Monday, July 31, 2006

"New" Tour Days 10 & 11: Corner Brook and Gander, Newfoundland

Monday July 31, 2006
Picnic lunch at Grand Falls, NF - no, it wasn't grand and we couldn't find the falls.
Continued eastward on the TCH (Trans Canada Highway) to Bishop's Falls where we visit the Heritage Centre: "The town’s heritage can best be appreciated by visiting the new Bishop’s Falls Heritage Centre. The museum is housed in the former railway station which was constructed in 1943 and served as the headquarters for the Western Division of the railway across Newfoundland. The station served thousands of passengers during its heyday, including the troops of World War II. The heritage centre has an array of photos and memorabilia celebrating the days when the railway reigned as the sole means of transportation across the Island. As an added attraction, a train car is displayed at the centre, offering visitors a glimpse of what rail travel was like."
It's hubby's birthday tonight and we're statying at the Comfort Inn, Gander.

Sunday July 30, 2006
Got a latish start today - after watching the German Grand Prix on TV. Listening to Codroy Valley Radio Show & Jigs and Reels on OZ fm which were featuring local artists playing traditional folk music. Stopped at Tim Horton's in Stephenville for lunch. A guy in a pick-up truck says, "Your car's too small! You have to be over 15 feet to come into town". Rupert retorted, "60 mpg. Who's laughing now?" I'm glad hubby didn't reply with Rich Helm's imfamous comeback to a Hummer driver.
Glorious weather and scenery as we toured the Port au Port Peninsula.
Camped at the Kinsmen's Prince Edward Campground & RV Park just outside of Corner Brook, NF after an interesting tour of some remaining cars of the now defunct "Newfie Bullet" train. Young guy at campsite the check in says, "That's the smallest rig I've ever seen!". Enjoyed a quiet night in the shelter of pine trees.

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