Saturday, July 31, 2010

kicking some tires!!


Since we are RV less for the next few years..our favourite thing to do is ‘kicking some tires'’..diesel, gas, gas pusher, 35 feet 38 feet 40 feet??? rambler…just to name a many to choose from!!..























how can you decide?? slide , two slides, big ass slide..opposing slides..cocktail tables..four door fridges..king beds?..queen beds?..fireplace..dishwasher..towing capacity..washer/dryer..satellite dish..power awnings..

look at this little beauty..born in 1966..its younger than me..just needs a maintenance day and she will be as good as new!!

My head may explode before this decision is made???..good thing we have lots of time to choose…we were given the advice to go and look at brand new…they will be the ones on the used market when we are ready…and much cheaper  than purchasing NEW!!!

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we feel that this was some great advice…and we are gonna go with that and ‘kick some tires”

you know of course..this is all in good fun..since Winnebago has been around since 1966, this might be a good place to start..we could afford one of these old beauties!!











 Jeep wave stats today..two out of nine..number 6 looked at us and had this dumbfounded look on his face because we waved..”do I know you??'”

a new addition to my post…Bayfield Bunch has a ‘groaner’ at the end of his post..I am going to have…

my quote of the day..

No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.

- Marian Wright Edelman

Friday, July 30, 2010

dog parenting skills???


Here I thought I was being a good ‘dog mom’ taking Tucker for the park to chase the ball…go swimming.

NOPE..BAD MOM..He needs a new you know anyone who would like a
“houndsome golden retriever??”

april 2010








If you are wondering what the different parts are in the dog paw photo above, here is the key:
A. claws
B. digital pads ("toes" - for bearing weight)
C. metacarpal pad (the largest pad)
D. dew claw (many dogs have these removed at an early age)
E. carpal pad (this provides additional traction when descending slopes










Tucker’s Part E..on both front legs..injured!!!..sliced open..don’t know how or I said ‘bad MOM’..





















sorry little buddy..gotta keep you hidden away so the men in the white van don’t come and take you away…no Park today!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

fun in the sun!!


Who needs Mexico..when the weather here on the west coast has been perfect this past week…..well this was November 2008..when it is dark, and grey and depressing here at home..hard to believe I know!!!

puerto vallarata november 2008








now for the opposite end of  the spectrum…































can you tell it is a ‘snow’ news day!!

my ironing awaits..been procrastinating for a week about the wrinkled basket of clothes…but it is still sitting there..I even tried using Picassa 3 to see if I could get the wrinkles out…NO LUCK!!















Yes, I set up the ironing board and all my stuff on the sundeck..may as well be outside while the weather is good..









this was my view..better than staring at the television, at least….see I told you it was a slow day!!!



it is still a learning curve..

This morning I sent an email to Rick “the blogger problem go to guy”..with regards to Picasa 3..I was having some issues with regards to using this new fan- dangled program with Live Writer….and I had some questions for our ‘blogger guy’..a lot of questions…



My phone rang this afternoon and it was Rick on the other end…he figured rather than trying to explain in an email ..he would call me and see if we could get this to work for me!!..we spent more than half an hour on the phone ..him patiently explain the process  and answering my questions…the dumb blonde in Coquitlam has learned something new today!!!


just wanted to  say thank you, Rick for taking the time and effort to help those of us in need!!! I am no longer the newbie with Picasa…I think I have it figured out..sort is still a learning curve …but at least I can now use it !!!..I can even make collages!! is that for a beginner!!! is a work in progress.. :)

P.S…one year ago today Bigdawg and Freeway was born…this is post  number 201!!!..thanks to all my followers…keep reading and commenting and the writing will still happen..if you write it..they will read!!

keep an eye on the prize!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This post is an enlightenment lesson..Dennis and Donna( cave dwellings)..made a comment yesterday with regards to an item I used in my dinner preparation..the item was “bocconcini cheese”..this cheese is a soft unripened cheese..italian cheese balls…so ends the suspense…

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roma tomatoes

fresh basil

salt and pepper

olive oil

balsamic vinegar

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slice the tomatoes..slice the one piece on top a slice of tomato..add a piece of fresh basil..

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at this point can cover the plate with saran wrap and put it in the fridge until you are ready to serve it..just before serving drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil and salt and pepper….


I don’t even like tomatoes and this is one of my favourite appetizers..thanks for the blog enlightenment, Donna!!!..this would go well with your happy hour..ENJOY!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Assuming our positions…

When I was growing up, we..meaning me and my was our job on Saturdays to help my mom clean house..not our favourite thing to do ..but we suffered through it and got it we could do what we wanted on Saturday forward 35 some years and guess what? is housework day at our house!…I have no sister to mom to daughter moved out..hubby is at work..all I have are my ‘fur children’..will they help??..are you kidding me??..they have ‘assumed their positions”…

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Tucker?..sleeping by the the hopes that I hurry up and get things done so he can go to the park…Oliver?..deathly afraid of the vacuum..hence the reason he is in his crate..he just wants the jobs he can come out again! know if you two would help it wouldn’t take so long….!!!

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the fastest trigger in the west..just me and my windex…!!..the house is clean..well as clean as it can be with  two ‘hairy fur children’…..the fur balls grow over they need to be kept under control…hence the necessity for the little yellow vacuum..

Now that Doug is back to is now my job to make dinner..this is a working vacation..and a vacation for least from doing the cooking..yes, ladies he does the cooking when we are both working..I am gonna have to get creative over the next few weeks…we can’t be eating or drinking the same old thing all the time…

Now what is for dinner tomorrow???..tonight we had burgers, coleslaw and tomato slices with bocconcini cheese and basil…

so my vacation..yes, it is until September a working one..and Doug gets vacation from the work at home….don’t know who the lucky one is…but we have all assumed our positions for the summer of 2010…

Sunday, July 25, 2010

It’s a miracle!!!

yesterday I wrote about how exhausted Tucker was?…today? is a miracle..our golden boy is back!

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back to normal..what ever his normal is..running in the park..ears flapping in the warm breeze..chasing his kong!!..his life is perfect!

The geo-caching newbies are back…three for three!!!

our first find was at Glen took us a while ..just a bit rusty..but we persevered and we had success!!..we wandered and wandered..but I had some luck!!..we are on a roll…at least one any way!1

Great green glen tongue twister..

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after our first find under our belts..we decided to drop Tucker off at was a warm day today…31 degrees celcius….air-conditioned at home..and we were off again to two more caches..

Brown Beaver down by the Bay..

success again..minus the spider webs…this one I found also but I let Doug bring it out..

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our last find of the was Doug’s all the way….our clue was under a pine tree..I was searching under the wrong tree..and he had the pleasure of finding this one!

Benny Button’s Birthday Cache

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just a few of the views on our walk home from the lake…..

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Doug’s vacation is coming to an end ..back to work for him for a few weeks..It will be just me and the boyz for a while..what kind of trouble can I get into???

Aww nuts…

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