The purpose of our stop in Montreal was to visit with Ruth's family so we planned a family bbq party at the Adventure Bus. Not many pictures I am afraid. I was too busy visiting. But here are a couple:
|My niece Rachel and her partner, Michael|
|From right: nephew Jon's future mother-in-law and super chef, Rivka. Barry, Rivka's husband, brother-in-law, Bill and Arch|
|My sister Mary and her husband, John (across the table), Barry Bill, Rachel,. |
Beside Rachel is her brother Jon and Rivka across from him.
|At this end of the table, Arch, Linda beside him and Al. |
They returned to Montreal from the cottage to attend the dinner and host Mary and John overnight
|Jon and Rachel. Rivka made Rachel's "cake" - is is a raw food, vegan key lime pie!!|
She is a genius cook.
|Boats in the marina at the yacht club - Bill's boat is out there somewhere|
There is much to see and do in Quebec - if you are visiting for the first time plan to spend two or three days in Montreal (the KOA south has a bus service into the city), at least 2 days in Quebec City (stay across the St Lawrence River in Levis and take the ferry back and forth to visit.). And be sure to drive around the Gaspe Peninsula - a terrific drive that doesn't receive enough attention. The province also has a terrific trail system for hikers and cyclists.
We have done all this before so we were headed straight to Moncton, NB to have some repairs done on the Adventure Bus.
We left Edmundston on a hazy morning for to drive down the beautiful St John River Valley:
The weather cleared quickly as we drove along New Brunswick's seemingly endless section of the Trans Canada Highway.
|Beautiful, isn't it? New Brunswick is very hilly (some would say mountiany, so, if you are in a large RV drive through with empty water tanks if possible.)|
|Not a bad spot to Wally-dock|
|Oh! Oh! This is really not looking good|
It was getting late (about 5 pm) and we had no idea where to go next so I called our friends Elaine and Rick of E & R's Travels. They live in Riverview - 170kms away- and were our next stop after Fredericton. I was hoping they could suggest a campground close to where we were where we could spend the night. No such luck. Elaine suggested that we drive straight through to their place instead. We were frustrated, tired and the idea of doing this broke all our rules for RV driving, but after some discussion off we went. We knew that a late evening visit with them and a great RV hook up site on their property would be just the cure for a difficult day.
We spent two nights with Elaine and Rick. The plan had been to get our range oven repaired or replaced at the RV dealership where they both work but, as it turned out the part we needed was obsolete and a new range was $900+ so we decided to let it go for now and seek other solutions. Instead we enjoyed a great visit with Elaine and Rick, (thanks guts) a brief visit with my nephew David and his family who live just a few blocks down the road and then on to Truro for a two day stop at Arch's sisters and then home to St. Margaret's Bay.
|The view from our window, Wayside RV Campground, Glen Margaret, NS|
Whats next? Well, summer and fall in Nova Scotia (more blog posts to come) then winter in Florida. After that, who knows.
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