Almost Done . . .

I pretty much wrapped up the door prize scavenger hunt today. I’ve just got a couple of callbacks tomorrow to pick up a last few certificates and then I’m done.

Jan came with me today and after I was finished up we headed over to Wal-Mart to pick up some groceries. Coming back home we saw this sign being put up at one of the restaurants that had donated gift certificates to the rally.

Pullman Bay Sign

At least I hope that’s us, and the Travelers aren’t in town.

Getting back to the rig, Jan napped while I worked on some items for Nick’s websites. Then I napped.

About 5pm Nick and Terry, and Jan and I, along with Mike and Elaine Loscher, drove over to St. Mary’s, about 10 miles away, to have dinner at Lost in the 50’s, a theme restaurant that we’ve eaten at several times before. They have a lot of Elvis memorabilia, along with a lot of old cars, and they always have something new.

But as it turned out, they have decided to start closing every day at 2pm, and they did this without telling us.

The nerve!

Deciding to come back to Celina and have dinner at our favorite China Wok Buffet, we took a quick detour by a Kroger’s so I could pick up some coffee beans we like.

After our usual great meal, we got back to the park a little before 8pm. Jan was waiting to hear from our daughter Brandi so we didn’t sit outside this evening.

Finishing up, and under the heading of Glad to Be in Ohio, tomorrow it’s gong to be 102 degrees at our former gate guarding location. Of course, that’s less than our record of 108, so I guess it qualifies as a cool spell.


And here’s what we were doing 3 years ago today.


Lighthouses and Wind Farms…

Originally posted on August 30, 2009

Today was the start of our 2 day Prince Edward Island road trip. We decided it would be easier to just leave our rig in Moncton and drive the truck over.

We left Moncton about 10 am for the 75 mile drive to Canada’s smallest province. Lengthwise, it’s about 160 miles from one end to the other.

But first we had to cross Confederation Bridge to get to the Island. The curved, 8 mile long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water and is considered one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century.

And it’s a very beautiful bridge, too.

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge

And they’re really proud of it, too! It’s a toll bridge, but they don’t charge you to enter the island, they charge when you leave.

And it costs $42.50 to get off the island!

Once we were over that shock, we decide to head toward the west and north ends of the island.

The first town of any size we cam to was Summerside. Passing a nice looking Chinese buffet restaurant, we decided to have lunch at the Jade Garden.

This is the 2nd Canadian Chinese restaurant we eaten at, and it’s apparent that Canadian Chinese food is a little different from American Chinese.

They only seem to have Won Ton soup, no Hot and Sour, which is our favorite. And they have egg rolls, but they also have something like a small fried burrito that has egg roll ‘stuff’ in it. What the real difference is, I don’t know.

I mean, you’d think we were in a foreign country, or something.

After lunch, we continued on what was called the North Cape Coastal Drive, which winds around the coast and up to the northern tip of the island.

The first place we came to was the West Cape Wind Farm, one of several wind farms scattered around the island.

West Cape Wind Farm

West Cape Wind Farm

We were starting to get a little low on gas, and finding no gas stations along our route, we headed about 10 miles back toward the center of the island to fill up.

Rounding the West Cape area and now heading north, we traveled along the coast to more great scenery.

West Cape Cliffs

West Cape Cliffs

West Cape Cliffs1

West Cape Cliffs1

Now working our way north, we finally reached the North Cape at the tip of the island.

This lighthouse and wind farm look out over the Atlantic ocean and the red cliffs show the effects of the ocean waves.

North Cape Lighthouse

North Cape Lighthouse

North Cape Cliffs

North Cape Cliffs

North Cape Cliffs 2

North Cape Cliffs 2

North Cape Cliffs 3

North Cape Cliffs 3

By this time it was getting late so we headed back down the main road down the center of the island to the capitol of Charlottetown where we where going to spend the night.

We got a room at a Holiday Inn and then went out for supper to a place downtown called Sim’s Steakhouse & Oyster Bar.

We had a dozen raw oysters (Up here they called them ‘Fresh’, not raw), and a couple of appetizers. The food was really good. But the service was abysmal. We were there almost an hour and a half, just for appetizers.

Tomorrow, we’ll do some of the Anne of Green Gables area, and then the other side of the island.


Thought for the Day:

“A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” –Burroughs


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