Sunday, 19 April 2009

Back at Home Base

Gordon got me up early this morning saying he wasn't feeling well either and we'd better hit the road. We were out of the KOA around 7:45 a.m., crossed the border shortly after noon. We declared what we had planned to, paid our taxes and went on our merry way. There wasn't much of a lineup at the border either.

Heading out

Very few people in line at the border

This was on the truck window in the lane next to us

Welcome to Canada

Back in our home province after nearly six months

Some of the Thousand Islands
Crossing the Ivy Lea Bridge into Ontario

Go east!

When we had our sticks and bricks house we lived in Nepean.

Coming into Ottawa from the south, lots of houses have built up here in the last few years. This used to be fields not so long ago.

A very familiar sign around here although we did notice a few of them around Ohio

This is another familiar sign. Canadian Tire isn't just tires, it's like a department store of stuff for the house, the car, the garden and lots more.

The freeway in Ottawa splits, you go right to go to Montreal and to the left to go to our campground

The road to the campground runs along the Ottawa River

On our way north on Hwy 416 we were listening to an Ottawa radio station. They said that our main (only) east/west route was down to one lane for construction in one spot going eastbound and was backing up so we decided to detour through the city and come out on the other side of the construction. Amazingly considering the time of year we saw very few little snow patches along the route.

We arrived at Recreationland east of Ottawa shortly after 1 p.m. They have free wifi here and our month cost us $582.75 including electric on 30 amp service. It's quite a distance from our doctors and my sister but it's a pretty good price and things are bustling in the east end of the city.

Entrance to Recreationland

Our row

Our site - not a lot of people here yet

We've signed up for a month here with an option for another month.

I think we reached about 16C (60F) today although I wasn't really checking too closely.

Gordon is not feeling very well, I hope he doesn't get bronchitis again! Sure glad he was able to get us home AGAIN...........

We're so glad to be back. It always seems like such a long haul and it's worse when you're sick. Sure do miss Texas!


  1. I can't believe there's a building (house) on that tiny island. Thanks for the pictures. I'm so glad you're home. Please rest up and get to feeling better.

  2. Glad you made it home safe! Maybe some of that Tim Horton coffee will cure Gordon, before he really gets sick. No I don't think there is nicotine in it. LOL But lets hope you folks are on the mend soon.

    Rod & Loyce

  3. Anonymous8:36 pm

    Enjoy that Tim's...I'm enjoying some right now!!!

  4. TX will miss you, too.
    But with the chat we can be in touch most evenings, even though you will be thousands of miles from here.
    I pray that Gordon will soon feel better, at least now he can rest.
    Happy Trails,. Penny, TX

  5. Anonymous9:24 pm

    HI Sandy
    Welcome home, I just drove down from Cornwall yesterday in the pouring rain. The weather is much improved today. Enjoy your Tims and relax now that you are on your home turf.

  6. Glad to see you're home safe. Looking at your pictures have made me long for an early return to Recreationland but it looks like we'll be another 8 days or so anyway. Can't wait for that Tim's!

    Hope Gordon is feeling better.

    Dave and Lise

  7. Welcome back to Ontario ! Kelly

  8. We are sooo glad to see that you made it safely to your home. Gordon try and get well soon. Maybe Canadian air will heal you. Stay safe dear friends and keep those pictures coming.

    Joe and Sherri


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