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Gooood Morning everyone! =^_^=

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PL (Perfect Liberty) lesson of the day >Willingly Take on Tasks That are Behind the Scenes <   Be the one who is able to proactively take on the troublesome tasks that no one likes and for which they are not recognized.  by doing so you will be filled with a genuine feeling of accomplishment.

Yesterday I was on a road trip with a dear friend, we took to the highway with a simple goal, a day away.  We were blessed with wonderful weather, the bluest of skies and good roads. Crossing over into the States was quick, no long line ups, and we easily found the way to the places we had more or less decided to explore. The for sure destination was the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort for the noon hour buffet special.

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Yes, those are big honking coconut breaded shrimps you see on top, and Yes i did take a picture of the dessert plate, and NO, I’m now showing you.  Suffice to say it was very good, and totally enjoyed.  For those wondering where all the greens were, they were in the car, we munched  on raw sugar snap peas and other veggies as we drove along.  No chips or junk food for us.

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The whole day was one moment of living after another, we enjoyed the sights along the way, the company, the experience, we meandered , rested, and traveled again.  Home at a reasonable hour, tired but  happy…. that is what I call.. a holiday, =^_^=

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*posted on Pinterest by Guillermon Perez via Tio Jesus TioChucho muydelgada.com
** Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort is in upper NY State, east of Massena

City Pavement? River Bank?

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Along the St Lawrence river, the waterway the divides Canada from the United States, in our part of the Norther Hemisphere.  Quiet little rest stops that allow the traveler to stop and rest along their journey.

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This park was just outside of  Brockville, and yes the shore line you see off in the distance is the United States.  There was such a line up for fish and chips at the shop we always go to, that we settled for hamburgers at a c hip stand.  The cod /haddock would have been wonderful, but on a Sunday, the tourists were packed into the place, we can return another day.  To the right where these pleasure crafts are moored, is a trail that  goes down towards Fort Wellington, and a now derelict pier.  Soon this area will be full of people out to enjoy the sunshine.  Yesterday we met other dog walkers, and a few other nature lovers, but it was the supper hours so, for us, we enjoyed the lazy slow ambiance.  Saw big steamers in the water in Kingston, but I was  on the wrong side of the car to get a picture. =^_^=  next time…

Shad flies

We did run into swarms of shad flies.  Now this is an experience in and of itself   For the time they died by smashing into our car and all over the windshield, it was like something out of the science fiction novel.  You can read about the insect here http://www.mynewwaterfronthome.com/fishflies.aspx  The car will be visiting a car wash  today, this task is at the top of the to do list.

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LOL this meal had nothing to do with our trip yesterday, (I wish)…. this was the meal I had during my visit to the States with my sisters in May.  It just looked so good, I wanted to share it.   I love veggies.  Mondays and Wednesdays at the Casino the buffets are half price. (Just past Massena, NY in the Indian Reserve itself)  I knew of the Casino because there is a fabulous quilt fabric shop just down the road from the Casino)  NB if you plan on trying it out, there is smoking allowed in the buildings there)

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Lots of people love to spend time on the water, I lost count of all the marinas and boat launch sites we saw along the way myself I find quiet along the water, no so much on it.  A good hike into the mountains on a fall day, now mmm… nice.. that is more my speed.  LOL no way at this time of year.. uh uh, no thank.. the biters are out…

What about you.  Ready for a change of pace?

Share your Happiness

5ef43740409003232aadbc047466075cGood morning everyone! Hope your day is going well for you.     Did you all enjoy wearing the “green” ..I personally had a wonderful day driving along the St. Lawrence (the great waterway that separates the United States and Canada)  The day started out with -20 something weather, but turned to a balmy minus  single digit by the time the noon hour was upon us..  Definitely during a Canadian winter we did not see a bicycle rider such as the one I’m showing you today. LOL and even on a good sunny day in summer, we are not likely to see such  a sight here in Canada.  Here we are about cars, motorcycles, and more cars.  Riding a pedal bicycle is usually  a recreational or sport activity.  What caught me about this picture is the balance and way the artist packed his merchandise on the bicycle. We are all artists in life, we all use our gift in different ways. This man had to pile the pineapples in just such a way for  him to carry the load and maintain balance so he can get his wares to market.  Everything has its place. This was one moment in this man’s life captured in time.   PL Principle # 3  I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

Yesterday while my friend and I drove along enjoying the sunshine and our friendship, we got to talk about life and share just being able to catch up.  Both with busy lives, we can keep in touch, but while her activities tend to take her daily in multiple directions, she still works “9-5” mine is more laid back and my time more flexible.  Sharing feelings, joys, sadness and disappointments is important, not because you want someone to resolve an issue or make something go away, but just to hear a thought out loud gives US a different perspective. PLUS,  when we have a better understanding of a friend’s feelings and thoughts, we are better able to share in their happiness. joys and sorrows.   PL Principle # 4   I will live with the spirit of Misasage (Devotion) working for the happiness of others. 

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somewhere in Mongolia on a clear day….

Calmness and adaptability will see you through…

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