We left Halifax heading 190 miles to Yarmouth, NS with a short stop in Lunenburg for some lunch and some ‘quick’ sightseeing. The town, seeped in history and beautiful colonial architecture, was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995. The historic core of the town is also a National Historic Site of Canada. The Lunenburg shipbuilding yards specialized in fishing schooners – the most famous built in 1921 – The Bluenose.
This Maritime trip is what Chuck is calling ‘the reader’s digest version’.
We’re definitely travelling faster through Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia than we’d like – and, sadly, we’re missing PEI and Newfoundland entirely.
We’re on a bit of a tight timeline as we’re scheduled to take the ferry from Yarmouth, NS to Portland, ME on Friday, September 9th. We’ll drive to Boston to spend a couple of days with Shannon, Gabe, Joseph and Celeste. Then we’ll drive to Poplar Bluff, MO to spend a couple of days with Kathryn, Jagger, Molly & Katie before ‘high-tailing’ it across the mid-west to Pueblo, CO for our 3rd annual Newmar International Rally on September 21st. Immediately following the Newmar Rally we’re on to Albuquerque, NM for the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta – my #1 item on my Butterfly List (…and, that’s another story).
Well…we have been on the road all summer but it’s mostly been in Southern Ontario, travelling between Barrie, Grimsby, Oakville and back again. Hardly seems blog worthy but it certainly was good to be home and in familiar surroundings – visiting family, dentist, doctor, hairdresser, favourite grocery stores, dropping unexpectedly into the ‘old’ office and having my laugh recognized and welcomed! We did make it to the Thousand Islands area for 2 weeks with our grandchildren Joseph and Celeste. A big thank-you to Wendy – my girlfriend with a boat and a big heart…