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.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Hubbards Beach, Nova Scotia

Saturday June 7

Filled up with gas before leaving for Hubbards Beach Campground. At $1.369 per litre, it took $211.23 to fill the tank, and that was filling up from the quarter tank mark. That’s the most dollars we’ve put in at one time.

Friday, June 6, 2008

New Minas, NS (day 5)

Friday June 6…11:00pm

I took apart all the window and door screens and cleaned them today. I don’t think they’ve ever been done, and even though they didn’t look that bad, it sure

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Minas, NS (day 4)

Thursday June 5…11:00pm

It sure doesn’t feel like June! Temperature never went above 14C today, I think. Where’s that global warming??!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Day trip to Halifax

Wednesday June 4…11:00pm

Drove into Halifax today. It’s about an hour and a half drive from New Minas. Went for a walk in Point Pleasant Park. This park used to be a beautiful forest until Hurricane Juan destroyed most of the trees in 2004. You can see where the

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Minas, NS (day 2)

Tuesday June 3…11:00pm

Justin needed the car for work today, so Ruth, Lindsey, and I just hung around the house. Ruth and Lindsey did each other’s hair, while I removed all the old weatherstripping around the side door of Sherman. What a job getting all the old

Monday, June 2, 2008

Visiting Lindsey and Justin in New Minas

Monday June 2…11:00pm

No problems last night. Got on the road fairly early, and made it to Lindsey’s place about 11:00am. She had said she might not be home yet, so we got ourselves settled in her driveway. Justin had the landlord drop off a load of

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Truro, Nova Scotia

Sunday June 1…10:30pm

Got up early and went back to the spot where the low tide was and took a picture of it getting near high tide. See the pictures and compare.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fundy National Park

Saturday May 31…11:00pm

And we did get an early start this morning…we filled up the gas tank at around 7:15am, and there was no lineup at all to get into Canada. But then who would want to go INTO Canada, when the prices are so much cheaper in America?

Friday, May 30, 2008

Calais, Maine

Friday May 30…10:10pm

Much nicer driving today, and as a result we made it all the way to Calais, Maine. We are right on the border, in fact our parking spot is overlooking the river that separates Canada and the United States.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Farmington, Maine

Thursday May 29…9:30pm

We had a very peaceful sleep last night. It would be nice if more campgrounds offered cheap basic facilities for overnight parking.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lancaster, New Hampshire

Wednesday May 28…10:30pm

Knock, knock, knock…was the sound we heard at 6:45am this morning! And of course Whiskey the guard dog came to attention and began barking furiously. Ruth got up and answered the door. This is the first time ever we’ve had the

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Plattsburgh, New York

Tuesday May 27…10:00pm

It was a windy night last night. And with a forecast high of only 15C (59F), it sure doesn’t feel like the end of May! Where’s this global warming…?

Monday, May 26, 2008

On the road again...

Monday May 26….8:30pm

Well it does feel good to get on the road again! We enjoyed our time at Ruth’s parents, but now it’s time to go visit our daughter Lindsey and her boyfriend Justin who live in New Minas, Nova Scotia. We’re going to take the route through upstate New York to Plattsburgh, and then on through Maine. Both fuel and beer are much cheaper in the United States!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Back in Canada

Saturday May 3

We left Alex’s house in Watertown at about 8am. Drove to the Walmart Supercenter and bought a bunch of groceries and other items that we’re going to need during the month that we know will be more expensive in Canada. Then, we filled up the gas tank for $150. At current exchange rates, it worked out to about $1.02 CAN per litre, so that’s still quite a bit cheaper than we will be paying in Canada.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Watertown (day 11)

Thursday May 1

Lazy kind of a day today…so lazy that I didn’t even write this until the next day!