Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anticipation Of A Long Road Trip

For various reasons, our trip back to Canada has been a very long and might I say "unpleasant" one.  When we returned we lost our garden due to drain remediation that was done around our building.

Then there is the constant problems with neighbors who feel that obeying the Provincial and Strata leash law is simply "having a leash on your dog", but not being anywhere around to supervise the dog.  Your front area becomes a "dog park" if you know what I mean.

To petty neighbors who feel it is there mission in life to try to "implant" themselves in your life!  I'll skip the picture on that one.  Too many to post! It is an every day occurrence with several dogs who love to use our front area as their toilet!

Then there was the "swiss cheese" pipe in the wall upstairs that decided to give way and fill our ceiling with water that caused us to be without our only bathroom for several days at a time.

Thank God all of that is over with the exception of the rude neighbors and the "unmanned dogs".

and the loss of a fellow rider....Bob Leong who died peacefully in his sleep a couple of days ago while on the trip of a life time with his wife of many years.

R.I.P "BobSkoot".

On a positive note though, we were allowed a garden allotment which we nurtured and received a good return on.  Here are some pics of our veggie garden from the beginning.

This was taken several weeks later......:-).

I found it to be very theraputic although it is very hard work!

And before you knew it, our garden (and others) started to pay off!  This is Kale.

Cherry tomatoes......

A bath tub full of Swiss Chard....


The absolute best corn I have ever tasted!

but this is a better picture of the corn....:-)


and Yucon Gold potatoes....


And lots of Basil and Rosemary.....:-). So many veggies that lots of soup was creatively produced in my humble Canadian kitchen. As you can see, the garden did not fail us!

This is some of the last harvest that we gathered.  We have now turned the garden over to another gardener to care for in our absence so that the food that is still coming to fruition does not go to waste.

Other good things that came from our current stay in Canada this year was the purchase of our new bikes. We sold Ms Vickey...... .

And Maj....

And purchased..."Raspberry"

And "Ms Ruby" -

and "Thing Two" (which we also sold due to ridiculous licensing requirements)

 and replaced "Thing Two" with "Lil Rascal"

 As you can see, it has been an interesting year in regard to scooters! Nevertheless, they will be traveling with us on our big "get away from it all" road trip that is coming up in 4 days and a wake up...:-).  We're out of here!!

See you on the road!