Monday, August 24, 2015

The Last Couple of Days

This is the highway into our little town. As you make that bend, our house is the first one on the left. We rode our bikes up this looooong hill on Saturday morning. Or should I say we rode our bikes and walked a lot up this hill. It was tough, but we made it, and then we took a left at the top of the hill and took the "old highway" back into town, a much easier ride and mostly down hill.


On the old highway, we ran into some deer. See them on the left side of the road? They were running away after hearing and watching us coming. Their baby doe ran to the right and stood like a statue until we passed, but all I got in my photo were the trees.

A lovely manicured lawn.






We rode on into town and rested at a table at the Community Center.



I love our pretty little town!

 Even when the heavy smoke rolled in again, it has a certain beauty.

I made a big pot of Veggie-Beef Soup yesterday.

It sure was good and hit the spot.

I slept on the couch starting just before noon so it was a soup kind of day yesterday. I'm not sure what I did, but I wrenched a muscle in my back and right side...at least I think that's what it is. So I've been sidelined ever since it showed up Sunday morning. We did get a long, early-morning walk in through the empty streets with Fletch and Sammi before it came over me. It's still with me this morning. I'm loading up on Tylenol and hoping it fades away quickly. I've no time for such nagging nonsense, dammit! I don't even know how I did it.

Hope y'all have a wonderful week. I may not post for a few days if this back thing doesn't go away. Not much to post about laying on the couch! Maybe I'll get some crocheting in and maybe not. We have a busy week coming up. Trips to town to apply for our "enhanced" driver's licenses so we can go into Canada. We're looking forward to getting those since it's a much shorter trip to go to the nearest town there for groceries and things (about 20 miles instead of 40). Neither one of us has ever been to Canada. It's so weird that we live only 10 miles from British Columbia! Anyway, I got off-track. We're also having the propane heater stove installed this week and are getting a new, bigger propane tank installed. It seems like there's something else I'm forgetting that we're doing this week too. Hmm. Anyway... 

See ya!

23 comments:

  1. Love your posts. Love the bridge picture. Hope you heal quickly. I do things like that now that i am 55 and I wonder how in the world i injured myself

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  2. What a beautiful little town! I would love to live in a place like that!

    Grace & Peace.

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  3. Feel better! Victoria is gorgeous. You MUST visit Buschardts (spell?) Gardens!!! Angela

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  4. So nice you're getting lots of exercise, but I'm sorry you've injured yourself. Get some rest and feel better. Ollie is so cute in the basket! Yum, that stew looks good! I'm sure you've posted the recipe at some point; I'll have to go look. Take care :-)

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  5. Oh Pammy Sue, I'm so sorry you've hurt your back. How do we get these aches and pains and not know where they came from. We used to love taking day trips to Canada when we first moved here, but since 9/11 it can be a royal pain to get back into the states. I think it depends on what border agent you get. Sometimes it's not bad and other times they remove the seat from your cr for apparently no reason. :-). Your soup looks good and so does your bike ride. So prett, except for the nasty smoke. We've got it again today. Yuck.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. Anonymous7:42 PM

    How did you decide to land in Montana? How did you find your new town and do you think this winter you might miss living in Texas? As I get older warmer weather gets my attention rather than colder.

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  7. Pammy Sue.. I'm home! I had to catch up on your posts as I'm just pleased as punch at how much fun and adventure you're having getting to know your new home! That's exciting that you'll be going through an international border to go shopping! LOL! I spent hours putting up our camping post today.. come on over. Love your pix!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  8. Your town looks really lovely. I often gets aches and pains that I don't know how I got but they usually only last a day or two.

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  9. Hope you are feeling better. Nothing worse than a back ache! I don't know if I could live in such a small, remote town. Glad you are having fun!

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  10. I just love, love, love your posts and pictures! That Ollie is SO cute!

    That soup looks wonderful!!!

    I hope you're feeling better soon.

