Sunday, 24 August 2008

Road Trip

It was hot and humid again today. When I got up it was cloudy for my walk but I still did my exercises down by the river then came in to do back exercises.

The sun did come out during the day and as of this posting we haven't had the rain or thunderstorm that was forecast for the area. It did reach 28C (83F) but I think there's a cold front that's supposed to go through so that tomorrow will be cooler and the humidity will hopefully be gone!

I finished my book by Joy Fielding entitled "Lost" this morning. It was pretty good. Joy Fielding is a Canadian author and the book takes place in Toronto.

This afternoon we got ready and went into Lindsay as Gordon wanted some arch supports for his duck boots and some crocs. We got the arch supports but no crocs that fit him. I also picked up some groceries so he decided we should go to Peterborough which is about 1/2 hour or so east. We dropped the groceries off and set out. The plan had been to go to Walmart to look for crocs and then to go to the zoo. Peterborough has a free zoo. On the way we stopped at the Omemee Municipal Park.

We did manage to find crocs at Walmart then drove to the Peterborough Lift Locks as it was Sunday and Gordon decided the zoo would be a 'zoo' with kids.

Lift locks are pretty rare and they're interesting. Here's a series of photos to show how they work. We were lucky enough to get there just as the locks were about to start moving and there were boats in both bays.

After that it was back home to get a shower after the humidity of the day. Thank goodness we left the air conditioner on in the RV!


  1. The locks are very interesting. Thanks for the pictures.

  2. linda supertrooper8:20 pm

    We could have passed each other with out realising today
    Yes it was awfully humid wasnt it ..yucky !
    L x


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