Crappy French Highways|
Aug 22 - Today was a big driving day - about 8 hours in Mel - but that doesn't
mean we didn't pack it full of excitement. Like this little encounter, for instance...
It all started with the dog. We unknowingly missed the onramp to the highway, though we
didn't notice at first, since the highways in Quebec are CRAP. After a few minutes of driving
we found ourselves in a quaint little residential area which, however quaint, was not the
highway. So we decided to do what any problem solving bped with opposable thumbs would do:
turn the car around.
As we began to pull into a driveway of what seemed like an innocent farm house, we
suddenly were attacked by the most vicious, the most hideous, the most ferocious abomination
of doggy nature mankind has ever seen. This was a dog that would have made Cerebus cringe.
Mel was so frightened that he peeled out of the
driveway without completing his turn, and headed for the next farmhouse, hoping very much
that it would not also be an animal testing facility, the only explanation for such a
We turned around in the next driveway without mishap, thank goodness. On the way back, Aimee
asked me to slow down so that she could
snap a picture of the Beast, for no other reason than morbid fascination.
I slowed to a stop as Aimee positioned the camera. Just then, a
child ran out the door of the house and shouted, "Daddy!" Perhaps the father had warned
his child that proof of the dog's existance could bring an end to their experiments, so the
boy was to keep watch for intruders, or government officials, or the alien task force. Or
perhaps the dog was the boy's daddy.
Only known picture of Dogzilla.
Nevertheless, we were gone. And the dog... was never heard from... ever... again. MUH
HA HA HA HAAA!
There! Now that's a story to tell your grandkids around the fire. Anyway, the rest of the day
went off pretty smoothly. Drove through Quebec, drove through New Brunswick, found a
campground and went to bed. The end.
|+ Snacks:||Smokey Bacon Lays and a Twizzler: $3.22|
|Oak Bay Campground
Site # 152. They could have used our campsite in their brochure, it was so nice. The new tent is very promising (although the cold kept us up half the night). At least I can stretch my legs in it.
Near Quebec City
|Contents:||Nesquick Cereal with Coffee|
|Lunch: ||Chateau Frontenac|
Grand Falls, NB
|Contents:||Pitas Stuffed with Cheese Curds and Salami, with Ice Tea|
Near Fredericton, NB
|Contents:||Herb Pasta with Peppers and Green Onions|
|Note:||Please note that Kevin made coffee for Aimee and had it ready for when she awoke. Aimee thinks Kev is a god.|