Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ahhh, finally a little fun for the first part of our Summer Vacation.

Well, we finally were able to take some time off for the summer. Three days to be exact (Mon-Wed) but we decided to start our day trips early on Sunday.

We got up and headed out towards Port Dover. We wanted to purchase some fresh fish and maybe sneak in a yummy perch meal. It was overcast and windy, but that didn't stop us.
We went for a small walk on the beach and one on the pier and headed off to a local restaurant for some lunch. We split a Perch Meal with fries. Yum yum!

We also went to a few shops and found these two cuties which are made of metal.

We then hit a few antiques stores in Port Dover and were told by a local to travel 20 minutes out of town to another antique place and picked up these!!
Bob also picked up an old black well pump.

Since Monday was only calling for 30% chance of rain we headed off to Canada's Wonderland.

We arrived just before it was to open and got in line. They let people in just before 10am and we rushed to the BEHEMOTH ride but were held up as they had not opened up that part of the park yet. FINALLY they let us in and a hoard of guests RAN to the ride, were got into the line-up and figured it should only be a 15 minute wait. When we finally went through the line-up and were third to get on the ride, they shut down due to technical difficulties. YIKES - we ended up having to wait an hour before they let people back on. We picked the front car, front seat, WHAT A THRILL. Love that ride.

Next we hit the Mindbuster only to have the car stop 1/2 way up the hill, apparently someone in one of the back cars had a video camera out. That's a no no.

Third ride was the Jet Scream, we were third in line again to find out the ride stopped working. Apparently it wouldn't let anyone off. You are held in by Hydralics and it wouldn't release. At one point the guy running the ride hit a button and the ride activated, people started SCREAMING in fear. The guy stopped the ride and within 14 minutes it let people off. The people in front of us chickened out so we were next to get on. LOL, it worked find for us.

We went on the Vortex next, it was freaky watching where the ride ends and all the metal bars started to sway. eek! We decided to take the LAST car and OMG that's even better then the first.

We then decided to break for lunch as the feet were tired and the tummies were hungry. We had some oriental chicken dishes. mmmm Mmmm! We then decided to catch a show, Endless Summer which was performers on a small piece of ice. I got to smack Scooby Doo's hand as he ran up the aisle. lol We then watched a trampoline show and headed off for more rides. We first did the Dragon Fire, then the Wild Beast roller coaster, Thunder run was next, and Bob was hungry for one of the huge hot dogs (bummer I didn't have a camera) and I had my yummy oriental chicken meal again and that's when we decided to head back towards Behemoth again. We decided this time we would take the last car. On this ride they take a photo of you, somehow Bob's head was cut off. I really wanted a photo on this ride so we jumped back in line and went for it again. We both made faces and this is the result.

Tuesday was MOVIE DAY! We headed out to see Harry Potter at noon and then went for a yummy lunch at London Arms. We walked around the Pen and came home for a nap. Gotta love naps!

That leads us to today. We slept in and headed off to Niagara On the Lake - stopped in at the winery named STONECHURCH and picked up a bottle of their new wine Quintet and headed off to a bunch of Antique Stores. We got caught up in the huge rain storm, but that was okay. :o) We don't melt!


Friday, July 24, 2009


Last night while we were making dinner, Bob was looking out into the back yard and started yelling "QUICK, GET YOUR SHOES ON, WE HAVE TO GO OUTSIDE?" "What!?" I questioned? I was thinking it was another baby bird he spotted. You see after getting home yesterday he had found two baby birds in the drive way, one dead, one still alive, it's feathers only just started forming. We placed that bird in a large recycle box on its side with paper towels in hopes her momma would come and find her.

