One Last Thot as we leave Canada for 2018 We proceeded from Fundy towards and then across the US border on Canadian, then US Highway 1. Uneventfully, though the border agent DID confiscate our oranges. As always, I had a list of liquor prepared, which he did not even ask for. But then, he asked
Month: August 2018
An Angel in Halifax Clothing!
Still with us? OK, I’ll finish the “Angel” story. But first… No, that would be cruel. I did want to talk a bit about our next (and last) stop in Canada: Fundy National Park; but first, the angel… No, First a Thot for Today… Now, for the Angel. The first morning at the campground in
Halifax (After a Newfie Last Hurrah)
We finished our run in NewfoundLAND and Gros Morne with some local social events. First, we went to a highly-regarded family restaurant for some Newfie Delicacies. We had Fish and Brewis, Cod Tongue and the eponymous MOOSE BURGER with Newfie-style fries. Where to start in ‘splaining those! Fish and Brewis is Salt Cod (the old-fashioned
Gros Morne World Heritage…
Our last full-fledged stop on Newfoundland was the Gros Morne National Park. Many people have recommended this place to us, and we understood why from the first minute we were there. The park reflects a wide variety of ecosystems within a relatively small area. It is geologically interesting and diverse, not to mention drop dead
Vikings: the “Original” (European) Newfies…
And we are proud to now call ourselves one! (Newfie, that is…certainly NOT Vikings) Our last couple of days at Griquet were spent touring the local area and visiting with friends. New friends. NEWFIE FRIENDS. Fellow Newfies! And, FINALLY, we did see Moose. We spent some time at the Viking exhibit at the l’Anse aux
Whales, and a Whale of a good time!
Subtitle: How we fill our days when we wake up with absolutely NOTHING on the schedule… Since we had arrived at our spot near l’Anse aux Meadows mid-afternoon, we thought we’d drive around a bit…see Whadda y’at. That is Newfoundland for “What’s up” or “What are you up to.” We planned from the start
Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone. WE SCORED SOME MOOSE!
We moved on westward from Gander, making it to a place called “Deer Lake,” where there was a very nice RV park. The owner came by in his pickup truck and admired our Bus. When he found out we were from Chicago, he told us he went to “RV PARK SCHOOL” in Wheeling, West Virginia
Boggy Boreal Forest and Ridiculous Birds
After leaving St. John’s we began a rather aimless wandering around the Newfoundland countryside. Which is a BEAUTIFUL PLACE, in a very North-woods, Boreal Forest-Boggy sort of way. By that I mean LOTS and LOTS of little ponds and lots of stunted Evergreen Trees. Very few people. Very VERY many mosquitos. Our first day of