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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Port Hope Ontario

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Usually we store the Rig at the end of the trip around October when it starts to be chilly and the Autumn leaves are gone, but this year we had more time because our middle son and his beautiful wife are having their second child in mid November in Boston.

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This year the trip ended in Toronto so before we flew to Boston and after having the trailer stored we decided to do some side trips in the area to see the foliage colors in the Great Toronto Area .

Just an hour away driving East along the Lake Ontario is a small community of Port Hope with a nice small marina,beautiful houses and an old stone house University,all covered with foliage colors from yellow to red and all colors in between.

Strolling along the paths covered with foliage colour leaves some how takes you to another mood and time,we really enjoyed very much this day trip and wanted to share it with you all.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trading the truck

In 2002 we have bought our first rig,F-250 1994 ,Turbo Diesel and a 1999 5w Wonderer from Thor.

After 4 years we have traded the 5W for a 2006 Cruiser and now we have traded our good old truck.

The Ford pulled the trailer from Alaska till Newfoundland with many side trips in between,overcame mountain peaks in Colorado and Wyoming with minimum problems, I took care of it and got in return a great pulling truck.Letchworth S.P NY Jackman,Maine,2009

It took 24 hours from the time I published it for sale till the deal was completed and it actually surprised me that it went so fast and smooth.

I sold the Ford only after I have completed an Internet deal for a F-350 2006,SD,EC,Auto,SRW located in California from a person that later became a “friend” although I have never saw him in person.

Wayne was the only owner of this Ford and he was more “crazy” than I am when it comes to care and maintain the truck, it is clean,never had a body repair and beautiful inside and out.

Accidently I also “meet” on the RV forum a guy that bought a 5W from Wayne and he said that he would buy anything from Wayne with no fear at all.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Here is the new “beast” , it has everything I need to pull my 5W including hitch,towing mirrors,electrical connection,Tow/Haul Mode and special breaks.

Wayne was very straight forward and did everything to to help this transaction to go smooth.

I am already anxious to take it on the road..

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Foliage colors in North Ontario

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Many campgrounds close close to mid October because of the weather,the water freezes during the night and it starts to be a survival issue rather than enjoyment.

So we prepared the trailer for the winter and storied it just and hour from Toronto.

We are keeping the truck till we fly away and meantime enjoy the changing of the leave colors in Ontario.

The trip to Algonquin S.P was very pleasant when suddenly strong snow started to fall on us,it was unexpected and caught us of guard, so I pulled aside and took a shot through the window .

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The snow stopped as it began and after 15 minutes the sun came out like nothing happened.

The power of nature was at its best,in the Spring it is the Waterfalls,in the Winter it is the Snow and now in Autumn it is the Foliage.

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The rest of the trip was amazing,forests turn Yellow and Red,Lakes reflect the colors of the leaves and the ground is covered with leaves with different colors-Just beautiful.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Niagara Falls-end of 2009 RV trip.

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End of September beginning October, it starts to be very cold at night and crispy cold at day time, this is the time to get ready to close the 2009 RV summer trip.

We had a great time traveling through Maine,NH,VT and Upstate NY,hiked to many peaks and waterfalls,meet interesting people and added many adventures to our RV way of life .

The “KING’ of the waterfalls was left as the last interesting place on our route before storing the trailer-Niagara Falls.Niagara Falls NY

We have been there several times in the past but it is amazing each time as it was the first, the powerful falling waters together with the roaring sounds keeps one wonder at this phenomena, it runs 24hours a day 365 days a year and there is no end or intermission to the strong current.

I was 100 meters from the fall and got wet as though I was in a shower (second time today,the first one was a real shower).

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We took a ride North along the river and visited the Niagara Falls Fort where the French surrended to the British in 1620,it was a strategic place and controlled the entrance to the river.Niagara Castle NY Niagara Castle NY Niagara Castle NY Niagara Castle NY

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Crossing the boarder to Canada is always a thrill…but this time it took us only an hour and from there to the storage 3 hours.

As it is our 8th trip we already are trained to what has to be done to get the Trailer ready for the winter,winterize,clean,empty and make sure all the entrances are blocked to mice and other small creatures.

That’s it my friends,end of 2009 RV summer trip,I hope you enjoyed it like we did,see you next year visiting new destinations,I can not wait….