2009 Vacation Day 10 - Exploring

Little cool this morning...fired up the heat pump to put a little warm air in the place and suck some of the humidity out. All the comforts of home in this thing...even the kitchen sink.

Went to a brunch at Mimi & Peter's then did some exploring of Chatham...which really means wandering around looking at shops and people. Rained hard again most of the day, but thankfully it cleared late in the day...well not really cleared, more stopped raining...fog now rolling in...gotta love the dampness. Steve, Rachel and Alex came over for dinner and a bonfire...Alex made up a bunch of excellent smores. Started to pack away some gear in prep of heading out tomorrow morning.

2009 Vacation Day 9 - Two By Two

Have I mentioned yet that it is raining? Real rain...not a drizzle, not scattered showers, not a "chance" of rain, not "it's just spitting"...but real serious rain...loud rain, pounding is the word I would use. Pissing down rain is also good, but just does not really capture how much is coming down. Oh, did I mention it was this way ALL day. I don't really think I've seen this amount of rain ever. We've had some dandies in the past few years, but those were cloudbursts...minor league really...this is the bigs. If this is what the edge of a tropical storm produces, little wonder the damage created when a hurricane hits land.

2009 Vacation Day 7 - PTown

Took a run up to Provincetown...figured with Obama doing the Martha's Vineyard gig, things would be a little extra slow getting over there. We were only about 45 minutes so we decided to head there for the day. PTown is right at the very end of Cape Cod. Over many years it has become a mecca for the gay community...a summer haven for many...permanent home and business for many more. It is a wonderful town based around one long street along the shore and wharfs...and it is certainly unique. You see pretty much everything in PTown.

2009 Vacation Day 6 - Gin Soaked Rants

OK...rants go first...we have all been driving along when we spot a car towing a travel trailer about to make a turn in the direction we are going...now admit it...your first thought is...Shit, I gonna be stuck behind that damn trailer my entire drive, I'm not gonna make "good time" because of this stupid family and their damn travel trailer...what to hell are they doing on the road anyways. Nailed it on the head didn't I. I'm guilty of this...as are the rest of you.

2009 Vacation Day 5 - Up in the Trees

Great weather here...nice change. We discovered a treetop walk at an outdoor museum in Worcester...about 45 minutes from here. Decided to check it out. In Worcester we saw this neat art park, lots of interesting permanent installations...

2009 Vacation Day 4 - The Dreaded Dumping Station...

Today was the day...the dreaded, much anticipated emptying of the tanks. Have given this some thought along the way, and picked a few brains to get any salient experience I should not be lacking. Not to get too detailed, but the expression "fill your boots" is somehow appropriate...and from a physics point of view, makes sense.

2009 Vacation Day 3 - Amazing Site

So we pulled out today and headed for Newport NH. Got all hitched up again, with the help of super keener John...he eats this stuff up. Lots of good pointers also...especially for Dale on how not to get run over when helping with trailer guiding. Dale seemed to be all ears...

2009 Vacation Day 2 - Settling In...Checking Out

Great sleep. We bought a 4 cup coffee maker before we left...who can do without a cup of joe in the morning???...and some amazing Peruvian beans from Bridgehead...the aroma is outrageous...literally cannot keep it in the trailer as we would already be wired for sound even before our first cup. Just kinda poked around a bit...rustled up a bite to eat and put on another pot.

2009 Vacation Day 1 - Lost in Longueuil...

So we get away a little later than expected, totally not taking into account the usual Montreal traffic. Work our way into downtown on the 20...then totally blow by the Jacques Cartier bridge while looking in amazement at the giant clock on the Molson building. Finally get on to the bridge, after an extended tour of the neighbourhood, then proceed way to far on the 134 into Longueuil. You know the feeling you get when one is driving along and you know something is screwed up, but you keep going, just hoping it all sorts itself out...which it never does. So we do quick exit of the 134...into absolutely nowhere.