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Old 11-08-2013, 12:06 AM
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[chuckle] Guess Oma is right, what isn't needed is lost.

Nice condition or did you like the design?

Mine is a '71, so has the boat styling of the 1970's, which I find more attractive than the Beetle like sloped hood. But, not much choice, as was a family friend's and grew up with them both. That is why I can't sell her. Us A.S.D. folks see people similar to objects so easy attach to objects according what my Aunt was saying a couple days ago.



Happens to a lot of folks... I asked for the name of the Church, said the Almighty might make the trip interesting, then found the Church! A lot of folks call that luck, but what ever. Different strokes for different folks.
Styling was nice. It looked like it'd been parked for years -- flat tires, the whole deal. It needed major work.

I should read on ASD more -- I know almost nothing about it.

No worries at all -- I just wasn't following what you were saying! I'm tired and am going to bed .

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Old 11-08-2013, 12:17 AM
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Styling was nice. It looked like it'd been parked for years -- flat tires, the whole deal. It needed major work.

I should read on ASD more -- I know almost nothing about it.

No worries at all -- I just wasn't following what you were saying! I'm tired and am going to bed .
Ah! Poor thing, but bet by now it has found another home.

Sure, you can learn more, but start with broad strokes. There is a great video using the Big Bang to explain it. No need to get into depth!

Me too! Gute nacht Jooseppi.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:21 AM
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Well Zacharias, Google isn't always right, thus why I am trying to get you alls help, for which I am grateful for. So thank you so very much!

I saw it is in the top five for Nova Scotia, so think so. Or, is there a way to trim it down? How about the other Canadian parts?

If walking take less time, then I do that.
The Cabot Trail will interest you if you like rugged empty scenery, then more rugged scenery, then more.... There are some stunning vistas. But I can only oooh and aaaah at stuff like that for so long, and four or five hours is more than so long.

There is no way to make time on the Cabot Trail, it is two-lane highway cut into rugged terrain. From memory there are some passing lanes on grades but not a lot. Like I said, it has been a long time since I drove over it. I am not sure if you can do just part of it or not, I suspect so.

Many people love it. Personally I can take it or leave it. If I were visiting Nova Scotia for the first time I would take in some of the more scenic small towns and ditch the Cabot Trail.

If you are used to long-distance travel in the US, you should be forewarned that you'll overall find much fewer services in Canada in comparison. Bear in mind when you enter Canada you are in a country larger in land mass than the continental US, with less than 1/10 the population (we are about 34 million up here). Get ready for lots of stretches of highway with... nothing.

I assume you know you need a valid passport to cross the US/Canada border. Also you should consider purchasing Blue Cross or similar. Canada's universal health care system does not extend to foreign nationals, unless you have insurance coverage you will be handed a bill for any medical service you need to use, same as in the US. (I am not sure if US health plans automatically cover you for Canada or not.)

Make sure you have the car's title and proof of insurance with you as well. Best if the title is in your name (not just signed/assigned).

Sorry but I don't travel the other routes you mention to I cannot give an opinion on them.

Sorry (again) if this is stating the obvious, but if I were you, if I were not already a member of AAA I would join now. I have used their Tiptychs (Triptiks?) before (through the Canadian auto club) and the route information they provide is first class, including up to date construction and bypass info. And of course the emergency road service is a hell of a good idea. Remember what I said about long stretches of nothing .

Having been led myself on a one-hour free-for-all in NY State by Google, I wouldn't trust their accuracy as gospel except for straight freeway shots, and even then.... I would run the info through freetrip.com as well, as a minimum.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:39 AM
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The Cabot Trail will interest you if you like rugged empty scenery, then more rugged scenery, then more.... There are some stunning vistas. But I can only oooh and aaaah at stuff like that for so long, and four or five hours is more than so long.

There is no way to make time on the Cabot Trail, it is two-lane highway cut into rugged terrain. From memory there are some passing lanes on grades but not a lot. Like I said, it has been a long time since I drove over it. I am not sure if you can do just part of it or not, I suspect so.

Many people love it. Personally I can take it or leave it.

If I were visiting Nova Scotia for the first time I would take in some of the more scenic small towns.

Sorry but I don't travel the other routes you mention.

If I were you, if I were not already a member of AAA I would join now. I have used their Tiptychs (Triptiks?) before (through the Canadian auto club) and the route information they provide is first class, including construction and bypass info.

Having been led myself on a one-hour free-for-all in NY State by Google, I wouldn't trust their accuracy as gospel except for straight freeway shots,a nd even then....
Zacharias, thank you so very much!

Well, I meant take another route. Like, could just go to Port Hood rather than way out to the Cape. That should cut it down by a good bit?

Thing is, I will be seeing a lot of coast line, so if I get board, can always adjust my plans.

That is why I am spending all the time going on the less traveled roads! No sense stopping in a town except to find a facility, unless I have a food recommendation. Got to keep costs down, as fuel is going to be the most challenging. Food is around $5 a day and lodging is $25 a day, and yes, done this before.

I am in my eighth year. I will ask about this trip planner, as I still use their books and maps to do the work.

I am using Google to get a rough sketch, as better than those guides on the maps. I am actually blessed with a TomTom, and over all does well. But, I will still use the books, maps, and papers first.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:44 AM
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Zacharias, do you know if AAA services Canada & vice versa for CAA in the US? Never occurred to me to wonder about that 'til just now.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:04 AM
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Happens to a lot of folks... I asked for the name of the Church, said the Almighty might make the trip interesting, then found the Church! A lot of folks call that luck, but what ever. Different strokes for different folks.
Dude, I totally missed your PM where you were asking for the name of the church. D'oh! I get you now
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:12 PM
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Zacharias, do you know if AAA services Canada & vice versa for CAA in the US? Never occurred to me to wonder about that 'til just now.
Yes, CAA and AAA have an agreement; if you belong to one you can use full services of the other while in the other country. Makes for nice-nice friendly visits both ways.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:39 PM
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Well drop me a pm if you do the trip just prior to leaving. You have to pass very close to us as we are situated at the New Bruinswick/Nova Scotia border.

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