“Quietly to Quebec” Caravan 2011

Our “Quietly to Quebec” Region 1 Caravan was a great success.  We changed our rendezvous site from the Danbury Rest Area to the Glens Falls Rest Area in New York.  This change worked out well for everyone and we only had 55 miles to travel to our first destination in Indian Lake, NY.

Rendezvous at Glens Falls Rest Area

Our campsites were all pull-thrus and full service which made our 4-day stay very comfortable along with free wi-fi.  The tour of the Adirondack Museum was our first Q2Q activity.  This museum is a must-see if you ever visit this region.  The museum will enlighten you to the origin and history of the Adirondacks.

Lunch Cruise on Raquette Lake

We had a super time and great weather on our Lunch Cruise on Raquette Lake on the W. W. Durant.  This boat was built entirely on Raquette Lake by it’s Captain.  The boat was a work of art.

We  moved down the road to the Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA.  Lake Placid is filled with things too do along with great restaurants.  This was a great location from which to go to Plattsburgh and tour Colin Hyde’s Restoration facility.  Colin knows the “ins and outs” of Airstream construction and restoration.  Some drove or took the gondola to the top of Whiteface Mountain.  No matter what mode of transportation you took the view from the top was fabulous.

Whiteface Mountain

 

Ottawa was next on the caravan and we all took a double-decker bus tour of the city.  Ottawa is the capital of Canada.  Our dinner at the Rideau-Carlton Raceway was delicious.  No one went away hungry and Carl & Rachel bet $2 on a race and won $7.52.

Then it was on to the Region 1 Rally in Ste. Veronique, Riviere-Rouge, Quebec.  President John Pierre and his First Lady Clemence and their unit are to be commended on a wonderful rally.   We were invited to the First Nations Sacred Ceremony where we learned about some of their traditions.  They even fed all of us a delicious lunch.

Happy Hour at Region 1 Rally

Our caravan resumed after the Region 1 Rally was over.  We gained several couples for the remainder of the caravan.  We traveled to the City of Montreal where we enjoyed a walking tour of the city.  Some of the caravanners opted for a bus tour which was also very interesting.

A square in Quebec City

The caravan continued on to our next and final destination which was Quebec City.  We toured the city in our own private tour bus and our guide Pierre was a wealth of history and information about Quebec City.  It was a great caravan and we hope to see you down the road.

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