Monday, June 21, 2010

Canada Part 2

Canada- Fiddlers on the Trent

On Thursday, we drove to Frankford for the 8th annual Fiddlers on the Trent Festival. The festival runs through Saturday. It’s held at the Frankford Tourist Park Campground which is a peninsula made by the Trent River and the Trent-Severn Canal. We were the only non-Canadians here. People were so friendly; frequently they just stopped by to say hello. The music was mostly country western and bluegrass with a mix of French Canadian(Acadian) mixed in. Each day there were a variety of performances plus jam sessions of the amateur performers. We talked to several people attending the festival. A number of them travel from musical event to musical event all summer long.
On Saturday, there was a “musical flotilla of boats and canoes down the Trent”. After the boats landed, a bag piper lead a parade back to the campground.
There is a public library in Frankford. On Friday Gopher and I walked into town to check the e-mail. We learned Uncle Charlie Vaughn had passed had away.
We watched the canal locks in action on Saturday. Very interesting process locking a boat down the river. The locks are manually operated by Parks Canada staff.
The Lazy Daze drew a lot of attention. No one had ever seen one before nor had they seen an RV that wasn’t mostly plain white fiberglass.
Time and again, people came up to say hello to us and welcome us to Ontario. What a friendly group. One couple invited to go to Ottawa with them and they would give us a guided tour of the Canadian Capitol city.
This is our third trip to Canada and it won’t be our last.
On Sunday morning we left for Michigan about 8am.

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