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