I got the latest update for the blog done and Michele did the
corrections and up the internet it goes.
At around three pm we head to Reg and Nan for a potluck and a tribute
to the Canadian military and the RCMP.
We had really good food and the tribute was small, but well done.
We had lots of fun, great conversation.
Our hosts hard at work.
We were quite a few here today.
We had to leave at eight pm and go home to get ready for our trip to
Québec tomorrow morning. We will be visiting my family and our
son Benoit. We will "steal" my oldest sister and bring her back
with us so she can spend a week or more with us in the park. We
can't wait to see them again.
If it can go wrong, it will!
I was trying to put away our awning, but the canvas had moved more to
one side and was no longer aligned properly to close. Not that
easy to correct!
Then, the locking mechanism decided not to work anymore! I had to
remind myself that it is 14 years old after all.
I think I am a psychic, I can see money coming out of our pocket soon...
Wednesday July 2, 2014
We are on the road by eight and heading to St Jérôme, QC.
We only got a slow spot on the 401 and the cause is ???
We do not know, nothing to show why!
We are not going through Montreal anymore, go to Hawksbury and cross
over to Quebec. A good lunch at a roadside burger joint.
A few minutes later, we are in Quebec.
By three o'clock, we are having a beer with my brother Rolland and his
Boy do we have a lot to talk about!
Thursday July 3, 2014
First thing we do is go to Costco and buy lots of beer. It is way
cheaper, and I mean way cheaper in Quebec than Ontario.
The rest of the day we just keep on talking...
Another good meal with Rolland and Suzie.
As usual I am helping my brother with his laptop.
I still can't believe how much we have to talk. ;-)
Friday July 4, 2014
We even have a nice campfire.
Saturday July 5, 2014
This morning, we are on our way to downtown Montreal. We take the
metro as it is hard to find a parking spot near where Benoit lives.
We are going to see Benoit and visit his apartment.
Our son Benoit!
After a short visit in Montreal, we are back at my brother's place with
Benoit. My brother and his wife are gone to a wedding.
Making myself look skinny!
Benoit hasn't started a campfire in a while so he is the fire starter.
We sure had a great day with Benoit.
Rolland and Suzie got back from the wedding and we had a few more
drinks with them.
Sunday July 6, 2014
Today, we leave Rolland and Suzie's place and go to my sister Estelle
for a few days.
She has organized a nice diner with her whole family.
Our Benoit and Estelle's husband, Robert.
From L to R. My sister Estelle, Simon, her son, my other sister,
Marilyne, Estelle's daughter with her husband Charles.
We are 12 around the table, a real family diner.
From L to R. Andréa, Simon's girlfriend, Marie-Loup, Guillaume's
girlfriend, Guillaume and Simon. Marie-Loup and Guillaume
are having a baby. I know, Marie-Loup is having the baby!!
Robert and Michele.
What a day! We are pretty happy to have met Andréa and
Marie-Loup, seen Simon and Guillaume as well as Marilyne and Charles.
Thank you Estelle and Robert for a great time with your family.
Monday July 7, 2014
Benoit is going back home this morning. First, we are stopping at
the extended care home to visit my mother, Benoit's grandmother.
Benoit has a smoke break before we go in.
Sadly, my mother does not recognize us anymore. Alzheimer is
taking away her mind, but still, it is always good to see Mom again.
We like to believe that somewhere in her head, she knows we are there.
After the visit with Mom, we head to Laval and the Metro
Montmorency. This way, we do not have to drive into Montreal to
drop off Benoit at his place.
Back at Estelle's place, we have a good meal and enjoy a
little wine .
Tomorrow morning, we are moving one more time. This time it is at
other sister's place, Christianne.
Once again, our heart felt thanks to you, Estelle, and Robert.
It was a lot of fun to see both of you and your family.
Tuesday July 8, 2014
After settling at Christianne's place, we are invited at my uncle and
aunt André and Gisèle for supper.
two sisters are also invited.
