Sunday, November 30, 2008

Greetings from the wilds of Nevada

I am glad to hear that the snow keeps falling while I am away. It was great to hear that we had seven sledders in on Saturday. I hope this keeps up. I was not able to get a feel for the conditions. But with more snow coming tomorrow it should help.

The Thanksgiving sales were all they are cracked up to be. Even if you don't go at the break of dawn. That is just crazy!!!!

Here's hoping that some of you can get a ride in before the holiday season.

If you want some info first hand call the resturant at 613-338-3043 and the girls will update you.

Well I'm off to Lake Tahoe today. These drives through the mountains have proved to be a little hair raising but fun all the same.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Here we go again.

Well we had our first snow last Sunday and it has snowed every day since then. Not enough to have the driveway plowed or anything just a little skiff each day.

Now just how much snow is there in a skiff? I'm not sure where the dividing line is but I'm sure you get my drift. (No pun intended)

If this is to be the same as last year when we got our first snow in November it didn't stop until April. So let's just see.

There have been a few sleds out on the rail bed. Mostly guys just getting them fired up for the season and going for a little toot.

The lake is starting to freeze over already. Each day the frozen crust is farther out from shore.

I will not be adding anything new for two weeks. I am off to visit my son and his family living in the wilds of Nevada. Where the hell is Yerington, NV. Well I'm about to find out. It may not be in the heart of red neck country but is sure is a suburb.

I will update when I am back and broke after spending all my money shopping at the great Thanksgiving Sales.

So get your sleds tuned up and ready for another great season of riding in Hastings Highlands the hub of all the best sledding in Ontario.


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Here endith the first week!!

Well the first week of the religion known as "The Deer Hunt" is now over. There are alot of stories, some happy, some not so much. I must say our gang has not done so well this year but there is always next week. I did get a shot off on Thursday. My first time as I've only been hunting a few years. But I learned a few lessons this week. One being do not use a two inch tree with leaves on it for support when it has been raining. Good life lessons all the same.

Things are pretty quiet around the old diner this month. Most of the cottagers are gone. Sad goodbyes each week when another leaves for the season.

Thanks for Gerry for letting me know that someone is still reading the blog. You made my day.

Well I did it. I ordered my generator from Home Depot and two days later it was delivered. It is now wired to the electrical box and all gassed up ready for the next power outage. So bring it on Mother Nature and those dasterdly beavers that keep chewing down trees over hydro lines. I'm ready for you now!!! (If I remember what it is I'm supposed to do.)

Another confusing day here grey and warmish, rainy and cold, snowy and windy, then sunny and cold. Now it's just cold. I can't believe that it can change so much in a few hours.

The music on Saturday evenings is going well. We have a great mix of musicans. A nice little crowd each week. One day someone may drive all the way up from Bancroft. Who knows.

It was nice to see that the ATV'ers are still around. Keep it up.

Well that's all the news fit to print for today. Back next week.