We are off to Cuba for a vacation,s o hold up on all the emails because I won't be reading them... and check back for updates on our trip...as I will try to update me blog if possible... Love ya all...take care of the snow for us and we'll look after the sun!
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Happy New Year Everyone!
Delicioso! Tortieres made by Janice...
They were the best! Accompanied by a Pear and blue cheese and pecan salad...very yummy!
Thank-you JAnice and Gord for hosting the annual Bay New's Years BAsh!
The boys of the night..Gord, Ed, Mike, Emil, Gary. Ashley
Janice and Linda
Deb and Maxine
Emil trying to draw HulK Hogan...way too funny,and no one could guess what the amoeba with the H was...
That is near naked Ed at the top of the hill in his sled ,heading straight for the lake...
Toast to Ed..
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Accident at one mile on the way home tonight...lots of fire trucks and tow trucks and police. I suspect that someone went over the bank. The roads were like sheets of ice in some parts...the part where the four tires touch the pavement!
Glorius sun lighting up the mountains around 8:00 this morning!
Driving sown our road towards the sun
Just nearing Anne's farm... Beautiful , this morning! Thought I'd share!
Icky snowy roads that Joyce travelled on...looks like leaving Nakusp..
Joyce stopped in on her way back from Kamloops to see Auntie Mary...who was pretty happy to have her visit! Auntie had a big birthday party on the 24th...Sounds like it was fun with all the family around...You look great, Auntie!
Two winter cutie pies!
Joyce was a brave soul who took off early Boxing day morning to drive up to Kamloops to see Derrick and BArb and the kids... oh...check out the photo...looks like an extra baby in Barb's lap! Congratulations to all...We can't wait!
Yep, this is a helicopter alright...a Thai military helicopter that someone bought for quite a few millions and was having it shipped over to Canada,where it will be restored for quite afew millions more. My friend, sent me these pics from the port in Delta where the ships come in with all sorts of strange cargo... and this ship was HUUUUUUGGGGGGE! Thanks for the photo...oh yes, apparently one of the pilots of the helicopter lost his head when the door slammed shut on it, causing pilot Number 2 to crash onto the aircraft carrier...hence the damaged copter...and possible reason for its sale...
Discharging the helicopter from the ship's hold.
The giant cargo ship
So thats it for me tonight...have to get some beauty sleep for the big party tomorrow night over at Janice and Gord's...ringing in the new year and all...Maybe Emil will be the New Year's baby this year! Ha-ha...I don't seriously think so! So have a great time tomorrow night and we'll talk to you after the Polar Bear dip at Janice and Gord's on New Year's day! Whew ! This year is going to go out with a bang! Then we are off to Vancouver and Hola to Cuba on Monday... two weeks in the sun...two weeks in the sun...tada tada tada!
And we aren't the only ones!!!! Sonia has booked a trip with her friend Michelle to guess where??? St Lucia. WOW WOW WOW! Nothing like spending a week or so sailing around those tropical isles on a catamaran! Whoooo doggies! I went on one last year in the Dominican and it was a blast...especially when they get moving... It will be so awesome for you, Sonia...take your camera and lots of sunscreen. I don't think bugs will be a problem... Holy travellers! Our family is chock full of them! A catamaran...that is terrific... I am sooo happy for you!
Nighty night...just going to look that up on Google earth!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Come Emil...I didn't lick your face yet!
Lynn...OUTSTANDING in the snow
Happy to be outside in a heat wave...+2 or so!
Here's KAleigh...beautiful granddaughter.. sweet photo...just need one a little larger now! ...and how about one of MAddie??? I missed you both a lot this Christmas... just not the same.
Lynn drove over in the aftermath of the snowstorm on Saturday. I met her in town and we plugged along back out to HArrop. Just as we turned the corner to go down our street, a car was stuck ...out to more than the middle of the road which was still buried in nearly two feet of snow! I plowed on by the stuck car and Lynn followed. The best thing to do was to keep the momentum up to get past Stucky, and then all down our road. It was a mess of deep snow with a couple of goat trails that didn't match up to our sets of wheels. We made it and that was the most important. At least Emil had the driveway cleared.
Lynn was a doll...bringing all sorts of yummies and especially nice was this yummy can of bruschetta mixture( from Wal mart) ( chopped spiced tomatoes) that could be spread on toasted slices of baquette. You brush the bread slices with olive oil first, then toast under the broiler, then spread on the brushetta mixture ( we added a bit of balsamic vinegar, and some melted pesto, and a few more italian herbs and sliced black olives) then topped each with some grated mozzarella and grated parmesean cheese. Once broiled for a few minutes, the cheese melts and the tomatoes heat up and they taste delicious... We ate them for appies and later we had them again after about 20 rounds of Mexican Train with Deb and Ashley! Also Lynn brought ou these little appies made from wonton wrappers that you bake in a muffin cup. They come out lightly browned and crisp and can be filled with most anything. We just poured in some salsa and enjoyed them like a large natcho chip. Lynn filled some with pork sausage to serve at her party... Simple to make and tasty and crunchy... all good. Thanks Lynn for bringing something new to the table!
After a late night of Train and general yapping, we didn't get off to a very early start. We drank a few coffee while watching the new DVD I got Lynn for Christmas of Celine Dion in concert at Vegas ! It was good! Afterenjoying a hearty ham and scrambled egg and mushroom breakfast, we doodled around a bit, then headed out for a walk while the sun poked its head out, and the skies cleared of clouds. A big "whitey" was heading our way from Nelson at the time Lynn decided to leave. Nothing much materialized except some sleet for ten minutes. She said the roads were in better shape going home, despite the additional four inches of snow overnight! One can never tell what either the roads or the weather will be like!
The doggies had fun in the snow, that is for sure!
Well, I better go to bed...it is back to work after a well earned four days off. With luck , there won't be too many exchanges!
In the meantime, I have started to pack my suitcase, because believe it or not... WE ARE GOING ON TRIP! Emil booked us an all inclusive to Veradero... and it is coming up fast! Thank-you to my sweety! I guess after forty years, we ought to celebrate just right!
And we aren't the only ones going on a trip... Joe and Correna leave in less than 12 hours for the Galapagos, but with a stop to Cuzco ,via Lima and a walking trek to Machu Pichu in Peru. They will love the sights there... jsut beware of the altitude... I think all the names of the Incan ruins were thought of in a moment of puking from Altitude sickness.. Saxhey Womannnnn.wheh! Phlehw..all I could think about when my head was hung over the big white telephone..or was that yellow? Makes me shudder to this day. Ok, so I am packing lots of gravol and Immodium and tylenol, and gaviscon and you name it...mosquito repellent.