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Tom and Louise on Tour in North America



Labrador - Part 3 - Rocky Road

Posted by TBUTLER, 17 October 2015 - - - - - - · 418 views
Labrador, Quebec, Goose Bay and 6 more...
Our trip through Labrador picks up on Sunday morning as we depart the Paradise River Rest Area.  The bridge over the river is a long metal bridge and it was talking to us as the morning sun began to warm the cold metal structure.  As the metal expanded there were occasional loud metallic bangs that echoed through the canyon of the Paradise River...


Labrador - Part 2 - Into the Interior

Posted by TBUTLER, 27 September 2015 - - - - - - · 336 views
Newfoundland, Labrador, Goose Bay and 2 more...
Labrador - Part 2 - Into the Interior After our three day stay at L'Anse au Claire we set out on a drive across Labrador.  We had some idea of what we faced but only the journey would really tell us what was ahead.  I had queried numerous people about the nature of the road and received many different assessments.  Depending on personal perspective and the vehicle being driven...


Labrador - Part 1

Posted by TBUTLER, 21 September 2015 - - - - - - · 344 views
Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada
Labrador - Part 1 It has been almost a month since we finished our trip to Newfoundland and Labrador.  I needed the time between the trip and this post to put it all in perspective.  We had a wonderful interesting and sometimes challenging trip through Newfoundland.  On the 22nd of August we took the motorhome on the ferry from St. Barbe, Newfoundland to Bla...


Comments on Big Rig Facilities in Newfoundland

Posted by TBUTLER, 22 August 2015 - - - - - - · 490 views
Canada, Newfoundland, Campgrounds and 1 more...
That is a place I have wanted to go.  You have a 40' and I a 45', will there be a problem for me?  On roads and campgrounds?  Do you reserve ahead, before you go?
 
Thanks
Carl
 
Carl asked a good question so I'm going to answer it with this post.
 
I've seen a few 45's on the road here.  We've been able to find place...


A Farewell to Newfoundland

Posted by TBUTLER, 20 August 2015 - - - - - - · 459 views
Newfoundland, Viking and 2 more...
A Farewell to Newfoundland By mid-August we had been in Newfoundland for three weeks.  Our final week we explored the Northern Peninsula.  This is the large peninsula on the western coast of the island.  The peninsula is defined by the Long Range Mountains which run the length of the peninsula.  At the southern end of this area is Gros Morne National Park. ...


Exploring the Newfoundland Outback

Posted by TBUTLER, 17 August 2015 - - - - - - · 466 views
Newfoundland, Bays, Harbors and 3 more...
Exploring the Newfoundland Outback Newfoundlanders wouldn't call it the outback, that's an Australian term.  I'm referring to the places that are as far from the TransCanada Highway as you can get in Newfoundland.  As with the outback of Australia, the connections to the modern world fade quickly and the natural world and early history emerge.  We found some wonderful places...


Puffins

Posted by TBUTLER, 03 August 2015 - - - - - - · 398 views
Canada, Newfoundland, Puffins
Puffins We left Gander, Newfoundland, on Friday, July 31 on our way to St. John's, NL.  Along the way we passed through Terra Nova National Park.  We spent several hours at the visitor's center and did some hiking around the area.  We had hoped to stay in the park for several days to do further exploration but there were no spaces suitable for us i...


A Good Year to Visit Canada

Posted by TBUTLER, 30 July 2015 - * * * * * · 1,420 views
Canada, Exchange Rate, Iceberg and 1 more...
A Good Year to Visit Canada On our way through New Brunswick we encountered a toll road.  I pulled up to the toll booth and asked what the toll would be for us.  The man in the booth said it would be $5.25.  I asked if he could take US money and he said yes.  I handed him a $5.00 bill.  He punched that into his register and laughed, "It looks like I owe you...


We've Found Newfoundland!

Posted by TBUTLER, 29 July 2015 - - - - - - · 469 views
Canada, Newfoundland
After our successful visit to the Harrisburg Cummins Coach Care Facilities, we traveled north into New York.  We made a stop at Cooperstown to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame.  For two baseball fans, this was a fun stop.  So many great stories.  The memories come flooding back.  From there we drove through southern Vermont and New...


So Much News, So Little Time

Posted by TBUTLER, 09 July 2015 - - - - - - · 333 views
Maintenance, Generator, Exhaust and 3 more...
I'll start by celebrating the return to life by the FMCA Computer System.  Today is the first day I've been able to log on in the last two or three weeks!  That doesn't explain my long absence from blogging.  When we returned last fall I fell right into some intense volunteer work as Education Chair for the Rio Grande Valley Chapter Texas M...