Visiting the Rock and Big Land
In July 2015, my wife Wendy and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary by visiting the final Canadian province on our list, Newfoundland and Labrador. Over the years, we have been privileged to have visited all the other provinces, as well as Yukon and the Northwest Territories. I must admit that we have not ventured to Nunavut, as it was still part of the Northwest Territories in 1997 when we visited Tuktoyaktuk. We have also visited all 50 of the United States, mostly by car, as part of our connection with the Buick Club of America.
Our visit to Newfoundland and Labrador was with the Canadian tour company DeNure, located in Lindsay, Ont. On June 25, 2015, we flew into Deer Lake to start our exciting 13-day trip and discovered that most of the other members of our tour group were on the same flight. We were bused to our hotel on a DeNure purple coach, which has fewer seat rows than other tour coaches to allow for more leg room.
Our first overnight stay was at the delightful Glynmill Inn in Corner Brook, where we became acquainted with the other people on the tour. The majority of the people were Canadian, mostly from Ontario, along with one lady from Winnipeg and a couple from Maryland. Our tour guide, Floyd Walden, was accompanied by our jovial driver, Russ Davidson.