Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday 31st July 2011…another new Province!!

Well it finally stopped raining but woke up to cool and foggy conditions so decided it would be a driving day….the fog would lift and then come back.  Some nice spots along the way

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Check out the X that is where i am headed!!

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The fog kept slipping in and then away so some photos are a bit blurry

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I then went to the Visitor information centre and found a good hike

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This was a very lovely and serene place!!!

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I mentioned before that i liked waterfalls so i decided on this hike that instead of crossing of items from my bucket list today i was going to add one…so I shall find out where the highest waterfall in the world is and put that on my list!!!  I know some of you smarty pants will already know where it is but I shall have to Google it!!!!!

There was another trail leading to a view point of the big rock

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Yes it is in there somewhere!!!

Back on the road again the weather picked up and the sun came out…some scenes along the highway!!

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About 4pm nice and sunny so time for a pit stop!!

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Back on the road and now the longest bridge in the world!!!!

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OK I fess up it is not really the longest bridge in the world it is just that when you get on the bridge you are in Quebec and when you get off you are in

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and there is a one hour time difference in NB so it really takes an hour to go across the bridge…boy Mary, Heather and Annie I hope you get this!!!!!!!

So now in the parking lot of MacD’s again in Bathurst New Brunswick and hoping for a good nights sleep….tomorrow the plan is to go across the Confederation Bridge into PEI!!!!!

Happy Canadian Holiday tomorrow!!!

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday 30th 2011….two posts again!!!!

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As the old cigarette commercial says…”You’ve come a long way baby!!!!

Saturday 30th July 2011…rain rain go away!!!!

So last night by the Church proved to be a great spot and I had an undisturbed sleep but woke up to a dull cool morning so it seemed like a good idea to get and the road and find this place…

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So whilst the clothes were getting washed I took a stroll through town…always a nice looking church

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and a quaint harbour

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and of course the..

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So the shirts I don’t put in the dryer and they hand dry in a few minutes!!!

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The weather was deteriorating and I kept on driving

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Some scenes in the afternoon

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I did want to hike this trail but just too wet!!!

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By now it was serious rain and no end in sight so as I was close to the town of Gaspe I decided to stop for the night and hope tomorrow brings brighter skies….I found a McDonalds with a huge parking lot and found a good place to stop for the night at around 5pm…by the time I was settling in three other Rv’s pulled in so I won’t be lonely!!

Had a great supper of left overs from last night…showered… sorted out my sock drawer….that was a joke!!!!

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Tea and a movie coming up and I think tomorrow I will be in New Brunswick before I head onto PEI on Monday.

The Gaspe Bay peninsular was a pretty nice drive with some very scenic views and small towns and a drive I enjoyed and shall remember……

Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday 29th July 2011…2 posts in one day again!!!

Well after I posted the last one packed up and I decided to just go down the road to the church…. a huge parking lot in the back and spend the night there I feel this will be a great place to stay.

So I went for a walk around 9pm down the little village’s main street and came across this lady sitting in a garden swing on the front stoop of her house….IT PAYS TO WEAR YOUR BOSTON BRUIN HOCKEY SHIRT!!!!

She saw the shirt and in French asked me something…I told her I was sorry I did not speak French and she spoke a little English.  She asked about the shirt and invited me to sit with her…..

We had a great time and I found out her son is a very famous ex hockey player who has a Stanley Cup ring.

This is his bio from Wikipedia!!!!

He signed with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 and made the team's roster in 1989–90 as an undrafted free agent. He played three seasons with the Habs before being dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a third round draft pick prior to the start of the 1992–93 season. Lefebvre played two seasons with the Leafs before being dealt to the Quebec Nordiques as part of the Wendel Clark-Mats Sundin blockbuster trade on June 28, 1994. Lefebvre played the next five seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche before signing a four-year, $10-million US contract with the New York Rangers that secured a club-option for him to play a fifth season at $3 million in the 1999 off-season. Lefebvre's productivity decreased dramatically and he was considered another overpaid veteran player signed as part of then-general manager Neil Smith's grocery shopping team-building approach. Lefebvre's career low came in the 2002–03 season, when he was assigned to the Rangers farm affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. After the season he left the NHL for one season for the Swiss team SC Bern before retiring.

After winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996, Lefebvre was involved in an amusing incident that attracted media attention. As part of tradition, each player on the Stanley Cup winning team can take personal possession of the trophy for a day during the summer following the championship, a practice that has led to several misadventures. When it was his turn, Lefebvre decided to have his baby daughter, Alexanne, baptized in it.

She told me all about the teams he played for then asked me if I wanted a drink and I said I would love a water and she went inside her house and came back with drinks, cookies and the photo of her son!!!!!

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We sat for over an hour and it was just again one of those special times that pops up out of nowhere…

Time for tea and a movie…….good story eh????

Friday 29th July 2011….back on the road again!!!

Yet another fine night’s sleep and after getting my 5 gallon water jug filled at the local grocery store I was on the road by 9am.

The first two hour’s were uneventful on the highway except for this..

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I was soon back on the smaller secondary road and found this little gem

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Good job I had a big breakfast this sucker was heavy!!!!

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After stopping at a Provincial Park and I was allowed to empty my grey tank and fill up with fresh water back on the road again..

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It was about 3pm and I decided enough for one day and turned into the little quaint town of St.Ulric and found this park

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Looks perfect

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I walked all the way down the main street and back on the beach.

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I know you like games but no clues this time…spot Ramona!!!!!

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A heavy rainstorm came through!!!

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Today was a culinary test I have been eating frozen meals I prepared before I left and of course staying with friends so today was the first time to try out my new steamer pan.  Thanks to my friend Gail in Kelowna….I am now the proud owner of this

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Fresh carrots, turnips and potatoes and they all cooked perfectly in about 20 minutes and only one pot to clean…thanks Gail!!!!

I turned on my computer and lucky enough to get Internet but then the bad news happened!!!!

The arrival of a guy in a Municipal truck and he was very friendly shook my hand asked where I was from and then told me I could not spend the night here!!!!

Oh well this is the second time in over 600 overnights that I have been asked to move on….so I cleaned up the dishes from dinner posted this and now 8pm I will be back on the road and I am sure somewhere close down the highway I will find the right spot…….wish you all a great weekend!!!!

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