Our cat Phantom rides in the passenger seat with me. He starts out by watching where we're headed, but then he settles down and sleeps on my lap. He's very good in the car, which will be great for our 16 hour journey when we move to Nova Scotia.
We took a drive down to Prescott, a town on the St.Lawrence River (just across from Ogdensburg, New York). Prescott has a lovely riverside park there with walking paths. They just created the park in 2003, so the trees they planted are not mature yet. Another 10 years and the park will be quite beautiful.
We left Phantom in the car and took the dogs for a leisurely walk along the river. It had to be leisurely because Cinder was with us. She is a 12 year old Giant Schnauzer that has difficulty getting around. She has always had bad legs, but now she is pretty shaky. Usually we leave her at home and take the other 2 girls for a walk. Anway, Cinder was quite happy to be with us.Here is the description from a sign mounted along the path:
Railways once dominated Prescott's waterfront. A rail link to Ottawa opened for traffic in 1854. Later a ferry terminal, station, round house and sheds were added to the yard. The CPR assumed control in 1884 and maintained operatons at Prescott until the 1970s when the yard closed. Today, only a few remnants of the ferry dock and rail yard remain.
The photo above shows some of the remains from the old ferry dock.
And this photo is how the area used to look:After our walk, we headed west along the St. Lawrence River to Brockville. We stopped at a little place called Don's Fish and Chips for...you guessed it...fish & chips! They serve it the authentic British way, wrapped in newspaper. They just plop the fish and chips all together in a brown paper bag and wrap it in newsprint. They don't have anyplace to eat, and they don't supply utensils. We wondered if eating fish without a fork is the authentic way the British people eat it from their chippy stands? Does anyone know?
We took our packages down to the river and ate on a bench. It was lovely, and a great way to while away the time!
We returned home wondering how long we'd have to wait to find out how the inspection went.
We found a note on the dining room table:
Thank-you for allowing us the time to complete all the inspections.
We have just a few requests. Could you please leave the information binder. It is very thorough and helpful. Also, any spare opened paint cans left over will be helpful for touch ups and if they can be left behind that will be much appreciated.
Well, we figured if they were asking for paint cans, they were going ahead with buying our house! We heard from our agent a while later and have received verbal confirmation. We'll get the written contract by Friday.
It's a go! Nova Scotia, here we come!