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August 9th 2013
Published: August 9th 2013
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in Nova Scotia
9 August, 2013

We said goodbye to Gena and Bob Wednesday night, as we knew they would be out early the next morning. They have to be in Southwest Harbor, Maine, for a wedding on Saturday. We always have fun together and will miss them.

We were undecided what to do next, but upon consideration and discussion, are making our way toward home and family. We left Baddeck a mere 3 hours behind Gena and Bob, about average for us. We drove across Nova Scotia and then through New Brunswick. Trans Canada Highway 2 (TCH 2) is a funny road through New Brunswick. Between Moncton and Fredericton you don’t see any other cities, just exits. Again it was like driving on a four-lane through the wilderness. Between Moncton and Fredericton it started raining and continued all evening. At Fredericton we headed south on Hwy 4 to McAdam, where we stopped for the night at a rustic campground on a lake only about 5 miles from the border.

This morning we got up to fog and rain (and mosquitos) and drove to the border crossing at Vanceboro, Maine. The border guards checked inside our camper before sending
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us on our way. We think they were just bored. I can’t see it being a very busy border crossing, except for Canadians crossing for cheaper gas, as the road, Hwy 6, was pretty horrible. After passing one car in Vanceboro, we didn’t see another vehicle for 20 miles or more. Talk about desolate areas, there wasn’t even a house to be seen and the sky was low and dark, with thunder and lightning. We finally turned the phones on at Springfield and called the family to let everyone know we were back in the states and back in contact. We drove I-95 through Bangor to Newport, ME, where we headed west on US Hwy 2 to Shelburne, NH, where we are settled for the night. It’s still raining, but we’re hoping it stops by tomorrow so we can go up Mt. Washington.

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