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Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Five Years Old!!!  How did those years go by so fast???

Happiest of Birthday wishes go out to these two beautiful boys who make my world go round in a much more "funner" way!!

Saturday, August 24, 2019


It was the inaugural smoker event yesterday.  We finally got our new smoker going and smoked two pork butts for a pulled pork dinner.  One butt was fine but the other was almost all fat so I had to cook up a couple of pork tenderloins in order to have enough food for the approximately 30 invited guests. It was the right call because I had very little left over.  The party was a success!!  The weather was perfect.  Not too cold and not too hot.  We had the fire going and everyone gathered around as it did get a bit chilly in the evening.
Sorry I didn't get a picture of the food table before the masses swooped in.  Joanne made her famous beans and people brought snacks or salads or desert.  We had Linda's world famous rice krispie squares and Lisa made her popular butter tarts and blue berry tarts.  Linda and Sandy brought some watermelon.  It was a great dinner.
We sat by the fire (using my indoor firewood I might add) and survived a bug hatch on the lake.  These tiny little winged bugs swarmed us for a little while - more of a nuisance than anything else.  But this morning I noticed that our clothes had all these little bug bodies on them.  They were everywhere.  One of the hazards of living on a lake.
People cleared out by 10:30 and everyone made it home safe and sound.
It is always fun to have friends over for a party!  A great time was had by all!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Made the trip up the highway to get the trailer set up at Hinkler.  Continuing his habit of scooting past the exit point, Rejean missed the Hinkler road.  We had to travel up the highway to find a road to turn around.  I must admit I missed the gravel pit which is a signal that the road is not too far beyond that point and I did see the Hinkler sign but it was about 2 1/2 feet before the road and with a big 5th wheel trailer behind the truck, you couldn't just slam on the brakes.  All was good and we got the trailer placed and ready for our first adventure in a few weeks.  Over the winter our little roof over the fire wood became unhinged on one side.  A project for the guys on our next trip.
It is a beautiful spot to escape to every once in a while and bird season opens September 15th which isn't that far away...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


It was a beautiful day yesterday, for kayaking on the river.  Twelve of us met at LaFoe and headed downstream.  Everyone except Shane was fishing and a number of fish were caught - one walleye and the rest were bass.  I caught two - one smaller and one BIG.  Always fun to fight them and then net them in a kayak.  Mitch had his new fishing kayak out and it seemed to handle great.  He is tall and this kayak had a good seat on it that kept him comfortable.  The river was down and we did hit some spots that you had to step out of the kayak and move to deeper water.  One fellow had a great big sombrero and had tunes going all the way down the river.  It was fun to be beside him when a good song was playing.
Everyone just went at their own pace and it took us about 5 hours to cover the distance.  We had an incident at the end where you are supposed to stop because any further and you are on your way to Tunnel Lake - about 22 miles down river.  Well, just say that someone who should have known to stop, didn't.  2 other people followed him down the river.  I saw them going but it was too far away to yell at them to stop.  Long story short, we "rescued" them up at Snowshoe about an hour later.  We had to strap the kayaks to a four wheeler to get them up to the road.  This will be a story that will live on and on.  AND to add insult to injury, Rejean injured his finger and we found out today that it is a torn tendon and that he needs surgery to fix it.

I have been negligent in keeping up with my blogging but it has been a busy few months.  Joanne and I were in Abu Dhabi for 3 weeks then we had Charlie and Monty here for 3 weeks and then trying to catch up with our regular chores.  I have lots of pictures to share of my adventures in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned...