Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Good morning. It is an absolutely gorgeous sunshiny day here on Kendall Inlet, Clearwater Bay. After breakfast, Mark went to Ted's no-frills in Kenora for tonight's dinner ingredients. I am so lucky that he enjoys cooking, as I did not ... and it showed. πŸ™„ Well, first, you open the box! 😳

Where oh where is our pal Rick? We have to wait expected him here yesterday ... but perhaps fishing at Malakai was excellent and he stayed. Anyway, we have plenty of food for tonight's dinner, just in case. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Good morning. Just as we were going to do laundry, the sky opened up and a one hour thunderstorm began! Egad! It was sunny 10 minutes beforehand! What a change about country. So, we got the puzzle books out and began brain challenges as the satellite service went out on the TV as well. 😱

Sue and Wayne went to Elma for Grant's 60th birthday party. It rained here but maybe they'll have good weather ... fingers crossed. 🀞

After chores, we poured wine and sat on the dock watching the loon, kids on paddle boards and the inside of our eyelids. Rick M "might" arrive today ...

Fast forward to 7:30 ... we've eaten dinner ... it's still raining but the neighbors next door are swimming! 😳 I'm obviously an American; only real Canadians swim when it's 65F and raining! ☔️ 🏊 Brrr

By 8 o'clock, the rain was done the sun came out and a rainbow appeared. That's how we roll.  πŸ˜Ž

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Good morning! It's forecast to be a hot afternoon for the dock party at Barb & John's at 5:30.

Right now, Mark's still asleep at 8:30 ... I took the doggies out at 7 and now they're snoozing again. What a lazy place! 

Robbie asks for his meal by standing on his hind legs and putting his right paw on my hand ... then sticking his tongue out. Haha. Nothing subtle about his wants. πŸΎπŸ’•

Hahaha ... this can't be real ?!

Hahaha ... a homemade party barge. If they were wearing Kenora dinner jackets I'd be impressed. 😜

At 11:30, Wayne and Susan drove their RV out for the trip to Elma tomorrow for Grant's birthday party. Afterwards, we all drove into town, them to Anicinabe and Mark and me shopping. At Home Hardware we bought a few things for Chippy's ... retiring some older pillows. on the way home from town, the rain began in earnest. I had a feeling it would continue based on the NOAA weather radar. 

The doe disappeared into the brush; her fawn watched us and then took off after mom. πŸ’•

Well, the dock party was canceled due to heavy rain. But, by 6 o'clock if at all cleared up and I took this beautiful picture of two loons in our bay. 

We ate pizza, the dog enjoyed "pizza-bones" and we went upstairs to play Mexican dominoes with K's. Tomorrow morning they are off to Elma. The Rogers were 1st and 2nd Place tonight ... Mark won. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Good morning. We were up by seven to prepare for the day. After breakfast, Mark put fuel into the Ranger and packed a snack kit for the fellas. Me? I spent time sorting out my Citi MasterCard which had been compromised in Wisconsin Dells and subsequently replaced. Somehow, there was a $41 charge on it which I received an unsatisfactory answer from customer service. Hmmm ... I know what to do when we're home from traveling. 

Panoramic view from Jim's deck. 😎

Sue and I went on a mission to find Mexican dominoes for Tony to take to his parents. He really enjoyed the game and is looking forward to teaching them. Sue and I found bargains at home hardware; two colorful toss pillows for Chippy's for $8.50 each! (That's a real bargain in this part of the world.) On our way home from shopping we stopped at the chip truck for lunch and brought some home for the guys. 

Wayne, Tony and Mark arrived home at 1 o'clock with a few pickerel to clean. 

Tony took their fish home to cook for his parents! πŸ’•

At 7:15, we went to Jim's for the cocktail party.

Bruce and I ... it was a warm evening!

Sue, Wayne, Rose, Heather in the background, Dennis and me. 

John and Jim ... Dennis, Wayne and Heather in the background. 

While we were sitting on the deck, a seaplane flew past and we all waved ... and a big puff of smoke salute from the pilot. 🀣

In this picture, the plane looks far away, but it seemed like we could reach out and touch it. 😜

What a lovely evening we all had. ❤️

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Good morning! Well, it's now 5:20 and another day got away on me. Ha! It was rather cool and gloomy; not summery at all. Mark caught a jack fish off the dock which excited BeeZee to no end. 😎

Wayne's cousin Tony (Taiwan) arrived at noon and we popped in to say hello on our way to the RV. (I needed fancier clothes for dinner tonight at 901 plus for Jim's cocktail party tomorrow at his cottage. πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

WOWSA ... dinner at 901 Westside was THE BEST we've had on our 2500 mile trip. Mark had the walleye fillets ... me, the Rib-eye steak! πŸ‘πŸ»❤️ We'll be back ... thank you owner Brenda. 

Sue, Wayne, Tony, me and Mark. πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ˜Š

After dinner, we went back to Sue and Wayne's cottage to play Mexican dominoes. More wine was consumed, and rum! There were plenty of laughs ... Wayne was the big winner! πŸ‘πŸ»

Tomorrow, the fellows are going fishing on Wayne's Ranger; meanwhile, Sue and I are going shopping in town. Yeehaw. So that was it, in a nutshell. πŸ₯œπŸ˜œ

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, June 18, 2017

Good evening! Ha! Today got away on me. Darlene and Marianne left at 9 for a morning of downtown Kenora shopping and lunch at the "fire hall." Sue was home keeping little Foxy happy along with Julius and Shorty Hotpants. 

Mark and I took our Scotties for a ride to town. They walked around while I ran in and out of shops picking up "stuff." It was just a perfect day ... although I still say the sun here bites my skin unlike Florida. πŸ€”

Darlene and Foxy, ready for the drive to Winnipeg. 

Darlene and Marianne arrived back just after 2 o'clock with gifts for Sue and I ... which we both liked, very much! We were surprised ... she'd already brought 3 bottles of wine plus meat and Key Lime pie! What a great guest. 😘

Tonight, Sue and Wayne are coming to Chippy's for wine and Crazy 8's Countdown. 

As we were playing with a double deck of cards, Sue and I worked hard to shuffle them. Then, we plunked the cards down and Sue turned the first one over. Ha ha. Wayne put that card back and we yelled at him. But, we had forgotten to deal. LOL OMG ... Old people get goofy! 

Tomorrow, Wayne's cousin Tony arrives from Taiwan for a visit. He'll be here overnight and we plan dinner out in Keewatin. That's our day in a nutshell. πŸ₯œ 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday July 17, 2017

Good morning! Mark, Darlene, Marianne and I went to Kenora's Lakeside Inn for breakfast then a shopping stop at the Blue Heron. 

Yes, that's water πŸ’¦ outside the window. Some of the shop is wharf! We girls all spent $$$

Overlooking downtown Kenora on Lake of the Woods ... good breakfast. 

This afternoon, Sue and Wayne took Darlene and Marianne for a boat ride down Clearwater Bay in the Windsor craft. It was lovely and warm.

Mark and I were busy coring apples for a baked dish to accompany the pork chops. We ate dinner on the porch, talked and drank wine. It was lovely. Around 9 o'clock Mark and I headed down to Chippy's to walk Robbie and Belize. (I was worn out ... but Mark wanted to go fishing.) Being a compatible couple ... πŸ’€ and 🎣. πŸ’•

Tomorrow, Darlene and Marianne are going downtown Kenora for breakfast and shopping. They plan to head back to Winnipeg around 4 o'clock. Sue and Wayne will have little Foxy while they are away! πŸΎπŸ’•

So that's it for tonight. 😘