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Friends at the Factory

As you use your motorhome —and when you see all the bells and whistles on newer models— you start to develop a list of things to fix, add, or change if you have the chance. After four years with Serena, our wish list was getting pretty long, so we decided that this was the summer … Continue reading »

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Calendar Girl

We  are happy to announce that Serena is a Calendar Girl! She is gracing the June page of the Leisure Travel Vans Calendar. Yippee! This is the picture that was chosen by popular vote:  

Categories: Architecture, Campgrounds, Canada, Nature | 12 Comments

Nova Scotia Factoids

One of the best parts of travel is noticing the differences. Here are some things that we have found of interest in Nova Scotia. (Some of these may be countrywide, but we discovered them while here in NS.) Road signs in Cape Breton are in English and Gaelic. Sales tax is 15%! But since high … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, Culture | 4 Comments

What Wood You Do?

What would you do if a blight of Dutch elm disease ravaged your town’s 100-year-old elm tree population?

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The Best of Nova Scotia: the Eastern Shore

Everyone has heard of Cape Breton. Entire books have been written about the famed Bay of Fundy and its crazy tides. The South Shore’s Lighthouse Trail is well traveled and well known. Wineries galore punctuate the Annapolis Valley. So imagine our surprise when the region that we had never heard of, the one that no … Continue reading »

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Two more steps into the past

I usually do my trip planning on a day by day basis. So it was while driving on the Eastern Shore and perusing the local guide-book that I noticed an antique car show along our route on the exact dates that we would be passing through. Manny and I love walking down memory lane and … Continue reading »

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Weekend of Wineries… WOW!

The weather in Nova Scotia is like an avocado. You can only enjoy it when it is ready —not when you are. And, it is usually only perfect for one day. So after numerous days of changing plans or cancelling reservations, we finally learned to live in the moment and to decide the day’s activities … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, Cuisine, Friends, Wine | 4 Comments

Weather you like it or not!

Everyone we told about our upcoming trip to Nova Scotia immediately mentioned the breathtaking vistas of Cape Breton, an island and the eastern most part of the province. There are five different routes; the best known is the famed Cabot Trail, which takes you up steep mountains, around tortuous curves with forest on one side … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, Weather | 10 Comments

Lucky Guy

Manny is one lucky guy. (And not just because he is married to me!) For the last several years, we have ensured that his birthdays have been particularly memorable. We celebrated his 60th enjoying the house blends in a coffee shop in Amsterdam… 😉 For his 63rd, we placed the order for our home on … Continue reading »

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Adirondacks in our dreams of Lunenburg

I never thought much about Adirondack chairs. I suppose because I never really saw many of them. (Although lately I’ve noticed unattractive dark green plastic ones on the front lawns of neighbors’ houses.) The “real” wooden ones were never part of my worldview.

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