Trip Start Jun 29, 2010
103Trip End Oct 24, 2010
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Left Cape Breton and back to the mainland. Went to Sherbrooke Village which depicts a typical Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-WW1. With approximately 80 buildings, over 25 of those open to the public, it is the largest Nova Scotia Museum site.
It was actually part of Sherbrooke town that had mostly become vacant and back in the 60s, a business man from Halifax was visiting, saw the empty buildings and had a vision. Restore the buildings and make it a museum. There is only a small wooden fence that separates the museum from the actually town of Sherbrooke. There are still some private residences within the museum.
The blacksmith was making shingle thingys, the wood worker was great, you could really tell he loved his work
I spent a lot of time here and one of the highlights was the kitten, of course. This fellow was so friendly and a big purr monster. There was another one but he was shy. Later I overheard that someone dumped the kittens there recently. They were closing in a few weeks and the staff were trying to figure out who would take care of the kittens. I wanted to take them with me.
It was a nice day so I will camp tonight to save money. Picked up some chinese food and found the Riverside Campground right on St. Marys River. The owner is a fellow named Norrie and we chatted when I first got there. I was the only camper but there was one other fellow in a cabin. I mentioned I did insurance and Norrie asked me to look at his policy. We had a couple drinks and I dissected his commercial policy and made a list of things for him to ask is broker and pointed out the gaps in coverage - and there were a few. Insurance covers the largest, most expensive purchases we make - car, home, business so why don't people take the time to lean more about it - this I will never understand.
Went to sleep in the car - I love my sleeper!