Denver Colorado – Exploring the Area

On October 25th we arrived at the Dakota Ridge RV Park in Golden, where they gave us “buddy sites” for our RVs so we would be next to each other. We immediately set up camp and sat down at the table for a beer and to soak up the beautiful Colorado sunshine. Then we drove up Lookout Mountain for a great view of Denver and the surrounding area. Of course, we had to stop by Buffalo Bill’s Museum and grave. Buffalo Bill Cody was born in 1846 and became famous for his Wild West shows and he passed away in Denver in 1917. Cody was buried on Colorado’s Lookout Mountain in Golden on the edge of the Rocky Mountains overlooking the Great Plains. That night we went into Golden and had diner at the Sherpa House Restaurant for an authentic Nepalese dinner. Continue reading

Halifax, Nova Scotia

We spent the next day exploring downtown Halifax. We went on the best beer tour ever at the Alexander Keith’s Brewery built in 1863 where we went back in time with our guide. Finishing with tastings of the fine Pale ale and Red beer. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic was fascinating to learn about the harbour’s history and the 1917 great explosion of a munitions ship, the Mont Blanc, and the Imo, in the inner Harbour. It was the biggest man made explosion in history prior to the atomic bomb. We walked the boardwalk and had dinner at Salty’s on the bay. Continue reading

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

On Thursday, Oct 10th we left Baddeck to drive approximately 250 miles to Halifax and stayed in the Woodhaven Campground just outside of Halifax, for four nights. Our first adventure was to explore Peggy’s Cove, a natural and geological marvel. Trees and plants are scarce here, and so is soil, but there are a lot of granite boulders around Peggy’s Cove, left here thousands of years ago by huge masses of retreating glaciers. Continue reading

Stellarton/Trenton Nova Scotia

On Oct 5 we drove into Nova Scotia to meet Don and Rose McKenzie, friends of Harry’s in Stellarton a small rural town on the north coast. We took the coastal road by choice and that was a mistake as the road was very bumpy and rough the whole way. We camped at Don’s property for two nights off the beaten track in a peaceful farm setting. The horses grazing around us were magnificent and the sunset that evening was one to remember. Continue reading

Hopewell Rocks New Brunswick

On Oct 3rd we drove north leaving Maine heading into New Brunswick, Canada. Finally a deserted highway, no trucks and wide open road the whole way into Canada. We arrived at the Fundy National Park Campground on the Bay of Fundy around 3pm set up our site and met our old friends Pat and Harry, from Calgary, Alberta, whom we haven’t seen for almost 20 years. We went into the quaint fishing village of Alma for dinner where we saw the fishing boats high and dry at the dock. The Bay of Fundy is one of the marine wonders of the world, it has the highest tides in the world that give you the chance to walk on the ocean floor twice daily. At low tide the fishing boats sit on the ocean floor and at high tide they float again. Continue reading

Revisiting The Appalachian Trail- Baxter State Park, Maine

On September 30th we headed for Maine and the fall colors were at their peak, it was a sea of reds, yellows and orange all day long. We drove to Beaver Brook Campground about 20 miles off the main highway, and way out in the middle of nowhere. They had never seen an RV this big, 45 ft she thought included the tow car. Thank goodness we were the only ones there because in the morning it took some maneuvering to get out past the trees and narrow dirt road. Continue reading