Almost, Almost Done . . .

Well, I thought I would be done picking up gift certificates today, but it was not to be. I had two places to finished up, but one owner didn’t get back in town on time, (and in fact won’t be back until Tuesday) and the other one didn’t get the certificates printed out this afternoon. So I’ll see her tomorrow.

Leaving there, I stopped off at the local Moose Lodge to pay next year’s dues, before heading over to Wal-Mart to check out their laptop selection, but they didn’t have anything I liked.

Finally, on the way back to the fairgrounds, I stopped off at The Fountain, a really good breakfast and lunch place right on the town square. They gave us some gift certificates, and also wanted me to drop off some copies of the latest Gypsy Journal.

Getting back to the rig, our daughter Brandi called with the latest Landon story. Seems she was driving with Landon in the back seat and she sneezed. From the back she hears “Bless you, mommy”. She figures he learned it at daycare since he’s never said it before.

Later, Nick and Terry, Mike and Elaine, and Jan and I headed out to have dinner at Big Bamboo’s Dockside Grille on Grand Lake, and then to stop Nick’s sniveling, we stopped off at DQ for a frosty treat.

As seems to be usual for Nick’s rallies, we’re expecting rain for the next couple of days, just in time to start parking rigs.

Rain and mud. Oh boy!

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Thought for the Day:

"The one who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt the one doing it" – Chinese Proverb

Here’s what we were doing about 3 years ago.

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“Ferry cross the Mers… uh…North Atlantic…”

Originally posted on September 4, 2009

Today was our last day in Louisbourg for a while.

Tonight at 11:00 pm we catch the car ferry for the 15 hour, 325 mile trip to Argentia, Newfoundland.

However, unlike some RV’ers, we’re not taking our coach over. Jan said “No way I’m putting my home on a ferry. Those things can sink. I’ve seen it on the news.”

So we’re leaving the rig in Louisbourg and taking the truck on the ferry, and we’ll stay at B&B/motels for the 3-4 days we’re in Newfoundland.

We went out for breakfast about 10 am and ended up sitting next to another RVing couple from VA. Gene and Chris had just spent two months in Newfoundland and gave us a lot of good tips. Hopefully we’ll meet up again sometime. Nice people!

About 3 pm we left for North Sydney, Nova Scotia, where the ferry dock is.

We wanted to drive around the area, do some last minute shopping, get gas, and then eat supper before we boarded.

Although we didn’t sail until 11 pm, we had to be checked in and in line by 9:30, or we would lose our reservations. And, after taking care of all our chores, we ended up getting in line about 7:30, along with a lot of other people who were already there.

Ferry

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They board all the commercial stuff first and then the cars. We finally started moving onboard about 10 pm

Ferry Loading

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Ferry Loading 2

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After entering the ship on Deck 1, we drove up a ramp and parked on Deck 3.

Ferry Loading 3

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By about 10:30 pm we were up on the passenger decks with our stuff. You have to bring everything with you that you’ll need for the trip from your vehicle because you’re not allowed to go back to it during the voyage.

We had reserved two seats in the sleeping area that reclined and had footrests. It turns out to have been a mistake because they were very uncomfortable. We would have been better off to have just stayed in the regular seating area. Those seats also reclined, but didn’t have footrests. But they were much more comfortable.

After grabbing a late night muffin snack in the cafeteria, we settled in for the night.

More road trip tomorrow…

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One Response

  1. Enjoyed the Landon story as well as the ferry story!! Have fun at the rally…wish we could have made it this year but we are still moving…and are probably a year or 2 away yet from getting our rig. We have other obligations the next year or 2 tho’ hubby retired in May.

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