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Sep 3, 2019 - Canada at last!
Tuesday 3rd September Sleep is rudely interrupted by the alarm. We shower, and as Tony finishes there is a knock on the door. Housekeeping is asking if we are checking out, and instead of apologising, she asks when we are leaving. Tony is standing there dripping wet in a towel, and is surprised at her questions, it is as if we should be gone by now. So he tells her we got to bed after 2am, but will be out in a few minutes. Since when do they expect check out to be done by 8am? We mentioned this to reception when we left, said we were not...Jump to full entry
Jun 21, 2016 - Time to move on to T.O.
Pulled into the Glen Rouge Campground Tuesday June 21 So we have laid out route out with the help of Google maps, as the Garmin has lost our trust and many other RV'ers. As confirmed with others we will take the QEW/403 avoiding the TOLL 407 and then joined up with the 401 hwy. So as all good plans are doomed to fail, ours did as well. Toronto is Canada's largest metropolitan area, and with construction & detours, it should be one place to avoid! I proved today how resourceful and intelligent my wife is. I did not take the exit as...Jump to full entry
Jun 13, 2010 - Surviving the QEW
The closer we got to Toronto the heavier got the traffic, but highways into Toronto are built for heavy traffic. The driving was intense but not really a problem. Madolyn had picked out a city park near Pickering, on the far east side of Toronto, to be our base of operations. We reached it by five o’clock. The park is on the Rouge River and we took a campsite for the next three nights. The park is beautiful, green and quiet and inviting. Best of all there are no lights at night except a glow in the sky from Toronto's city lights. We fell...Jump to full entry
Jan 9, 2010 - The Beginning
Just starting out this journal as we prepare to go full time travelling in our motor home. The plan is to retire on June 30th 2010, sell the condo and move into the Triple E Regal on July 1st. We will then travel down to San Diego, California for about 3 months. Then 3 months back in Canada. In San Diego we will be staying at the home of a very dear friend and our "American Mother" for most of the time. We will also be taking a few side trips to local places. Holding thumbs that all will work as planned. Lots to do before June 30th.Jump to full entry
Sep 28, 2008 - THE TRIP BEGINS
Well I am new to this and after writting a big long page, I lost it all. So later to summerize all that was lost I'll make it short since is now late and has been another long day of travel. We made it across Lake Ontario on our first night crossing and it was rough and exciting cruise. Customs was a breeze with vidio phone call in and not even a visit to the boat. The next day we unstepped the mast and was a lot easier than I thought. So with everthing tied down we headed for the first lock of the Oswego canal (8 locks) and then 23 more...Jump to full entry
Feb 9, 2007 - Ready To Go
Hello Everyone, It is 12.20pm and we are getting ready to leave! We have been doing all the last minute things to make our house ready to survive without us for a month! Do you realize that it is not easy to take as little as possible with your when you go for a month? Some of you would find that no problem, and some will totally understand me! Fortunately we have wonderful neighbours that have agreed to look after the place and water the plants! We have been looking forward to this day for quite a while and are glad that it is here! My...Jump to full entry