Sunday, January 11, 2015

Gone sleddin'

Ok I am a bit giddy! I really enjoyed our first ride out. We got suited up; staying warm number one priority!

  With the ITS trail just behind the house it has been something we've wanted to do since we moved to Maine. The timing was right and we bought a 2007 Bombardier Ski-Do in November. Kind of partial to the brand as the Hubby used to work for Bombardier - Learjet (aircraft manufacturing) in Kansas.

It's taking some getting used to wearing a helmet. But it sure does keep the head warm! 
Once I located the switch to turn on the hand warmers....even better!

We headed to the gas station first to top her off and then back on the trail in the opposite direction towards Corrina for a great breakfast at Barb's Village Square restaurant.

I originally asked for home fries then changed it to corn beef hash; 
she brought me both.  

Hubby is not a big breakfast person...but I am. 
It was a hearty meal; this girl can eat.

We got there just as the breakfast crowd was thinning out. 
The place was filled when we got there. Haha.
Love all the patriotic tributes to the men and women who have served or are serving 
in the U.S. Armed Forces

A sweet New England view from our booth. 

And one from the parking lot looking up to the town hall.  

No pics on the ride folks...good way to fall off. Hope to have some good snaps from future rides when we stop here and there. It was fun to see some of the local eateries had posted signs along the trail to paths cut through the woods to their establishments. Already have a few further north on our Must Stop list. Some folks have already cleared snow on the lake and ponds for skating rinks. Definitely want to get some pictures of that on the next ride. Soon we will see the ice fishing shacks. It is a whole new world of exploration for us and it will definitely help to pass the long Maine winter months. Our daughter will be home in February for her birthday; we've planned two days for Hubby to take her out for a couple of good rides. Can't wait!

With a roast in the crockpot and a fire in the hearth we are cozy comfy back at A Stone's Throw.

I think I will do a little stitching before supper. 
The PSA Season's Greeting cabin is calling to me....well all those trees really!

Before I go here is a glimpse of new beginnings for me. With some yarn bought at Salvation Army I re-learned how to crochet via a tutorial on YouTube. 

After practicing several granny squares I picked up some fun colors 
to make my very first granny square afghan. 

Here is a peak of my squares so far.

Hope y'all have had an enjoyable weekend. 
Here's to a productive, stress free week. :)

Keep on stitching and hooking.


Kaisievic said...

What a fun post - the sledding sounds like so much fun! I love it. Gorgeous granny squares, too.

barbara said...

Wow, PJ, is there nothing you can't do? Amazing - I love your granny squares! And your sledding day sounds like fun.

Ali said...

The sledging looks like fun and that breakfast looks yum! Great start on the crochet look forward to seeing your granny squares grow Ali x

Kim said...

I love a big restaurant breakfast. I would never make all that stuff at home. We used to do a lot of sledding when I was a kid. Lots of fun cruising through the woods. This year I bought a pair of LL Bean boots and my feet have never been so warm and dry.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

You have a wonderful sense of adventure! Your granny squares are looking good

Rugs and Pugs said...

Fun ride, P.J. No matter how I dressed, I don't think I could stay warm. That's why I stopped skiing MANY years ago.
Granny squares are lookin' good.
Hugs :)

Barb said...

I love seeing the views of Maine!Your granny squares look great as does the breakfast!!

Joy said...

What a fun post! Another reason I have missed blogging. I'm with you on the breakfast. What a find at the SA. Happy 2015!

Joy said...

What a fun post! Another reason I have missed blogging. I'm with you on the breakfast. What a find at the SA. Happy 2015!

Margaret said...

Ohhhh, your granny squares are so pretty! I keep saying I have to teach myself to crochet. I've only done a little, and never a square. Have to have to! What fun with the ski doo! Your breakfast looks delicious too. I love breakfast! You've made me wish to go to our local diner for breakfast now. lol!

Catherine said...

Ooohhh....this post brought back so many childhood memories! We used to have sleds when I was growing up ~ I remember riding for hours and then stopping for food! Love seeing the beautiful scenery pics too.