I thought all of the gas stations in Canada had taken out that thingie whereby you could latch it to keep it open. But I pulled into one the other day that still had it. Yes, I know – it’s the small things that excite me !! LOL
I didn’t even have to use my nail clippers, like I have it the past. But they are always handy just in case. Filling up a rig this size mean having to hold that handle for a L-O-N-G time and my poor little hand gets tired.
Another thing that pleased me was seeing a Flying J’s !! I didn’t realize we had them in Canada – or else it is another one of the MANY things that I have forgotten. Oh, ‘Da old memory ain’t what she used to be.
Obviously Flying J’s is buying out our Shell Stations.
Most of you know that I have a very FANCY SMANCHY GPS System…
Well today’s route involved an even much FANCIER one ‘cause there were so many twist and turns and left and rights and Exits etc. that I felt it best to print it out..
You see I HATE driving through Quebec. Even though it is a CANADIAN Province, even single sign is in French. NO – NOT English and French – just bloody French !!
And the worst of all worst Cities to drive through is Montreal. I fear it and dread it with a passion. In the past 1 1/2 years of travel I’ve driven through a lot of major cities – yet driving through Montreal still ranks NUMBER ONE as being the most awful. You see Quebec drivers are NOT polite at all and they drive like maniacs !
So I was hell bent on finding a route to avoid having to go through Montreal. And once again my EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT came to the rescue ! This route was the one above with my fancy, typed GPS. It was a very slow route, going through many small towns and LOTS of construction. It took me 3 1/2 hours to drive 140 miles !
Another thing I had to do was print out the MPH to KPH conversion. My speedometer shows MPH in the larger white letters with the KPH below in much smaller red letters that I cannot see at all. I was constantly trying to figure out if I was going under or over the posted speed limit.
And of course my precious little Bennie is always there, front and centre, being helpful !
Tonight I’m at Wally’s just outside of Quebec City, Quebec and look at what was the first thing my eagle eyes spotted !!
And a whole row of them along where I was parked.
Being the curious type that I am, I pulled out my little tester thingie and sure enough there was power !!
Even though I got excited at the prospect of POWER, I had to remind myself that I don’t need it !! Since getting my Solar this past Winter it has been such a wonderful thing not having to worry about batteries being charged or not. So I didn’t even bother to plug in !! Imagine that !!
Tomorrow will find me somewhere in New Brunswick with Quebec behind me and good riddance to that horrible place I say !