Friday, May 31, 2019

We are home at last . . . Day 14

We started from Gananoque ON with some pretty ambitious plans today.  First item on our list was to visit Fort Henry in Kingston ON.  There is a special promotion right now that we were happy to take advantage of.  We paid full price for our visit to Upper Canada Village at the beginning of our trip and that allowed us free passes to Fort Henry.  It works the other way around as well. 

Another thing I learned is that if the entry fees to all the National Historic Sites we visited total to more than the cost of a season pass, we might be entitled to a refund of the overage.  I'll be adding up our fees and if we meet the criteria, we'll see if I'll get the refund over the cost of a season pass.  I'll let you know how that goes.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the fort is very interesting.  I'm so glad we went. 

But we spent so much time there that we decided to skip the letterboxing and try to make it through Toronto before rush hour.  The 401 was a zoo as usual in the GTA but we survived it and made it home before 7:30 pm.  I had called Tim to put a chicken casserole in the oven for us . . . so we came home to a lovely hot supper. 

It is so nice to be home.  And we got to meet our new neighbours.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Day 13 and we are nearly home

Except for one stop to pick up a letterbox and the occasional Tim Hortons stop, today was spent driving from Quebec City to Gananoque ON.  Translation . . . I dozed and Hal drove.

Supper was at a nearby Chinese Buffet (Hal even had a Chinese beer called Tsingtao) and then we settled into our room for the evening.  We have Sportsnet so we are watching the Raptors game.

Looking forward to being home tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Mostly a driving day but we still managed to have fun on Day 12 of our road trip

We are now in getting home mode so a lot of driving today.

Our first stop was to check out the Garrison district in Fredericton.  And look . . . another lighthouse.

We took the tour at Covered Bridge Potato Chips factory and shop.  Very fascinating.  And delicious.  We did a little bit of shopping in the gift shop on our way out.

We couldn't leave the area without checking in at the Hartland Covered Bridge.

The Petit-Sault Blockhouse in Edmunston NB has a very interesting history.

We are checked in to our motel in Quebec City tonight.  Tomorrow is another driving day with a stop or two along the way.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Day 11 Prince Edward Island is beautiful and so is heading home

Today was spent exploring Prince Edward Island and beginning our trip home.  I have learned so much on this trip and had so many wonderful experiences . . . and it isn't over yet.

It's way past my bedtime so just a few quick notes on our day.

Confederation Landing Park, Charlottetown, PEI:

Beaconsfield Historic House, Charlottetown, PEI:

Green Gables Heritage Place:

Moth Lane Brewery, Ellerslie, PEI:

The brewmaster suggested this little restaurant, grocery, gas station, post office for lunch.  Great suggestions.  Vietnamese and Canadian food were both great!!

Canadian Potato Museum, O'Leary, PEI.  Guess where potatoes originated from?

Confederation Bridge between PEI and New Brunswick:

The Giant Lobster in Shediac NB:

Tonight we are back in Moncton.  Moving on to Oromocto, Fredericton, Hartland Covered Bridge, Edmunton, and Quebec City tomorrow.