Vacations

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Camping at Delta, Marriott, Hilton, and Sheraton

Forget about camping at Nova Scotia’s Kejimkujik National Park, Ontario’s Sharbot Lake Provincial Park, Alberta’s Peter Lougheed Provincial Park or any campground for that matter. I much prefer campgrounds with inviting names like Delta, Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton and Westin, but it was not always so. As college students in the seventies, my friends and I could not possibly afford those establishments. Our meagre budgets would only permit a borrowed, canvas tent that reeked of mildew and a car known as “Tin Lizzie,” but…

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M is for Mould, Mush, Mildew, Maggots…

CPAP machine? Yep. Prescriptions? Yep. Sunglasses? Yep. Phone chargers? Yep. Rubber boots? Yep. Winter coat? Yep. Got everything? Yep. Glenn turned off as many breakers as possible in the electrical panel to save 10 cents worth of hydro. He did not turn off breakers for the TV/PVR, the fridge and the air conditioner and believed everything was hunky dory. And with that, we jumped in our loaded down RAV4 and struck out for our house in West Head (Lockeport), Nova Scotia for…

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Farewell to Nova Scotia

How is it possible we have been at our Nova Scotia homestead for more than two months? The time has come to clean up the house…again, pack up and leave bright and early Monday morning. I think I will sleep in my clothes, because I will nod off as soon as I stumble into the car, and wake up five hours later near the New Brunswick border.

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