Welcome to fourguppies! We are Tim, Gayla, Hope and Autumn Guptill. We live in Canada's oldest mill town - Marysville, NB (Fredericton). Tim is the pastor @ Olivet Wesleyan Church.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Travels Continue...

I know, I know, we haven't posted in a long time. Stick with us, be patient, and we'll keep the blog alive. It's been a little difficult to blog (actually I haven't even tried) when you are living in boxes, suitcases, and a car!

When we left Indy we spent a few days in Ottawa...while the Senators lost in the Stanley Cup Finals. Then we took a day to drive to New Brunswick and spent a few days with Tim's parents in Saint John.

It took most of one day for our stuff to come off the moving truck and be put into storage in Oromocto. While it was unloading, we grabbed the things that we needed for the cottage.

We've been loving our time at the cottage! Beulah has been beautiful. Two Sundays ago we went to Moncton Wesleyan for church. As usual, we didn't make it out of the lobby as we got tied up reconnecting with so many friends from Moncton.

Oh yeah, I haven't blogged about Customs yet...The only thing we had to do at US Customs was send in the title for our car 72 hours prior to our arrival. So, like a good boy, I sent the title and 3 copies as requested, Xpress post, to the border in Ogdensburg, NY. Well, we showed up and there was no title. This meant that I no longer had any proof of ownership for that vehicle, and we could not cross until they had the title for 72 hours! Can you say stress??!! Hope, the 10 year old with more sense than her father says, "Shouldn't you have kept a copy for yourself?"

An hour later, the very patient Customs officer located our title. It had been misfiled. After they had the title, it took about 10 minutes and we were on our way to Canada Customs. One word sums up our experience at Can Customs: Taxes! Nothing says, "Welcome back to Canada", like taxes. 20 minutes there, many hundreds of dollars, and we were on our way. No problem.

Today we are on Grand Manan. It's absolutely gorgeous here today. If you have never been here, Google it a bit. It's a special place far from the corn fields of Indiana.

We've met up with a few folks from our new church and it has been really exciting to sense their enthusiasm and optimism for the future. Woo Hoo! If you are reading this, and you are no where near Fredericton, the church site is

Oh yeah, the pic is from Erie, PA on our way home. Krispy Kreme is one of our favorite cheats! Autumn can't eat them due to her egg allergy, and yet she loves to see them rolling of the line.

We have many pics to blog, stay tuned.
Fun times. Great days ahead. Love to hear from you via a post here or an email to



  • At 3:06 PM, Blogger Tiffany (and Donny) Legere said…

    Glad to see you guys finally made it back to the promise land! Hopefully you will keep a COUPLE of copies of the title around...just incase!

  • At 6:00 PM, Anonymous hh said…

    Yeah, welcome to Canada!!! Can't wait to see you at Beulah sooooon so we can chat, have coffe , eat or whatever!! See you then.


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