Across the pond

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Curve ball!




Well although I'm not currently across the pond right now, I'm across the country so I thought I'd stick up a few more pictures of what I've been up to. These are from Christmas back in Nova Scotia.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Photos

Photos of our drive across Canada! It was super fun.

This is the world's largest rubber stamp in Cleveland, Ohio. It says free. Not really sure why.
This is the World's longest covered bridge. It's in NB. It rules.


This is Lauren rocking out in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, also in Cleveland, Ohio. We're both pretty much experts in everything rock and role right now.
This is Lauren drinking concord grape juice in the concord grape belt of America, NY. It was pretty much the best grape juice I've ever had.

Will post more pictures in a few days! Love to keep everyone hanging on!

(PS I couldn't get the captions to line up with the pictures but they're in the right order. I'm sure you can figure out which one has the bridge, etc. )

Monday, August 21, 2006

No more driving!

I'm finally in Vancouver. After two days at Lauren's father's in White Rock we made it into her place in Vancouver today. I can't post pictures yet because I can't find the cord to my camera. I'll work on it though.

I'm pretty much tired every day now! I think my body knows it's done travelling and is getting me back for the last 3 months. We got to see Danielle again, which was great. I missed her!

Ok, not much else to say except sorry no picture! Hopefully tomorrow.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Done with the Flat and Straight

The Flat and Straight.
That is what I am now calling the middle of Canada. Because that's what it is. That's what is has been since North Dakota. While we were in the Flat and Straight we camping outside Winnipeg, in Friendly Manitoba. It really is friendly. Everyone went out of their way to be nice. Then we did a hemp maze and stayed in Moose Jaw, one of my new favourite Canadian towns. We did the bootlegging tunnel tour of Al Capone. It was pretty interesting but I feel a lot of it is embelished to make Moose Jaw more cool. It worked.

Now we are in Banff/Lake Louise with Adam. Guess what....it's not flat or straight! Yay! It's beautiful. Everything is about a billion times more expensive than anywhere else though. We should be at Lauren's father's house by tomorrow night. Yay!!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Freedom Starts Here

That title was on a bummper sticker we saw below an American Flag. This country is hilarious! Everyone has those magnet ribbons on their cars for support our troops and god bless America. It's all very wonderous. We've been to the best amusment park ever (1st out of the 3 i went too), rode some awesome rollar coasters wiht Lauren's family, went to the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame, saw the World's Largest Rubber Stamp, stayed in RV land and went to the Mall of America. I am currnetly residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will be heading back to Canada tomorrow. Hooray! Sorry so short but the comp is slow here. :)

Friday, August 11, 2006

First time in America!

Yes, ridiculuous I know but I just never went before. The border crossing was a breeze. Since crossing we've bought one Jeff Foxworthy "You might be a red neck" tape at a truck stop, saw one giant rubber stamp (really giant), and went to one county fair.

Before that we were at Lauren's Nonna's house in St. Catherines. Lots of good Italian food. Also went to Ripley's Believe It or Not in Niagra Falls and the arcade and the Hershey store. Things are way over priced in Niagra Falls.

Sorry for the short post but I'm way sleepy. The rides and farm animals at the fair really wore me out. Whew!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

And now for something completely different

So new type of trip. I'm now in Montreal. It's day 3 of mine and Lauren's cross Canada adventure. It's definatley written on the side of the car window too, i love window markers. It makes us friends at gas stations. So far:

Day 1:
- one giant Mastadon in Stewiack, NS
- one giant blueberry in Oxford, NS (pictures to come)
- World's longest covered bridge plus Miss New Brunswick sighting, Hartfield, NB
- two provincal border crossings
-Lauren's first s'more with chocolate
We made it to our campsite outside of Quebec city in 13:20 hours! Wee

Day 2:
- touring Old Quebec City, very pretty
- One massive traffic jam on Hwy 40
- one successful drive in downtown Montreal performed by me and navigated by Lauren
- one sketchy hostel
Short driving day but way proud of myself for surviving Montreal. The traffic was surprisingly good.

Day 3:
- touring Old Montreal
- one missing flea market and another Lonely Planet let down
- one Montreal bagel, one Beaver Tail, and one smoked meat sandwich, I'm pretty full
- no poutine, go self control
- one mini St. Peter's Bacilica
Day 3 is still young, we're headed to a camp ground tonight. More hot dogs over an open fire.