Heading South in Nova Scotia to Halifax ?>

Heading South in Nova Scotia to Halifax

Halifax, an Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada, is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. A major business center, it’s also known for its maritime history. The city’s dominated by the hilltop Citadel, a star-shaped fort completed in the 1850’s. Waterfront warehouses known as the Historic Properties recall Halifax’s days as a trading hub for privateers, notably during the War of 1812. We were short on time so we took the city tour to get a grasp on the area….

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First stop in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s Maritime Provinces (along with New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island), and both its past and its present are tied closely to the maritime life of fishing, shipbuilding, and transatlantic shipping. It became the site of the first permanent European settlement in North America north of Florida.  The province’s present name, which means “New Scotland” in Latin. One of the biggest attractions in this area is the Cabot Trail.  The  Cabot Trail is considered one…

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P.E.I. is more than letters on a menu ?>

P.E.I. is more than letters on a menu

I will confess that the first time I heard of Prince Edward Island was when I asked the waitress what are PEI mussels. So embarrassing! Oh well now PEI means so much more. Prince Edward Island is one of eastern Canada’s maritime provinces, off New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The large island is marked by red-sand beaches, lighthouses, and fertile farmland, and is renowned for seafood like lobster, mussels and oysters. The capital is…

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First Stop in the Maritime Province, St. Andrews, New Brunswick ?>

First Stop in the Maritime Province, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Crossing the border is always an interesting experience. It changes depending which way you are going. Into Canada they focus on guns and alcohol. Guns are obvious and being from Florida they are sure we are packing something. Alcohol is crazy expensive up here so they want to make sure that you are not bringing over the limit which is very low. How much do you think we had? We were excited about our first stop because we had an…

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Lobster Time…Bar Harbor Maine ?>

Lobster Time…Bar Harbor Maine

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s Frenchman Bay. It serves as a gateway to the mountains and cliffs of neighboring Acadia National Park.  It’s a pretty little town on the water. Maine Lobster is the sweetest, most flavorful lobster on Earth according to the Maine residents. Here they have Lobster everywhere and lobster everything. Lobster rolls, lobster panini, lobster mac n cheese, the only thing they did not touch was the ice cream. Lou and…

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The Great Debate…Which is Better? ?>

The Great Debate…Which is Better?

Niagara Falls is divided into the US Falls and the Canadian Falls, depending on what your passport says you might just be bias. Well there are some pro’s and con’s. The US side is in the state park so it is not commercial. It has great bike trails and green space. You can also get closer to the water and they have a trolley that goes through the park. Here are some interesting facts about the US falls – they…

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Frog City is Erie PA ?>

Frog City is Erie PA

We stopped here on our way to Niagara Falls not really expecting anything special but we thought we could get in some bike riding and it was by the water so that’s always a plus. After riding along the waterfront we started noticing these frog statues.     So after a little research I found out that there was a project call Leap Frog to raise money for the schools. Then we started seeing them everywhere.        …

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So Many Childhood Memories ?>

So Many Childhood Memories

When I was growing up we spent our summer vacations on Put in Bay Island in Lake Erie. My Aunt Ernie had a home on the island and we would visit her every year. We previously went to Fred’s childhood memories in Hayward WI, now it was my time to show him around my stomping grounds. Put in Bay, Ohio, is a quaint community on South Bass Island—the southernmost of the Bass islands, located only 3 miles from Lake Erie’s…

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This City is a Magnet for Us! ?>

This City is a Magnet for Us!

We had some fudge time in our schedule before we started east so we headed up to Traverse City for a couple of days. Many reasons keep us coming back. They have awesome motor coach resorts, water, and plenty of biking trails. This time we came back for friends! We stayed at Traverse RV resort, compliments of our friends Cece & Alex who own a lot there. They have a beautiful site right on the water with a patio and…

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The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round ?>

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

But, not without maintenance! We bought our coach January 2018, and they suggest that you bring it to the factory for a check up while it is on warranty. So we headed to Middlebury IN to the Entegra factory. So for anyone that has not been to the factory for service, let me explain the drill. First you meet with your service adviser with your list of repairs. Then the tech comes to pick up the bus at 7:00 am…

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