As I scrambled to get my shoes on Bob said "It either is a giant crab or a giant spider" ??!!??!!? Giant crab? The only crab like things that are in our area are Crayfish and I doubt anything like that could get to our neck of the woods. As we went out into the back yard, I could see something black flapping around in the grass. IT WAS A BAT. I froze, why is there a bat awake in the middle of the afternoon flopping around on the grass. Does it have Rabbies? We quickly located a bottomless birdhouse in the garage and placed it over the bat. Bob phoned the local humane society to find out what to do. They suggested just leaving it there as it might of just fallen out of the tree. Bob started making dinner again and I went out with the camera to take a few piccies and remove the birdhouse. I lifted up the birdhouse and the bat was no where in site. Okay, maybe it escaped the hole in the birdhouse, then it hit me. I turned over the birdhouse and low and behold the little guy had somehow crawled up inside and was hanging upside down. (GIGGLE) I snapped a few piccies and propped it up on a planter near a tree so he could escape during the evening.

UPDATE: This morning the bat was gone and the bird was still alive. We moved the bird to the crotch of the tree we think it fell out of and he was peeping but didn't seem hungry. Hopefully momma will find him there.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Playing around with Windows Movie Maker and using JUMP pictures. Hee Hee Hee!!

So when one plays around with Windows Movie Maker, a sound file and some photo's along with video footage, this is what one gets. LMAO!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My PET SHOP BOYS dilemma!

Here's my dilemma.....

The PET SHOP BOYS, who have been my all-time favorite music duo in the whole world is currently on tour and I was so excited to see on their official web site that there would be a Toronto Date in August. Unfortunately, for the past few weeks, it has been noted as TBA. While I watched all the tickets go for sale on all the other places they would be playing, I've been waiting for the announcement of the Toronto ticket sales.

Annie, an internet pal of mine notified me a few days ago that the "Toronto" date had been announced, it ends up it isn't in Toronto, but above it, which is approx. a 3 hour drive from home. They are in the line-up for the Virgin Music Festival -- great!

There was an announcment on the site that one could purchase VIP tickets which would basically give one a chance to do the "Front of the Line" thing and get prime viewing. Guess what, it's $275.00 a ticket...... that means, $275.00 x2 plus finding accomodations for 2 evenings, gas, food, etc.... all just to see my fav. group int he world. Thing is, Bob and I can't afford such an outing..... I feel so sad! I've always support the PSB by buying their cassette tapes, Cd's, video's, merchandise, even joined their fan club for a while, and of course gone to their concerts when they came to Toronto.

I logged online to see if the VIP tickets were for sale at 12pm today (as noted on their web site they would be) and low and behold there weren't any VIP tickets for sale for the Ontario gig. See, I don't want to go all the way out there with just a "plane jane" ticket with the risk of not even being able to see them because I would be at the back of a crowd....

So, I went on TWITTER and sent the Pet Shop Boys a message....

and when I logged online today, I had a reply!!!!!!!

Now, what did their reply mean exactly....... "Still waiting for details" does this mean that they might not be playing at the festival? Maybe they'll end up playing in Toronto?? That would be great!! I could make it to Toronto! Maybe they could come to the Niagara Region???? (BIG GRIN) Wishful thinking, I know.... but a girl has to dream, right?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Michael Wainwright is living the dream!!!

Just giving you a little update on Michael Wainwright. He is living the dream!! He is touring with TEARS FOR FEARS!

Michael has given me permission to post some photo's he posted on Facebook.

Want to follow Michael too????? He's on TWITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

CLICK HERE ---> wainwrightmusic

If you have never heard of Michael Wainwright - check out my other posts on him. :o) Quite the talented guy I must say!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

ADDICTED to a silly little game on Facebook titled RESTAURANT CITY

Bob and I are addicted to this silly little game on Facebook titled RESTAURANT CITY and for some reason I keep calling it Restaurant Kitchen. lol

You get to run your own restaurant and decorate it the way you want to.

You build up your menu items by getting ingredients daily and answering trivia questions along with making trades with your friends (who are playing the game on Facebook as well).

Here is mine:

Here is Bob's

Once you start, you can't stop! lol