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RE: Provincial parks payments

Bravo Orion. Would that such would go visit Europe, or say the parts of the UK where the exit Brexit croud hangs out. I hear tell you may not get stopped at country borders in Europe, but you have to have ALL of your papers in order. Bravo again Orion. :C
Little Kopit 09/11/16 12:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Provincial parks payments

Excuse me, but on which side of the border did you stop at a bank? & for what it is worth, the only country where I felt treated like an unrecognizable alien from Pluto was in the US.* The Canadian side always has treated my 'foreign exchange transactions' as a regular happening. :C * off the top I've done currency exchanges (one country to another) in UK, France, Denmark (pre Euro), Israel (and maybe Lebanon), Australia, US.
Little Kopit 09/11/16 07:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Provincial parks payments

Common sense, not to mention a basic idea of decency or courtesy is to use the currency of the country where you are. Banks are the essential basic place to do money business, though some border crossing sites have such services, as do some stores. But heck, that's why banks are there. Certainly in Canada, they are the least costly. Why, well any one bank operates over a large territory. In the US banks used to be a 'this town ownly' set up. Betcha it still costs less to change your money when in Canada. :C
Little Kopit 09/10/16 01:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Border Crossing Special Watch

I just heard on CBC that Canada is going to make a special effort to insure that all guns crossing the border do so with full compliance with all laws and regulations. The news item said that 7 guns had been picked up very recently, my memory knows I've forgotten the specific phrase, i.e. "today" or "this week". But I think they were in more western parts of the country. checking the CBC online sections. :C
Little Kopit 09/01/16 06:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: White bread!

When I used to make bread, I always knew it was mine because of the kinds of oil I'd use. But it's so long that I'm not sure. I think I was more into safflower oil, almond oil, walnut oil than into olive oil in those days. Also, I have always used milk for the liquid and egg. This is bread machine bread mind you. However, I never follow the God forsaken bread machine recipes re. salt. There is no @($#!@(#$(!($*!($#* earthly sense to all that salt. WE DO NOT NEED it. It's bad for us. To heck with worrying about super even rises. Taste and health matter much more. Experiment with different ingredients and find what tastes like Steve's bread. OK? :B
Little Kopit 08/21/16 07:48pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Anyone had to use OHIP in another province?

In most provinces your card is accepted and the province where you made claim gets the $ back from your home province. If you were to move that would apply to all medical treatment that you received in your 1st 3 months, then your new health card for your new province of residence would cover you. I've read many a time that there is an almost, but not quite 6 months option on health coverage if you go out of Canada. :C
Little Kopit 08/16/16 09:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: NS on the 22 of Aug, Reservations?

Best $ to/from PEI are ferry to and bridge from. You pay when you leave. Bridge costs less. Check fuel prices all 3 Maritime provinces. All are regulated. If it's a week when PEI is less, it will pay you to tank up. Likewise in NB or NS. I'm not going to guess reservations. Figures on visitors from US are high because of exchange rate and maybe our dry summer. Forest fires in NS appear to be solved. :B
Little Kopit 08/15/16 07:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy #4 on Cape Breton, any good

Hold on, last wk. there were problems on PEI ferry, it seems that one is out of service, and limiting RV's nd letting cars on, had to re rout trip. call before, check out. Daughter was held off for two trips, and told they weren't sure of the 11:00 PM crossing. Yes, there is only one ferry running PEI to NS, but you paint it worse than I hear it is. Some loads they put in a mezzanine, favouring the car traffic. Other loads, especially those at night have the ferry with the usual height allocations. The late night runs are set up to get the industrial traffic through. And, of course, a lot of motorhomes are the same height as the semi-trailers. But call is definitely a good idea. http://www.ferries.ca/ns-pei-ferry/ :C
Little Kopit 08/14/16 07:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Cooking Lobster

Did ya pay attention to the 2" of water I use. Sure you bring the water to a boil, but it's the steam that cooks. Didn't think mine was that hard to read. :C
Little Kopit 08/14/16 03:50am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Cooking Lobster

It's in your taste buds. Maximum 2 inches water low boil. Salt to your diet. & I'm on a low salt diet. Best lobster restaurant in these parts also does comparatively low salt. 30 minutes for something over a pound. 45 minutes for 2 pounder. In my 6 quart stainless steel pot I can cook 2 1.75 pound beauties. & of course, put into pot alive. :B :B :B
Little Kopit 08/13/16 05:33pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: West Through Northern Ontario Route 11 or 17?

Agree! I've seen a Class A motor home on the side of the road out of fuel, driver posted a sign asking for help. The longest section on 17 (from memory) is just north of Sault St. Marie to Wawa, well over 100 km. There is gas in Wawa and in Marathon. The husky travel stops in SSM and in Dryden are convenient for larger RV's and Dryden has the cheapest gas in northern Ontario. In the 70s when I was driving that Wawa--- Sault Ste Marie stretch all seasons, I thought of it as 131 miles. :C
Little Kopit 08/13/16 05:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: West Through Northern Ontario Route 11 or 17?

