Rideau River near Manotick (Ottawa), Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Road trip!

Just because we wanted to go for a drive. So we set out with Ruth's dad Tony, and his dog KC. It's about two hours from here down to the shore of Lake Ontario at Kingston. This is where we worked for a couple of summers and we  wanted to visit.

First stop was the Kingston KOA. Sherman was parked here for the summers of 2009 and 2010 when Ruth worked there and I worked at the LeisureDays RV Centre.

Saying hi to our friends at Kingston KOA.

Last year they installed a "mine" where you can pan for gold!

KC, Ruth, and Tony at the Kingston KOA. 

By the time we finished visiting at the KOA, it was past time for lunch and we were starving. One of the reasons we went to Kingston was because we have a favorite little restaurant there...The Wok-In. They do the very best Thai type of food with good serving size, fresh food, and great prices. Considering we're in Canada.

So we drove over there, only to find a "Sorry, we're closed for today" sign on the door. This is just a little husband and wife operation, so I guess something came up. I had even checked ahead of time to make sure what hours they were open on Saturdays, so we were pretty disappointed. We had been looking forward to that!

So, on to plan B. Except we didn't really have a plan B!

We had once been to a little hole in the wall place called "El Asador". It' just a little take out place run by a guy from El Salvador and he does Burritos and Fajitas and curry dishes. So we headed over there.

Great food at the "El Asador"

Ruth and Tony each had a curry dish, and I had a burrito. Delicious fresh food, made even better by the fact that we were half starved by this point!

Found a spot in the shade to have our food.

Then we went and visited my former co-workers at the LeisureDays RV Centre. I enjoyed working there for a couple of summers running the parts department.

And then it was time to head home. We took a different route, going back through Smiths Falls where we stopped and had a look at the Rideau Canal. The canal runs all the way from Ottawa to Kingston and is a popular summer waterway.

The Rideau Canal at Smiths Falls.

There are a lot of locks to go through if you want to boat all the way from Ottawa to Kingston.

There's also a campground there. Not really our style, but for someone passing through it;s a nice spot right in town. $45 a night if you want a spot on the water!

We're heading into Ottawa this morning to watch our son Alex cross the finish line in his first full marathon. I notice from the live online stats that he's already crossed the half way mark, so we better head out!

Will post some pictures of Ottawa tomorrow.

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  1. Well for $45 a night, they better throw in the kitchen sink also!

  2. Another nice day - Plan B's are often better than Plan A's! I find the waterway/lock system interesting - read a book about a couple who traveled via the locks on a trip. Good luck to your son in his marathon!

  3. Better not come here to our RV Park, $70.00 CAD per night.

  4. Ah hunger, it's the best sauce.

  5. A nice area for sure. And the food sounds yummy. We paid $60.00 a night (cash) for a campsite near Wasaga Beach early last June, in an old tired campground that was almost full. In an area where I grew up as a kid, and were going to a wedding, but we had fun.


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