We had a very good meal and very good discussion.
From L to R, Christianne, Gisèle, André, Denis, Estelle and Michèle.
Back at Christianne's place, we do the packing for our trip back in
We are taking Christianne back with us to Trenton for about 10 days.
Wednesday July 9, 2014
We left Christianne's home at about eight in the morning.
On our way to Trenton, we stop in Gatineau so Christianne can visits a
friend she hasn't seen in eighteen months.
While Christianne visit her friend, we stop for a coffee at the local
Christianne waiting for us after visiting her friend.
To get back to the 401, we have to drive through Gatineau and
Ottawa. A pretty little house in one of the park.
Once on the 401, we stop for lunch at a McDonald.
We share the road with many different people or animals...
Some pigs moving from one place to another...
Once home and the diner over, we have a nice little campfire, a propane
We really like our propane campfire. It will never replace the
real thing, but it nice have.
Christianne's first impression of the RV park is very good.
Thursday July 10, 2014
A day busy doing nothing. Boy are we busy!
Just relaxing after our trip to Quebec.
Reading, some walks in the park, the good life!
Friday July 11, 2014
Our wine is ready for bottling. This is the place where we got
the wine made and is now ready
The two girls hard at work, Michele is washing the bottles and
Christianne is filling the bottles with our wine.
Ouppps! Here I am.... getting ready to cork the bottles.
The next step is to put the labels and the "shrink" on the bottles.
The final result is... 30 bottles of Leibfraumilch and 30 bottles
of Riesling. 60 bottles of wine, homemade, for under $4 a
bottle. You can't beat that! Now we should be good until
we leave for the US on November 1st.
So much hard work is tiring, Christianne taking a nap in the
I am putting the last touch on the next update for our blog.
Our motorhome door is having some issues. It is getting harder
and harder to open. I take a quick look, but the sun is actually
my eyes... This has started when the wind opened the door too
far this past winter in Quartzsite.
We introduce Christianne to Corned Beef. She loves it.
We ended the day with another propane fire. Christianne loves
more and more the
Saturday July 12, 2014
A big day in front of us. We are taking Christianne to the PEC
(Prince Edward County).
Of course we will have to stop at all the yard sales on the way there...
One of our stop is at the Sandbanks vineyards. Thank you
Christianne for the great bottle of wine.
As we drive into the PEC, we see this cool roadside art. A simple
door hanging on a limb with a plastic crow.
Boy does it look real, we like is a lot.
An older motorcycle as a front lawn decoration? Cool!
The little town of Picton is full of little shops and restaurants.
A bench made with a truck's tailgate!
I knew there was a distillery in the county, but not sure where
Lucky me, I drove right by it. We (read I) had to stop and check
It is the 66
We did not do the tour, but I still did some sampling... I really
liked the Loyalist Gin and the Pin Vodka.
I bought a bottle of Loyalist Gin. Hummm!
The prices are the same as at the LCBO.
All of their alcohol are produced here at the distillery. All of
the alcohol is done by trial and error.
The PEC is also home to over 40 wineries and estates.
The evening is very laided back for the three of us.
Sunday July 13, 2014
Today is the final game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
The game is between Germany and Argentina.
It was a very good game and Germany won after two extra time.
We even watched the game outside.
With the game over, we prepare supper. We have Corned Beef
Quessadilla, a first for us and it is very good.
Time for bed. Here we are getting Christianne's bed ready for her.
Monday and Tuesday July 14 and 15, 2014
Monday was a quiet day, just a little grocery shopping.
Tuesday, I start the day by cooking my breakfast sausages. I
freeze them all and only used what I need.
While I was cooking I noticed a stain on the motorhome wall.
Upon checking it closer I realize they are some kind of insect
eggs. I will have to take care of this later on.
Christianne doing a video of the park.
We had a nice Gyros lunch today.
The weather is finally warm enough for us to go to the pool. The
water is only at 24 C (72F), but it is very refreshing.