Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Travel Tuesday - Cocoa Beach Florida

As the temperatures drop and the snow starts to accumulate, I will continue to dream of our most recent adventures south.

We arrived in Florida on Black Friday (note, this was a very cheap day to fly). We got on the Norwegian Epic on the Saturday. We spent a week at sea before another few days in Florida at theme parks.

We spent most of the Friday looking for places I could eat. When you can't eat gluten or soy many of the places we went to would only serve me salad with no dressing. All their frier oils contained both canola and soy oil. Even a nice Italian place olive oil was a mix! It was a little frustrating.

On the Saturday morning, before heading to port, we walked Cocoa Beach. I love the beach and could walk it for the rest of my life! Here are a few favourite pictures. 

My very favourite bird. It was nice to have such an encounter with one

Watching the surfers

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mischief Monday - On The Way To The Kennel

While it was reported the dogs were good at the kennel (although Phod lost some weight), drop off did not go as well.  It went something like this:

Started off fine, with Hailey harnessed in behind the passenger seat and Phod sitting behind the driver.

About 2/3 of the way there, Phod (who usually gets car sick) decided to throw up where Hailey was sitting. 

Hailey didn't like being trapped with vomit, so she chewed the harness (at first I thought she had undone it, but no, she chewed it).  I couldn't even get mad at her for it. I would not like to sit in vomit. 

I have a simple barrier to keep the dogs in the back if they are lose. Hailey popped up under it.  
I pulled over to take the picture. 

For the rest of the ride she sat sort of on the console between the driver and passenger seat. Phod stayed in the back.

The drop off itself was embarrassing. The kennel owner actually said 'what is with them today?'.  It was the first time I, the Lady, had dropped them off alone. Other times it had been both of us or the Man. As I was walking them back to the back to their 'room', Phod tried to jump into my arms repeatedly. Lee was terrified. Once we got them to their 'room' I couldn't leave without them following. The owner had to hold on for dear life while I walked away. Lee was screaming and Phod was barking. By the time I got back to the front (where they couldn't see me) with the dog food they had settled, but they did a really good job at making me feel very bad for leaving them! Sigh!

We are hoping next summer when we travel, they will be able to stay with Uncle Chris so we won't have the same trauma!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

We Are Back!

While we were in jail a very lovely kennel where they treat us well, our peeps were off doing things like this!  Can you believe it???

We are back and will be posting regularly by next week. Can't wait to catch up with everyone.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Be Back Soon

Hi All,

We are going off the grid for a week and a half.

Be back in time to join in with all the Christmas celebrations!

Be safe!

See you soon!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Shopping Around the World - Potatoes

Today we join Phenny in shopping around the world. We seem to post on the wrong day, so we hope this is the right one!

Our potato disk is the Man's famous latkes. This is how you make them. 

First: Peel potatoes

Then decide that isn't enough for 12 people and peel more. 

Get some zucchini and onion (we didn't get a picture of the onion)

Put the potato, zucchini and onion through the food processor (or you can grate/chop by hand, but that is a lot of work, we have done it!)

In a bowl add eggs, flour (not pictured here)

and spices of your choice. 

It will look a lot like this. It is important to squeeze the extra liquid out of these. Potatoes have a lot of water in them!

Shape into a patty and deep fry. This can also be done in a frying pan if you don't have a deep fryer. 

Serve with sour cream or apple sauce.

Estimate price for latkes for 12 people in Canadian Dollars:

Eggs: $3
Potatoes: $8
Onions: $5
Gluten Free Flour: a few dollars
Spices from home - unsure

Under $20 Canadian or $15 US or $13 Euro.

Thursday, November 23, 2017


Today was join Jakey, Arty and Rosy in the Thanks-Blogville Blog Hop.

Blogville has allowed us to connect with people from all over the world. People from different walks of life, with different beliefs, cultures and traditions. These are people we would not have had the opportunity to meet in other circles. We are all brought together by the love of animals and the place they have in our lives and hearts. We share our joys, pains and laughter. Blogville is always around when we need support. Blogville never rolls their eyes when we share 'another' dog picture. Blogville teaches us a lot about being a pet owner. 

We are thankful for all the love and understanding we have found in Blogville.

Lady is thankful Blogville gives her an excuse to travel to places she wouldn't.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends.