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Tom and Louise on Tour in North America



Comments on Big Rig Facilities in Newfoundland

Posted by TBUTLER, 22 August 2015 - - - - - - · 142 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 - - - - - - · 148 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 - - - - - - · 164 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 - - - - - - · 226 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 - * * * * * · 1,174 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 - - - - - - · 287 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 - - - - - - · 234 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...


Have a Happy New Year

Posted by TBUTLER, 30 December 2014 - - - - - - · 505 views

We've been back at our winter residence for nearly two months now.  When we were full timing the motor home was our residence. How different things are now.  We moved into a mobile home (they call them manufactured homes when they sell them) in 2010.  Manufactured is a better term.  The home was mobile for about 500 miles but now that...


Eastbound on I-10 on the Way Home

Posted by TBUTLER, 22 November 2014 - * * * * - · 284 views
Tucson, Arizona, New Mexico and 7 more...
We spent Sunday night at the Wal-Mart on the north side of Tucson.  Monday morning we were out just after rush hour.  Making the turn from traveling southward from Oregon, we now turn into the sun in the early morning, heading east toward Texas.  Traffic through Tucson on I-10 is heavy but not as bad as some city driving.  About 30 mil...


On to Las Vegas!

Posted by TBUTLER, 14 November 2014 - - - - - - · 225 views
Road Trip, Nevada, Las Vegas and 2 more...
Picking up the story where I left off with the previous entry, we are on a trip from Western Oregon to our winter home in the southern tip of Texas.  As I write this we have been at home for three weeks.  Returning home means a flurry of activities which have now started to normalize.  I'm back to writing... 
 
Leaving the Susanvi...