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Jun 30, 2011 - St Ambroise QC

There is a very large RV dealer in St Ambroise named le GEANT (the giant) which offers free camping on sites with 2 or 3 services. Next to his business the owner is also developing a residential area for RVers... sites for small prefab houses or log homes and space for the largest RVs to park alongside (80 feet wide) or RV or fifth wheel only at approx 50 feet wide. The grounds are impecable, a very large pool and pool area with simili palm trees and social center large enough to hold more than 500 people for dinner. I was quite...

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Sep 23, 2009 - Saint-Ambroise, QC (Day 3) - Tour Around Lac Saint-Jean

(Ron Writing) Saint-Ambroise is just east of a very large lake, Lac Saint-Jean. We took a driving tour, primarily on Highway 169, around the lake. This area has many small to medium sized towns. There are farms all around the area. We saw some wheat and corn but it is primarily hay fields and dairy farms. There are also a couple large pulp mills and a very large aluminum smelter. Several of the towns have light manufacturing businesses and there were several businesses that participate in the Economuseum program. We have only recently heard...

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Sep 22, 2009 - Saint-Ambroise, QC (Day 2) - At Home on a Rainy Day

(Ron Writing) Today is the Autumnal Equinox, night and day are of equal length and this is the first day of Fall. It was cloudy and rainy and that made it a good day to do our laundry. Yesterday afternoon I tried to find a laundromat using the internet. I wasn’t having any luck so I took a walk looking for the lady who showed us to our campsite yesterday. She was about the only person I’ve found here who speaks English. Yesterday while we were talking to her we learned that she is also a full-time RVer. She works here in the summer for six...

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Sep 21, 2009 - Saint-Ambroise, QC - Goats & Beautiful Fall Color

(Ron Writing) This morning we headed east on Highway 172 which runs along the north side of the Saguenay River. This is a scenic route which has some nice views of the fjord and a couple interesting stops along the way. Our first stop was at a goat farm in Saint-Fulgence. Actually it is much more than a goat farm. This farm in the hilly countryside raises angora goats, harvests and processes the fleece, makes and dyes the yarn and fabrics from the fleece, and then makes beautiful custom designed garments from the fabric. It is a family...

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