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You see such neat things on your walk. The house is lovely I can see why you would like to have it.Never say Never you don't know what is around the next corner .
I will make you laugh I have tried to grow dandelions. They greens are so good for you. I can never get them t take in the garden. My grand father probably rolls in his grave every time I try to seed them emoticon

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Well I was out walking today - walked Dalhouise when I walk Noni to work.. And I seen this dandelion. I had to take a picture of it to share with my friends on FB and Sparks...
I know I have a sick sense of humour..

I also seen and took pictures of









. This is a house at my corner. I wish I had the means to purchase it... I just love it




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How neat is that :)
We are off today. It is really nice. I am going to work in the yard for a little while and them bathe and groom the dogs .. HAHAHAHA I should have gone to work ;)

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Touring



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Oh what fun :) I have a friend that breeds,shows and races her huskies. Were they just having a practice or were they racing ?


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. Let's hook up Dalhouise



So on Monday we celebrated Family Day Holiday by heading north 45 minutes to go see a water falls we heard about. On route we stopped to let Dalhouse out to get some exercise and we ended up snowshoeing. We heard dogs barking just up the road so we went exploring.
( left Dalhouse in the car at this spot - worried he would be dog food for these other working pups..



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1/29/16 8:42 A

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So cute :) emoticon

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I wish I could post a video - it is so adorable Dalhouise eating from the spoon.
My FB and instagram has a video.

Noni wanted to give Dalhouise the left over rice from our restaurant meal ... I say he won't eat it. She mixes it with the beef juice and a couple of beef chunks and we get our doggie container. Well here is the proof - I was wrong - first time in my life honest......
Dalhouise did eat all of it but only after she fed it to him from the spoon. When we offered the container he just turned his nose away in discuss






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Very sweet. Dalhouise is a cutie :)

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1/28/16 8:31 P

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That is hysterical. We sure do cater to them don't we :)

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I was hoping to post a video but I can't..

Dalhouise is being spoon fed rice/ beef dinner -- the only way he would eat it



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Beautiful pictures as always. We had a dusting of snow overnight. I am glad it is gone. It was a bit warmer with the sun out. I stacked some firewood. We had a couple of cords delivered the other day. I also got in a few extra steps chasing my falcon away. At least he is polite he was sitting at the table eating a junco when I got home from work this morning . SIGH I guess I will save money on bird feed emoticon

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1/7/16 5:45 P

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This day began alittle dreary, I didn't have too much motivation to get outside.. Dalhouise didn't care about this mood - he wanted his walk. After Noni and I did go to the swimming pool - the pool felt cold today. The hot tub seemed extra hot.

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Hope your back is feeling some better today . I find sitting makes me feel worse usually. Unless I hurt from doing to much then I need to rest for a bit before I continue. This getting older stuff is for the birds ;)

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1/6/16 7:27 P

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We didn't build - just saw it and took picture

Today woke with a sore back, sat around for awhile, but finally I ask Noni if she wanted to go out.. Out the door we went. I parked the car at a different entrance to walk around Nexen Beach and some of the Estuary - took longer than I planned but it was a good time out.















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The snow man is super cute ! Did you and Noni build it?

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Dalhouise takes his human out for a walk in his backyard



















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Great pics!! Does he not like the snow? My corgis are not crazy about it. But my bigger dogs loved it when they were still with us..
We only got a light dusting of snow and it is much colder. A lot of people in the state are snowed in and roads are closed We lucked out big time . Off to work with me :)

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. Great Blue Heron

Mallard Ducks

Hooded Merganser

Bald Eagle





We are having some snow. I take Dalhouise outside. We walk on lease until we clear civilization - I let him go free and he turns around and head backs home.. I catch up replace the lease and continue on our walk. Half way around the pond walk I let him go free again.. We walk enjoying the snow till we get to the turning point.. One way is a long way home and one is short... Dalhouise takes the short trail..
What a funny dog !



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You better believe it !
The wind is picking up and I can no longer see the foot hills. I am guessing it won't be long before the weather gets here. I have all the feeders filled and my chores done ;) Left extra food for my client so I am ready .

