Sunday, August 3, 2008
On the Road
I've officially launched my road-trip! Left Essex on Aug 2...a bit later than scheduled thanks to all the festivities the night before. By the way, anyone reading this who attended...a big thanks...what a send-off. Loved all the gifts, wine and most of all your company.
Highlights of yesterday include a less than spectacular exit from Essex. As I was groggily pulling the StarStream down the driveway I was jolted into road-trip reality by the sound of the trailer's bumper scraping the stone wall. Ouch! I had a number of spectators (joggers, dog-walkers, neighbors) as witnesses to my trailering prowess...no real damage except to my ego! I did however make amends...as I pulled into a very full campground in Ottawa, I backed the StarStream perfectly, and I mean PERFECTLY into a rather awkward spot. It is a beautiful campground...nice roads, very wooded. Arrived in a downpour...and it rained all through the night. I settled in with a very nice glass of wine and put in a classic movie - Casablanca. Perfection.
BTW -- for those of you who were worried, the boarder crossing was a non-event. I ended up crossing into Canada on something akin to a farm road (I took the scenic route...on purpose...really). One lone guy in a small outpost. He just wanted to know where I was going, what sort of alcohol I was carrying and if I had any firearms. Over and done with in under 5 minutes.
I've included a few pics for your entertainment. What I am most proud of (beside my backup job into the campsite) is my new "office"...it just doesn't get any better than that!
Corner office...with a view