Somewhere in northeastern Romania. Photo taken November 30, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Not sure. We're staying in Chisinau for a week or so.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Peace and quiet

Well, until our visitors showed up anyhow. Bunch of hooligans, keeping us up with their partying! Ha...just kidding.

Yesterday morning we took a canoe out. Nice to get a break for a change and we didn't see another boat out on the lake.

Nice change from the motorboats and seadoos that populate the lake on the weekends, zipping around and making noise. Sure, we know...people are having fun and waterskiing and pulling kids behind on various contraptions. Doesn't really bother us at all, but it sure is peaceful when they're gone!

Nice day for a canoe ride.

Zoomed in on a white pelican. I wonder how long these guys hang around until they fly south.

These snow geese were so far up that you could hardly see them. Zoomed in all the way with our Nikon P520 brings them a little closer.

We spent much of the day just going around the campsites and cleaning up from the weekend. Still can't get over how many campers get their fire pit confused with a trash can. I mean, they do look a little different. Trash cans have lids on them and there aren't normally any ashes in them. They are where you put your trash. Fire pits are for burning wood and paper and cardboard. Not diapers, egg shells or pop cans. Amazing how many people get those two items mixed up.

Friends Doug and Nancy showed up just before 6:00pm. They had driven from Edmonton, about six hours away, plus they had stopped in to say hi to other Mexico travelers Derek and Teresa who have been running a campground near Lloydminster for the summer. Doug's brother Dwayne and his wife Agnes had shown up earlier on and they were already set up.

Sitting out chatting with Dwayne and Agnes (left) and Doug and Nancy (right).

Doug and Nancy brought us a treat! They knew we've been boycotting the Canadian alcohol system, so they figured they would surprise me with a six pack of Mexico's Pacifico beer! Boy, that sure went down well beside the fire last night. Yes, I saved some for tonight though! Ruth enjoyed sharing a bottle of wine they brought as well. Sure is nice having friends who treat us so well! Thanks again guys!

14 comments:

  1. Have fun together! Abrazos para todos y salud!

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  2. I imagine that the wine and beer tasted great after so long:)

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  3. peace and quiet! the lake looks so calm!!

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    1. It is so nice to be able to take the time to relax a bit and enjoy the lake after seeing so many other people enjoying it all summer long.

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  4. love the pic of you in the canoe with the sun reflection

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  5. Good friends are priceless...especially when they bring the booze! :cD

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    1. You are so right Paul and Marti and the booze was just an added bonus!

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  6. Oh that trip out in the canoe looks like heaven, what peace. And amazing photos, my favourite being of the snow geese.

    Glad you had a wonderful time with your friends and enjoyed a bit of liquid refreshment!

    Sft x

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    1. It was wonderful to be out in the canoe and hopefully we will make another trip out in the coming week. It has been so nice to have friends visit and have some good laughs.

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  7. Finally, some refreshment! Looks like a good time chatting with other campers. Really appears to be winding down. You guys deserve it. Have fun!

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    1. It sure was nice to have a few drinks, we can't deny the fact but it was even nicer to have friends stop by for a few days. We have had some good laughs and will be sad to see them go.

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