Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall is falling...

The Fall colours are sure at their max right now, and it has been kind of nice as we are enjoying great summer temperatures right now... however that may be coming to an end, as we had rain today, and things started to cool off quite a bit. Maybe a couple warm days left, we will see.

It has been summer down in Johnson City, Tennessee, where the Hollinger Clan is getting setteled into their nice new home, and work and school. They have been a very busy bunch this fall, good to see. I borrowed a couple pictures off of the Facebook Pages to show you what is happening...

Paige is going to Pre-School and they just visited a local farm which is always fun to do at this time of year.

Looks like they had a great wagon ride...
Pumpkin time is coming soon...

When I was a kid, I was always a little concerned about getting to close to these goats with real horns... but Paige looks like she is right into it!

Emmie is in Grade 1 in Tennessee, and I was laughing, as a week or so ago, they had a School Spirit Week, where the kids get to dress up...

Above was Super Hero Day, as you see Super Emmie ready to fly!

Hawaiian Day... most favourite spot I ever visited!

Good old Western Days in a Country Music State would go over big!

...and my favourite one, dress like your Mom did in the 70's when she went to school! lol Love it! Great hair Emmie!

Sounds to me like they have lots of school spirit at Emmie's school, good to see!

This morning we enjoyed coffee with Kristina and the kids, and went for a nice fall day walk on the Standard Tube Trails...

Till tomorrow...

 

Monday, September 29, 2014

A busy couple days, but "hey", it's Summer!

Summer continues here in southern Ontario, and I am liking it! Today was simpy stunning with lots of sun, nice mid 20's temperatures, what else could you ask for.

On Sunday, Judy and I jumped into the Cruze and headed for a quick trip up north to Orillia. We left early, at 7:00 a.m., in order to arrive around 10:00 and be able to meet up with my Mom at her Church. St. James Anglican Church is a landmark structure on Peter Street in the Downtown area. Judy and I were married here over 40 years ago! Yikes! We had a great day with Mom, and were able to enjoy a great lunch at the local Boston Pizza Restaurant. Mom and I both love pineapple, so we enjoyed a great Hawaiian Pizza! We were able to help her out with some shopping that she wanted to get done, and then it was time to head back to Woodstock.

We knew that our friend David, was heading to Woodstock to visit us on Sunday evening! We headed south on Highway 11 and phoned David's car, only to find he was about 10 minutes behind us on the road! It was just over 3 hours to make it back, and we headed right downtown Woodstock to enjoy a great dinner with David at Charles Dickens Restaurant! This is a nice Irish Pub style place, and we had to enjoy some draft beer. David ended up staying the night in our RV, as he has big plans for today. He is heading down to stay at his Condo in Lake Havasu City, which is a 30 hour drive from here! Yikes... He will get there later in the day Wednesday. Keep those wheels turning David! His wife, Angela will be flying down this coming weekend, to join up with him in the south!

After David left at 5:00 a.m. this morning, yawn, I went back to bed! Once Judy and I woke up, we headed down to the Standard Tube Trails, and put in a nice morning walk! Felt so nice in the great weather, while enjoying fall colours. Don't look now, but time is getting short before it is time to hit the road!

Till tomorrow...

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ya, Paris Baby...

Wow... with weather like this, I am heading to Paris...on my motorcycle of course! 26 deg. C and no clouds AGAIN here today... will it ever end? Hard to believe. More yet to come!

As we drove through farm country in Oxford County, we passed these bullrush type of plants, that were brilliant white with tassels on top... however it does not show good in the pictures... it was neat to look at.

 

We passed by lots of these in the picture above... after all, we are the dairy capital of Canada apparently... One thing for sure, the fall colours were out here in full force... it would be neat to be up in Muskoka right now.

We had the bikes all revved up and ready to go this morning... Paris was on our mind.

We walked the Conservation Trails that run beside the Grand River up to the City of Cambridge. This is a great trail, and thankfully, it had lots of shade, as it was way too hot in the full sun.

We checked out the old rail tressel across the Grand... don't mention it now, but I have blogged about this before...

These fishermen, had more equipment than most fishing boats carry, and they never caught a thing! I asked them... they were honest!

Everywhere we looked we saw colours just like above, on the boardwalk up to the tressel... just an amazing day! Nice to get out on the bikes, and put in a 3 1/2 mile walk!

Till tomorrow...