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Old 07-02-2013, 12:35 AM   #15
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:33 AM   #16
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:23 AM   #17
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One thing we've learned in our travels is that very often you don't see what's before you until it's pointed out.

Sitting on the coast of Oregon a man knocked on our window and said do you have any of these, holding out a handful of agates. He told us they could be found on the beach. We had never seen them but once we knew they were there they became visible.

Similarly with L'anse aux Meadows. After cruising down the coast of Labrador Helge Ingstad stopped near the Meadows and asked if there were any little hills around, (remains of Viking sod houses). The inhabitants said yes, the kids play on them. Years of 'digs' confirmed the sites with significant artifact discovery.

If you go to the Meadows drive to the end of the road to a small village and visit the Norseman, an excellent little restaurant.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:17 AM   #18
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Norm and Ginny,

I had to sneak in here and say how pleasant it is to hear you comment on how much you enjoyed your trip to the rock. I was born and raised there, I presently live in Winnipeg but return every year as my whole family lives there, I tell friends there are three cultures in Canada; French, Newfoundland and Canadian haha. I have to say you put a big smile on my face when I read your thread...most Canadians I know have never been there.

Glad to see you embraced the many accents I hope your future trips are fun filled as well...safe travels.

P.S. Fogo island is fantastic

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:30 AM   #19
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Hi Norm And Ginny,

I hope to make a Newfie trip soon and was wondering about cell phone coverage. Did you have decent connectivity during your travels to that magical place?

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Thank you Greg. Part of the problem is the ferry cost, in part making it expensive for short trips.

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Pete we had a fabulous deal on our Verizon Cell. We were extended to unlimited call and text minutes to the USA while in Canada for an additional $12 a month. It also allows 1000 inches of Canadian calls a month.

We typically sat in front of a Cap center and/or library and had unlimited data minutes. Buying a separate data plan was too expensive though sending and receiving emails was not too expensive.

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We were talking with full timers today who've been to Alaska 7 times. Recently tried NL and ha e a new love, spent 4 months on their last trip.
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Very true and over the years it seems to continue to increase. Flights are no different, 2 years ago i flew to Europe for a two week ski trip and those flights were about $300 more than flying to Newfoundland which is in my own country.

Its to bad. Keep traveling and be safe
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Greg,

I love comments from people who have lived there; it's really an opportunity to learn more. We are now literally in the day dream mode thinking about this spring's visit. I check the Fogo weather daily and for a good part of this winter it's been similar to Hampton, NH.

By the way where is your home town in Newfoundland? We've been to virtually every town except Harbour Breton vicinity and some small islands.
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Originally a prairie boy, I lived in Newfoundland for three years in the 1990's while attending grad school. It was a wonderful place to live, with its natural beauty and super friendly people. We had 3 young kids at the time and it was a great place to raise a family. We were sad to leave, but do look forward to future trips back to visit and explore more of this beautiful place.

We now live in Alberta and frequently encounter people who have moved here from Newfoundland in order to work. A large number of those Newfoundland expats tell us that they hope to move back to Newfoundland at some time in the future.

p.s. When we did move to Newfoundland, we learned that many Newfoundlander's consider the term "Newfie" to be offensive (others don't) and so we made a conscious decision not to use that term in the future.
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When I was a kid, in Ontario, I had no idea what a Newfie was, but we used the term in jokes that may just as well have used other racist terms. I was young and stupid then. I no longer use that word.
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