Sunday, July 20, 2008

Starting vacation

Friday (July 18) I was officially on summer vacation. I go back to work on August 18. Yup, that's right - I am on vacation for a whole month. Do you think I'll run out of things to do...

So far this weekend there's been a whole lot of eating outside. Here is Friday's salmon burger with mayo and capers with BBQ roasted asparagus.

Saturday my brother, sister-in-law and Princess came over for a visit.

There has also been a lot of outdoor's embroidery work being done. I am part of a pin cushion and needlebook swap and my swap buddy is Rachel from New Zealand. I've completed the pin cushion and I am now working on the needlebook (sorry I can't post any pictures because Rachel checks my blog).

When it's too hot in the woods where we live we take a break and go to the ocean where there's always a nice breeze.

Last night Dave wasn't playing music with his band so we made a fire in our pit and just plain enjoyed ourselves. Check the white socks ! I needed those to ward-off the mosquitos from eating up most of my ankles.

Today we went to a local festival where we found yard sale items (and of course we just had to buy a bag full), loads of seafood to eat, live music and a lot of people we had'nt seen in a long time so it was a pleasant visit.

Tomorrow I am going on a road trip with my friend Clarisse (aka Clo) to Halifax in this :

Should be fun - too bad the forecast is for rain. But Clo and I still know how to have fun :


Colleen said...

Yum, I haven't had a salmon burger in so long, I must remedy that one and soon.
Can't wait to hear what other fun things you get to do on your vacation!

HoneyB said...

Hope you have a fun filled vacation ...looks like you have a good start! :)

Barb said...

Well, happy vacationing. Looks like you're off to a good start. Salmon burger looks just delicous! Barb

Kim said...

Have a great vacation! Yes do watch those squeeters! I still have bites from my camping trip.

Reading your posts always makes me want to bbq, start a fire, sit outdoors etc... more or less do what you are doing! :)

JoyceAnn said...

I'm giving you the ~ Brillante Weblog ~ award , come check it out.

Would love to have your recipe for salmon burgers. Please share.

Wow ~ A whole month of vacation , have fun.

~ Blessings ~

Sebrina said...

That asparagus looks yummy!!!! Hope you have a wonderful vacation.

Rachel L said...

Hi Vickie,
I just sent you an email and it got returned. Is there another email address I can contact you at while you're on vacation?
I enjoyed reading your blog today! :o)
Rachel L from NZ

Vickie LeBlanc said...

joyceann - yippy, an award, thanks a bunch. I will follow-up shortly.

I would love to say that the salmon burger was homemade but it's store bought ;-)... but still very delicious on a whole wheat toasted bun.