Thursday, 25 December 2014

December 17 - 24, 2014

Lily and good friend Kathleen working out at Dan Goodfellows Gym

these two have know each other since 4 years old, and now 25 .. it was good for me to see Kathleen again

good friends Jody and Val and son John had us over for a curry chicken dinner

we  had a good visit with Otto and Paulien Visser, also we met good friends Jamie and Martha Nicol, at the Leaky Canoe in Meaford for lunch

since we are taking the car back to the boat, we have been stocking up on canned good to take to the Bahamas … here we are organizing cans and packing them

the car is just about packed …. note that there is no snow … it has been so easy to get around this year

December 12 - 17--- Joe's son came to Florida

Joe's son Scott flew in from -25 C , in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Fort Pierce, Florida, USA and 75 degrees F.  for a week

Kennedy Space Centre was their first stop for a day

a swim in the Atlantic ocean was next

a cold drink on the beach with cigars

airboat ride to see alligators 

and yes they saw many of them sunning their selves

pelicans at the marina

relaxing in the cockpit of Modaki

next was deep sea fishing … they got to keep a few Yellowtail Snappers and cooked them for supper

the manatees came for a visit, just about every day

a sea turtle was caught by one of the other deep sea fisherman and a lot of care was taken to release it back to the ocean
the week went so fast and Scott was on his way back to Edmonton, and Joe to Owen Sound

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

December 12 - ???, 2014 back home in Canada

Lily and her monster ATV machine with Sue 

we had to take a ride around the 20 acres, and yes helmets were worn .. we have trails in the bush from a recent logging project

Pirate Carter, in full gear, Joe and I brought back for him and our other 4yr old Wyatt …. pirate hand/hook, sword, patch, bandana, and books on How to be a Pirate, and A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas … lots of fun for all of us … especially me … Nana McTeer

Sue organized a fantastic meal at Francis Lake with Fran, Tilak and Clausien … we had lots to talk about and so many good times with life long friends

roast beef dinner with all the trimmings

ahh .. then Joe arrived 6 days later, and we couch surfed at Sue's home in the country, and she was giving us the update on the latest computer programs , plus we took the advantage of having a printer, and copied, health insurance forms, boat insurance forms, copies of new Visa cards (ours was scammed), and much more

we got to see Sue's latest purchase .. and in May 2015, I will get a chance to drive it …

thank goodness for not much snow at this moment … this is my Country Home .. Sue's now residence

with Joe back in Canada, we got to visit our friends … Joe's mom , Harriet, and Sylvia, and Joe, and Francise

our very good friends Richard and Ella

then off to Lily's house, she cooked us a complete turkey and ham dinner, with all the trimmings, it was the first time she has done this on her own …. she did a fantastic job … and we ate until we could not move …  Lily, Jesse, Sue and Mary Lou

Lily in the kitchen, with Joe and the last bit of the turkey …. 

then we are off to Joe's moms place for his family to come from Toronto and London … Sheila (sister in law) and Harriet (mom)

Kim (sister) and husband Harvey … my friend Sue

Sheila's husband Pat (Joe's brother) and Jovi (Sheila's sister)
are we confused now …

the next day we are off to my sisters for part of my family get together … Louise, me and Joyce, (both my youngest and oldest sisters) .. we had a great time and ate more food, which was too good to not eat …

my niece Sara, Niall and hubby Derek … and they announced that another beautiful baby is on the way
….. thank you everyone for coming to see us on our short time back in Canada