Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Glen Rouge, a gem in the GTA and Montreal

July 22, 2013
Another 2 weeks have passed! Where does time go!
We spend enjoyable days at Glen Rouge.

It is in unbelievably quiet in the Rouge Valley. It is difficult to believe the 401 is just up the hill and over the trees. During the week this hidden gem is fairly empty, but it begins to fill up rapidly on Friday evening with everything from huge double axle Class A motor homes to tiny pup tents. Families, friends and single cyclists enjoy a quiet get-away in the heart of the GTA.
We did our last minute shopping of things we had decided we must have-like a clothes drying rack, a stand for our Weber BBQ, another LED torch, and more shorts! We made one last trip to the storage locker to put away a few things we had decided we could do without for a year, and to pick up the bikes and suitcases of winter clothes to leave in Montreal. We enjoyed a BarBQ with friends in Stouffville, and dinner out with our daughter and family in Pickering, then off to Montreal!
We decided to try “Flying J camping” on the way. What an experience! It was a hot, humid evening, and since we were not ‘plugged in’, we did not have air conditioning! Initially, there were only 3 trailers including ourselves. However, as the evening progresses the lot gradually filled up. Most of the trailers were being delivered to new owners, some by big diesels! They, of course, have to have their engines running all night for the air conditioning! It was a little difficult to get a good night’s sleep!
The drive down was comfortable and smooth! We took the Thousand Islands Parkway, and stopped beside the St. Lawrence to make a cup of real coffee! The luxury of travelling with your home!!
We are now in Montreal, visiting John’s Mum, and sleeping in the house!! Our big silver bullet takes up over half of the driveway! The Ram takes up the rest! It is the centre of interest in our area of Pointe Claire right now!

We have been turning lights on in the evening and keeping the fan on during the day, to test the solar panels. Perfect! By about 9:30 in the morning, the batteries are back to 100%.

1 comment:

  1. Nice, sounds like you are having a good time! Keep us posted love hearing all about your adventures!