A long afternoon of driving after lunch. We visited Lomond (in Gros Morne National Park) known for its camping, boating, and picnic area.
We traipsed from the upper road down, down, down, down to the water. over a path and then a gravel road (for boats?). Someone had setup camp in what appeared a field away from the water. We made an effort not to disturb whomever might be sleeping although it was mid-afternoon. We came across lady’s slippers, usually found in July not this time of year (mid-September).
In the evening, the trio from the Bon Boat Tour, who were part of the Anchors Aweigh band, were performing in the evening. We picked up tickets at Oceanview Hotel while in Rocky Harbour.
The tickets were $30 each, more than double a previous entertainment offering we’d passed up. After enjoying the trio on the Bonne Tours boat, and after a video of the five-member group’s performance concert on the bus, Mary and I decided why not. Of course, any drinks we wanted would be over and above the entrance price.
Special Treat Supper: Jiggs Dinner
Boiled salt beef, yellow pea pudding, gravy, a whole potato and carrot, and green peas. I have a story about this farther down. I found my yellow pea pudding dry and overall could not finish the platter. What a huge meal.
The hotel jammed with tourists when we arrived for the 8:00 p.m. show, favored us with a tall table and four chairs in the back of the room. New Patrons from another group soon joined Mary and me. They’d also been treated to the Jiggs dinner earlier—the original with cabbage. Francis told us our menu had been changed from cabbage to green peas for a reason. The tour company wanted to ensure the passengers on the bus were without growling tummies or upsets, and happy the next day
The three-hour show was worth every penny. The band took only one break for less than twenty minutes. I’m tempted to say it was closer to ten. The music continued fast and lively; the jokes and laughs endless. This is not my go-to music but I enjoyed every minute of it.
Credit: Shotgun Jilly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDVLrP9ki4Q (band bio)
Giggle for today:
This kind of day is nicer looking down on the grass than looking up.
Next on April 1st – Do Salmon Need Help?
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