We’ll be back!

"Acadia Princess" deck

We said goodbye to Canada today – but we’ll be back.  The Ferry was a much more casual operation than that to Newfoundland and, still at low season, about three fourths empty.  It crosses the Bay of Fundy, and the difference between last night’s high tide and this morning’s almost low tide can easily be seen on the dock.

Arriving in St. John, we saw this tank of molasses – that’s a lot of molasses.

Having a little more time than originally planned, we drove to the New Brunswick capitol, Fredericton.  There too are some wonderful

Officers' Square

huge old Victorian houses, and the “Ancient Garrison,” an old military complex down by the river front, has been converted for public use.

Some final random thoughts on our Canadian adventures: 

  • We were taken with the Tim Horton fast food chain; like Dunkin’ Donuts, it had donuts and coffee, but it also had great sandwiches and good hot soup much appreciated on cold days. 
  • We never tried McDonald’s McLobster; just the thought seems, as Alie would say, “like spitting in church.” 
  •  The bread, even store bought bread, is sliced thicker. 
  • Trash left, child right

    It is cold up here so people often build little houses for their children to wait for the school bus. 

  • Exxon is still Esso in Canada. 
  • Bathrooms are washrooms. 
  • People eat later – maybe because the sun is up later, and maybe we have just become used to the old retirees in Florida who eat so early.
  • And we never dreamed we’d use the GPS so much; we named her “Harriott.”

About ralietravels

Ray and Alie (Ralie) are a retired couple who love to travel. Even during our working years, we squeezed a trip in whenever we could, often when we had to stretch the budget to do so. We have been fortunate to vacation in all 50 states, all the provinces of Canada and one territory and a little more than 50 countries. We like to drive, but we particularly love to travel back roads to find unusual sights, people, and experiences.
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