Friday June 25, 2010
Trip Start Jun 23, 2010
10Trip End Jul 08, 2010
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By the time we got our sorry asses out of bed and got ready for the day it was 10am. We figured it best to eat breakfast in the hotel so we went to the restaurant, Smitty's. Terry had an omelet (twice the size of any omelet ever seen) and three pancakes (that took up a platter) that were about 6 inches in diameter and an inch thick. He couldn't finish it all, would have never believed it. Peggy had potato pancakes, 4 on the platter and a side of ham, which consisted of 4 large thick slices. What did they think we were Norsemen or something.
It was dry outside while we were eating, but by the time we decided to venture out to our first destination it was raining buckets.
Our first stop of the day was Cape Spear, the eastern most point in North America
On the way back to St. John's we stopped at a little tiny house that had been turned into a craft and snack store. The lady running the store came out and greeted us like we were friends or family members.
Our second destination for the day was "Signal Hill". This is also a National Historic Site. We toured the Visitor's Center and got to see a short movie detailing the many years and countries that have controlled the area known as Signal Hill. Not only have the British and French fought to control this area, but also the Canadians and Americans. During World War II, both Canadians and Americans were stationed at this Military Facility.
As we arrived at Signal Hill it was still raining; by the time we finished in the Visitor's Center the sky had turned blue and not a drop of rain to be found. It did get quite windy though, at one point Peggy was almost blown over trying to take pictures of the ocean
From Signal Hill we could see almost the entire city of St. Johns, the harbor, Cape Spear and Fort Amherst.
As expected the most popular dish on the menu is fish. We have eaten at two restaurants and the fish n chips were great both.
Heading out to Bona Vista tomorrow morning. Hoping for clear weather for the drive.
Watch for our next update.
Terry and Peggy