Thursday, September 29, 2016

This Blog is Written to One Person

I do this from time to time....write a blog to one person. It may aggrivate them, but sometimes you have to do things you really do not want to do...

We ( Debbie and I) have the next several years of travel sort of planned....


2017- Ireland and ride the ferry to Devon and Cornwall. ( or Hong Kong)

2018- either Alaska or British Columbia, perhaps a cruise? ( or Hong Kong)

2019- Go for broke, New Zealand. ( or Hong Kong)

Okay, my message has been delivered.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Do Not Believe Everything

Once again, we are pretty gullible....I guess we all are and see stuff we hope is real, or will actually be real. We assume a lot of things.

Do not be deceived.

Today, we visited downtown Charlottetown, PEI.

And as we walked the streets, I noticed people were taking our pictures. We could not figure out why?

Finally, we were told why.

A Holland America Cruise ship had docked at the port and tourists were everyplace. And they wanted photos of the locals.

Boy, were they fooled. I was dressed in a flat cap, tattersall shirt, tweed coat....and yes, I am a bit of an Anglophile, but I know every word to most Bob Wills and the Texas Playboy songs....I couldn't tell you PEI musician if my life depended on it...

And when they spoke to me, they knew at once, I was not a Canadian...

Be careful, not everything you see is what it appears to be...

Better Get a Mayonnaise Sammich and a Can of Vienna Sausages

When I first heard the news, I was apprehensive. I know, if anyone would know what it would wind up being.

Even here in Canada, the news is on J.J. Watt and his back being re-injured and he maybe going back on injured reserve list for the rest of the year.

Coming from a guy who's had two major back surgeries and according to the neurosurgeons, needs nother, but I refuse due to their poor percentages of success, I wonder if old J.J. will ever be the same.

If I was Houston, if and when he is given the " all clear" by the doctors, Iwould put him on the trading market. See what I could get.....a 4th round draft choice. A bag of Cheetos. A gift certificate to Tim Horton's.

I can see him rehabbing for the next 5 years and finally retiring....

Monday, September 26, 2016

Will You Watch?

The question is this, " Will you watch?" They are expecting 100 million Americans to tune in tonight, to watch the debates and I plan to watch. Trouble is, the debate doesn't start here, Atlantic Time until 10pm.....that's 8pm in Texas.

Once again, as I have written, a nation of 300,000,000, at least 100,000,000 eligible to run for president, and these two knuckleheads and yes, they are knuckleheads, are the front runners.

And whoever wins 1/2 of the American people, actually probably more, I look for less than 50% of the people to vote for whoever wins.

It's a mess ladies and gentlemen, and if it isn't, It'll do until the mess gets here....

So, an informal poll, are you watching tonight?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Born in Texas..

I was born in Texas, have lived for 59 years of my 59 years in the state of Texas, and I will die in Texas, probably when, we start shooting at each other, sooner than I care to think about....( and you know it is coming, you feel it...)

BUT....I fell in love with St. Andrews, New Brunswick. ( We all did)

On the bay....on the border of Maine.....it is one of those seaside towns you see on the TV. ( Jesse Stone type town, you know, Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone)

And the real estate is surprising affordable.

Sell our house and the money swap and we could break even...

Now, it is Canada, and I would have to travel into Maine for a doctor. And I got all this " stuff" I would have to do something with...then, the whole becoming a Ex-pat in Canada....

It might be cool to live a year or two in a foreign land....but come January, I wonder what I'd think then?

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Okay, I Am Un-American

I may have to stay in Canada after this post, but you know, we have rented two cars since we came to Canada....a Buick something or another.....and now a Chevy Malibu.

Both are the biggests piece of junk we have ever driven.

The Malibu has a roar from the rear end and the car rental place can't fix it. It sounds like a blow dryer at 30mph+.

Now I know they are rentals and who knows what the previous renter did...

If this is the best GM can do, especially Malibu, which is suppose to be Chevy's premire family sedan, we are in trouble.

And people wonder why we drive Honda or Toyota....

Friday, September 23, 2016

Okay, I'll Admit It

Okay, I will admit it. I did not think I would, but I will admit it.

I really liked Quebec.

It is not on par with Scotland or England, but it's a pretty cool place. It is very pretty, surprisingly so. More mountains than I expected. There were more farms, more agriculture than I expected.

Was just a little disappointed with Montreal, but I can say, " I've been to Montreal" but Quebec City and Northern Quebec made up for it.

Rode the ferry across the St. Lawrence and it was really cool. Whales, dolphins....and the eastern coast of Quebec was surprisingly pretty too. ( Seeing a whale by itself is pretty darn cool.)

The city French-Canadians were toots, but outside the city, the folks in the rural areas were very nice, spoke no English, but were helpful or got someone who spoke enough English to help us.

Go back to Quebec? Sure. Want to travel more in the northern sections.