Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Welcome To Quebec!

Sunday morning, July 11, we left Ausable River Campsite and continued our trip northward on I-87. We made a stop in Plattsburg, NY for food supplies and then crossed the border into Canada mid-day. We erroniously took the "bus" terminal instead of the "car" terminal and were greeted by a customs agent who checked our license and passports and send us on our way without having to go back into the proper terminal.

Everything in Quebec is in French. I mean everything. At the Quebec Welcome Center, we stopped for currency exchange and brochures and received courteous and friendly service along with a wealth of good tourist information on various area regions. We chose the Drummondville, Quebec for our first night's destination and arrived at Camp Des Voltigeurs in the afternoon. For this 30Amp/Water and sewer site we paid a record $49.67 (Canadian). We were surprised to find the campground showers were 50c for 5 minutes! However the campground was nice enough with lots of shade trees, fair roads and reasonably level campsites. We did opt to stay only one night as we were still itchy to get farther into the country.

We've not had satellite service since the night we stayed at the Shenandoah Valley Campground in Verona, Virginia. After several calls to the TransStar and Mr. Satellite people, we finally gave up once we reached Canada as it isn't likely we'd have reception this far north under normal circumstances. We can't decide whether our system requires the TransStar upgrade or if the newly installed TIVO has caused the service interruption. Oh well... that's a problem for another day.

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