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Jan 4, 2013 - Time to Head South

JJ and I spent the month of November opening the Winter Wonderland. We returned to Portuguese Cove for the Holiday Season, however the weather was not kind as I had to use the snow blower twice in that month. It was time to get the $*&%#&*(*#^% out of there.

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Oct 2, 2012 - Nova Scotia

You will probably get sick of me saying this but again we are in a beautiful place. We spent our first night in Moncton, Nova Scotia. They have a place called Magnitic Hill. You drive down a hill, at the bottom of the hill you put you car in neutral, release your brakes and your car will then roll backwards up the hill. Weird experience but fun. Moncton is located on the northern shores of the Fundy Bay. The Fundy Bay has the highest tides in the world and when it is low tide you can walk along the shore line and see all the rock formations...

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Lowe's Alaska Trip

Sep 18, 2012 - Halifax

On our way to Halifax, we went via the "scenic route" on highway #114 through Fundy National Park. This route had been recommended by a clerk back in the New Brunswick Visitors Center in St. Stephens. The road is OK for cars, but definitely not for motor-homes! It was narrow and rough for most of the “loop.” We took that route to go to Hopewell Rocks. That’s where visitors can go onto the beach at low-tide and look-up at the columns of rocks. Then in a period of several hours, the tide in Bay of Fundy will rise up to forty-feet. We were...

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Sep 11, 2012 - Halifax NS

For two days solid it has been raining. But today the skies have cleared and the winds have picked up. The temp is around the upper 60's. We had a great visit of Prince Edward Island. This was a good culinary experience. We gained a couple of pounds but it was well worth it. The drive to Halifax, Nova Scotia was easy except for the cross winds. So far the roads in Nova Scotia have been great. We made the journey in 6 hours. We don't plan to stay here long, just overnight. We are spending the night again at uncle wallies parking lot (Walmart).

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Sep 5, 2012 - Halifax - In the Rain

Days 24, Sept. 5, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia, In the Rain. 6 photos Poured rain all day, thanks to Hurricane Isaac saying “Goodbye” to North America. Thunder, and wind so strong it rocked the camper. More of the same expected tomorrow as we head down the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Major accomplishment today was finding a pet store where Parker’s dog food could be restocked. Drove camper in heavy traffic and pouring rain to downtown waterfront area to do some walking in the rain. Learned that Halifax Metro runs a ferry service across the...

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Atlantic Canada

Sep 4, 2012 - Halifax - With Friends

Days 23, Sept. 4, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia (9 photos) Resolved Ford problems. Needed new batteries. Also seemed to have a problem with camper battery; discovered on-off switch had been turned off. How that happened is a mystery. Easy drive to Halifax on Trans-Canada Highway, a relief after more that a week of scenic but challenging roads. Met up with old friends from our second Mexican caravan (2007), George and Patricia Robbins, who are natives of Nova Scotia and long-time residents of Halifax. We were given a chauffeured gold star tour...

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Atlantic Canada

Sep 1, 2012 - Day 48 - Dartmouth & Halifax

We started the day very lazy. Too much walking yesterday in guess. We then went for a "short walk" around the park we were camped in. We discovered that the park was named for the Shubieacadie Canal that had a walking tour around it, and there was dog off-leash trail system as well. We toured most of both of them and decided to spend the rest of the day in the car exploring. We headed to Peggy's Cove and had a pleasant visit there and pretty drive. The Babcock's had recommended the MicMac Bar and Grill on Waverly Street close to the...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 31, 2012 - Day 47 - Dartmouth & Halifax

This morning we drove to our new home for the next 2 nights in Dartmouth at Shubie Park. Once we had the RV set up, we drove to the Dartmouth ferry terminal and took the ferry to Halifax Wharf for $2.25 each. We started with lunch of fish and chips at Salty's on the Wharf. We then walked up the hill, in stages, to The Citadel. We heard the noon gun sound when we were on the Wharf, and heard more gunfire as we going up the hill. The Citadel has its guides in period costume, and the volunteers for the Re-enactment were also dressed in...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 30, 2012 - Day 46 - to Halifax, NS

We have been having intermittant troubles with our house lights, flickering, going out, coming back; just the 12 volt system, fridge works, outlets work, TV works, just not lights, water pump etc. It would even flick on and off with bumps while driving. Garry has traced the problem to a relay concerning the battery cut-off switch, and could fix it by banging the panel for the last few outages, to make it come back on. Last night no amount of tapping would bring the power back and still would not come on this morning. So we changed the...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 28, 2012 - Halifax and the Citadel

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 We spent the night at Wal Mart and we are getting an oil change this morning. We needed an oil change in Newfoundland but we tried unsuccessfully. It seems most of the mechanics and other men have taken jobs in Alberta oil fields since the cod fishing is in moratorium for a few years. As we sit in McDonald's here in the Wal Mart store waiting for the oil change, a couple from Truro said thousands of men lined up in Nova Scotia when they were recruiting for the oil fields. He said many, many men go to Alberta and...

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2012 travel

Aug 27, 2012 - Family Visit

It’s always nice to have company, especially when it’s family. My nephew, Dan, arrived with his wife, Cathy, and his Dad yesterday. They were a little “butt-weary” after riding their motorcycles from Maryland and spending the last three days in the saddle, so today we took the car and drove to Peggy’s Cove. Unlike my prior visit, the village was jam-packed with people today. Several tour buses had arrived before us and the rocks surrounding the lighthouse were swarming with people from around the globe. Unfortunately, it was not possible to...

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Aug 21, 2012 - The Titanic

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is housed in a brick two-story building built in the late 1800's. We were unaware of the connection of Halifax Nova Scotia to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Even though the sinking took place some 700 nautical miles from Halifax three ships were sent to pick up survivors, bodies, and artifacts. One ship with the largest number of survivors went to New York City; but the remaining came to Halifax. We watched a 20-minute film devoted to the 1991 sub trip to the Titanic. The Titanic lies over two...

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