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A few silly pasta.

Surfside RV Resort, Parksville BC (2 stars)

Lee says, OK, I have enjoyed cooking since I retired but remain somewhat practical when it comes to specialty ingredients. Like today, for example, where the recipe called for fusilli. Huh Fusilli, rotini, macaroni. It's all pasta. OK, so we bought fusilli because I had no macaroni left.

This line of thinking reminds me of food and wine pairing snottiness. The meal is best consumed with a 2005 Geyser Mud Shiraz from Pretentious Winery in San Andreas Fault California. Yah sure. The spices in the food will make many a more affordable wine taste great. Grab a Shiraz from Washington or BC.

On a more serious note, our inside lights were flickering this morning whenever the furnace blower came on. A quick check of the 12 volt charging status showed almost zippo, as in fully drained. Time to call Kris, the mobile RV maintance guy. He was over in an hour and determined (as Lee suspected), the 110 volt to 12 volt converter has pooped and died. He'll have a new one in a few days. In the meantime, just hook the good old trickle charger to the batteries and we'll be fine. Wow! An old charger I must have bought 60 years ago in Simpsons in Regina for 9.95 doing the job quite nicely while we wait for the thousand dollar part.

Corresponding with a hockey mom (and family) we've met at the Oceanside hockey games. We'll be connecting to sit together in Nanaimo on Thursday to cheer on the Generals.

Fusilli pasta was picked up at the grocer's yesterday, as was a package of spicy italian sausage. Devoured for dinner today. SUPER delicious, especially with the sauce that Lee made to go with it. Red wine, Italian of course, was matched with the meal. There were no leftovers.

Blog caught up - and back to the sewing table.