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Highland Village Museum Cape Breton Island Highland Village Museum Cape Breton IslandOn our trip to Cape Breton Island we took a drive from Baddeck to the Highland Village Museum in Iona, Cape Breton Island. The museum is a living village that explores and explains the Gaelic heritage of Cape Breton Island. It was so interesting to learn about the Scottish Gaelic history of the region. The Highland Museum is set-up like a ...

6 Nights in Quebec City with Mama D 6 Nights in Quebec City with Mama DMama D had been wanting to visit Quebec City for a long time and we had a great 6 nights staying in a private apartment in Old Quebec. I flew there with a transfer in Montreal and took a short cab ride to our apartment. After dropping my bags I walked to the train station to welcome Mama D and ...

Riverview Winterlude Riverview WinterludeAfter the Groundhog Day Storm and the relentless never ending snowfalls here in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada we have started to learn the importance of never taking a mild sunny day for granted. We have been shoveling out from Nor’Easter after storm after Nor Easter and the snow piles on the side of our driveway are now about 8 ...

A Long Weekend In Calgary, Alberta A Long Weekend In Calgary, Alberta Mama D and I are in Calgary, Alberta and are having a blast! We are in the first long leg of a 3 week trip across Alberta and British Columbia. We are spending 4 nights here in Calgary and our first day was spent at the Glenbow Museum. We were there with my late uncle’s friend whom we enjoyed the company, ...

Nova Scotia Photo Gallery Nova Scotia Photo GalleryPictures of Nova Scotia. The province’s mainland is the Nova Scotia peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, including numerous bays and estuaries. Nowhere in Nova Scotia is more than 67 km (42 mi) from the ocean! Awesome!

Tomifobia Bike & Nature Trail Tomifobia Bike & Nature TrailWe drove down to Stanstead, QC to do the first section of the Tomifobia bike trail today…what the heck is Tomifobia…the fear of Tommy? The Tomifobia Nature Trail (TNT) is a 19-km rail-trail in the Tomifobia River Valley, between Rte. 141 in Ayers’s Cliff, Quebec and Rte. 247 in Beebe (Stanstead), Quebec. Sentiers Massawippi, a non-profit charitable organization, purchased this property ...

Of Dahlias, Gardens & Goats Of Dahlias, Gardens & GoatsOn a recent trip to MacArthur’s Nursery in Moncton we spotted a pamphlet on the wall adverting a day-trip bus tour to PEI with the Dahlia Club of Moncton. The only reason I spotted the poster was because of the Dahlia and it was similar to our first Dahlia that was blooming at home so it grabbed my attention. We ...

Once Upon A Time in Vancouver : The 2018 Creation Entertainment OUAT Conference Once Upon A Time in Vancouver : The 2018 Creation Entertainment OUAT ConferenceYou probably all know the show that started in 2011 but we hadn’t heard of the ABC TV show “Once Upon A Time” until 2017 when we started watching it on Netflix. We were hooked from the beginning and started binge-watching 3 or 4 episodes every day once we started. It was in February 2018 when we were at season ...

Canoe Camping at Kouchibouguac Canoe Camping at KouchibouguacWe’ve been to Kouchibouguac National Park many times to hike the trails, bike the trails and swim at the beach but we finally had a chance to go for some back-country canoe camping this year! We were so excited to pack up the gear and get ready for our canoe camping trip into one of the most amazing parks in ...

Grand Manan Island Ferry Grand Manan Island FerryThe Ferry from Blacks Harbor, New Brunswick to Grand-Manan Island NB,  is an awesome 1.5 hour trip. The views from the upper deck are awesome and chances are high one can see harbor porpoises and seals. We were glad we had our binoculars with us so we were able to spot many there and back. It is cold up on ...

New Animals at the Magnetic Hill Zoo New Animals at the Magnetic Hill ZooOne of the great things about having an annual pass to the Magnetic Hill Zoo in Moncton is that now we can go anytime the weather is nice and we have the time. It’s a perfect spot for a picnic and a walk and it usually takes us 2 hours to do a nice tour to see the creatures and ...

Riverfront Park Trail Riverview Riverfront Park Trail RiverviewWe like to go down to Riverfront Park in Riverview and watch the tidal bore as it crawls up and down the Peticodiac River. From the boardwalk in the park we can see Moncton across the river and the chocolately brown rriver ebbing and flowing…it’s fun to watch the ducks surfing on the big push! We’re lucky to have so many ...

Partridge Island Partridge IslandPartridge Island used to be an island but the erosion of its bank turned it into an inlet. To get to Partridge Island, follow directions to the Ottawa House Historic site. There is a dirt road that leads to the foot of Partridge Island but there a a few private properties and they prefer people to park at the Ottawa ...

On my way to Saguenay On my way to SaguenayIt’s awesome to be able to discover a new place and see new things and when my friend told me he had rented an apartment for the summer in Chicoutimi, Quebec to spend his summer vacation I was happy to suggest I come for a visit. I have heard about the Saguenay region of Quebec many times; recently because our ...

A Visit to the Kelowna Kangaroo Creek Farm A Visit to the Kelowna Kangaroo Creek FarmWith only two days in Kelowna on a 7 day British-Columbia adventure I was looking for a short hike or daytime adventure that was close to Kelowna and my hotel. I saw a pamphlet for the Kelowna Kangaroo Creek Farm and thought I’d give it a try…I was so glad I did the place was fantastic! It’s just outside of ...

36 Hours in Halifax, Nova Scotia 36 Hours in Halifax, Nova ScotiaMama D and I took the Ocean Via Train to Halifax this summer. The train ride from Moncton, NB was awesome! We had a free Chalet Suisse Dinner (chicken with fries and gravy) because the train was 3 hours late and they didn’t have enough food to serve dinner in the dining car. We enjoyed our cabin and played dice, ...

Moncton to Halifax on the Via Ocean Train Moncton to Halifax on the Via Ocean TrainI’ve never seen somebody as keen for surprises as Dami is. It must run in the family because when his  uncle DM was a kid, he played pranks on his younger brother (Dami’s father) and he loves surpise visits. So the day before the trip and his birthday, Dami brings me the usual weekly flyer pile and I notice an ...

Springhill Mining Museum Springhill Mining MuseumHave you ever wanted to tour a coal mine? If yes, come to Springhill Mining Museum and you’re in for quite a piece of history. So many people in the world have been touched and inspired by the stories of the three Springhill mining disasters. More than 400 miners died in Springhill over the years but they will forever be ...

Three Nights in St. John’s, Newfoundland Before taking this trip I didn’t know much about Newfoundland. As a kid I laughed at the famous Newfie jokes and I thought they were some kind of imaginary little people. It turns out Newfoundlanders need a pretty good sense of humor with all the crappy weather they get.  The weather on our trip was really bad but could have ...

Touring the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Touring the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova ScotiaThis was Dami and DD’s 3rd tour of the Cabot Trail. We took the Englishtown Ferry to cut down some driving time and we stopped at most interesting lookouts. At the first lookout, DD aka mama bear got to pick a handful of wild blueberries! In Cape North we visited the North Highlands Museum where we bought lots of souvenirs including an ...

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