The Metropolitan Cathedral in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 5, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words

Not sure I could write a thousand words about how cold and rainy it was yesterday. If felt like April, not June! Still, we didn't want to be stuck in the house all day, so we went out for a walk a couple of times just to get some fresh air.

Even though the park was pretty much empty due to the wet and cold forecast, the farmers in this area have been hoping for rain. So they got their wish in that department.

View out our patio doors.

We waited for a break in the rain and went for a stroll. The rain causes the roadways to get very muddy. We tried to stick to the grass, but you had to cross the roads at some point. Yuck!

The mud is like clay. Sticky when wet, and like concrete when dry!

Lindsey, Sadie, and Cameron.

Lindsey and Cameron.

Grandma and Sadie. Looks like Sadie knows how to stay warm!

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there. Mine isn't around anymore, but I'll join Ruth in wishing her dad a happy day. I wrote about my dad last year, so I'll reference you to that article...


Today's header photo is from September of 2008 when we visited with Ruth's cousin and her husband who were visiting from England. We had three or four great days in Toronto...

The beautiful skyline of Toronto, Canada.


23 comments:

  1. Your deck looks pretty even covered in raindrops. Happy Father's Day to Kevin!
    B&C in DE

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    1. Thank you Connie and Barry, it will look even better once the flowers in the balcony containers filll out.

      Kevin, enjoyed having at least one of our children here for Father's Day, so he did have a good one.

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  2. Happy Father's day to you. Great that you have your daughter and grandchildren there to celebrate with you. Those are wonderful pictures of Ruth and the swingers. The shoes - not so much. :-) I know about the clay soil business. Thirty plus years of Virginia red clay.

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    1. Thank you Sherry, Kevin had a wonderful Father's Day. It was his first one in quite a while with at least one of our children with him, and he had a great brunch to boot.

      Yep, that clay is a miserable thing to deal with at the campground, it makes the roads a mess and walking a mess, which in turn makes the washrooms a mess. Luckily there weren't too many people at the campground this past weekend so the washrooms weren't used very much.

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  3. Happy Father's Day to you too. The rain can make it miserable, but I always think of the farmers, and just let it go.

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    1. We can handle a few days of rain but after that we start to get a bit down. Saturday was a hard day for Cameron, it was hard to keep him occupied in the trailer for a full day. Yesterday was a pretty good day especially in the afternoon.

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  4. I love the story of your dad. Did you ever find why he biked across Canada? I virtually travel a lot thanks to reading travel blogs but there is nothing like being there. I love to taste foods, see new plants and trees, mingle with people and have them share their stories and history. My father was called 'Grandson of Zuni' in Navajo. Story is a Navajo family adopted a Jimenez pueblo Indian girl during the wars with Kid Carson. The girl grew up to marry a Zuni in New Mexico. A male off spring half Jimenez and half Zuni married a Navajo girl from Crystal, AZ making one of them my paternal great, great grandfather. I carry the Zuni as my middle name and my father's last name 'Tolly' meaning fair skin in Navajo. I have one surviving Aunt Sadie at 92 who shared the above one day when we visited. My father's side of the family were scattered to different relatives and Aunt Sadie was raised partly in a Catholic orphanage and later lived with her Aunt. My grandmother died giving birth to Aunt Sadie and her father could not care for all the children when he left to distant towns/cities to work. I knew very little about my father until recently when we accidentally encounter Aunt Sadie. She cried and cried when she found out we were her oldest brother's children. She named lots of people with Navajo names but I do not know them....which is very sad.

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    1. Kevin' Mom said that from what she can remember his dad rode his bike from Dunster, B.C. to somewhere in Alberta where his uncle had a gas station and he worked there for the summer.

      It is always nice to find out about your family history and even better when you are able to meet some of those people. I think it is very important to write these things down so that future generations will also know the history too.

      Thank you for sharing some of your family history.

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  5. BTW I love the photos your father took in Europe. I also love Ruth with Sadie wrapped. I have Aunt Sadie and sister named Sadie :-)

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    1. Thank you Rita, I've been working on these photos as they were once slides and I have now digitized them. It is fun looking at them and then at online pictures to see the differences in them after all those years.

      We think Sadie is a beautiful name.

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  6. It seems that everyone around the 49th parallel is having crappy weather. Greetings from a cold, dark and wet Langley, BC.

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    1. It does seem that way. Hope you see some sunshine soon and then hopefully it will head our way.

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    1. Thanks Chris, they sure are!

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    2. Thanks Chris, they sure are!

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  8. Yuk! Crappy weather. They have been threatening rain here on the Island but so far nothing but clouds for several days. I wish it would just RAIN already and get it over with..

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    1. The problem with wanting it to rain is that once it starts sometimes it just doesn't know when to stop!

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  9. Please, oh please, could we have some of that rain? In Cottonwood, we have water rationing (well water) of 60 gallons / person / day. I'm sure I don't use that much in the RV but Jeff (son) is trying to keep his pool healthy (not letting water line fall below tiles) and has 5 acres to worry about catching fire. He's been weed-eating like crazy but the trees and all are water-deprived.

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    1. Isn't it amazing that our society considers it a hardship to have to live with less than 60 gallons of water per person per day.

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  10. Also, Happy Father's Day to you and all fathers - here and in the great beyond!

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    1. Thanks for the wishes Mary-Pat!

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  11. Happy Father's Day to you as well, we just saw the CN tower in the distance yesterday, love the waterfront view there. Keep warm and dry there.

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    1. We love the Toronto skyline. It's a nice place to visit but we sure wouldn't want to live there.

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