Thursday, 25 September 2008

RV to Dealer and Road Trip

Up this morning shortly after 6 a.m. We had an appointment at our RV dealer to get the RV caulked and were to be there between 9 and 9:30 a.m. We actually arrived shortly after 9 a.m. After the RV got unhitched, we left it and took off for a scenic drive.

First stop was in Franktown (Lilac Capital of Ontario) for a photo of St. Paul's United Church. It has a very unique and interesting steeple and bell tower as you can see from the photo below.

Then we stopped for breakfast at the greatest breakfast restaurant in the area. It's called The Roosteraunt. There are all sorts of figurines, stuffed roosters, pictures of roosters, rooster towels all over the restaurant.

We had gone last year and since we were in the area decided to go again and it didn't disappoint. It's always good when a meal agrees with Gordon. While there we parked near the locks and walked around a bit. I had seen a bead store downtown (Bead Buddies) and since I didn't go to Sassy Bead Co yesterday and it's going to rain this weekend, I decided I should get my crimp beads. They are much, much more expensive there than what I paid at TMG-Beads in Cameron last month so that's all I bought. I priced their crimpers - $36.95 - no, thanks.

The Falls in Smiths Falls

Pretty flowers in the park at Smiths Falls

While I was looking in the beading store Gordon walked around a bit. There is a little RV park right on the Rideau Canal called Victoria Park Campground so he went in and got some information. Their sites are large enough for us and some of them back right on the canal. No problem with a clear view of the south either and it's a short drive or a long walk to The Roosteraunt!

From there we set Miss Pinky to take us to Delta, Ontario. Gordon had been there a few years ago helping a friend close down his cottage for the winter. There's another campground there that we checked out called "Lower Beverley Lake Park" but it's quite expensive considering it's out in the middle of nowhere.

The Old Mill in Delta - if I had been quicker I could have gotten a photo of a blue heron flying by.

The trees were very pretty.

This was a cooperative dragonfly

What a beautiful, sunny day. It reached 26C (79F). Today was better than a lot of days we had this summer!

Have you ever seen a cemetery in the middle of a corn field?

By then it was after 2 p.m. so we decided to head back to the dealer and when we arrived the RV was ready. After we paid the bill (oh my goodness, heart attack!), we got home and found out our water hose is still leaking. Gordon tried putting a washer in but that didn't work so we had to go out and buy a couple of new hoses as we need about 35 ft to reach the tap in this site.

Now we're both exhausted and looking forward to a hot shower!


  1. Well the RV wont leak now and either will the hose!! Good work makes it all worth while.


  2. Beautiful pictures, Sandra


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