Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anticipation Of A Long Road Trip

For various reasons, our trip back to Canada has been a very long and might I say "unpleasant" one.  When we returned we lost our garden due to drain remediation that was done around our building.

Then there is the constant problems with neighbors who feel that obeying the Provincial and Strata leash law is simply "having a leash on your dog", but not being anywhere around to supervise the dog.  Your front area becomes a "dog park" if you know what I mean.

To petty neighbors who feel it is there mission in life to try to "implant" themselves in your life!  I'll skip the picture on that one.  Too many to post! It is an every day occurrence with several dogs who love to use our front area as their toilet!

Then there was the "swiss cheese" pipe in the wall upstairs that decided to give way and fill our ceiling with water that caused us to be without our only bathroom for several days at a time.

Thank God all of that is over with the exception of the rude neighbors and the "unmanned dogs".

and the loss of a fellow rider....Bob Leong who died peacefully in his sleep a couple of days ago while on the trip of a life time with his wife of many years.

R.I.P "BobSkoot".

On a positive note though, we were allowed a garden allotment which we nurtured and received a good return on.  Here are some pics of our veggie garden from the beginning.

This was taken several weeks later......:-).

I found it to be very theraputic although it is very hard work!

And before you knew it, our garden (and others) started to pay off!  This is Kale.

Cherry tomatoes......

A bath tub full of Swiss Chard....


The absolute best corn I have ever tasted!

but this is a better picture of the corn....:-)


and Yucon Gold potatoes....


And lots of Basil and Rosemary.....:-). So many veggies that lots of soup was creatively produced in my humble Canadian kitchen. As you can see, the garden did not fail us!

This is some of the last harvest that we gathered.  We have now turned the garden over to another gardener to care for in our absence so that the food that is still coming to fruition does not go to waste.

Other good things that came from our current stay in Canada this year was the purchase of our new bikes. We sold Ms Vickey...... .

And Maj....

And purchased..."Raspberry"

And "Ms Ruby" -

and "Thing Two" (which we also sold due to ridiculous licensing requirements)

 and replaced "Thing Two" with "Lil Rascal"

 As you can see, it has been an interesting year in regard to scooters! Nevertheless, they will be traveling with us on our big "get away from it all" road trip that is coming up in 4 days and a wake up...:-).  We're out of here!!

See you on the road!


Scootard said...

We have been busy haven't we. It's only in the retelling that I see all that's transpired. We sure got our fill of veggies though didn't we?

Scooterchick said...

yeah. With the exception of the last bag of green beans in the freezer, I think I can wait quite a while before I eat another one! haha

Dar said...

I wish you a wonderful and safe road trip! Are you taking all of the moto beasties on your trip? When are you coming back to our neck of the woods again? Your garden for such a small plot yielded a lot of goodies! You can FedEx me the green beans.

Scooterchick said...


Thanks! We should be back early Spring if not before. You should have put your bid in for the veggies before! I have one bag of green beans that were store bought but never eaten. We will polish those off tomorrow.

You are hilarious!

Trobairitz said...

Safe travels to you and Chris.

You sure have seen and done a lot since being back in Canada. Are you headed to Oklahoma again for the winter?

Scooterchick said...

Hi Brandy,

Yes, we are headed there again. It will be good to see some of our friends and associates there. I just can't do six months of rain like what we get here in Canada. We still get winter there, but it more ice than snow and hardly long periods of rain like here! We will be passing through Oregon on our way!

Scooterchick said...

Yes, Dar. We will have all of them with us on our trailer. The riding season there is longer by at least a month than here in Canada....:-). And we can store them indoors once we get them there! Yay!

Dar said...

Remember me for green beans next summer! LOL. Glad you are taking the moto beasties! Safe trip.

Scooterchick said...

LOLOL.... ok! One of the gardeners was trying to grow some "wax beans". I hadn't seen or eaten those things since I was in the military over 20 years ago! Who eat's that stuff! haha. I decided I would save one of her pods for seeds next year and maybe acquire a taste for them. Nobody's beans or peas grew except ours for some reason....and there were 8 allotments!