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Yes - it sounds like you are wise, stay home read a book, feed some birds and relax by candle light and watch the birds feast.
Merry Christmas



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Thank you. I am sure we will be okay. If the roads are bad I won't go out and I have plenty of fire wood,propane,and candles . I think they are only talking 4"-8" They are just not real good at snow removal around here .We are on a private road and the road off the highway is maintained.I have a low paying job and work 2-3 hours a day so it not worth wrecking the car. I will just leave my client with extra food just in case .
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Stay safe Arlene. I hope the weather is not too rough for you.

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emoticon Having a quiet day. Looks like we have a blizzard heading our way emoticon YIKES I dislike winter weather so very much .
Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. emoticon

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Christ the Saviour is born



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Sorry about the job. However I am happy to see your pictures again .AND Dalhouise definitely needs to walk. Thanks for sharing Marty :)

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So the Dalhouise is a happy puppy once more... He can go walking with Dad again










I have missed my daily walks..




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Beautiful pictures :)

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Man it is raining cats and dogs out there yet Dalhouise and I went for a 45 minute walk.















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Forever spring, I am not sure about that but it sure smells that way today. We had -2c degree temperature for a couple of days and now that it is plus 5c the ground smells of life and earthly things. You know that wonderful odours that occur after a rainfall.. Forever spring

















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he must be getting tired..he is actually sitting





Did a natural workout this day.. Hike 2 km up hobbled 2km down and about 1.5 km around the lake.
The original plan was just to hike around the lake, but once I started on the trail I figured I would take Noni up the "hill" where I was a couple of years ago geocaching. At the top of the hill are towers that you can see for miles around - so I thought i would take Noni there so that whenever she seen these she can say I was up there.
Dalhouise was just happy to be outside on this brisk -2c degree sunny day.













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Oh Dalhouise
We came back from our walk today and he grabbed his toy out of his toy box and began to roll and roll around on the carpet. I guess he was a happy old dog.

. I thought I was being watched



. A little frozen





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The sunshine makes all the difference in the world. This morning Noni, Dalhouise and I walk for two hours along the Squamish River enjoying our time off together.
Later in the afternoon I go out the door alone to ride a different part of the Squamish River. I think I went too far and too late as it was quite dark when I returned.




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In my mind's eye I am in some far away location on a sandy beach frolicking in the waves.
There is no plans to travel this year, I do wish however I am in some place warm... And just think winter hasn't even began to show its ugly head.. Well maybe a little as it was -2c this morning.




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Come up to Squamish the Eagles are arriving..




So late in the afternoon Noni and I go on a bike ride. I was planning to go myself but all of sudden she has her jacket on and is coming. I didn't mind, but it made me change my route because she is scared to drive on the roads, so with her I need to stay on the bike paths.










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This morning earlier than normal Dalhouise and I went out the door to walk a different route.





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The sun was out.. So out the door Dalhouise and I go for a 90 minute walk.



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Dalhouise and I just came home from a quick morning walk.. 7c out side with a few sprinkles of rain falling. Soon I must go pick up my mother... We are going to drive 65 km to Vancouver to eat lunch at Swiss Chalete to celebrate our 6th year wedding anniversary with Noni.
After we eat we will go to one of the malls so that Mom can do some Christmas shopping. I hope to buy Noni some rain pants and possibly shoes for the both of us.

Terrorist .. I always now have this inner fear / anxiety / concern of being shot or blowup when I go to crowed areas.. Not only terrorist but sick wackos are in the big cities.. I like my smaller towns ... But just like the fear of Cougars , Bears - I gotta go




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This was a moment frozen in time when we went for our bike ride..

... Been having trouble uploading pictures



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Together with Noni and Dalhouise we go for a stroll.
But first it was to the bank - visit with Mom - after the stroll to the pool but first Dalhouise was dropped back at home to watch the birds coming to the feeders on our balcony.

So let's do a recap the stroll with the family ...


























So that was yesterday - I wonder where I might go today?



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Dalhouise,is not adjusting to the time change - he can't understand at 9 am I don't take him out.. 10am is his normal time.. Everyday at camp I would go let him out..

