The Landscape On Our Way To St. John’s From The Ferry
After the ferry ride we had a 2 hour drive to the city of St. John’s. We passed some wonderful landscape. Hills and meadows. Above is a picture of some rocky landscape.
The Landscape On Our Way To St. John’s From The Ferry
Lots of rugged landscape. Lots of trees. The air here is definitely clean. You notice right away how easy it is to breathe.
Beautiful Wildflowers Every Where
Wildflowers can be seen all along the highways as well as everywhere else. These grew right by our campsite in Pippy Park Campgrounds in St. John’s. Pippy Park is a nice, centrally located park, right in the heart of St. John’s. It makes for a nice home base. We were here for a week touring the area.
A Picture Of St. John’s From A Top A Hill
St. John’s is located right on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the oldest English founded city in North America, founded by John Cabot in 1497! It is the capital of Newfoundland and it’s largest city with just under 200,000 people. It is protected by this cove. Only one way in and one way out by boat. St. John’s also accounts for about half of the entire province’s economic output.
Water Street In Downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland
Downtown St. John’s is the place to go for shopping and food. Water street, appropriately named due to it being one block up from the water, is where all the tourist shops and restaurants are.
Rocket Cafe On Water Street In Downtown St. John’s
Our favorite place we found on Water street? Rocket Cafe and Bakery. Food…what else were you expecting?
David and I settled on sharing french toast and a Godfather sandwich, warmed up of course. YUM!!! The french toast, pictured above, was more like a bread pudding. And with home-made whipped topping, it was to die for. The Godfather sandwich was just no ordinary sandwich. Oh no. They made the roll it was on and then warmed it in the oven. Oh My! Melt in your mouth good. We went back right before we left to get more french toast and unfortunately they were all out. They had some in the oven for later though. Bummer.
David was even amazed that they had their own Barista and not someone that just pushes a button like Starbucks does now. Bad move on Starbucks part, but I digress. He ordered a cappuccino and the Barista even made a little design in the foam. He said it was some of the best cappuccino he has had in a long time. I think the design in the foam helps.
Water street’s history is deep. Not only is St. John’s the oldest city in North America, Water Street is the oldest street in North America. That would make O’Brien’s Music Store the oldest store on the oldest street in the oldest city in North America. We alas, did not go in. But it was still interesting to say the least.
Murals Are Plentiful In St. John’s
It seems like their are old murals around every corner depicting the vast history of St. John’s.
Jelly Bean Houses In St. John’s
Their houses here are painted real pretty. All different colors. They are actually called Jelly Bean houses. There is a particular section in St. John’s that is dubbed Jelly Bean Row. But all the houses here seem to be painted these beautiful colors. Supposedly the different colors actually mean something. I have not been able to find an answer on that though.
David Laying On Mile Marker 0 In St. John’s, Newfoundland
There is a mile marker zero in St. John’s. We sought it out and finally found it. Don’t know why we were looking for an actual mile marker post sign. They do things differently here if you have not figured that one out yet. So now we have been to mile marker zero in Key West and now Newfoundland.
David Pointing In The Direction Of New York, At Mile Marker 0 In St. John’s
They have all these cities labeled on the marker according to which direction they lay and how far they are. David is pointing towards New York.
We Had Lunch At The Famous Ches’s Fish And Chips
We had lunch at the famous Ches’s Fish and Chips. It was good but lots of grease. Couldn’t eat this every day that’s for sure. I felt my arteries closing with every bite. Some how I don’t think this is what my doctor had in mind when he said to eat more fish.
David Trying To See Where The Satellite Is Pointing
Back at the campground we were all going a little stir crazy because no one in our group was able to get the satellite tv connection. We were too low on the horizon now. David actually went into the brush to see what he could do to aim it better. We tilted the rv slightly to try and gain some height. All to no avail. This was a daily tweaking that David was taking on, trying to get anything. Nothing ever came through. He determined that our dish was pointing directly at a hilltop. We were apparently in a low point in the city. We put up our terrestrial antenna and St. John’s had one station that came in fuzzy. No point in that, so we put it back down. Oh well. Maybe the next stop. Our movie collection that we had brought was getting a good workout between our rig and our friends.
David And Our Friend Curtis Working On An Air Leak
David discovered that we had a slow air leak. Nothing terrible, but it needed to be fixed. Every time we’d park somewhere we would loose all our air, when normally our tanks would stay at 75lbs. So David climbed under the rv and found the leak. Went to Canadian Tire, our new favorite store, got what he needed and repaired the leak. Now we are staying steady at 75lbs when parked, like we should be.
We Found Soft Serve Ice Cream In A Gallon Container
We found at the local grocery stores, soft serve ice cream! We couldn’t decide which flavor to get, chocolate with brownie chunks, caramel with pecans or strawberry swirl, so we got all three. Is that bad? No… we did not eat it all at once. We resisted. And yes, David shared with me.
Angel All Stretched Out On The Bed
I had to get a kitty picture in here. Angel was sound asleep, all stretched out on our bed. Not a care in the world. Glad to see the cats are relaxing. It’s so stressful sleeping all day then eating dinner, going back to sleep, then waking us up as we are sleeping by jumping on our chests, then jumping off us and sleeping some more. What a hard life. I’m glad we can provide them some respite from their daily grueling routine.