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  11. Hope you are feeling better soon. It will be fun to go into Canada and explore a little there as well. You do live in a pretty town. Soup looks good. Not soup weather here yet, but it won't be long. Take care, Heather

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  12. Hi Pammy Sue just want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I've been following you for a couple of years. .. but as I don't have a blog it's a pain to try and comment. Hope this one makes it. Loving your new adventures. Just thought I'd let you know I saw on the news lastnight that Australia (where I live) and New Zealand (where I'm from) have just sent in a group of fire fighters to help out... I hope you stay safe... Sue

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  13. Oh I love seeing your photos. Such a beautiful place. I don't think I'd ever get anything done, I'd just sit there all day admiring it all. :) Hope your back gets to feeling better very soon...and looking forward to seeing what you are hooking, too. I can't wait to read all about your adventures in BC! :)

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  14. Sorry to hear you're under the weather. I hope you're feeling better real soon.
    I do love your bike ride adventures and the photo's you take. Sweet Ollie along for the ride (smile).
    That manicured yard is so pretty. I like the way they trimmed out from their fence with the rocks. Makes mowing the lawn so much easier and prettier, too.
    The soup looks so delicious. Take care and feel better soon.

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  15. Hey Pammy Sue, I am getting all caught up after a very busy few days or weeks would be a better statement. I just love where you live, it is so beautiful. Hope those fires stay far away.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  16. Sorry about your back...hope it is getting better. Your pics are wonderful....you live in such a beautiful place. Praying that the fires will get under control soon...I wish I could send the rain (down pours) that we have had in the last week.

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  17. Hi Pammy. So sorry to hear that you have injured your back. Take it easy and baby yourself a bit. Again, I have enjoyed the pics you shared with us. I am partial to the ones of the streams, the bridge one is also a favorite. You showed us the deer and mentioned them. I saw 2 on my way to my daughters this morning. From a distance I thought it was a big dog but the closer I got I saw the long legs and then another standing in the field, then it ran across the road. Of course I slowed down. Last thing one needs is to hit one. No one wins in that situation. I never heard of enhance drivers license. Is that all it takes to drive across the border into Canada? You don't need a passport? I have been there once, my hubby and I went to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, but that was long before 911 and all the security measures for terrorists. Sorry to say the border patrol are not a friendly lot, but the average citizen made up for that.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  18. Rest that back and remember your stretches. I just did mine after a long walking day in the big downtown Chicago with the kids. The Grands here are feeling their age. And by the way, I'm jealous of your bike riding country. Can't wait to see Canada....special license really?

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  19. So lovely to go on these adventures with you - in a virtual way! As you wrote this a couple of days ago I hope that you are doing better by now, take care of yourself! xx

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  20. Your photos are gorgeous! Glad you can get out and enjoy the nice weather now before the snow flies! Love the basket on your bike for your pup. I'd have to get a long, skinny basket to fit my weenie dog! Hope you feel better soon.

    Rhonda

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  21. Your photos are gorgeous! Glad you can get out and enjoy the nice weather now before the snow flies! Love the basket on your bike for your pup. I'd have to get a long, skinny basket to fit my weenie dog! Hope you feel better soon.

    Rhonda

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  22. Just love your beautiful clear photos. It looks like the smoke has finally cleared from that area? I so hope those fires are getting more contained. As for your back.. maybe you hurt it walking up that long hill lugging the bike beside you? sometimes if we twist when we're not used to it, it will pull all of the muscles! darn. use ice packs alot... all day long. Put on for an hour.. then take off for awhile, then back on.. all day. If I ever get a back twinge on one day, I know the next day it will be bad! So I put ice on it right away. Even using our new (used) stair stepper thingy for the first time for only about 4 minutes, I pulled muscles on my side! Drat.. hate it.. but would even happen like that when I was younger. Hope it gets better really fast!

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  23. Great video of the bear, how exciting is that. Maybe your DH could give you a back massage for a few days with an antiflamme cream. Works wonders.You seem to be pretty fit so shouldn't take too long to come right. Enjoying reading and seeing your journeys. Fancy having to get a special licence to go over a border. Don't have that in N.Z. of course, we are so small . Your soup looked superb, could almost smell it, Shirley

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