Today I will walk with him and then the plan is to go to the swimming pool.
I have been bird watching from my comfortable chair in the living room

Pine Siskin

House Finch

Northern Flicker

Stellar Jay

Darkeye Junco

Spotted Towhee

Blackcap Chickadee. Haven't been able to get a good photo yet of these fast little flighty birds




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So sore, not from hiking but from cleaning the kitchen and packing and unpacking the car.
Yes - today is the last day to cook, the last day of this camp season, and it is Friday...
Been too busy really ro let all this sink in... But Today. This day I begin a six month weekend.
This day is also my last pay cheque also.. Well that doesn't cheer me up to much... Monday I will have to go into the government office and fill out so many forms to apply for employment insurance .. Never like this process... But so thankful it is available to us
Well I better get going, I have hungry staff waiting for breakfast.




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Next day ... The floor has been vacuumed - I was able to repair it.. The couch is useable once more and my car is ready for winter now... To top it off after waking up early.. Going back to bed I had a nice sleep in, only to be woken by Noni with a cup of coffee in hand.

Dahouise and I went out the door for a nice hour and half walk .



















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Today was a good day to get off the couch and be outside.














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It took us 16 hours to prepare and serve this meal.. We feed 200 people every day three meals and it takes less time.. Go figure....
But this meal had so much from scratch cleaning, washing, chopping, dicing, peeling, measuring and actually cooking. Everyone was so happy... What more can we ask..
So we are now left with two weeks of work left.. With weekends off.
Down side of that .. We must look for other work.. Apply for EI insurance and have no income for at least 4 to 6 weeks.




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Happy Thanksgiving
So this is today's menu that Noni and I are preparing for today's supper 125 mouths to feed.
Turkey 45 lb
Ham with bone 35 lb
Scallop potatoes
Mashed potatoes
Dressing
Gravy
Brussels sprouts
Turnip
Honey glazed carrots
Baked squash
Peas
Corn
Cranberries
Jelly mould
Home made bread
Honey cake
Apple pie
Pumpkin pie
Blueberry pie
Lemon merging pie
Butter cream cake
Cookies
Chocolate macaroons

- that is all I can recal at the moment .. Gotta get back into the kitchen




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WOW! Awesome pictures. I am glad you guys were inside when this fellow paid a visit!

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Nature a little to close




So I was sitting in the dinning room checking emails with Dalhouise laying under my chair, when all of sudden Noni comes out of the kitchen holding her two honey cakes in each hand yelling -Bear Bear. I jump up and run into the kitchen. I had brought my camera with me earlier today because I seen a bird that I can't identify and I was hoping it would come back and I could get a photo. Anyways I grab my camera and look around - the bear has jumped onto the roof of our dry storage - Noni screaming must had scared it.



Then ... Dalhouise has awoken from his nap and he comes growling all aggressive like... If he was a large dog his growl would scare me.. But as it is .. He did come to protect us but I had to restrain Dalhouise from chasing the bear who had now jumped over 12 feet off the roof and was looking at us from the woods.





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So I wonder how many babies were given life last night?



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Looks like a great day enjoying nature!

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Bird or dog?




Maybe a fish




Today was full.. Walk to the postoffice in the morning to mail a couple of postcards, then a drive to Vancouver to shop at Costco. Then when we came home I took Dalhouise for a walk around the pond. Dalhouise is the happiest dog today.









Great day to be outside



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Dalhouise says this is my home, you all are visiting me. But I still need my nap, I'll just park my self right here and keep an eye on things



Last weekend Noni and I hosted a church picnic at camp.
I cooked hamburgers and hotdogs on the BBQ - I think everyone was happy. I had time to reflect as I watched over a hundred or so adults and children play on the field and others lounge talking in groups near the kitchen. It brought back memories of my youth when I tag along with friends who were Christians when they went to a camp for the church picnic. Ironicly those times had major influence on my future life as I now live it here many years in the future.
The people who befriended me help shape my beliefs and led me to Christ, and during my youth and turmoil of a failed marriage and being a single father they were helpful beyond words. Years later I ended up working at this camp as head chef.. Until the head on accident when my world was turned upside down once more.. But the Lord is Good... the end result is better than I could ever imagine as that disaster led me to BC, brought Noni and I together, and a good job at this camp I'm at now - thus this day as we hosted this church picnic.... I wonder what the children will remember "...



