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Jul 1, 2014 - Thousand Island KOA

We are a couple of tired kids. Worn out after a very hectic, but wonderful weekend with the marriage of Diane and Keegan. It was a blast. This morning we headed out on our Newfoundland tour. We are traveling as a convoy with friends Norman and Ria. We had a poor sleep last night, and I tried to finish some spraying his morning, but it was too windy. Tonight we are at the Thousand Island KOA, just east of Kingston. It was a short day, but it gets us started, and hopefully after a good nights sleep tonight, we will be ready to move east...

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Sep 15, 2013 - Day Six

Had a decent continental breakfast with my parents at our hotel. So glad they were able to meet us and visit. As an aside, Barb Oliff, the Food & Beverage supervisor at Hilton Garden Inn had the charges for my parent's breakfast and parking reversed. She will, for sure, be getting a special note of appreciation from me. Departed for our tour at 8:30 and got to CN Tower at about 9:30. Went to the top and took lots of photos from above and around. 10:30, we had a step on guide, Michael. He was very good. We made a stop at the water front and...

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Jun 9, 2013 - 1000 Islands

Today was sunny and dry as promised. I found a bike path not too far from the campground and got a nice run in. Yesterday we had checked with the Visitor’s Centre in Kingston and decided to drive to nearby Gananoque for a boat tour of the 1000 Islands area. We had lunch at a pub in Gananoque and boarded the boat at 1:00 for the two and a half hour trip. It was a beautiful day and an interesting cruise as we headed across the St. Lawrence River into United States territory and around Wellesley Island. Along the way there were many small...

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Aug 10, 2011 - Carrying Place to Ivy Lea

August 10 – Day 49 - Carrying Place – Ivy lea K’s 160.79 Time 6h 5m Average speed: 26.42k/H T to d 5195 What a great ride after a bit of a lousy day yesterday. We had the wind at our back most of the day as you can tell by the speed we traveled this century ride. A beautiful ride through Prince Edward County, a lot of it on the Loyalist Parkway, through the town of Picton and across the river on the ferry then on to Kingston where we had a special treat. Terri has a good friend, Jamie, who is a very accomplished chef and works at the...

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Jul 18, 2011 - Ivy Lea, Ontario

Today Glenna and I enjoyed a casual drive into Canada. We drove on two lane roads the entire day, enjoying small town USA. We travelled up the east side of Lake Champlain, and around the top of the lake and into New York State. Once into New York we started to see more farms, and their crops appear to be as delayed as ours in Ontario. We drove along the south side of the St. Lawrence River until Ogdensburg before crossing into Canada. We decided to stop early and enjoy our final day. Tonight we are camped at the KOA at Ivy Lea, just east of...

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Aug 21, 2009 - Gananoque, ON

August 21 – Friday Today started out cloudy as we left Toronto. We heard on the news this morning about tornado damage last night in Vaughan. This is only about 15 kms from the campsite we were in. We are very thankful we just had lightening, thunder and rain. As we travelled northeast we passed through a period of heavy rain with traffic slowed right down. Fortunately it didn’t last too long and the rest of the drive to Gananoque was good. We are camped at Landon Bay Centre on the 1000 Island Parkway tonight – a very beautiful area. We got...

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Jul 25, 2009 - Toronto/Niagara Falls, Ont.,

Our visit to Toronto was brief. There was a tremendous thunderstorm while we were en route. The storm drains in Toronto could not handle the rain volume so the streets were flooded,... clogging traffic. After a short drive through town and another storm that was so heavy that you could not see, we were happy to get back to the motor home. The Toronto area has become a huge metropolitan area. 25% of Canada's population lives in the area. At one point we were on a 16 lane freeway. Traffic was horrendous, there is quite a pollution problem,...

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Jul 22, 2009 - 1000 Islands, Ont./NY

The 1000 Islands were initially settled by the Iroquois who called the area "Garden of the Great Spirit". French explorer Jacques Cartier first discovered the St. Lawrence in 1535, sailing as far as the present location of Montreal. The St. Lawrence River became a highway to the interior of Canada and the U.S. for many famous explorers. The first reliable charts were made in 1687 by Jean Desbayes who named 1000 Islands. Actually, there are over 1600 islands and specific definition of exact size and amount of vegetation to qualify as an...

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Jun 17, 2009 - Gananoque

Today we set off in search of the next province. We stopped along the way at Gananoque for lunch. Originally named by the aboriginals meaning "town on two rivers". Flynn played in the park with some locals whilst I phoned up travel assistance as some warning lights have appeared in the dash (leave them, they might reset themselves. Very helpful). On returning to the RV I stored all the documents and went to join Flynn in the park. I was aware of someone walking around the RV when suddenly he came around the front and started asking about...

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Jun 1, 2008 - eastward, ever eastward!

Eastward, ever eastward! Much of the time since I last wrote has been visiting relatives (Maggie’s) and some old friends. Both were generally very enjoyable – I say generally because visiting Maggie’s mom was very sad and even though we were prepared for it, it was not easy. Maggie hadn’t seen her mom for three years and in that time she has “shrunk” so much we went right past her in the hallway on Tuesday without recognizing her. Of course, her mom didn’t know Maggie either but we knew that was likely. She didn’t know me either. Maggie’s...

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Aug 12, 2007 - Sunday again

Boy, do the weeks ever go fast. Today we met with Christians at Kanata where our friends Joan & Greg attend. The speaker was a man who we have known for 40 years, George Telfer. After lunch we headed to Gananoque to take a 3 hour boat cruise among the 1000 islands. What a beautiful area with many islands with cottages. We toured around the Boldt Castle. This castle is on the US side, so we did not stop at it, but toured around it. It is historical site. The castle was built in 1900 by George C Boldt, proprietor of New York's...

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