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Title: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on July 16, 2010, 05:39:25 PM
I'll apologize in advance to my Canadian friends for any damage my family may cause to your country :-)

This trip was born of a story I was telling my kids about when I was a kid (I think about 14) and my Dad asked me if I wanted to go fishing. I said sure. Unbeknownst to me, my Mom had packed all my stuff. We got in the car (in south Florida) and drove to Gander, Newfoundland to go fishing. (the fishing was great) Along the way we overnighted in New Brunswick along the Bay of Fundy. When we checked in, to a motel along the bay, everything looked "normal". The next morning, the water was, well, GONE. 65ft tide change. wow. boats sitting on the mud.

So I am recalling this trip to my kids, and they all say "we want to go there!" So be it. started planning.

We leave the end of next week. Florida to St Martins, NB, then back to Myrtle Beach SC for a week.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 16, 2010, 05:47:25 PM
That is crazy Kewl!

What a drive .

I hate to drive to town.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on July 16, 2010, 05:50:19 PM
Day 1 (after work) FL to SC
Day 2 SC to Cockeysville, MD
Day 3 MD to Albany, NY
Day 4 Albany,NY to New Brunswick stop in NH pickup rental car.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: deb415611 on July 16, 2010, 05:59:06 PM

Day 2 SC to Cockeysville, MD


Cockeysville, MD --  Corner Stable Restaurant -   NOT the best ribs in Baltimore (at least I'm sure there must be better ones, cuz the ones there are not good)

65 tide change sounds cool
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: KevinG on July 16, 2010, 06:01:29 PM
Wow, that's one heck of a tide change - make sure to put the plug back in the drain.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: RossP on July 16, 2010, 06:06:14 PM
Yup up here in Canada we got the largest tides in the world, one up on Texas for being big ;D
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on July 16, 2010, 06:07:16 PM
Wow, that's one heck of a tide change - make sure to put the plug back in the drain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiHP8EG_Wq4
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: KevinG on July 16, 2010, 06:09:42 PM
I'll have to watch that one on Sunday - on dial up now. Bet it's good.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: Ka Honu on July 16, 2010, 06:17:00 PM
Couple of half-way decent crab shacks on York Road (Cockeysville area) but no BBQ I'd eat again.  You really should try to stop for crabcakes at G&M in Linthicum (near BWI) or, if you're going into the city, Faidley's at Lexington Market.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: deb415611 on July 16, 2010, 06:21:35 PM
  You really should try to stop for crabcakes at G&M in Linthicum (near BWI) or, if you're going into the city, Faidley's at Lexington Market.

I'm going to make it to G&M next trip down,  end of August.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: StickyDan on July 16, 2010, 08:39:22 PM
Lobster lobster lobster!!!!
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: TestRocket on July 16, 2010, 09:01:08 PM
Day 4 Albany,NY to New Brunswick stop in NH pickup rental car.

Sounds like one heck of a trip! Did you have a break down on day four?

And what a tide, Please forgive me everyone but Roll Tide Roll! It was a given!  ;D
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: Tenpoint5 on July 17, 2010, 02:14:42 AM
Sounds like fun FLB. Enjoy the quality time with the kids.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on July 17, 2010, 02:29:09 AM
Day 4 Albany,NY to New Brunswick stop in NH pickup rental car.

Sounds like one heck of a trip! Did you have a break down on day four?

We leave on this trip next Friday.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: Smoking Duck on July 17, 2010, 05:57:11 AM
Holy crap!  The tides there remind me of the chocolate milk intake my son does every day.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: Smokey the Bear. on July 17, 2010, 06:35:56 AM
If you dropped something in the water you can pick it up later. ::)
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: tsquared on July 20, 2010, 07:43:58 AM
My brother in law in Nova Scotia is involved in trying to harness those Bay of Fundy tides to produce electricity. I've watched them from the Nova Scotia side of the Bay--they are something to see! 
T2
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: hal4uk on July 20, 2010, 12:14:57 PM
That's a LOT of driving!!!
Hope you have good LUMBAR SUPPORT!

Are you stopping in Charleston by any chance? --- It's something to see.  No place on earth is quite like it.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on July 22, 2010, 06:37:51 PM
Getting loaded up:

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/bradley/DSCN5848.jpg)

Bikes for six on the RV
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: KevinG on July 22, 2010, 06:41:37 PM
Homemade bike rack?
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on July 22, 2010, 06:46:08 PM
Homemade bike rack?

