Tuesday, July 31, 2007

PEI...determination required

Well, it's shaping up to be quite a summer, requiring the usual dose of improvisation and adaptation. First, we recently sold our old motorhome, and were planning a trip to PEI in the Volkswagen Camper. Well, just days before leaving, the exhaust system suffered a major failure, and there was no time to undertake repairs. So, a search in the bowels of my garage turned up an unused tent...a bit small but the box said "sleeps 4", so we decided to go for it. The transportation would be our almost 10 year old Dodge Caravan...Yuck!! It's air conditioning had protested and died last summer, so we knew we might be in for a sticky trip. Yup, van temperatures were in the 32-35C range. Incidentally, the VW has no air conditioning either, but it's excellent ventilation and white fiberglass roof result in conditions that are much more bearable. Anyway, my hips protested sleeping on the ground, and the "seasonal" campsite dweller valley-girl ditzes yapping on their cell phones at 3am almost drove me to murderous fantasies, but...we had fun...

What to do with leftover baked potatoes???

Friday, July 13, 2007

Unbelievable, Sheldon Souray signs with Oilers !!

I expected this, but it's astounding nonetheless. 26 goals and 38 assists, second in the league with 19 powerplay goals this past season. At least he's staying in Canada... Cry

Sheldon Souray signs with Oilers - Sheldon Souray will be getting an Edmonton Oilers jersey and a fat contract for his birthday. [Hockey News]

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


For those of us afflicted with Dunlop's Disease, where one's stomach "dun lops" out over one's belt, or furniture disease, (where your chest is in your drawers), the need to pay attention to daily fat intake is paramount. Sadly, today got off to a bad start, with an early morning gas station visit, and a seemingly innocent Cherry Strudel purchase...a picture is worth 1000 words:To my credit, I took one bite, and binned the rest. This is the first above 100% that I've ever seen...

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Canada Day Weekend 2007

Well, we have not camped in the "Westy" in a couple of summers, and going back to it from a motorhome was a little challenging. I think we enjoyed the "coziness" nonetheless, not to mention better gas mileage and maneuverability. It also allows more simplicity, since you just can't take all the same junk with you. Again this year, we went to Rissers Beach Provincial Park, only this time we stayed in a site right on/near the beach.


 This beauty has been roaming around Central Newfoundland lately. I just grabbed some photos of it for fun...

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