Sunday - September 2, 2007

It was pretty well overcast and drizzly when we woke up this morning but the sun eventually came out although the temperature never got above 15, and the wind was brutal today.

We decided today would be a good day to do the Rooms which is a new building that was opened in 2005 and has Museums, Archives and Art Galleries in it. We got there about 11:30 and found out it doesn’t open until noon on Sundays, fortunately there was a Tim’s right beside it so we went for a coffee until it opened (all this was after we found the place – what a horrible city to find your way around!). The Rooms (I wonder why they couldn’t have come up with a better name for the place) had some very interesting and nice displays, we quite enjoyed touring it and the price was right - $4 for seniors. It was from The Rooms that Canada AM did their broadcast in June and I can see why they were talking about the lovely view – I will post some pictures of the harbour taken from the top floor of The Rooms.

The Tim’s we went to has to have the best location we have ever seen – it is between the main Fire Station and Police Department!

After that we drove through St. John’s and Quidi Vidi – I will never complain about trying to drive in K/W again as it is a breeze compared to here. We wanted to stop at the Hops Shop at the Quidi Vidi Brewery and get a mixed 6 pack but the parking lot looked full (it was a long downhill driveway) and I could see a CLOSED sign so we didn’t bother trying to maneuver the driveway and parking lot, hopefully tomorrow or Tuesday we will have better luck. Have I mentioned that like most other places the roads here are very narrow, there are a lot of steep hills and the street signs are almost non-existent. Lots of fun!

We found a TD bank (the first TD we have seen since leaving Ontario) so I got some cash which hopefully will do us for a while, usually it isn’t a problem getting cash back at the grocery store, but at one point I couldn’t do that and ended up paying fees to do a withdrawl from the Scotia Bank so I thought I would try to avoid that again. Anyways, today was another nice day on the Rock!

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I've been following your tip to Newfoundland. Sounds like a beautiful place. The kind of place where you need a Smartcar to get around in rather than a big truck! Where are you spending your winter this year?