Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Red Clay Bluegrass Festival and a few lighthouses.

On August 18th we left Fundy and traveled on to Tignish to attend the Red Clay Bluegrass Festival.  We attended three days of music and had nice weather.

Lots of RVs. 

A view of the sunset while attending the festival.   

After leaving Tignish we traveled on to Cavedish where we began our "tour of lighthouses".   Some of them are decommissioned and some are still active.  Our next stop was Brudenell River Provincial Park where we will stay until Friday.  Today we continued on our lighthouse tour.  Below are collages of the of the lighthouses we have seen. 

We are enjoying the weather here.  On lots of days we don't have to use the air conditioning. The rain has been minimal.  Lots to see here. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lobster Fest and on to Canada.

We left Norridgewock, ME on August 8th and traveled to Hermon, ME to attend Lobster Fest. That night a large group of us went to dinner at Angler's Steak and Seafood Restaurant.  The food was very good as well as the service.  The entertaining part came with dessert.  Steve Allgire and Duane Mathes ordered the Grape Nut Custard.  Duane loved his and savored every bite.  Steve, on the other hand, did not.  It was too funny.  After Steve made such a face when tasting it, Molly had to taste it.  Well, as they say, a picture paints a thousand words.

Steve going in for a taste of his custard. 
His reaction. (He said it tasted like custard with soggy Grape Nuts cereal mixed together.)
Oh no she took a big spoonful.....
and you can tell she didn't like it either.  The look on Steve's face says, "See, I told ya." 

Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of Duane enjoying his.  On the last day of Lobster Fest Steve presented Duane with a special gift. 

His very own box of grape nuts. There is always mischief and laughing going on with this group.

Before the rally started John and I joined Molly and Bob on a road trip to Acadia National Park.  

Bob and Molly.
John and me.

During the Lobster Fest there were lots of laughter, great food and travel information swapping.  Two other couples will be traveling into Canada around the same time we are.  We hope to meet up with them somewhere along the way. 

Here are few pictures from the lobster dinner we had at the rally. 

Shucking corn.
 Now that's a lot of corn.
Look at those lobsters. 
Time to eat.
My plate.

Much too soon it was time to say our "see ya laters".  Monday we left Hermon and traveled to Pembroke, ME and overnighted at a city park at the Reversing Falls.  We spent the afternoon sitting on the rocks watching the tide change. 

A very beautiful and peaceful place. 

Yesterday we made our way into Canada.  I went through and waited for John.  It didn't take very long as they didn't search anything.  Yeah!!

I snapped this photo while waiting in line at the gate. 

We arrived at Fundy National Park around 4:00 p.m.  Nice park. 

Our site.

One of the views from the campground.  As you can see this is low tide.

After getting all settled in we went into town to sightsee.  We stopped and walked around at Bay of Fundy. 

After finishing our walk we went in search of supper.  We stopped at Alma Boathouse Restaurant and had seafood chowder.  The food was very good but the service was a little slow.  

This morning we packed some snacks and headed out to tour the area.  It rained on and off all day long but we were able to get out and about. 
 The landscaping is just beautiful around the park area.

A few from the village of Alma.

Across the street from Bay of Fundy.

Traffic stopped for a group of horseback riders.

Tomorrow will be a travel day for us.  We will be moving on to Tignish. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Escapees Rally work and play.

We have been very busy since our last post.  The parking team parked over 690 RVs for the rally.  For the most part the weather was great.  We were lucky the rain held off until after parking was over.  My camera has bit the dust so I borrowed pictures from my friend Michelle Jarvis.  Michelle and Dave were the greeters for the parking team.
Michelle and Dave ready to start the day. 
John heading out to check sites.
One of our Parking Team carts. (Front seat: Barb and Michelle, Back seat: me and Linda)
John and Dave waiting for RVs to arrive.
Doc, Maureen, Nancy and Michelle.
Allaine, Andre, Russ and Lee.
Lois, Jane D., and Mickey.

Group picture of the Parking Team.  Such and awesome group of people to work with.  Thank you to everyone on the parking team for all of their hard work.  Also, a huge thank you to the Security Team and Customer Service for working hand in hand with us.

This Escapade was Bob and Molly's last rally as directors.  The parking team presented them with gifts at the Parking Team potluck dinner.  

John presenting Bob and Molly with their Vermont Gift Basket.
I don't remember what was so funny but our group is always laughing.
 I wasn't able to complete a speech or say very much when Molly teared up.  Poor John had to finish for me.

There aren't enough words to describe how much we have all appreciated Bob and Molly's hard work for Escapades.  

Here are a few more pictures from our Parking Team Potluck.

The parking team doing the "Parking Team Greeting" for the new directors Jean and Duane Mathes.

Soon it was time to pack everything up and say "see ya later" to everyone.  
Roger and Barb heading out for Louisiana.

We left a couple days later and followed RV friends Dave and Michelle to Norridgewock, Maine to stay for a week.  John installed Dave's See-Level gauges on his fifth wheel. 

John and Dave hard at work.
Bob and John.

After all that work it was time to eat.  (Molly, Bob, Michelle, Kathy, John)
Molly, Bob, Michelle, Dave, John and me.

We took a road trip to Houston Falls and had a blast. 
John, Dave and Bob.
Bob and Molly.
John and me.

Yesterday Bob and Molly left for their next destination.  John and I will be joining them at the Lobster Fest on Monday. 
Bob and Molly heading out.

Today we rode over to Byron, Maine and panned for gold.  It was so much fun.  

We have really enjoyed visiting this area.  Lots of fun.  Thanks Dave and Michelle for being great hosts and tour guides. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.