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North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Fredericton July 23rd 2018

Lake George to Englishtown Thom took me back out to the highway in the morning because, in his words, "There's no reason you need to ride any distance that doesn't get you farther east." Before we parted he asked me how many flats I had had. "None", I said without knocking on wood. Ten kilometres down the road my back tire went flat. The day was off to an inauspicious start, though the tube repair went without a hitch. I pedaled back down toward the St. John river and then east and before long I came to Fredericton. After seeing so much of the Acadian French part of the province, Fredricton seemed very English. I rode by huge stately mansions on the river and shady parks with paved bike paths. The city did not seem very ... read more
Cumberland Cove
Low tide at Cumberland Cove
Province House

North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Fredericton September 10th 2017

OOOPS ... no trip pics on this new notebook ...but did find some thing to show ...;-) Finally found the missing blog that get's me back to home ground. Before plugging in the end of the Maritime Adventire it must be sid that my stay in Fredriction with two fabulous friends was the sensation of the return trip. The visit was to have occured at the beginning of the summer... could not find the place and not for want of searching.... drove to who knows where afe a year but was so so so happy to spend time with this wonderful couple in their stimulating art clustered abode. Loved their space, their welcome, their positive vibes! Ferry Nfld. to New Sydney N.S. , the drive to Fredricton N.B. and the dash to sudbery via Ottawa and ... read more
Flood Picnic
Up the Behind
The Me and the Meow

North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Fredericton June 4th 2017

Day 2 we arrived at Woolastook Campground just past Fredericton, NB. It is located on the beautiful Saint John River. It finally stopped raining and we had a campfire and a beer. Other than a few seasonal campers we had the whole campground to ourselves. Turned in early because we have a long driving day tomorrow to Quebec City.... read more
Woolastook Campground

North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Fredericton September 10th 2016

After a very enjoyable, but hot summer in Niagara on the Lake, we started out September touring around the Maritimes and the New England Coast. Our first stop (after a 9 hour drive through upper New York State, Massachusetts, New Hampshire), was in Ogunquit, Maine, a beautiful former fishing village and now a coastal resort town just south of Kennebunkport. This was a good 1/2 way point on the 15 hour drive. There's numerous restaurants, hotels, a nice beach and a scenic walking trail along the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, we were unable to explore in more depth as we only stayed one night. Of course, the next day before heading to New Brunswick, we had to make the obligatory visit to a big Outlet Mall in Kitterry to buy "stuff" we don't need just because it ... read more
Ogunquit
Kennebecasis River
Fundy Coast NB

North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Fredericton August 22nd 2016

Fredericton, New Brunswick 21 & 22 August 2016 We followed the St John river valley from Grand Falls all the way through to Fredericton. It was a beautiful drive through little villages and lots of farmland growing mainly oats, corn, lucern and fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, apples etc. We arrived in Fredericton in the late afternoon, checked into our hotel and then walked into the town for dinner close to the local lighthouse. Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick and is located along the St. John River. It is the cultural, artistic and educational centre of the province. The population of City of Fredericton is 50,000 (greater Fredericton 84,000). The city is situated in the west-central portion of the province and, along with Moncton and Saint John, is one of the main urban centres ... read more
Fredericton History Museum New Brunswick (7)
Fredericton History Museum New Brunswick (47)
Canada's national animal the beaver

North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Fredericton August 19th 2015

Today on the way to Prince Edward Island, we pulled onto a side road to find a bathroom and ended up in Potato World, in a town called Florenceville-Bristol. Being half Irish, Tim has had a love affair with potatoes his whole life, so he was ecstatic. How woeful therefore, that it was not yet open for the day. It turns out that this is also the French Fry Capital of Canada. I thought that Tim was going to cry with joy at finally finding heaven. We decided to stop in Fredericton, which was a change in plans, but we had the time. What a charming city! Like most eastern cities, it has beautiful historic buildings and a rich history. After having coffee in a cute little café, we went down to the waterfront and happened ... read more
Fredericton City Hall
Fredericton
Changing of the Guard

North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Fredericton August 13th 2013

I put Jacob on the plane on Saturday; first solo flight, and he was a pro. I stayed in Ottawa to catch up on details. I had a lovely final dinner with Gary and Louise, where Gary and I drank too much scotch, and we all decided that they would join Jacob and I in Peru for the Machu Picchu tour. Monday, I got on the road again heading to St Johns Newfoundland. I continue to travel only 5-6 hours a day so I can choose the slower highways and get to campgrounds early. I left late, so I took the fast road to just past Quebec. I was disappointed at Pointe Aux Oies, the camp site was minuscule. Thank goodness I had brought the solo tent, it was the only one that fit. Regardless, I ... read more
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North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Fredericton May 16th 2013

Today was a real change in road conditions. Leaving Quebec City, we headed west to cross the St. Lawrence river via the Pierre LaPorte bridge (no metal bridge deck thank god) and onto the Trans Canada #20. The highway follows the south side of the St. Lawrence and offers breathtaking views of the north side of Quebec City and further as you travel along. We were blown away by the size of the river at times, its width 3 miles I would think. Across on the north side, we were offered patchwork views of small farmsteads in equally linear narrow plots, much the same as we saw on route 138 a couple of days ago. The Trans Canada heading east ends in Riviere du Loup, and it is here that we turned south onto TC #2 ... read more

North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Fredericton January 8th 2012

It all started at 10:30am. I logged in to my Google Homepage and discovered that the first Saturday in a new year is... INTERNATIONAL BACON DAY!!!! "OMG Craig, we get a second chance!" I cried. "At what?" asked my confused husband. "At the Bacon Hat Trick" I replied. Game on. First, a quick explanation. Last summer, my brother David and his wife Laura visited us here in NB. It started by accident... we had omelets for breakfast, I had some bacon in the meat drawer. Bacon for breakfast... no big whoop. We were headed to Hopewell Rocks that day, departing at lunch. So I picked up some Turkey Clubs at the Great Canadian Bagel. We polish them off and suddenly realize... we were two thirds of the way there... the new Holy Grail... the Bacon Hat ... read more
Tony's offers 1 lb of bacon
Peameal BLT
Craig is having a good day

North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Fredericton January 7th 2012

This past Thursday, ten friends and one bouncy baby met at our favourite gathering place, the Mandarin Palace Restaurant on Forest Hill Road. It is perhaps Fredericton's best kept dining secret but I think the time has come for these lips to spill the beans. So here it is, the top ten reasons I ADORE the Mandarin Palace: 10. Qie Zi (Eggplant). One of our favourites in China was eggplant done in any manor of ways. Hong Shao Qie Zi (in a red sauce) or Yu Xiang Qie Zi (which is in a thick, sweet and slightly spicy sauce) are both mouth watering. Nope, you won't find it on the menu, you have to ask. They don't always have eggplant on hand, so if I know I'm coming in advance, I pre-order it. Oh, and I ... read more
A social event
Dumplings
Craig, Tina and Duncan




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