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Jun 21, 2017 - Happy First Day of Summer

First day of summer treated us to another warm, rain free day to tour more of the fishing villages dotted around the peninsula east of ours. Springdale is regional headquarters of this area so we wanted to take some time to enjoy all it has to offer. Well………….it didn’t take long! We hit Triton and Brighton with their brightly colored buildings and stopped at the mother of all souvenir shops. A large building jammed with every possible item from ugly sticks to beautiful jackets! Who they sell to is a mystery as we seemed to be the only...

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Jul 31, 2015 - Grand Falls-Windsor

The weather when we left Celtic Rendezvous Resort yesterday morning was abysmal with strong winds and a steady misting rain. Based on the forecast I had packed up as much as possible the previous night so I had minimal outside activity and stayed reasonably dry. The weather gradually improved as we migrated west along the TCH. The drive was 267 miles long and we arrived at Sanger Memorial Park in Grand Falls at 4:00. It’s a nice park but we have wifi only at the office, there is no over-the-air or satellite TV, and it is a 30-amp...

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Aug 19, 2012 - Grand Falls-Windsor

NOTE: As you guys can guess by the many blogs you have gotten in the past few days, we have been without internet for several days so we are trying to catch up our blogs to date - just a couple more blogs till then. August 19, 2012 – Grand Falls-Windsor, NFLD We are still on the Avalon Peninsula and traveling the Cape Shore route. Castle Hill National Historic Site at Placentia still has the remains of France’s 17th-century fortress which is all that is left of the French presence here. We watched a movie on the fortifications of the...

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2012 travel

Aug 15, 2012 - Gros Morne to Grand Falls-Windsor, NFLD

We left Shallow Bay after a good dining room breakfast, with a little bit of sun, but cross winds that blew from the mountains across the plain toward the shore. I was disappointed that we couldn’t get good pictures in Gros Morne Park without sun, but it did actually clear up enough for some of the lighthouse pictures. We had originally intended to take a boat trip into Western Brook Pond. It takes you between cliffs about 1500 to 2000 feet high and we’re told the water below you is another 1500 feet deep. This fiord was formed by glaciers,...

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Aug 26, 2010 - Thursday Grand Falls-Windsor NL

About an hour drive took us to the Trans Canada Highway. With the exception of a few construction stops, the trip was easy and scenic with rivers or lakes along the road for much of the route. We arrived at the RV park – this time a typical RV park with trees, roads, defined sites, etc, but no WiFi at the sites. Grand Falls -Windor is the largest city we’ve been in since arriving in Newfoundland. We headed to the WalMart, liquor store and grocery store to stock up on supplies. The WalMart parking lot was a mess with ill-defined lanes, no...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 20, 2010 - Grand Falls-Windsor - Sanger Memorial RV Park

The trip to Grand Falls-Windsor was a quick 136 miles under a light drizzle. It was the same road (Trans-Canadian Hwy 1), more commonly called the TCH here, we had been over when we went East after first arriving in Newfoundland. You may remember we had tried to stay in Grand Falls-Windsor two weeks ago when we were on our way to the Eastern side of the island and they were full. This time we called ahead and made sure they had room for us and we are staying at the Sanger Memorial RV Park. We have full hookups, good cell service and WiFi is...

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Aug 17, 2010 - Codroy To Grand Falls

After a tailgate breakfast, packing up the tent, and saying goodbye to our Florida neighbours,we headed out on the Trans-Canada eastbound for where ever we ended up. Stopped in Cornerbrook for gas, lunch, and a few items from Walmart and then carried on our way. Very spectacular scenery, very much like driving through parts of the Yukon and Alaska minus the mountains. We drove past many lakes, some of the best looking moose country, and didn't see a spec of wildlife. Arriving in Grand Falls we decided that was it for the day and decided to...

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Sep 6, 2009 - GrandFalls-Windsor

Grandfalls NL.... The rest overnight stop on our journey to St.John's. This was a very pleasant surprise!! The area is beautiful. Tons of lakes (ponds as the Newfoundlanders call them). Our days journey ended in the early PM. Lots of great hiking along the Exploits River near our campground (Sanger Memorial RV Park). After a half hour of walking the trails along the river and climbing rocks..there it was GrandFalls in all its glory. Near by was a large almost abandoned pulp and paper mill now closed after generations of families worked...

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Sep 6, 2009 - Grand Falls, NL

We arrived at our stop for the day in the early aftermoon; so decided to go on a hike down to see the falls, as in Grand Falls. We thoroughly enjoyed the beauty and ruggedness of the trail through the woods, taking some photos along the way, before heading over to view the nearby Atlantic salmon as they struggle for their survival, performing amazing jumps up convoluted river systems. Our day ended with a delicious meal of fried salmon/cod & fries. What a feast - & with blueberry duff as our dessert!

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Jul 22, 2009 - Day 44 Grand Falls-Windsor

We left Portland Creek Campground early this morning. We had some rowdy neighbors last night, they were up pretty late partying and singing Newfie songs in either French or drunken Newfie English, we couldn’t tell which. They didn’t disturb us but they were pretty funny. We drove back through Gros Morne National Park and on as far as Grand Falls-Windsor where we pulled into Sanger Memorial Campground. Since it was still fairly early, we drove into town to Wal-Mart and then to a Salmon Interpretive Center. This was very interesting as the...

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Jul 12, 2009 - Grand Falls – Windsor, NL - Trans Canada Hwy East

(Ron Writing) This morning we attended the worship service at St. Paul’s United Church in Deer Lake. The pastor was away on vacation this week but one of the ladies of the church did a fine job filling in for him. This afternoon we continued east on the Trans Canada Highway. We drove about 140 miles to Grand Falls-Windsor. The TCH is in very good condition in most places but one needs to be constantly on the alert for potholes. They usually appear suddenly on an otherwise smooth road and some of them are deep enough to do serious damage....

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Jul 2, 2009 - traveling to Grand Falls

July 2, 2009 beginning mileage 139330 ending 139616 traveled 286 miles Buddy got up early this morning to go over to the Dodge dealer to see if they can work on the truck it has started acting up again, they could not get to it today at all maybe tomorrow so we decided to drive on, he went easy with it and did not use cruise control so did not have much trouble with it. We stopped at the Dodge dealer in Gander they did not have the parts they it may need so we headed onto Grand Falls which is where we were going to stop anyway, we went...

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