Wednesday, August 8, 2012

1st Day in Canada

This is the adventures of August 6& 7, 2012, even though it is a day late in posting to the site.

I am sitting in the shade, it is warm outside, but the Internet signal is a little weak in our motel room, but fine outside.

So we arrived in Canada yesterday, in fact we arrived twice in one day.

You see we went to Franklin D. Roosevelt International Park for a couple of hours in the early afternoon. We crossed over to Campobello Island, cleared Canadian customs and found the park.
The place has a fantastic garden layout, two workers work full time during the summer.

Here is a picture of the house that Franklin summered as a kid and as a young adult until he was elected President in 1932.  After being elected, he only came back 3 times before World War II

One of the more interesting items is the hot water heater system in the kitchen. The water flows though the stove and is heated by the wood fire. The cooper tank gives them a reservoir of hot water for washing.

Then we drove back to the United State of America.  The Homeland Security guard asked us
how long were we in Canada.  We said two hours, he looked at us, and we said Campobello Island.
Got through after that.

So then we started driving to PEI - Prince Edward Island. Took a couple of hours and when we hit
that border crossing, the Canadian guard said, ::Last time in Canada?  two hours ago.  Campobello Island.  Got though.

We stayed at a nice bed and breakfast in St. Andrews.  A nice little town with good sorbet.
Here is a picture of a mural on a wall downtown.  They have big tides her tide , so the second picture shows about a 20 plus feet change



We left St. Andrews and headed for North Rustico, on PEI.  Crossed the 13 kilometer bridge that was
built 15 years ago to help traffic problems.  Had a nice drive and arrived at North Rustico.
Excuse the layout but the computer is acting up and only we do margins in the center of the page.

After supper we went to the local Lions Club to listen to some local musicians, 10 guitar players.
They just get together every Tuesday to jam for their friends.

Bye for now,


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