It's called a Draftmaster, made in the USA by ATOC. http://www.atoc.com/
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 22, 2010, 06:48:38 PM
You better get before the storm runs in.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on July 22, 2010, 06:51:41 PM
I've gotta work tomorrow. I was going to mount the bikes tomorrow morning, but I decided that they are going to get wet anyway, might was well do it today. good thing, since we have a slightly different configuration and I had to take it apart and reposition it all around different.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: KevinG on July 22, 2010, 06:53:55 PM
That's a pretty cool rack.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: hal4uk on July 22, 2010, 07:43:05 PM
Now that the bikes are in place...
Where do the SMOKERS go?
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on July 22, 2010, 07:47:23 PM
The BPS is safely stowed. And I can connect it to the RV Propane tank. That will run the BPS for about a month.

Pork butt has been requested by family when we get to Myrtle beach.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: TestRocket on July 23, 2010, 11:45:54 AM
Have wheels will travel. Have a safe and fun trip!
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on July 23, 2010, 12:06:13 PM
Thanks.

We're off.

I'm not sure what our connectivity will be, so I'll check in when I can.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 23, 2010, 12:10:29 PM
Have a whole bunch of FUN, but be a whole bunch of SAFE.

Hope ya'll have a great trip!
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: squirtthecat on July 23, 2010, 12:13:43 PM

Great White Northbound and Down!
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: TestRocket on July 23, 2010, 02:43:56 PM
Are we sure Chevy Chase isn’t behind the wheel?  :D
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: Caneyscud on July 23, 2010, 03:42:29 PM
We'll see if he has a Red Ferrari pass him or he jumps into a cold pool without his skivvies!

Have a lot of fun FLBR and stay safe!
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: KyNola on July 23, 2010, 07:55:26 PM
Now see, that's how you guys are.  I was thinking more like "Smokey and the Bandit" and the late great Jerry Reed is behind the wheel.  "Northbound and down. Loaded up and trucking.  We're gonna do what they say can't be done." Yes, origninally the lyric is Eastbound but Randy's going Northbound.

All the best, be safe, and have great fun with your family.   
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: hal4uk on July 23, 2010, 09:04:04 PM
Now see, that's how you guys are.  I was thinking more like "Smokey and the Bandit" and the late great Jerry Reed is behind the wheel.  "Northbound and down. Loaded up and trucking.  We're gonna do what they say can't be done." Yes, origninally the lyric is Eastbound but Randy's going Northbound.

All the best, be safe, and have great fun with your family.   

[off-topic]
I met Jerry Reed when I was young --Good guy.  He had a tougher life than most people know.  May he rest in peace.
[/off-topic]

FLB.. Have fun and send pics!

Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: KyNola on July 23, 2010, 09:49:08 PM
Ya'll need to see Randy's first photo on Facebook of the great Northern adventure.  Apparently he's already knocked one of his kids out!

Sorry FLBR, couldn't resist.  That pic is a classic!  :D  Actually, the young man is taking a bit of a nap.

Have fun FLBR and family.  Have to admit in my head I keep hearing "Holiday Road".
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: Ka Honu on July 23, 2010, 11:20:56 PM
For some reason my most enduring memory of the various road trips I went on with my parents was the classic, "Don't make me stop this car!"  In this day of RVs and the like, I guess that's been replaced with "Go to your room" (or, in this case, "Y'all go to your room, eh").
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: deb415611 on July 24, 2010, 02:59:34 AM
Ya'll need to see Randy's first photo on Facebook of the great Northern adventure.  Apparently he's already knocked one of his kids out!

Sorry FLBR, couldn't resist.  That pic is a classic!  :D  Actually, the young man is taking a bit of a nap.

Have fun FLBR and family.  Have to admit in my head I keep hearing "Holiday Road".

It does look like he knocked him out ;D  He doesn't look very comfortable ???
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: squirtthecat on July 24, 2010, 06:49:42 AM
Ya'll need to see Randy's first photo on Facebook of the great Northern adventure.  Apparently he's already knocked one of his kids out!

I'll cross post it for the non-FB folk..

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs194.snc4/38034_1235782232962_1781404106_455482_324222_n.jpg)
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: TestRocket on July 24, 2010, 09:16:27 AM
That makes my neck hurt just looking at him.  ;D
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: KyNola on July 24, 2010, 01:24:59 PM
Just can't resist :D :D  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6C44Z0lx2w

Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: TestRocket on July 24, 2010, 05:37:25 PM
There are many great lines and this is but one: Surprised Eddie?... If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on August 02, 2010, 05:40:35 AM
Here's the first 60 pics. I've got over 500 already...

http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/Summer%202010/
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: KevinG on August 02, 2010, 10:12:37 AM
I think you need a few more gadgets in that cockpit.  :D - and you emptied the lake again.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: Tenpoint5 on August 02, 2010, 10:20:20 AM
I like the Flexsteel seats I have one for my computer chair. Some great looking shots. Looks like your having a great time. Oh Yeah its a fire not a jigsaw puzzle just stack into a pyramid and throw some flame at it! ;D
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on August 02, 2010, 10:22:30 AM
I think you need a few more gadgets in that cockpit.  :D - and you emptied the lake again.

