Monday, August 11, 2014

Back to Dunromin

We waited 'til 9 am. to leave the campground to avoid any delays due to traffic. We did run into a stoppage due to construction on hwy 417 south of Arnprior but it was easy motoring after that  on hwy 60. We were able to fill the gas tank @ $1.26.9 again in Barry's Bay. We stopped there for lunch and checked out a few craft/gift shops. We helped out the local economy, making three purchases.

It was a sunny, hot 31º driving through Algonquin Park.
We made one more stop in Huntsville at Home Depot and arrived back at Dunromin around 4:30.
A short (4 days, 1445 km)  but very nice  trip to Quebec to reconnect with relatives.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Time To Go

We spent a very pleasant morning with cousins  Pierre, Baerbel and Sylvie, talking about old times, trips we had taken, etc. etc.
Sadly, it was time to say good-bye.  We left at 1:10 pm., took the same route back as far as  the Ontario-Quebec border and continued northwest on hwy 417 to the Wesley Clover Parks Campground west of Ottawa at Nepean. It was a hot drive, mostly sunny and 31º. We made good time, driving 309 km.. A water and electric site cost $44.65 with a 10% senior discount. We finished our spaghetti casserole for dinner.

Friday, August 8, 2014

En Route to Knowlton, Quebec

We were on our way shortly after 8 am.. Paul took the first shift, driving as far as Huntsville where we stopped at Walmart for a few groceries. We couldn't pass a Tim's without stopping so Paul & Maureen could get their morning fix.
Traffic was surprisingly light on hwy 60 through Algonquin Park.
We stopped in Barry's Bay for gas  @ $1.26.9 / litre, a real deal. We ate lunch at a picnic area on Golden Lake and continued southeast on hwy 417. Traffic got heavier as we neared Ottawa so we turned south on hwy 416 to hwy 401 east. We stopped at the Flying J at Alexandria and squeezed in as much gas as possible before entering Quebec where gas is even more expensive. We paid only $1.25.9 / litre with our loyalty card.

We arrived at the K.O.A. West Montreal  off hwy 20 at 4:35 pm. and were able to get a water & electric site for $47 + taxes. ($40 + $7 for the third person). The campground was very busy, no full hookup sites available so good that we arrived when we did. We enjoyed our spaghetti casserole dinner. Much to my dismay, there were train tracks nearby. We had stayed here before but I had forgotten about the trains. Groan....

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Harvee's home

We picked up Harvee Too from Speedy's RV Service in Powassan on Friday. Dave had done an excellent job repairing the right rear bumper. The two cracks were gone. With the new rear brakes and bearings work done at Griffith's Bros. Garage in South River two weeks ago, Harvee is ready to roll again.

 I hauled out the ladder and gave Harvee a thorough washing which took two hours. (Note the clean, shining  reflection!) Thankfully I wasn't harassed by mosquitos.
Paul and Maureen will be joining me on our next adventure in August  to Quebec for a LeRoyer family event, our cousin Pierre's 70th birthday.