A brush with Hurricane Sandy


I’ve been away from home the past eighteen days, so things have been quiet here on the blog.


My dh and I went to Quebec City for three days, then left on a fall colors cruise up the St Lawrence River, with stops in Saguenay and Baie-Comeau Quebec; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island;  Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia, then Bar Harbor and Boston.

I’d never been to Quebec City and fell in love with its charm and architecture–and everywhere one looked, there were beautiful Halloween decorations in the doors and windows of the shops.

They sure go all out—so much more than we do here in the Midwest USA!

  One of the photos here is of a man who was playing his music along one of the streets, selling his CDs.  Isn’t his dog beautiful?  So clean, so content and gorgeous.

The fall colors and beautiful scenery we saw on the trip  won my heart, too.  I love the ocean, rocky cliffs and the blazing beauty of fall.

On the way down the East Coast we met up with something far less beautiful, though–Hurricane Sandy.

The cruise ship (Holland America’s Eurodam) is huge, but it swayed and rocked a lot, making walking difficult.  As the weather got worse and worse, the captain searched for an open port somewhere, and instead of continuing on to port in Ft Lauderdale, he had to take the ship up the St John River  to a shipping dock in Jacksonville Florida on Saturday.

We were able to fly out for home late Monday.  It was so nice to arrive home and see our dog and horses and cats again!

With thoughts and prayers for all of those who are dealing with Hurricane Sandy,



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One Response to A brush with Hurricane Sandy

  1. Pat Meinert Birkett=Roby says:

    Glad that you had a wonderful trip and that you’re back home safe and sound after your brush with Sandy!!!