around. I read for a while this afternoon and then went for a nice walk. John went for a bit of a bike ride and then late this afternoon got the truck repacked to head out tomorrow morning.

We had a nice chat with Mike this morning and I had an e-mail from a friend about a hockey game that was held in Beeton last Saturday. Beeton is where our kids grew up and Mike played hockey there and in his last year, before we moved to Kitchener, they played in the All Ontario Finals and lost in the final games but had a good run at it. Anyways, the team he played on had an exhibition game on Saturday, Mike went but didn’t play as he hasn’t had the blades on in a long time, but he said he had a great time seeing lots of his old pals and their parents. My friend, whose son played on the team, also said what a fun time it was, we are sorry we weren’t there for it as it would have been great to see all the kids, now grown up, and their parents again after so many years.

I also had an e-mail from Ron & Dee who we met at Green Acres in Kincardine last summer, they wintered in Texas and spent some time at this park on their way home, I had read it on their blog but had forgotten. They had said in their blog, and mentioned it again today in their e-mail, about finding lots of petrified wood behind their site here, which just happens to be right behind where we are, so I went out looking and also found some pieces, very interesting stuff. We saw lots of petrified wood at the Petrified Forest in Arizona but haven’t found it any place else so I was quite surprised to find it here – thanks Dee & Ron for telling us. We also agree with them that this is a really nice park and we also hope to spend more time here next year. Also, thanks for sharing the pictures of the snow you were getting at home today, we’re sure glad we aren’t there to enjoy it – LOL!!

I had an e-mail from my brother today and he said was checking out where Onalaska is on google maps and he went on the satellite view and could see the trailer park, he said it stands out very clearly – neat!

Tonight we went into Livingston and went to a Mexican restaurant for dinner, it was very good and I also had a yummy Margarita. After dinner we went to Wal Mart and the need to pick up a couple of things turned into a $100 bill, how the heck does that happen????

Tomorrow we are meeting up with friends from Kitchener (Ginny & Gil who we met in Tucson, Arizona about a year ago now) and another couple from Chatham who Gil & Ginny met in Oklahoma last year on their way home. We have invited them all for dinner tomorrow night so we are looking forward to meeting Brenda & Bob and seeing Gil & Ginny again. Brenda and I have e-mailed back and forth so I feel like I already know her a bit. Ginny said she would bring desert and Brenda offered to bring a salad so Bob is making potato salad, I’m already really impressed with Bob!!!

As always, today was another great gift of a day in the sunny, but windy, south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

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