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Aug 22, 2016 - Gander

So , on our return trip to Channel Port au Basques, we stopped here at the Museum again. The last time we were here is when the Pokey man was in full swing. We toured the town a bit more. I got the feeling of pride, while here. The towns folk really opened their doors during 911. My cousin flew the Comet's out of here, for the first trans Atlantic flights.

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Aug 9, 2016 - Gander - North Atlantic Aviation Museum + Pokemon?

Aug 9 - Gander - Aviation Museum + Pokemom? We are guest of Harvest Host's at the Museum North Alantic Aviation Museum. Originaly built back in mid 1930's. This is where the first WW2 transalantic flight flew from Gandder to "ferry" the bombers over to England in WWII. The RCAF used civilian airment to fly the planes over. Toured around town and the airport. Remember 911, 38 planes, 6300 passengers were ground here for days. The town residents provided beds, sandwiches, meals for all passenger. The Striking buss drivers came back to...

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Jul 13, 2015 - Gander

We are spending our second night tonight at the Country Motel and RV Park in Gander. It is, at best, an OK park but will do for a short stay. We have 30-amp electricity and water, but no sewer. We started our trip from Rocky Harbour and had a last wonderful look at Gros Morne Park. It was a Sunday so there was less delay caused by the several construction sites on route 430. There were great views as we wound our way up, down and through the long range. We hit the Trans-Canada Highway and headed east. We rolled along through lots of green...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Day 72 - Back to Gander, NL

Today we are off too Twillingate area. We planned to stay at a campground in Lewisporte but when we called to reserve we got no answer so assumed that they were closed. We then decided to stay in the Gander area. Our drive was again wet, with short glimpses of sunshine. We can see Marie's frustration with the weather here and we have only had a few days of rain. We found a campsite at the Country Inn Trailer Park. We have internet again after several days without so we are updating everyone on Facebook. When my former co-worker Trina saw...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 17, 2012 - Stuck in Gander

We had the best internet ever at the Comfort Inn here, they just got fiber optic and I could upload 20 pictures to this program in about 2 minutes, which at most places takes 15 or 20 minutes...or all night in one case. We talked to Marc at the Harley dealer and he said I SHOULD change my cam gear and chain, but if he did that we'd be a week waiting for parts, so if he did the cam shoes only, he had them and could get us on the road and probably would make it home just fine. I just need to go back in there and change more parts later. He...

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Aug 16, 2012 - Grand Falls-Windsor to Gander, NF

We’re just making our way across Newfoundland. A word about the Mount Peyton Hotel where we stayed in Grand Falls-Windsor…it was OK, but kind of musty. The Newfoundland Traveler’s Guide gave it a 3.5 Star rating and only gave the Shallow Bay Hotel last night, which was great, a 3.0, so now their credibility is shot. The Shallow Bay place was every bit of a 3.5, but that would make Mt. Peyton a 2.0 or 2.5. There is one interesting thing that came up at Mt. Peyton in the bar. The bartender lady made a remark when she gave us the menu, “You’re...

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Jul 22, 2011 - Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

We had a two day layover in Gander. Gander exists because it has an international airport and an Canadian Royal Air Force Base. It was here that a plane crashed December 12, 1985 killing 258 Americans returning from the Middle East. The plane had stopped in Newfoundland to refuel. Upon takeoff the plane was heavy and the used a short runway, the plan came down right after it lifted off. Everyone died. There was a very nice memorial, called the Silent Witness Memorial that the Canadian put up. After the memorial we then visited their Air...

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Sep 8, 2010 - Wednesday Gander, NL

We arrived in Gander; “the Crossroads of the World” so called because of the international airport conveniently located about halfway between the major metropolitan areas of North America and Europe. In years past, it was a major refueling point for transatlantic aircraft. The airfield was constructed preparing for wartime operations due to its inland location and mostly fog-free conditions. The first scheduled landing was in 1938 and has seen all types of aircraft and famous aviators since. We stopped by the airport to view the art and...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 28, 2010 - Gander, Newfoundland

Friday, August 27th – St. John’s, Newfoundland Misty, foggy, drizzly, cloudy… your basic socked in kind of weather…. all day in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the oldest city in North America, population 83K! But we can’t complain. It just meant that I couldn’t take photos of the rows of colorful houses in town. We caught our 9am tour bus, visited various sites including the Cabot Tower, Cape Spear with its’ walkway out to the easternmost point in North America. Beautiful area, which I am sure is much nicer in clear weather, with 2 lighthouses,...

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Aug 9, 2010 - Gander, NL - Country Inn and RV Park

Our trip Saturday from Port aux Basques took us 333 miles to Gander, NL. When we got to Deer Lake, our original destination, we decided to go on to the second destination, Grand Falls-Windsor, since we still felt good and the road was much better than we had feared. When we got to Grand Falls-Windsor, we stopped at our intended campground, Sanger Memorial RV Park, and found a NO VACANCY sign up. We were startled to say the least, not expecting the need to make reservations this late in the season with the caravans already West of this...

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Jul 24, 2010 - Drive to Gander, Newfoundland

Drove the RV to Gander, Newfoundland stopping by the Salmonid Interpretation Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor on the way. There was a fish ladder that could be viewed from several angles.. from above along almost the entire ladder, directly above one of the barriers so we could watch the fish jumping up close and from below inside the interpretive center. It was worth the stop - the salmon were jumping so high they hit the concrete forming the top side of the ladder! We saw some jump 6 feet high! There were lots of salmon, more than we have...

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Oct 5, 2009 - Gander to Channel-Port-aux-Basques

Our drive across the island was highlighted by NOTHING - just lots of rainy, windy driving and the same road construction we saw going in the other direction. We finally stopped in Corner Brook and bought some new windshield wipers for the motorhome - that helped! We pulled into Port-Aux-Basques and found a quite place to part for the night.

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