A Rainy Day

55℉ at 5:30 and high of 60.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

It’s nice to have a rainy day every now and then to catch up on things, so we did some laundry and did some research on where to go next. By afternoon we had had enough! We drove around looking for a bakery (boulangerie) and discovered a mall. We would never have seen it as it was well-disguised, but saw a few people going in. I think half the town was in there. Then across the street was a movie rental place, so we rented two movies and bought three that were on sale. After dinner, we settled in to watch a movie in bed for the first time. What a luxury! It was pouring down rain, so we had to turn the volume up. The movie was “Concussion” with Will Smith. He is so good, and it was a great movie based on a true story, but I had to stop it half way through. With this really hard rain and sitting next to a huge river, right beside a monster rapid, I remembered being in Banff when the Bow River Falls flooded with an amazing amount of water. No one seemed concerned and there were no sirens, so I went to sleep. By morning I could see little difference in the already awesome water flow. Monday is supposed to be very nice, so we will go ride our bikes around Pointe-Taillon National Park, almost an island on the north side of Lac Saint-Jean.

The options for biking in this region are amazing. They have done everything possible to make this a destination biking area with camping areas, picnic areas, overlooks and big bike lanes. You could ride here for weeks and weeks! I love the signs for $200 fine if you leave trash. We need those in the US!

  2 comments for “A Rainy Day

  1. August 30, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    It is 80F as I pour my first cup of coffee at 10am and turn on the news to try to better understand the choice I have for President of this great country. Either way it goes, Canada may see a mass migration that will dwarf the Syrians -they might have to build a wall!!! I think the two of you ought to concentrate on finding a nice piece of property up there.
    You have mailed your absentee ballots haven’t you?

    • August 31, 2016 at 6:12 am

      Good morning Kelly,
      I have seen many places I would like to buy or live, but I might have to return in January to see how that goes. You’ve seen it – the incredible storage of firewood. I’m also not good on cross-country skiing, but maybe I could get used to it. Apparently we would cancel each other’s vote, so I have not applied, but might still look into it. We have heard several comments about migration of Americans, but they assume it would be Trump that drives people out.

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