Polar bear at the Toronto Zoo, Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Three weeks from today

Only three weeks and we will be heading down to Toronto and hopping aboard our flight to England. I guess we better start doing some planning!

We know where we're staying for the first four weeks, and we've already booked our bus trips for that time period too. So the important stuff is looked after. But we have made zero plans yet as far as what we will be doing or what we want to see. So I better get on that this week.

Kevin with Kelly the dog overlooking the (Canadian) Mississippi River at Galetta. We were house and dog sitting for the weekend.

Family of Canada Geese.

Playing with the zoom lens on the new camera. I'm told this is a red breasted grosbeak.

Ruth did some baking yesterday afternoon. She was making a flan for dessert and the recipe called for three eggs. It's pretty rare to get a "double yoker", but one of the eggs broke open with two yolks. Then, the next egg did the same thing! What are the odds of two eggs in the same carton being double yolk ones??

3 eggs and 5 yolks!

The finished product!

I was looking through some old photos over the weekend and came across this one...

This is for you, Sam!

Time to go vote...we broke the 7,000 mark this morning!


  1. Ruth, I'm jealous, your flan turned out wonderful!!!Must have been the double yolks.

    1. Don't be jealous, I had a good teacher! Thanks for the lesson. It was delicious and yes, I am sure it was because of the double yolks.

  2. Ruth should have bought a lottery ticket!
    Looks lovely in your area yesterday!

    1. I said the exact same thing to Kevin but there isn't a store within walking distance.

  3. Great picture, Kevin only thing missing is the straw going into the barrel. Saw you went over 7000 when I voted this morning. Have a great day. Sam & Donna...

  4. Read or not you are soon on the way. Awesome looking fan !

  5. Going from one great place to another-enjoy:)

  6. Love the header photo. What a beautiful setting.

  7. I was dividing my time between making meatballs and voting this morning. Couldn't believe it turned to 7,000 after I clicked! Your photos since you've been back home are wonderful - love family time - enjoy - won't be long till you two are off again!

  8. butterbean carpenterMay 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Howdy R&K,
    That is a very relaxing header, Kevin.. I have an idea on getting you shades back; a 12 foot long dip net!! Or a 12 foot long frog-gig! Or a six foot long bungee with you on the end!!! Only thinking of you, good buddy!!! Yeah, right!! The new camera is really taking great pics; you don't need to spend $$$ for a camera!!! Three weeks!!!
    That's a long time to sit in one spot, for you and us lurkers.. Did
    we get all of the pics of Ottawa we're agonna get?? None of the old
    city?? Thanks, for the trip, anyway.. We always enjoy being with y'all!!!

    1. We haven't given up yet on retrieving them.

      Don't worry we will have more pictures of Ottawa. My Dad's house is about a 45 minute drive from the city itself and gas here is expensive so we have to plan our trips carefully.

  9. Good to see that some people know how to make the most of life. It's short and the clock doesn't stop. Looks like the only thing I am missing today though is a slice of that flan.

  10. When I was pregnant a long long long time ago every carton of eggs I bought had double yolkers... thought for sure it was a omen but atlas only one daughter was born ~ lol lol Great looking flan...YUM!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  11. Ohhh I got to vote THREE times today! First one was at my daughter's house this morning.

    Then later I was at McDonalds with my tablet killing time till the greenhouse opened next door at 9.

    Then at my own house on my own laptop!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

    1. Thank you for those extra votes and for posting our contest on your facebook page and in your blog. We really appreciate all the help you've been giving us.

  12. Well done topping the 7000. Safe travels!


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