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Fredericton to Kouchibouguac – Goodbye Summer! The last weekend of September was looking like the weather would be perfect for doing something special so we decided to drive to Fredericton to see the fall colors and to explore a bit more of the city we have not really taken the time to visit while we’ve been in New Brunswick. The City of Fredericton offers guided tours of ...

That Dutchman’s Farm Swans at the farmIt is unfortunate that That Dutchman’s Farm is not featured in the Nova Scotia guide book because it is a rare find, at least it’s what we thought. We found out about it at the Nova Scotia Visitor Information Center at the New Brunswick Border. It is located at 132 Brown Rd in Economy, Nova Scotia. On the premises you ...

A Mother’s Day Trip to Sechelt, British Columbia in Canada Mama D and I (dd) went to Sechelt, British Columbia to celebrate my birthday and Mother’s Day with Dami’s mother and sister. We stayed at Above the Inlet B&B with Patricia and Peter and they were among the best hosts we’ve ever had! We stayed in their Leopard Suite and it was just perfect to host our Mother’s Day buffet ...

Two Rivers Wildlife Park Cape Breton Island On our January visit to Cape Breton Island we realized that since it was the off season and winter it would be tough to find things to do beyond winter hiking or snowshoeing in Highlands National Park so we took a drive from our cabin near Baddeck and drove to the Two Rivers Wildlife Park south of Sydney, Nova Scotia. The ...

Waiting for the Easter Bunny at L’aboiteau Beach Easter Sunday and another sunny and warm day in New Brunswick, well, here in the South East corner anyway, so we decided to drive up through Shediac, past the giant lobster and go to our favorite beach, L’aboiteau at Cap Pélé. Forecasters were calling for 10 degrees above so we had visions of enjoying a nice walk on the sandy beach ...

What’s Blooming Today This is a collection of pictures I took this morning of the flowers blooming on our property. Some of them we have planted, some were planted by previous owners and some others just decided they wanted to grow here because it’s such a nice place! Our own little oasis! This is mid-July and so many more are coming, it’s amazing! ...

Anne Murray Center No visit to Springhill, Nova Scotia is complete without going to the Anne Murray Center.  You don’t necessarily have to be a diehard fan to appreciate and might be surprised. Beautiful inside out, and so well presented with letters from famous people, pictures with famous people, trophies and hit records. When we visited the Anne Murray Center we had the chance ...

Riverfront Park Trail Riverview Riverview New Brunswick Riverfront Park TrailWe 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 ...

Once Upon A Time in Vancouver : The 2018 Creation Entertainment OUAT Conference You 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 ...

Partridge Island Partridge 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 ...

Toronto In September   September, 2017 – Mama D had always wanted to go back to Toronto. We had been when I was 9, coming back from a visit with my uncle friends in Rochester NY but didn’t spend much time. This time we had 7 full days of visit. We met in Montreal where we stayed at our now favorite hotel; Hotel Bonaventure. While ...

Parc National du Mont-Orford While on my trip to Quebec I Went back to Mount Orford for a some hiking. DD and I had been to the park about five years ago and since I was visiting the Eastern Townships and Brome Lake I decided to take a drive to Orford and re-explore the trails we had done. The park is close to Knowlton, Quebec ...

Camping at Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon Lac St. Jean is an amazing lake, so big and round on the map! We were going camping at the Parc National de la Pointe-Taillon which is on the shores of St. Jean Lake. There campsites are only accessible by bicycle or canoe/kayak which is great because it means that our fellow campers will likely not be making as much ...

St Jean sur Richelieu Flooding Again St Jean sur Richelieu FloodWhen I moved to Quebec many years ago I recall hearing every year about the floods in St Jean sur Richelieu and always wondered what was up with that?! Even though I have moved out of the province I still hear about the annual flood in the area from the CBC and Radio-One and have to say…again…what is up with ...

The Tidal Bore in Moncton and Riverview The tides in the Bay of Fundy are the highest in the world. The Peticodiac River that passes through Dieppe, Moncton and Riverview gets tidal waters that flow in through Chignecto Bay and Shepody Bay. As the high tides enter from The Bay of Fundy the create a tidal bore; a wave of water that pushes up stream. The Peticodiac fills ...

Victoria, British Columbia: Musical Penthouses After visiting Sechelt for a special 3 generation Mother’s Day and a very special birthday, Mama D and I (dd) were on our way to Victoria on Vancouver Island. After a 3 hour ride on Malaspina Coach including a ferry ride, we hopped on a Pacific Coach bus for another 3 hour ride including another ferry ride. It was a ...

Kejimkujik National Park Nova Scotia With the summer coming to an end DD and I decided to go on a road trip from Quebec to Nova Scotia. We didn’t really have the resources or time to take any long-term official vacation this year so decided to take advantage of the Labour Day weekend and take 10 days off to visit Nova Scotia. Neither of us had ...

A Beautiful Day at The Calgary Zoo     Going to the Calgary Zoo is so easy and so much fun! The entrance is located right at the Calgary zoo train station. We had pre purchased tickets but we decided to go on a behind the scenes tour with the giraffes.       This is a huge zoo and we planned a whole day there, from 9-5. We started with the penguin ...

July 2016 Nova Scotia Tour (11 nights) Part 2 After postponing writing this second part many times it’s about time we post it. We’re so thankful for taking notes! A pictures paints a thousand words but still, there are some details we wouldn’t have remembered without notes. This article is about the second part of an 11 night trip to Nova Scotia we made this past summer. We toured ...

Via Rail Ocean Line Sleeper Trip Moncton To Montreal How lucky am I! I am going to Montreal again and taking the train, my new favorite way to travel. The Ocean Line is the Via Rail line that runs from Halifax to Montreal. I get on in Moncton and prefer the train to flying. I get a cabin for one or a cabin for two and have my own ...

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