Silver View RV Resort - Last Day
On Friday, Mar. 13th we realize it is indeed Friday the 13th. We’re not worried. We also realized that there is enough hinky stuff going on in the world that one day with a reputation can’t be much worse. We aren’t superstitious – well, to a point. I still try not to step on a crack. At least while Mom is around. Okay, I’m a bit superstitious.
|We had a mixed bag of a weather day again|
We were up at 6:30 and when I stuck my head out the door, it was a cooler 52F and a light rain was present. I had my tea with Bill and we read blog posts. I was intrigued when I read Lorne’s blog about the ‘Like’ button. I’ve noticed them (if you post a blog in WordPress) but never knew we, in blogspot, had a choice. Now, with Lorne’s help, I’ve got one! A choice AND a Like button.
|The American Eagle|
|Sharon and Jim - great people|
We were discussing the morning when Bill saw the American Eagle pull up out front. Jim and Sharon were already packed up and ready to roll at 8 o’clock! We slipped our shoes on and ran out for hugs and pictures before they pulled away. We won’t see them again at least until next winter. They don’t have far to go today but still ‘safe travels!’ That cool air without a jacket gave me goosebumps.
|Cool license plate|
|So long, guys!|
Inside, I transferred some keto recipes from emails into my Word Recipe folder and then started this post. Last night, I sat and tore out the beginnings of my sweater. It started out good but after the second row, it didn’t seem to have stretch, meaning it wasn’t going to go around me. LOL That is one reason I love crochet. It is easy to ‘rip-it’ and redo. There is a new stitch called the Foundation Double Crochet stitch and I watched a YouTube clip until I was frustrated trying to learn it. Everyone says how easy and great it is. Maybe I’ll get there.
|I have been meaning to try Shirley's muffins for a long time|
|And they look a little funny but they taste great!|
The second batch had some dates and no Splenda
We notified Keith that we’d pick him up for groceries at 10. When we leave tomorrow, we’ll be boondocking at minimum for a couple of nights before hitting another hookup destination so want to be prepared. With a reminder from Bill, I got a pound package of ground beef out of the freezer. I’m making a batch of chili for easy suppers.
|The chili ingredients all set to go|
After going to Walmart for the few things (we almost stuck to the list!) we dropped Keith off with his stash and returned home. Bill helped unload and then drove in the opposite direction to get fuel. We were going to do laundry either last night (too rainy and lazy) or this morning but when I pulled the dirty clothes out, there was hardly enough for a load. Not enough to worry about. I won’t be needing those shorts and tank tops for a couple of months at least!
|Is it going to clear up?|
As always when I buy a bunch of bananas (instead of breaking a few off the bunch) they go black faster than I can eat them. So! I searched for my copy of Shirley’s Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Muffins and mixed up a batch for 6. If I (we) like them, I’ll use up the other bananas too. When Bill returned, he had his bacon and eggs but I wasn’t hungry. I’d had my coffee w/creamer, some cottage cheese and licked the batter bowl clean. That’s the child in me, I’ll never grow up!
|The puddle under the Suite was slowly|
After dishes, I tasted the muffins and shared one with Bill. We both like them so yippee! I made up another batch of 6 and they’ll be good for on the road too. The rain has been off and on, all day, but after seeing the puddle under the Suite, we pulled our patio mat out further on our site so it could dry. That happened really quickly so we folded it up and it got put away with the chairs and little tables. Not much left and we’ll be ready.
We’re hosting Happy Hour today, indoors. Because of the gravel and grit on the floors, Bill vacuumed for me. I can be a pest but I did offer to do it myself. Thanks, Dear! After the second batch of muffins was done, I chopped onions, peppers and celery for the chili. I often just throw in whatever I have and today we had lots of the fresh stuff to add. No tomatoes for this batch though which makes Bill happy. I usually alternate.
|I'm sad that this brand isn't available back home|
I guess I'm stocking up!
At 3, I blended us each a glass of Miami Vice and our Happy Hour friends arrived. It was an inside HH and the talk for most of the two hours was between our return trip and the hype over us crossing the border at Port Huron, MI into Canada. None of the 5 of us are too concerned but that doesn’t mean it isn’t in our thoughts and on our minds. We all expressed feelings and views and it seems that we are all on the same wave length.
|No Happy Hour picture today|
Instead you get to see the beans and mushrooms
What will be, will be so we will deal with it all in 3 weeks when the time comes to cross. Keith will be breaking off at some point and will experience the border crossing issues earlier than us. We’ve heard that we will have to self-quarantine AFTER we cross and even that is a bit of a conundrum. How do we do that? Since we can’t answer the questions at this point, we will just carry on as we already are.
We’ve had queries, questions, concerns and suggestions coming from everywhere. We are listening, hearing and not ignoring them. We are taking extra care, using caution when we are out and about in stores and just following our original plan. Our biggest concern used to be the weather and believe it or not, that is still something we are basing our direction on. There is no rush to get home, as none of us feel that that is the correct reaction.
|A simple boring little supper|
but then we had cheesecake!
We could arrive to ‘a closed border’ (according to some rumours), experience nasty weather and still need to be self-quarantined. There is panic out there and we are not going to get caught up in that. With 3 weeks left to our winter journey, we want to enjoy the ride. I do want to thank everyone for their concerns because I know it is coming from the goodness in your hearts.
|A nice big double batch of chili|
So, back to Happy Hour. We had some laughs, made some jokes but seriously discussed our route and stops along the way. Then it was time for the three of them to go home. We have a departure time settled so will see them in the morning, bright and ‘not to’ early. I started cooking the chili and Bill helped by opening cans and draining the beans for me. That is a big help in itself. We’d also discussed having just a simple supper of mushroom soup and crackers so I got that on the go while Bill put the satellite dish away.
|Enough for 5 meals|
We ate, the chili cooked and after it cooled considerably, I scooped it into meal size containers. Some will go into the freezer and some in the fridge. We had cheesecake for dessert, mine with choke cherry jelly drizzled overtop. No pictures, I promised! It looks like the rain threat has stopped so we are pleased about that. We will have a quiet evening with a book and my crochet project and we will avoid the world-wide panic.
|There are a lot of jokes going around too|
I liked this one
Thank you for stopping by! PS – I learned the foundation double crochet stitch AND we have lots of toilet paper! 😊