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Yesterday afternoon Noni cocersed me into going for a bike ride. I have been a little lazy this summer when it comes to personal exercise - just so busy in the kitchen I didn't do much walking or riding. Too hot, too smokey, too tired... I can rip off several excuses... And my extra tire around my belly proves it.. So I really must get back to walking and bike riding... My health depends on it....









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What wonderful pictures :)
I am in land locked NM so really enjoy water photos
Thank you both for sharing :)

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I had labour day Monday off and so we took Dalhouise to the beach. It was kind of overcast, but still it was a good day to be out and about. While at Nexen Beach I was able to photograph one lone cormorant.





I hope this was only a practice -


Dalhouise




Noni




Over all a good day off



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I haven't had much opportunity for taking photos of birds over the summer while the children have been off school, so a recent holiday to the Yorkshire coast was a good chance to catch up on some bird-watching.

I live inland so I always love to see the sea and shore birds. Here are a couple of pics


a dunlin on the beach


a female wheatear on the cliffs


a turnstone almost hidden amongst the seaweed

I also visited a nearby bird reserve and took some pictures of gannets. If anyone would like to see them I put them in a blog "For Birdlovers - Gannets"

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer with lots of bird watching!




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Have fun Marty :)

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Summer camp is all over... Mimi vacation tomorrow ... Come back and fall program begins in full force...
But for now I'm going to relax - hopefully swim, bike ride, hike, geocache, browse some stores
And of course look for birds and flowers



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Sounds like a great adventure emoticon

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Wow I just looked at your chosen destination on Google. It looks fantastic. You are going to have a tough time into picking out what to do. The Japanese garden looks like a place the needs to be checked out. Also lots of wineries .DO you do wines tasting. It looks like a mecca if you do . Have fun . You two deserve a break .Dalhouise is going to be angry he isn't going LOL Have fun

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It is going to be a long week as it is our last week of summer camp with two hundred mouths to feed coming in the morning. And then....
I have decided to go to Kelowna BC for the weekend, after that who knows?
So I have informed my new kitchen coordinator or what ever her title is that she will cook breakfast for the fifty or so staff on Saturday morning as I'm leaving camp Friday afternoon. I don't think I will stick around for the staff party.
I have arranged a sitter for Dalhouise. I have booked a hotel for two nights. So off to Kelowna my wife and I go for a mini date weekend.



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I bet cooking for 10 year olds is a lot easier then picky adults. Kids always seem to be easier to please. Hope your week goes by quickly.
We have been going camping a bit more. Ilove the quite and the solitude. We just go up into the national forest. Not electric ,no internet no nothing except peace and quiet. I love it that way. Last week we could hear the elk bugling, and owl hooting away and the coyotes yipping off in the distance it was wonderful. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Time off is slowly approaching but...
I'm still torn on staying home and doing many short day trips, or a long haul road trip.. All I do know now is our last week of the summer camp portion is going to be large. I received the meal numbers last night 200 hungry campers are arriving. The only silver lining is the age for this camp session - they are ten year olds - so they will eat less. But still 200 - that is a huge number.
Then it is the fall season with weekends off for the most part ... Hurray



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I love a road trip. We have not taken a great one together in a while. I need to find a good critter sitter. Yellow stone is on my bucket list. :)

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Was looking over some postings on FB - postcard pages, when I got sidelined with a location I would like to visit. So the day dreaming, planning begins. I am off the last week of August. Last year Noni and I did a road trip to Yellowstone National Park. Noni doesn't like the long - long drives..
Money is a little more tight this year... And the Candian dollar is so low I want to stay in Canada, but I do want to do a road trip. Where to go? What to do?



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We have been getting lots of rain here too. I am really hoping it is not a prediction of the Winter. I dislike Winter ALOT!!!!! Mostly I dislike snow LOL
It sure is pretty though :)

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Wow Marty! I feel you man, it has been a hot and humid summer. We get used to it, but it has been a cooker all summer with rain almost daily. It reminds me of Florida. Not used to surprise rain here in Virginia.

