Friday, June 15, 2018

Hip Hop into London, Costco, Lunch with Friends

It was 7 am on Friday, June 15th when Bill and I crawled out of the warm bed. The night air cooled down to 50F/10C or so and the Suite was 62F when we came downstairs. I made our tea and coffee and sat at my laptop to finish writing yesterday’s post. Today, we are heading into London to visit Costco and Walmart and have invited Rob and Pat to join us. 

Our cart was full
I got washed and Bill hopped in the shower after we finished blog reading and our drinks. I took Clemson for a short walk to do his business as he would have the major responsibility of looking after the ‘house’. Bill helped Gerald and Carol behind us with a brief issue just before we all walked down to the truck at 9. The air was now warm at 61F/16C so a beautiful day on the way. Yay!

We headed to Costco first and we both came out with full carts. Sometimes it looks like more than it is because of the bulk packaging but I know Bill and I stocked up on things we needed. We shouldn’t have to buy cleaning products for at least a year! When we were finished there we drove to Pet Smart to pick up treats for our little boy. I got him some Milk Bone soft and chewy ones in various flavours since they were on sale for $1.49.
Their cart wasn't much different
Lastly, we drove to an old haunt where Bill and I used to eat most paydays when we were living and working in London. The Southside Family Restaurant is a favourite when we want good but reasonable food and good service. We made it under the hour for breakfast so we all ordered omelettes, benedicts or eggs and sausage. Their home fries were good on the side and we all walked away filled to the gills.

Eggs Benedict and Tea for me
Bill drove home and we each unloaded and stashed our goodies. It was a good morning. I am too full to think about supper so it might just be a simple meal. I knew Bill would be tired because I was feeling it. Shopping does that to me so I was sure he would need a snooze. I caught up with my sister and today’s post before moving outside. No sooner did I begin to set up with my book when Rob invited me to sit with them while they had their tea.

Before we left London, since we were in the neighbourhood of Metcalfe Cr.
we showed them our former house
The house still looks nice
After chatting with Solange, sounds like the gardens will be gone soon
We all like different things
Sitting under their awning out of the sun, Rob soon finished his tea and went inside for a catnap of his own. Pat and I chatted until 3 when we texted Gerry to confirm Happy Hour location today. With our cooler bag we all walked up to their site together. 

The lilies in the pond are beautiful and plentiful
So perfect, it doesn't look real
But it is!
There were about 10 or 12 of us today at different times so my picture is only of the first grouping. Chit chat flowed and we looked at wedding pictures Melinda had out of their wedding. There were 3 pooches and Bill felt bad that we didn’t bring out little mutt.
sorry, Gerry, I cut you off a bit
Ron, Gerry, Pat, Rob, Bill, my chair, Linda, Melinda & Aliya, Loree
Back home at 5:30, neither of us felt very hungry so we decided on soup and a sandwich. I like the idea of a later snack of popcorn with melted butter. The large lunch/breakfast was very filling. After our small supper at 6:30, we cleaned up dishes and I took a walk up to dump recyclables. It is a nice evening at 74F/24C and I’m feeling like sitting and doing nothing tonight with my sweeties.

Daisy, liked to play ball
I missed the name of Linda's other pooch
I hope you have enjoyed your day as much as I have. Trailers are starting to pile into the park, the weekend begins. I remember the excitement of going camping on the weekend and as much as it was good times, I’m glad I don’t have to do that anymore.

Tucker hosted the doggie get-together
and kept them in line
Thank you for reading today. I enjoy your comments if you wish to leave one.


  1. Hi Patsy
    Linda's other dog is Rocky. She was so happy to come to happy hour.
    I'm quite a bit envious of your lifestyle and just mentioned to Ron that I wished we still just lived in the motorhome. Have a good night and see you tomorrow.

    1. Thankyou Loree. Rocky was too quiet.😊
      Linda is very nice. We were pleased to meet her.
      As you know we do love this lifestyle but you also have a beautiful place.

  2. You are still having a great time there and the Happy hours can be endless , nice to get out and about and visit with everyone while making use for the campground facilities.

    1. We are having a good time for sure. The weekenders have arrived so more people watching for our last 2 days.

  3. Looks like a great day you had. The breakfast really looked good and those potatoes! YUM! Once you got back looked like lovely weather and then of course Happy Hour! Really nice that you got away for a few days, even though I know you love The Ridge!

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