Sunday, June 11, 2006
((Photos from my online photo album were deleted..will repost soon))
Our new baby is here at last and it is a Boy!! Noah Alexander Robertson. He was born on Saturday June 10th at 9:38 pm. His birth was rather quick so he had a bit of "wet lung" and spent the first night in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery under observation. Here are some photos of this adorable little human. Who knew that someone so little could have so much power over such besotted people! The next morning Noah came out of Intensive care and just had to go back every few hours for his dose of antibiotics. He was able to stay with Mom and Dad in their room. Today all the family came to visit. Here are some of the pictures that were taken. Great Grandpa holds Noah. It will be 2092 before Noah is the same age as Great Grandpa is today!
Suzanne and Sandy are pretty pleased with Noah. He is such a beautiful baby.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Sunday, May 07, 2006
The weather turned out sunny, but cold. We had a very nice site right next to Lake Ontario. Everything in the trailer worked just fine and we were very cozy. Our Rockwood has a heated mattress which is wonderful when it is just above freezing outside. There were not many campers, just a handful of motorhomes, trailers and pop-ups plus a few hardy tent campers. It was so cold after the sun went down, that the tent campers over the road from us packed up and left in the night.
We took a long walk along the lake shore to the bird sanctuary in the GM plant grounds. There were birds everywhere (I guess that's because it's a bird sanctuary). We saw a lovely little Canada goose family swimming in the bay. The swans were swimming around with their wings all plumped up and they looked so regal!
There were a lot of fishermen on the bay. I wonder what they catch? We have only seen carp in the water, but I guess there must be other fish there.
This was the first weekend that Darlington was open, so we were able to stay beyond the 2 pm deadline because no-one else was booked on the site. We packed up slowly, re-organizing cupboards as we went. We are deciding what we can get rid of so that trailer will be lighter for the long trip down to the States in August. How did we accumulate so many chairs?? Two umbrellas? 4 tables? 2 kettles? These extras have to go.
I am off again 2 weeks and we are booked at Darlington again for the long weekend. Suzanne's baby is due soon, so we won't be going anywhere too far away.
Friday, May 05, 2006
The weather is not going to be the best, but a bad weekend camping beats a weekend staying at home!
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Every year when we winterized we had to by-pass the filter, or else it took up a lot of anti-freeze. Perhaps we should have just let it fill with anti-freeze, instead we decided to by-pass it last winter. We used a small hose with metal fixtures. Something happened over the winter and the metal fixtures damaged the plastic ones on the hoses in the camper. When we tried to de-winterize, the water started squirting out everywhere. Now we were in a pickle. What to do. We had already decided that we were going to remove the factory installed filter because the new carbon cartridges cost C$40+ each. Instead we will fit a Camco RV Filter that fits on the water line outside the camper.
The problem now was that whenever Michael turned the pump on, water squirted everywhere. What to do, what to do. After some "discussion" Michael went to Owasco in Whitby and bought some new fittings for the pipes, came back, attached the filter inlet pipe to the filter outlet pipe and thus eliminated the problem. Now we don't have to worry about bypassing the filter or disconnecting anything every fall.
We are now ready for camping and, depending on the weather, we will go to Darlington this coming weekend. Camping is GOOD for the soul!
Thursday, April 27, 2006
On June 30th we are travelling to Six-Mile Lake Provincial Park for a few days. My best friend from high school in Zimbabwe, will be in the area and we are hoping to hook up for a reunion. We will be attending her daughter's engagement party on the 29th June.
On the 9th July we are going up to Pinery Provincial Park for a week. We have booked a riverside site until July 16th. I have wanted to go to Pinery for years and this year made it a priority. There is nothing more booked until we leave for the US on August 15th. We will spend a night on the way down to Maryland. Probably an overnighter at a truck stop along the way. We have booked at Greenbrier State Park for a week while we visit my sister in Keedysville. Greenbrier is just 6 kms from my sister's house. August 20th is Dad and Virginia's birthday. We are all meeting at Patricia's for the birthday party and will be spending some quality family time together.
After the week in Keedysville, we are going to Delaware Sea Shore State Park, where we will be camping almost on the beach, with full hook-up. We leave Delaware on August 30th and stop at Lackawanna State Park in Pennsylvania for 3 nights. Our last stop is at Presqu'ile Provincial Park for the first weekend of September. We are both back to work after the Labour Day weekend.