Moving day and it is pouring rain! We drove in and out of rain showers all day, all the way to Woodstock. We arrive at the campground and were lucky enough to set up in the rain! By the time we were done, the sun was shining, go figure.
After we were set up, we met up with Dave & Zen, our long time friends since London, before we moved to Toronto in 1980.
We’re on our own today so we toured around Woodstock, the Covered Bridge Potato Chip factory in Hartland and of course, the world’s longest covered bridge in Hartland. The evening was spent sharing stories, laughs and having a good time with old friends.
Today, we thought we would drive over to Millville to see the reported (according to the tourist info) world largest maple leaf! Huh! I think that was misinformation! Not much to see but the drive over the ridge was nice except for the road construction! On our way we saw a covered bridge route sign and thought we would go find it! Well, we started out down a gravel road that became narrow and very rocky and then muddy so we decided that it was not for us. On the circular route back to Woodstock, we see another covered bridge sign and thought maybe it was the other entry to the first one so down we go. This road is better but again narrows and we are soon at a cross road but it is an ATV and snowmobile trail! Yikes how do we get ourselves into these circumstances? Still no covered bridge in site so get us outta here!
We have a tee time tomorrow to play golf with Dave & Zen! We haven’t played much so we need a driving range to work the rust out of our swings so not to embarrass ourselves too much. Dave takes us to their golf course and range to hit some balls and give Mack a few tips. All is good now, just need some luck and blue skies tomorrow!
Back to Dave & Zen’s for dinner and an evening of card games and more laughs. A great time had by all.
Golf day or should I say it was golf course irrigation day! Some of us teed off on one and the skies opened up and down poured – where’s the shelter? Ok, so we crowded into the unused starters hut on the first tee! That was a sight! After a few minutes, the rain was gone and some sunshine sneaked through and that was what it was like for the whole way around, 3-4 minutes of rain then some sun! We all had a good time anyway and it was a nice golf course with great views! After dinner and more laughs, we said our farewells once more.
Moving day again! We had a short drive to Edmundston, NB, parked in the visitors centre and walked around the downtown, cute city. Off to WalMart there and settle for the night. Another trailer was behind us and asked for help with his electric brakes. He had come from Labrador and a trucker informed him that he did not have any brake lights. After checking the wiring of the brake control unit and checked the fuses, it was a bad connection at the trailer/truck plug! Isn’t it always the most logical and simplest answers that fix the problems!
We move onto a campground about 30 minutes from Quebec City. We arrive early and get set up but soon the rains chase us inside for the remainder of the day!
We decide to follow the ? mark for an information centre. The closest one took us to Levis. The information centre did not have any English info! What happened to this bilingual country? Do only the predominately English provinces have to provide both French and English information? Enough on my soap box!
We decided that since the ferry was right here, we’d take it instead of driving down to the bridge and having to find parking in Quebec City! It was a good decision! Soon we are prowling around the old town of Quecbec City, up to see the Chateau Frontenac and of course, browse through some of the shops. It was a great day!
Up early so we can get through Montreal before the rush hour of Friday on a long weekend! We got through Montreal with no delays and decided to do lunch on the west side. We see a Parks Canada historical site and thought that it would be a good place to pull into to have a break and lunch! Wrong! It took us down some very narrow streets we would have to make a right turn that I know we couldn’t do! So, took a left which wasn’t much better and ended up on a no exit street so had to make another left with parked cars along the right! Wow, it was tight but thank goodness, the curbs were low and allowed us to get around and out we went!
The rest of the drive to Kemptville where Kristi (our niece) lives was uneventful! We arrived there a little after dinner time, surveyed the turn into her driveway and decided that after we trim a few limbs, we could do it! Whack, whack, snip, snip and we’re backing in. It took a little back and forth but we made it.
Kristi and Cal have a beautiful home, a little bigger than the one they had in Inuvik, NWT! We caught up with their new lives in their new home and traded stories with them on ours.
It is moving day again and back to the Toronto area. We had a great trip to NB and PEI. We’re both exhausted and looking forward to leaving the jacks down for a month before we’re off on another adventure!