Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
And the ocean is, well, BIG!
L and C had fun racing the waves and the tide -- more than once I thought they'd end up in the ocean!
And, then there were the colors -- it was as though the Lord had painted them on His canvas just for us.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Oct 9 –
We were able to stop and meet another of my MOMYS friend (hi Neysha!) before crossing the border again. She and her family met us at a nearby park where we had a quick picnic lunch and the children could run off their pent up energy. She was very sweet (I knew she would be!) and we enjoyed visiting with her and her dh about country living, gardening, canning, etc. Again, our visit was much too short.
We then had a short wait at the border (we are amazed at the long line of cars and buses waiting to get through) But once at the gate, we didn’t even have to show our papers -- then on to the Bay of Fundy – magnificent views, gorgeous weather, and the colors are still spectacular. Our rock hounds filled their pockets and packs, our hikers had a good workout, and the family photographers kept their cameras snapping.
Our statistics, to date (Oct 11) :
8 days on the road
7 US States
4 Canadian Provinces
5 sunny days
2 misty days
Temperature range 60 hi to 45 low
30 different state license plates
8 different canadian license plates
2 bandaids applied
A drawer full of souvenirs
And a couple hundred rocks
We are really enjoying our tour of eastern Canada. We especially have enjoyed the unique character and personality of each province.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
First night we stayed at a lovely camping spot in central Michigan. Gorgeous weather! On second day, we crossed the border into Canada – stopped to meet one of my MOMYS and her family. We just had time for a short visit – it would have been nice to spend a whole day with them. I’m afraid we kind of ‘whooshed’ in and ‘whooshed’ out. Our children (they have 5) all enjoyed playing together – I felt so bad pulling them away. Another time, Lord willing!
That night we found a campsite not too far from Niagara (Canadian side). We set up camp and played on the playground and had supper. Third day on the road we took in breathtaking views of the Niagara Falls. WOW definitely shows the awesome power of our Creator.