A little bit about ourselfs:

Two crazy Swiss Immigrants living in Canada since 1996 traveling the Country in a 5th wheel together with their two cats ....
Let's introduce ourselves:

There is the lovely and multi-talented Sue: A Sagittarius that likes travel, cats & dogs, reading good books and rather swings a hammer then using a sawing-needle. She dislikes rude people and getting up early

The other part of the team is André: Born in the sign of Aquarius always looking for something new and exciting to explore. Let's go around this corner - there may be something we haven't seen yet! Likes traveling, cooking and making new friends. Dislikes are changing - they may become acceptable

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Along the Saint Lawrence River

Good Sunday evening everyone

After 5 very nice and relaxing days at Pia's and Alfons' we left Almonte Thursday and drove into Québec where we want to spend the next weeks while driving across towards Newfoundland and Labrador. So far our experience is fantastic. The people here are so friendly and helpful. The landscape is beautiful, too and we've seen pretty little villages, farms and settlements, neatly trimmed grass and well maintained flower beds and houses. After only three short days Sue is picking up her French again and we have been talking to locals and other campers, finding out where to go and what to do. So we visited a fromagerie, a farmers market and a wildlife park close to our first stop at "Camping au petit lac Simon". All of it was interesting and well worth while to see. The park for example stretches over a huge area where they keep all kinds of animals native to North America. Deer, elk, moose, bison, mountain goats, wild boar, coyotes, wolves and bears and of course all kinds of small animals and birds call the park home. They roam free except for the bears and wolves which, for safety reasons, have their own several acres big sections. What they do basically is introduce the animals to the park and then let them choose their own place to live within the landscape which includes everything from plains to rugged hill, fields to wooded areas.
We also visited the local historical museum which was very interesting. They display artifacts from the early settlers to the late 1900s, some of which we have actually seen used in our grandparents respective businesses. 
The next leg of our tour brought us to the Saint Lawrence River just east of Montréal where we arrived yesterday. We have already checked out some small stores and road-side vendors and will go pick up some wood-oven baked bread around noon. These small stores remind us of our native Switzerland where one can find a butchery, a bakery and a dairy and cheese store in most any village. They are often preferred over the big supermarkets by the locals because of the variety they offer and the personal service. Seems that here in Québec it is very similar.

Since we had some time before the bread could be picked up around noon, we went to see the Gilles Villeneuve Museum in  Berthierville where the legendary formula 1 driver was from. Check out the picture of André beside one of Gilles race cars

André and Sue
Somewhere on the road in Canada

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