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Thursday, August 5, 2010

We have arrived..

Well, we've actually been here a couple of days.  Nothing too eventful on the long drive except the nasty traffic jam just east of Montreal due to construction.  Had we known that we would have taken route 89 south into Vertmont...  Stopped in Vertmont Monday afternoon at a welcome center for some Green Mountain Roaster coffee and pressed south to Lee, NH.  Spent the first evening in Arnprior Ontario at a hotel on the edge of a hydroelectric dam that has a nice view of an artificial waterfall and enjoyed (some of us) Chinese takeout at a picnic table in the park.  It is a beautiful drive along route 17 from Sault Ste. Marie to about North Bay.  The smell of cow is pretty darn strong once you head east of Montreal.  And the city of Montreal itself is rather stunning if you can bear the sprawl outwards with all the walmarts and other non-canadian cultural influence.

It is WARM bloody hot here!  Yesterday it was in the high 80's and will hit 90 today.  We are not used to the heat and high humidity.  Spent yesterday at Odiorne Point State Park and the Seacoast Science Center (Otherwise known as the Starfish Museum) and the kids had fun playing in the touch tank with sea urchins, starfish, marine snails, mussells and crabs.  We went down the beach a bit to the seacoast and did some tidepooling.  I have photos but I don't think I have a way to transfer them to the pewter.

Today will be spent primarily in the pool!  We bought six ladderback shaker styled chairs that we will be picking up today from a local antique shop.  I think we can get at least four of them back to Michigan on the roof of the will look most interesting I'm sure!  The kids are going to Aunt Bonnies this evening to spend the nite and then tomorrow during the day she is taking them to something akin to an amusement park for the day and Will and I will be going to Canterbury Village (a shaker village).  I have hopes of getting to the Harrisville Loom Company while we are here too.  They have a curriculum book on spinning that one of the teachers at the school will be using this fall and she agreed to teach it if I would help.  SO I NEED THE BOOK RIGHT???  :)

More updates later....

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