Go via one route, come back another. I did this last year, got home to Maritimes on Oct 10, 2015. -Going, crossed St. Lawrence Riviere du Loup up Saguenay and prowled -around up that way 2 or 3 days, Val d'or, etc. -Over to Kirkland Lake, Timmins, picked up 11 and across to Thunder Bay. -On to Manitoba, major through way, don't remember number. -Rounded Winnipeg going north and worked my way north so that I would -get to Northwest Territories, ie. Hay River. -Had to come way back south because so late in year to get to BC and up to Yukon -Whitehorse residents sent me off to Skagway, AK rather than Dawson City. Service Stations, eateries, etc. always had people with suggestions, or travel motto, talk to locals. Coming back, One tourist attraction on my list many times more than any others, The Royal Tyrrell Museum. To which I say, was I ever right about that. - Then via close to Winnipeg again, should have changed that for something different. - Kept to 17 back through ON. Hey, ya know I worked out of Sudbury 72-78. 17 has changed since I went through in 2004. Since I know the towns I wasn't happy about change. Dropped down to Manitoulin Island for a day. Very much the same as 38 years before. Worth it. - Quit 17 before Ottawa and went south to pick up my rovings to QC border and south. - Finally connected with Hartland Covered Bridge. Like I said, go one way return another. Talk to locals. :B
Little Kopit 08/13/16 02:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: On Our Way to the Maritimes

Yep, 2 laners have more to see. Do you know how to tell what houses, barns, other buildings were built by what peoples in what time period? If you don't chat with someone in some place(s) along the way.* Places settled by Francophones 1600s to 2004, places set up by Anglophones post Acadian era, but pre 1900....... You can see all of these from the two lane roads, especially if you don't rush your drive. * Often local tourism associations have some 'historians', who are working to preserve heritage buildings. One of the most interesting 'visits' I've done was a tour of the reconstructed Viking Village at L'Anse aux Medows, NL......what materials made the original structure, what is used to repair and retain the structure as the Vikings would have done. Our tour guide was the granddaughter of the chap who showed that site to Norse explorer, Helge Ingestad, and Anne Stine Ingstad his anthropologist spouse. (granted that's Atlantic Canada). :C
Little Kopit 08/13/16 06:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How much exercise is needed?

When I'm on the road and have a hard time finding a place to walk, yet can find some water deeper than the length of my dogs legs, I throw a stick for them to retrieve into that water. Swimming uses up more energy than ordinary running. In 15 minutes I can get them so well exercised so that they will veg out in the middle of a crowded cg. ;)
Little Kopit 08/12/16 10:55pm RV Pet Stop
RE: On Our Way to the Maritimes

Do you want suggestions of places to eat on the way? & BTW have you picked up the offshore islands on your rambles: Campobello, Deer Island, Grand Manan. There is the direct ferry to Grand Manan and the one from Campobello, Deer Island, then Grand Manan. & from my memory, granted good eats and camping on Campobello, bestest of the eats source is THE BAKERY on Grand Manan. Essential to be there before opening hour. :B
Little Kopit 08/12/16 08:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Crossing into Canada at Callis, what should we expect?

Oops, should have double checked via google. You're right. ;)
Little Kopit 08/11/16 02:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Crossing into Canada at Callis, what should we expect?

Only thing that bugs me, we started at Ellsworth ME. Direction on compass was SE, or E, I would have thought we were back in Florida after driving that direction for all that time! You must have driven Rt. 1 all the way. Takes forever! But most interesting!!!!!! Most beauty to be found for those with open eyes. Hey GANG! The folks in Maine would appreciate correct spelling, I'm sure. Callais. But in Maine you say it the Maine way, like you've been spelling it. If that were a town in Quebec, then you'd say it the French way. Still, no matter how said, it is spelled Callais!! :@
Little Kopit 08/10/16 06:28pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy #4 on Cape Breton, any good

After you've checked out the rest of the Cape Breton Island, you might go the single digit roads. Remember the theory is 3 digit roads, 105 etc, are supposed to be the widest, straightest, in best repair. But with all roads, especially Canadian ones, that's all theory. Last years winter could have reversed that trend. If it's faster to repair the single digit road, to keep traffic moving, that will get done first, natch. But do all the rest of that island.... :C
Little Kopit 08/10/16 06:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Trans Labrador Highway (Labrador 500 and 510)

Back in 2006, when the Trans Labrador Highway was not completed, I did this trip. See, I left Newfoundland in 2008 so I had to do Labrador before all that This is one area that has changed, had opened areas coming along mentionably often. So, did you hear anything about the road along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River from Baie Comeau towards Blanc Sablanc. Any chance of that being done by 2018, when I'll be 75? & check my slides online for the 2006 historical ..... in signature. :B
Little Kopit 08/10/16 06:35am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: South Shore of Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy area

Ah, St. John's, Newfoundland (need ferry) or or Saint John, New Brunswick. ;)
Little Kopit 08/07/16 07:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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