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Sep 25, 2017 - Rounding The Rock

Today was to be a travel day leaving St. John's, but with the odd sound from under the front of the bus we thought it would be prudent to have that looked at first. So off we went to the largest RV dealer in the area. Their web site did say they do work on that part of RV's so we felt pretty good going there first-thing in the morning when they opened. Well, after some back and forth and refunding of some prepaid bills, it turns out this super duper place doesn't do this kind of work, that must be their other store up in the middle of...

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Sep 18, 2017 - Gander

We arrived in Gander yesterday after deciding to leave St. John's while the going was good...no rain or wind! The Country Inn RV park in Gander is open until October 15th so no problem getting a site. After setting up in record time, including the satellite dish, we had a quiet evening with the fireplace on as the temperatures are dipping. Some facts about Gander: - it is located on the northeastern shore of Gander Lake - it was settled in 1936 - the population was 11,688 in 2016 - it has an international airport - it is part of the Boreal...

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65 is good!

Aug 25, 2017 - Arnold's Cove to Gander

You don’t know what you’re going to get on a trip like this - from Port Wine to politics to Transatlantic cables, then today I got a dose of Geology (plus some stunning scenery). I took another massive detour. From Gambo to Gander is about 50 km via the TCH but I did a loop around the peninsula which was more like 200 km. First, I wanted to see the Dover Fault, then the coastal scenery, plus the park I was booked into was 15 km north of Gander so it made sense. After my bad experiences of secondary roads in Nova Scotia, I wasn’t too sure...

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Canada 2017

Jul 17, 2017 - Country Inn RV Park (7/14 - 7/16/17)

We left eastern Newfoundland and made our way to central Newfoundland. This park is in Gander. We spent 3 nights here in site #23. Again, it was just a parking lot, but suited our needs just fine. We just had to be careful of the potholes. There was a sign as we entered the park: If you are splashing potholes or making dust, you are going too fast. Well, you just didn't want to go that fast at all because it would just about bump you out of the car! We had water, electric and sewer, so we had all the comforts of home. We were only about a...

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Aug 22, 2016 - Gander

So , on our return trip to Channel Port au Basques, we stopped here at the Museum again. The last time we were here is when the Pokey man was in full swing. We toured the town a bit more. I got the feeling of pride, while here. The towns folk really opened their doors during 911. My cousin flew the Comet's out of here, for the first trans Atlantic flights.

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Aug 9, 2016 - Gander - North Atlantic Aviation Museum + Pokemon?

Aug 9 - Gander - Aviation Museum + Pokemom? We are guest of Harvest Host's at the Museum North Alantic Aviation Museum. Originaly built back in mid 1930's. This is where the first WW2 transalantic flight flew from Gandder to "ferry" the bombers over to England in WWII. The RCAF used civilian airment to fly the planes over. Toured around town and the airport. Remember 911, 38 planes, 6300 passengers were ground here for days. The town residents provided beds, sandwiches, meals for all passenger. The Striking buss drivers came back to...

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Jul 13, 2015 - Gander

We are spending our second night tonight at the Country Motel and RV Park in Gander. It is, at best, an OK park but will do for a short stay. We have 30-amp electricity and water, but no sewer. We started our trip from Rocky Harbour and had a last wonderful look at Gros Morne Park. It was a Sunday so there was less delay caused by the several construction sites on route 430. There were great views as we wound our way up, down and through the long range. We hit the Trans-Canada Highway and headed east. We rolled along through lots of green...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Day 72 - Back to Gander, NL

Today we are off too Twillingate area. We planned to stay at a campground in Lewisporte but when we called to reserve we got no answer so assumed that they were closed. We then decided to stay in the Gander area. Our drive was again wet, with short glimpses of sunshine. We can see Marie's frustration with the weather here and we have only had a few days of rain. We found a campsite at the Country Inn Trailer Park. We have internet again after several days without so we are updating everyone on Facebook. When my former co-worker Trina saw...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 17, 2012 - Stuck in Gander

We had the best internet ever at the Comfort Inn here, they just got fiber optic and I could upload 20 pictures to this program in about 2 minutes, which at most places takes 15 or 20 minutes...or all night in one case. We talked to Marc at the Harley dealer and he said I SHOULD change my cam gear and chain, but if he did that we'd be a week waiting for parts, so if he did the cam shoes only, he had them and could get us on the road and probably would make it home just fine. I just need to go back in there and change more parts later. He...

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Aug 16, 2012 - Grand Falls-Windsor to Gander, NF

We’re just making our way across Newfoundland. A word about the Mount Peyton Hotel where we stayed in Grand Falls-Windsor…it was OK, but kind of musty. The Newfoundland Traveler’s Guide gave it a 3.5 Star rating and only gave the Shallow Bay Hotel last night, which was great, a 3.0, so now their credibility is shot. The Shallow Bay place was every bit of a 3.5, but that would make Mt. Peyton a 2.0 or 2.5. There is one interesting thing that came up at Mt. Peyton in the bar. The bartender lady made a remark when she gave us the menu, “You’re...

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Jul 22, 2011 - Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

We had a two day layover in Gander. Gander exists because it has an international airport and an Canadian Royal Air Force Base. It was here that a plane crashed December 12, 1985 killing 258 Americans returning from the Middle East. The plane had stopped in Newfoundland to refuel. Upon takeoff the plane was heavy and the used a short runway, the plan came down right after it lifted off. Everyone died. There was a very nice memorial, called the Silent Witness Memorial that the Canadian put up. After the memorial we then visited their Air...

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Sep 8, 2010 - Wednesday Gander, NL

We arrived in Gander; “the Crossroads of the World” so called because of the international airport conveniently located about halfway between the major metropolitan areas of North America and Europe. In years past, it was a major refueling point for transatlantic aircraft. The airfield was constructed preparing for wartime operations due to its inland location and mostly fog-free conditions. The first scheduled landing was in 1938 and has seen all types of aircraft and famous aviators since. We stopped by the airport to view the art and...

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The Trip of 2010

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