I have noticed the cedar trees blue with berries, the apple trees are crazy, persimmons are very visible this time year even being green. I guess it is the motherload of rain, but the animals will have lots to eat in the fall. Some say it is a sign for the winter, but we will see. You never know.

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Enjoy your cool relaxing air conditioned day off :)

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Two hundred hungry campers everyday for the last two weeks... I'm exhausted. It has been extremely hot. The thermometer read 36 / 40 c everyday as well. At least I have been drinking lots of water.
At night there has been no relief.. Hot and sticky. My wife even has allowed me to have a fan.. She hates fans - says they make her sick. I shower .. A few moments later I am just as sweaty as I was before the shower.. So my point is.. My sleeps have been restles, waking up uncomfortable and tired.
But today and tomorrow I am off.. Time to recharge - to get some needed recuperation.
So off to Vancouver we drive.. Stuck - dead stop both lanes of traffic as emergency crews deal with an accident. I hope no one dies.. But it seems very serious. 45 minutes late we are on our way.. At least it was overcast and 20 c as we sat on the highway waiting for the road to open.
We are heading to Vancouver to buy an air conditioner if we can find any. We do a couple of stops in large stores to be told they don't have any left.. Not looking good for success ..
We go to Costco - my membership has expired over a year ago - we are hopeful they might have an air conditioner - nope - but I did renew my membership and get a new credit card. And a hotdog.
Ok onto the mall. Final stop with not really much hope of finding an conditioner - surprise - surprise - we go into Sears and they have just received a shipment of them. We buy one..
Service sucked - but I have it and now I'm just waiting to turn it on.
( it was laid down in my car to get it home so we have to,wait three hours before I plug it in and turn it on.). It better work....
Oh we came home - sat it up,right - went out to eat supper..
Now I'm writing and resting..



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Looks like a great walk to e I love the purple flowers :)

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Gorgeous pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful stroll. emoticon

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I had a lovely long walk in the sunshine today with the ducks

the gulls

the flowers

and a very big fish!


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Wow Marty, you are really busy. I have hard enough time for my family of 4, I couldn't begin to do what you do. Don't get me wrong, I love to cook, but I do it in small doses.



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So it begins .. Again.. Summer camp is about to start on Saturday and we have 200 registered.
20 will be leaving two days later to go on a canoe trip leaving me 180 to feed three meals every day. This is a large enough number to cause stress.. Where and the world am I going to store all this food.
Right now at 6:30 AM I am expecting the delivery truck. Over 8000$ in supplies are on their way. And this is most for four days, with a little carry over. I will be going to a three day delivery, more stress as I have to stay on top of inventory and cooking all this food / storage, and reordering. Yes I do it all my self ...
200 people wow... 180 people for days on end.. Spring groups usually only have 180 for a day or two at the most and then they leave and the next group is small so we can bounce back. Now there is no bouncing back just. More and more mouths to feed.. Food to order, food to store, food to cook...



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So I am off now. Finally
We had 2oo more or less come for supper I cooked 80 burgers and 150 hot dogs on the BBQ they all left at six and then I added more charcoal and began cooking the staff final BBQ meal.
Some staff are leaving and on Monday about 25 or so new staff arrive.
I served lobster tail, shrimp, steak, salmon, chicken breast covered in Swiss cheese, corn on cob, asparagus and garlic roasted potatoes


And for desert Noni made
mango mouse cake

lemon cheese cake

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We had a really nice time . Thanks :) We went up to The Acoma Pueblo . It was a really cool place to tour and learn about .Then we went to a holy place in Chimayo NM It was another really moving place. Once I get my act together I will try to post some pictures :)

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Have a great weekend - sounds like you've earned it!
Silverwitch - thanks for the link.

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21 days of work with no day off.. I am so ready for this weekend. But first I need to get through today. 85 people here for breakfast and lunch and 250 for a BBQ supper.
I hope to go to a movie, maybe find a geo cache or two, possibility of going to a bird sanctuary, and of course my wife wants to go to a mall to do some shopping.
Oh - my mother has been complaining so I must go visit her as well..
These are my weekend plans.
I hope you all are about to enjoy your weekend and have some rest too.



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Audubon Osprey cam if anyone is interested



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