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... morning and are staying with Andrew & Jules too. Julia is doing the cake for the wedding (told you she was amazing!) so she did prep for that in the morning along with a myriad of other things on the to do list. Some of the girls are getting their nails done today, so we dropped them there, then Julia dropped us at 'Chapters' while she went on to do other things. Chapters is Fliss' most favourite store. In summary it's a giant bookstore meets gift shop meets ...
... visitors centres and heritage buildings all over Canada that are owned by Parks Canada. Our passes cost $67.50, and with individual day passes costing up to $10, we will definitely be getting our money’s worth out of it! Interestingly, the girl who did all the paperwork for us was from Glovertown! She laughed at the thought of us driving around taking photos and said the locals would definitely have clocked us!
After a relaxed walk around ...
... Very interesting. I took photos of many of the info boards, and I think if you read them you will get and understanding and a time line of how this rugged country was settled. Canadians in general are hardy people, but Newfoundlanders take it to a whole other level. They are HARDY!!
We also stopped at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, and an Anglican Church.
Also made it to the Geo Center, ...
... the houses are built in long strips and every house is a different bright colour, and no one has a front or back yard in the downtown area. The streets don't seem to have any rhyme or reason as to their directions, but we figure that back in the day it all made sense. With Doug still recovering from his broken hip and foot, walking here was a challenge but we took our time with lots of rest stops ...
... good. I saw an excellent exhibition of the Irish migration into Newfoundland, as well as a photo display of the sealing disaster of 1914, before returning to the hotel.
No rest for the wicked, though, as I was meeting a couple who live in Newfoundland that I met on the new York, Niagara, Philadelphia, and Washington DC tour. Hilda came in and met me in the lobby before we went off for a meal of fish and chips. On leaving the restaurant, we met ...
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