Gadgets? what gadgets?

GPS, ScanGuage II, Tire pressure / temp monitor.... Blackberry...
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: classicrockgriller on August 02, 2010, 10:24:48 AM
Nice pics and Glad you had a safe trip!
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: hal4uk on August 02, 2010, 12:10:42 PM
Welcome home!
You wore me out just thinking about all that driving!
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on August 02, 2010, 01:40:59 PM
Welcome home!
You wore me out just thinking about all that driving!

Not home yet... In North Myrtle Beach, SC.

I stopped in New Hampshire for some provisions: (third one from the left was purchased in your honor)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/IMG00038-20100801-1744.jpg)
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: squirtthecat on August 02, 2010, 01:42:55 PM

Ahh...  New Hampshire.   Shopper's paradise! (no sales tax IIRC)
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on August 02, 2010, 01:45:46 PM

Ahh...  New Hampshire.   Shopper's paradise! (no sales tax IIRC)


on I-95 they have a "rest area" easy on/off just for their state liquor store and lottery tickets.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: classicrockgriller on August 02, 2010, 02:04:55 PM
What were you pulling in the trailer behind the camper?
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: Ka Honu on August 02, 2010, 03:58:28 PM
Carolina?  I wonder how many gallons of CT he's packing into that rig.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: deb415611 on August 02, 2010, 04:03:46 PM
I think you need a few more gadgets in that cockpit.  :D - and you emptied the lake again.

Gadgets? what gadgets?

GPS, ScanGuage II, Tire pressure / temp monitor.... Blackberry...

You need another gps, one that doesn't take you through apartment complexes as part of the route ;D
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on August 02, 2010, 05:53:53 PM
What were you pulling in the trailer behind the camper?

The Bicycles that were on the bike rack before it began to disintegrate.

About 100 miles into the second day, I noticed that the bikes were not in the same position on the rear-view camera.

Upon inspection we found that the receiver portion of the bike rack was bent.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/flbentrider/Summer%202010/38391_1236226244062_1781404106_456385_7110570_n.jpg)

We weighed our options, and decided to try to find a u-haul trailer to put the bikes in. We did and got back on the road.

The whole ordeal ended up costing us about 2 hours. There were other complications that we discovered when we arrived at Debs...
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on August 02, 2010, 05:55:08 PM
Carolina?  I wonder how many gallons of CT he's packing into that rig.

Currently we're about 40 miles south of Wilmington, NC, home of CT.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on August 02, 2010, 05:56:05 PM
I think you need a few more gadgets in that cockpit.  :D - and you emptied the lake again.

Gadgets? what gadgets?

GPS, ScanGuage II, Tire pressure / temp monitor.... Blackberry...

You need another gps, one that doesn't take you through apartment complexes as part of the route ;D

Yeah, and an operator that calls to "sanity check" the directions.  :o ;D
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: hal4uk on August 02, 2010, 08:18:41 PM
(third one from the left was purchased in your honor)
That does look mighty familiar ;D

"Stick to making whisky, son. Your family is distinguished by its incompetence at doing anything else"
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on August 03, 2010, 12:38:44 PM
We had bubble pizza for lunch.

17lbs of  butts just got the rub for smoke in the BPS tonight.

8 chicken breasts are being shredded for Buffalo chicken dip.

Vacation is hard work!
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: squirtthecat on August 03, 2010, 12:44:14 PM

It's a dirty job.......    But....
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: TestRocket on August 03, 2010, 12:46:20 PM
How many days in a row are you off? I managed 19 days and man oh man did I not want to go back to work!
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: FLBentRider on August 03, 2010, 12:53:11 PM
How many days in a row are you off? I managed 19 days and man oh man did I not want to go back to work!

I took two weeks (plus the weekends at either end) for the first time in more than 8 years.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: monty on August 04, 2010, 05:50:09 PM
nice pics eh  ;D

quite a haul from NH!
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: TestRocket on August 04, 2010, 06:23:24 PM
How many days in a row are you off? I managed 19 days and man oh man did I not want to go back to work!

I took two weeks (plus the weekends at either end) for the first time in more than 8 years.

That is great! But that first day back is going to…But your still on vacation and all is good ENJOY!  ;D
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: ronbeaux on August 04, 2010, 06:38:34 PM
Sweet! Someday I'll go on vacation. I just know I will. I have 17 days left this year for vacation. I'll need them finish the laundry and the dishes.
Title: Re: FLBentRiders' Canadian Vacation
Post by: classicrockgriller on August 04, 2010, 09:38:14 PM
I'm going to try and squeeze a few days in real soon.