Canada /USA Fall Foliage Tour - 2009 travel blog

Still passing through very French places.....

The lovely campsite we are staying at just south of Edmundston, New...

Very few other campers in here - it's great (for us, anyway...


So the first order of business for today was to get our fridge fixed, which took until almost Noon before we left Quebec City. (I think that was pretty good going myself, since the RV places here are backed up with work for snow-birders who are getting ready to head south.) A fellow in Levis installed a new circuit board (so it wasn't just Bruce and a problem with 'rust'!) and we seem to be doing okay now.

Still staying off main highways, we have come through some lovely little towns and villages. Quite surprising to see how elaborate some of the churches are in even the tiniest hamlets. The terrain became quite different out of Quebec City as we followed the St. Lawrence waterway - quite flat with just a few lumps for hills off in the distance, but it has changed again and we are now back in lovely wooded countryside and staying at what is possibly the most beautiful campsite we have had yet, right beside a river, just south of Edmunston, New Brunswick. Love the names of some of the places we have come through and it is still very French here in northern New Brunswick - I especially liked the town of Pohénégamook.

Tomorrow we shall make it to Hampton, New Brunswick, and a visit with our friends Bill and Dianne with whom we did a house exchange several years ago. It'll be especially interesting for me to return there, because I was still on pretty heavy duty pain-killers after breaking my pelvis when we were there before and my memories are slightly hazy, to say the least!

Late update: So, sitting in the camper this evening my cell phone rang and it was Bill, our friend in Hampton, New Brunswick, and I told him we would make it to their place late tomorrow afternoon. I checked e-mail again just before going to bed (Bruce has been snzzzzz-ing since before Bill phoned) and found I had mail from Bob, who was on the road ahead of us. He had found our note on his camper door when he stopped for groceries some distance down the road, so we are going to meet him in Fredericton tomorrow.


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