Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Home In One Day

Well we made it back in one day. It was a long one. We started out at about 9:30 in the morning and pulled into our driveway just after 9:00 pm.

It was a pretty grey day when we started out but we knew it was coming so we were just about completely packed the prevues night. We packed our small cooler with sandwiches and goodies so we could stop anywhere we wanted for lunch. About 12:00 we pulled off at this nice little roadside park. It was just before we were about to turn inland from the St. Lawrence river.

That done, we got back on the road again. Sara took the wheel while I read and played with my sport camera trying to capture the occasional picture out the window.  Not really that much success with that.

We stopped in Cornwall at Kelsey's for dinner looking for a good burger. That was a mistake. Wont go back there!

Made it home with no issues. We unpacked and just left things where they fell and headed for bed.

This morning was unpacking and cleanup time. I discovered that we brought back a fair bit of the beach with us. That is going to be a job get all cleaned out.

Pluses of this trip:

  • We used Air B&B for most of our accommodations as we regularly do these days. This works out very nicely for us. You can often get a complete house for what you would pay for a decent hotel room. This gives you the advantage of a complete kitchen and laundry facilities.
  • Staying in a house in a local neighbourhood was a great way to learn about what to see.
  • Gaspe Park is a must see if you are in the area. Take the time and plan to do some hiking.
  • What can I say about the Magdalen Islands. If you love fantastic beaches and friendly people, it is a must see. I would say that this is an unrealized vacation destination.
Minuses of this trip:

  • We broke up our time into to many smaller 2 or 3 day stops. Those stops were just not worth it because there wasn't really enough time to visit the area. I would go back to any of them but I would take more time.
  • On PEI we went to the Inn at Bay Fortune for an oyster and wine tasting. The food was fantastic and the place was beautiful. BUT, this place is so overpriced, if we had managed to get reservations for dinner as well as the oyster and wine tasting, it would have been at least a $400 meal. Nice but not that nice! 
So what's next? Time to start planing for a trip next year to Tuscany!

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