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Old 09-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #15
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Norm/Ginny,
It was great to meet you as you passed through ND. Thanks again for the little tour also. Good to see you made it safely. All that and I forgot to take a picture or two. Next time! Next time I'll throw in some venison country sausage for your supper & not just cake.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:04 PM   #16
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"We were planning on going to Newfoundland this past August with our Boler with friends who own a Winnebago View but as they have a few minor mobility issues we wondered about the amount of walking. Would it be worth the trip for folks who can't walk over hill and dale? "

Bonnie and Claude,

Minor mobility??? Can your freinds walk a mile?

If so there are many short hiking trails in most little towns of interest, it really is traveler freindly with truly freindly people.

Ginny has a bum knee. She uses a good walking stick and we restrict our hikes to a mile or two. We are 70 years old. We rarely attempt anything too steep because of her knee.

Many of the trails have wooden walk ways and usually are in good shape.

There are many, many places to visit that do not require long distance hiking skills, though there are also many places where one can do real backwoods hiking.

I always suggest the spring for a visit because of the icebergs.

Two of the coolest places are Gros Morne Prov Park and Lans Aux Meadows. The 'meadows' do not require long hikes orr any hikes at all and is great. If you go ask me where to eat.

Gros Morne has one neat fiord ride that requires about a 2 mile hike, but there is so much to do in Gros Morne, you could skip this one.

Glad to bury you in info if you decide to go.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:38 PM   #17
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So, what do you do with your home while you're gone? That's one thing that has me puzzled, not sure what to do with mine!

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:59 AM   #18
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Our Home.........

Mon,

Our home was our summer home. It was a small 600 sq foot cottage at the beach in NH that we have expanded to 1800 sq feet; it is nothing special except to us. For the last 11 years we have left the house, keeping it powered when we are away.

Our house is heated by natural gas. We turn the heat down to 50 degrees. We have a $20 temperature monitor on the porch that turns on a Red light if the temperature drops below 40 degrees. This lets a neighbor know there's a problem. She can call the gas company and they come out and fix the problem. (We have a $130 a year contract with them for parts and service.) In 11 years it's happened a couple of times. Also beach houses are really close togther and the red light is obvious to her.

NH is a realitively safe state with the lowest poverty rate in the nation. Though there is crime in 25 years we've never experienced crime in our neighborhood. On our street of the 10 houses nearby, more than 1/2 are empty in the winter.

Our house does get some use while we are away, particularly in the summer. We probably have a dozen house keys out to various relatives. People will come for weekends to weeks.

Though electric, gas and water bills are minimal while we're away, it is expensive to have the home costing us about $10,000 a year to keep the home. It does make Ginny happy though 2 years ago she said I could sell it... maybe when the economy recovers.

When away in the summer we have someone cut the grass ($65), it's a small lawn. This year we have decided to pull out the flower beds so they don't get overgrown with weeds when we're away, turning these areas into grass making the lawn easier to cut and neater.

You can see we don't do much that's special.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:27 AM   #19
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I have followed your travels with great interest. There is a good book in there somewhere.
Many thanks for your updates. Good luck on your layover and perhaps we will see you down the trail.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:25 AM   #20
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Newfoundland for folks with mobility issues

The tourism bureau sent us information but we packed it away. After we return from our fall trip and Christmas with the family we will revisit the possibility of going to Newfoundland. Recently our friend had a cortisone shot in his back (same age as Claude and you) which has helped a great deal so we shall see. It's fun travelling with friends--hard to find like-minded people who don't drive you crazy at close quarters but when you do find them, it's wonderful!

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"Minor mobility??? Can your freinds walk a mile? If so there are many short hiking trails in most little towns of interest, it really is traveler freindly with truly freindly people...Many of the trails have wooden walk ways and usually are in good shape. There are many, many places to visit that do not require long distance hiking skills, though there are also many places where one can do real backwoods hiking. I always suggest the spring for a visit because of the icebergs.

Two of the coolest places are Gros Morne Prov Park and Lans Aux Meadows. The 'meadows' do not require long hikes orr any hikes at all and is great. If you go ask me where to eat. Gros Morne has one neat fiord ride that requires about a 2 mile hike, but there is so much to do in Gros Morne, you could skip this one....
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:55 AM   #21
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Friends

It is hard to find people who are good friends with like travels styles. We have always traveled alone, partially because we're really 'pokey emmas' (not sure of the derivation of that phrase).

We move slowly between places and can spend a week in no where exploring it in detail, rarely rushing about, and sometimes backtracking when we feel like it.

A number of freinds have gone on caravans to Alaska and the like. We have seen these groups and they seem to be having fun but we would not enjoy the typical pace.

I'm sure your freinds would find plenty to enjoy in Newfoundland. There are few Newfoundlanders on the site and they can provide many tips on their province.

Last summer we went to the fiberglass rally in PEI, this year it was held in NB. It was very interesting because their were a ton of Bolers their, the original source of most of our trailers.... Their rally is usually held in July.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:50 PM   #22
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Thanks, Norm. We'll have to look into the rally in the Maritimes. I am starting to add reminders to my calendar as the dates are announced and we will decide closer to the events whether we can attend them. BTW, we don't do 'group' well as we are very early risers and tend to be on the road from can see to can't see. Once at our destination (we get there, squat a while, visit locally and head home), although we spend time with our friends, we don't like 'obligations'. Guess that's why we found so few folks we'd want to travel across country with. With Serge and Normande we got lucky.

When you say friends (ours are coming to visit today so will be offline for a bit) "go on caravans to Alaska" do you mean with little fibreglass rigs?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:06 PM   #23
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Norm and Ginny, I'm so glad you made it home safely and you're already looking forward to your next trip. That tells me, you're always looking for something around the next bend and are interested in adding to your memory banks.

I hope you enjoyed your time in Oregon and visiting with the locals along with us at the Oregon Gathering.

I hope our paths cross again

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:37 PM   #24
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We love your state and will be back in 2013/14. Great to meet you and a truly fine rally.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #25
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Thanks for sharing your adventures and know-how. Very inspiring! We are so glad to have our egg now and the new vistas it will open up for us.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:30 PM   #26
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Always enjoy your posts, both for the information and for the vicarious adventures! Safe travels to you both wherever your next journey takes you!
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:25 PM   #27
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Oooh, you're on the beach. Do you allow "trailer friends" to boondock in your yard? (Hint hint...if I ever get out that way)
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:13 AM   #28
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Come onalong......

Mike, Our yard is about the size of an RV lot, 60 feet wide. I'm sure if you stopped by you would not be turned away.

There's always room for a fiberglass trailer.
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