Sunday, July 31, 2011

Linwood Avenue: strawberries and salads

Continuing our category of things that are special....


I know I was going crazy for California strawberries not that long ago but I just experienced the most delicious homegrown New Hampshire strawberries and I'm hooked. I'm dreaming about them and how I can get more.....it's not fair that if I want more I have to drive 12 miles and then pick them myself! Ha! Anyway, this is a yummy recipe I'm sure you have had in one version or another. I also love this website so while your there roam around, it's food for inspiration.



Linwood Avenue: strawberries and salads

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Cherry Hat Website!

www.thecherryhat.com
 Please visit soon!


My friend Rita has opened a beautiful shop in Little Falls, NJ....it is a must see, touch, smell and enjoy experience. Her new website only scratches the surface ever so slightly! What a thrill to be her friend!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Category is: Things That are Special

The list of things that I think are special could go on and on. Today I just want to mention a few...First that today is my Dad's birthday. He would have been 98 years old, as it was he lived to be 91. Not bad at all. I miss him almost every day especially when I remember his attitude about life. I think he was saying do what makes you happy long before it was cool to say that. He didn't let too much bother him and when you needed help, support, encouragement or an understanding ear, he was there. He had a great sense of humor and a determination and will stronger then any I've encountered over the years. Happy Birthday dad, thanks for looking out!
Oh, and another thing I think is special......waking up to a black bear rummaging through your garbage first thing in the morning. So call me crazy. I feel immensely fortunate to be living in an area where wild life rules. I like the fact that I have to learn to live with nature and not the other way around. Now don't get me wrong, I was a little scared by this big black critter who could have easily made breakfast out of me. That didn't stop me from going outside in my nightshirt to watch him drag the garbage into the woods across the street!
There are so many things that are special about New Hampshire. The clean air, the incredible clean water in the lake, the mountains,the flowers the wild life and the friendly down to earth people who respect nature and privacy. The peace and quiet here is worth the fact that Internet access is hit or miss, mostly miss. So I don't blog as often....oh well, anyone who is reading can use their imaginations....that's what I intend to do here.


" Ah yes,I'll have 6 eggs over easy, a side of bacon some ham and a short stack. I like my coffee hot and black please."

Next time: More Special Things





Monday, July 11, 2011

Oh Honey I Think There is a Moose in our Backyard!


Welcome to New Hampshire! I am taking a small break from blogging to sit still and enjoy my surroundings. We made it to Center Sandwich a week ago just in time to make it to two parties and the town fireworks display. Between unpacking the RV, organizing and trying to undo the winter mouse mess we are pretty wiped out. The second night we were here I heard quite a racket going on in the backyard. Imagine my reaction when I saw a huge mama moose and baby munching on the trees in our backyard I have never seen the likes of a real live moose up close and personal so I was downright giddy. Apparently we have a moose path through our woods so it may be a regular occurrence. The very next morning around 5am we spotted a Great Horned Owl flying out of our tree! If that wasn't enough I had the pleasure of watching a loon dive for dinner while swimming at the lake yesterday. Needless to say I am loving the New England wilderness and the fact that we will be staying in one spot for a few months. What a treat!
More from the road travels soon...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Free 3D RV Calendar - ** Happiness Is...**




I have to share this with you......so adorable! As soon as I find my printer I'm going to make this.
More stories coming up....in the meantime it's arts and crafts time! Enjoy.


A Free 3D RV Calendar - ** Happiness Is...**

Friday, July 1, 2011

People in Wyoming are Rugged




When last I left you in my journey across the country I was having heat stroke in Raton, New Mexico and thinking I was Cybil Sheppard. Thankfully with the help of higher octane gas and some kind of "witches brew" to add to the gas our Dharma was up and ready to run the next morning so off we went. It was a hot and brutal trip through Colorado with a big traffic slow down outside of Denver but our designated destination for the day was Douglas, Wyoming and another KOA campsite. We made it in good time and were happy to see there was a swimming pool and delivery service from the pizza place. The first very friendly and chatty people we met outside of the office were Gene and Pat.Apparently they knew everyone there and had gotten almost all the scoops on our neighbors and where they were from and where they were going. Right away I was struck by the energy these two had.Probably my age or a little older, they had met and married 14 years ago. It was their second marriage, they both had kids and grand kids and they both worked in the medical field, Pat as a nurse and Gene in administration. Now here is the funny part. They both talked at the same time and kind of in and out of each other's conversation......I was dizzy. Essentially the story was that Pat lived in Colorado and worked in a hospital with Gene's mom(small world).As it happened both Pat and Gene's mom were invited to a co-workers wedding and eventually got on the subject of Pat's love life. The mom, being a good mom said I have a guy for you!(her son). So Gene was living in Texas, Pat in Colorado and both had no interest in moving. Somehow they got together and it was love at first sight. Gene quit his job and asked Pat to marry him,she quit her job and they bought a RV. Pat said "life is sort and I want to have fun" and off they went following temp jobs where they could find them and basically doing what they wanted. They invited us in to see their home which was a fifth wheel.In RV talk it is a trailer that is pulled by a large truck. You would not believe this place. Huge is an understatement. Two pop outs that move on battery operated floors. A king size bed,big kitchen and washer and dryer. They were very proud of their home and showed us every nook and cranny. By the time we left we were both afraid to go back to our lowly Dharma.It was a real RV education that left us a bit dazed. I suppose we had been blissfully ignorant up until that point and now we can't go back. We took down a few notes on RV malls to shop in on our way to NH but honestly I think I'd rather be in denial and live in blissful vintage world with no added extras. It suits me just fine.
I was happy to meet Gene and Pat. They told us whatever we do to be happy and enjoy the journey. Works for me!


 Follow the link below to find out everything you ever wanted to know about Douglas, Wyoming and more including that it is considered to be one of the top 100 towns to live in in the USA!

 City of Douglas 

Next stop Mt. Rushmore and a different last stand for Custer!