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Sunday night seafood

The Tom Gore chardonnay from California was a perfect match for Monnie’s seafood alfredo with salmon, shrimp and scallops on papparadelle pasta. The fresh herbs she picked that morning really spiked the deliciousness factor. So much that it called for a second bowl 😁


rock and roll Saint John

Monica and I are renovating the deck garden on a beautiful autumn afternoon. There are some BIG rocks involved. All in good fun, so long as nobody gets hurt.

Final resting place


A new sushi discovery

Monica and I had a chance to have lunch in Sussex with Monica’s sister,  Marlene. There is a sushi restaurant there I’ve never been to before, Sushi Jo! Marlene has never had sushi before! I was doubly excited to try a new place and with someone for their first time. We had a great meal with lots of laughs and lip smacking good sushi. Marlene was very brave. Nobody died 😀.

Monnie’s Monarch

What a wonderful six weeks spent with Monica at home on our back deck as we tended several 4th generation monarch butterflies’ transition from egg to adult. Such a fascinating creature with a complex life cycle involving four generations on migration from Mexico to New Brunswick, Canada. The fourth generation, born here, then returns to Mexico for the winter and the cycle begins again. During it all, the only plant the caterpillars will survive on, is milkweed.

Here is a Google Photo album of our experience with Monnie’s Monarch (photos have my comments attached).


2019 PEI Food Tour

For three glorious weeks in July, Monica and I ate our way across the east end of PEI following the famous Chowder Trail in search of the perfect seafood chowder. We compared several different eateries plus we created our own epic chowder at Big Point Cottage on the Flat River. Not just chowder, there was an array of wonderful food and drink over the three weeks enjoyed both by ourselves and with family and friends.

There are lots of photos here as we enjoyed lots of food on the 2019 PEI Food Tour

Out like a lamb

13 degrees celcius and lovely spring walking weather in Saint John on March 31st. I think spring has arrived.

New Brunswick’s oldest Anglican church

Trinity shadows

Monica and I were fortunate to find this historic church in Kingston NB still open after Sunday service but just about to close for the day. Trinity Anglican is NB’s oldest Anglican Church dating to 1789 and is probably haunted.

Reverend Painter welcomed us in for a few photos and pointed out some of the wonderful historical treasures such as the original NB provincial seal and Canada’s oldest pipe organ. Such history! The stained glass is delicate with painted emblems and commemorative script. For all photos, visit World Windows and look for Kingston, NB.