On the road again
Trip Start Jul 20, 2008
52Trip End Oct 05, 2008
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Well we finally are on the tour of the cities of the east coast of Canada now. Today we head to Ottawa via Kingston and the thousand Islands, these islands are the reputed home of the thousnad Island salad dressing where some rich dude (can't remember his name) had a holiday shack on an island and his chef forgot the salad dressing so he asked what he had on hand an as a result he made up a dressing and when his guests asked what it was he just said oh its a thousand island one hence the name. We had lunch in Kingston who thought they were going to be the Capital of Canada but alas they dipped out and the magnificant parlimentary building they built is now used as the city hall, we had subway for lunch and spoke to a mounted policeman and he informed me he was the water police and they had over 2000sq kilometres of water to watch to protect themselves and America huge area this lake ontario. We ran into our last tour Guide from the west and Russ was the one who spotted us and came up and gave me a huge bear hug lol
We then proceeded into Ottawa where we went to the museum wow what a building and the artistry of the first nations peoples (Indians) exhibit was awesome
We then were taken to the river and was told the canoe trip with the voyaguers, meant we were to paddle to Victoria island or as the First natives call it turtle island, we were then treatedto a native feast and a pow wow it ws excellent and the final dance was the hoop dance. The hotel was a nice one the best bed to sleep in finally one that you could of spent a day in. tomorrow we head to Quebec city and learn how to talk french.
Hugs all Stewart and Nancy.
This is your raving opps roving reporter Trevor, well on the road again hey this is getting to be a good ting at least now i have company to talk to while being shoved into a bag then shoved somewhere dark and wow did that driver have a bad bus every time he changed gears it would jerk the bus, the bus had a new gear box in, well i would be taking it back and saying here u driver this sucker. any way as i was saying on the road again and wow what a trip frist we called in and had lunch in a little place by the lake and they thought they were kings stuff as they built a magnificant building to eb the countries parliment and at the last minute this dude said sorry its going to be some little place called ottawa, so thats how Ottawa became the nations capital cool hey
Trevor the roving reporter