BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel
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... that is that phenomenal!! But basically that's like deciding to fly from Atlanta to Houston...by way of a 3 day stop over in Portland, Maine. Definitely not the most direct route, but we are betting that it will be well worth it :)
So with that all hammered out, it was time to dive into some research and whip up one (or maybe it's two or three) of my infamous spreadsheets. I have been combing ...
... slop! It was a real Yankee farming meet, with the locals in typical bib and brace overalls, caps and chewing straw! There were lots of Amish folk there in strange garb, and Mumsie and I stood out like dunnies in a desert - pretty obvious we weren't locals! Mumsie and I arranged to meet Greg and Jasmin in a couple of hours, and then went off for a wander - it was very difficult to get around and although it was a great display it is not really our thing - so we ...
Our last day was pretty nice. The weather was a cool, breezy 60's and sunny. In the morning I rode my bike into town, over the new drawbridge, past the harbor, and by the beach, all in one big loop. Overall it probably adds about 12 miles to my total.
We visited some huge garden today. It's a large, well-kept grounds full of flowers. Beautiful!
Not leaving until the afternoon, we wanted to wait ...
... for a while, it poured a good shower. It bucketed for about a half hour, then we went to Port Sandy Bay restaurant for supper. Last year, when we went here I tried the pizza and disliked it. This year I tried the cheeseburger and disliked it just as much. The only good thing I have had in this restaurant is the deep-fried cheese curds :D.
Now I am just sitting in the camper relaxing.
Well unfortunately we ran into the little problem of a trip to Australia being a rather expensive endeavor to begin with. But when you throw New Year's Eve on top of it, we're talking "sell a kidney" type prices here. Alright, let's try a new plan and back it up to Australia Day - January 26. We'd still get some fireworks, it's still summer, it's close to my birthday, perfect! And well, it's still ...