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Monthly Archive for September, 2011

I’m taking today off from writing.  We saw so many great things… this country is just too darn beautiful!  And salty.  The food is really salty.  Or maybe I’m just ordering the wrong thing.  I did miss out on a chance to order scallops in the Digby Dairy Queen!!  Digby is the scallop capitol of […]

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Today, we drove to Yarmouth and Mavillette Beach.  The Yarmouth County Museum was much larger than I expected and it had some really neat stuff in it.  For instance, It had several exquisite examples of “Reverse Glass Painting.”  Since, J has actually done this process, we both enthusiastically studied these paintings… they were very, very good! […]

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Yes, we actually stayed in one place for 2 whole days!  Today was interesting.  Certain expectaions were laughably crushed.  I read about Peggy’s Cove, a beautifully scenic fisherman’s cove with a famous lighthouse… how delightful! Every photo I’ve ever seen is a gorgeous remote lighthouse… isolated from the world… artistic composition… not a single person in […]

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Today was a leisurely travel day.  We saw a tidal bore in Moncton, and then the world’s largest lobster statue in Shediak (the lobster capital of the world!), and ate a lobster roll at Dixie Lee.  The lobster roll tasted a lot like chicken… salad!   Canadas Most Wanted? After drving through beautiful scenery, I said, “I’m […]

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I highly recommend traveling with an Easy Button!  Every time you have a concern or question, just hit the Easy Button.  And it has great comedic possibilities… trying to solve the Oak Island Money Pit mystery?  Hit the Easy Button!  Trying to drive 3000 miles in as few days as possible?  Hit the Easy Button! […]

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483 km,4 hours 57 mins The States/Countries we drove through today were: Maine, New Brunswick, CANADA… a maritime province!! It’s taken 10 days of driving like a slow-moving maniac to get to Canada!  We’ve sacrificed many sights to get here, like: Manhatten, the Cole transportation museum, Mammoth Cave (Kentucky), and many others.  But, we prevailed and […]

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Road trip: Day 09 – Bangor, ME

295 mi, 4 hours 58 mins The states we drove through today were: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine Today, we paid our respects at Lovecraft’s grave, saw a viking tower, went to the Mapparium and saw Leif Erickson while looking for orthographic paper in Boston.  Then, we hung out in Newburyport, Massachusetts (the setting of Lovecraft’s […]

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Road trip: Day 08 – Warwick, RI

289 mi, 5 hours 27 mins.  States traveled through: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island Late last night, the fire alarm went off.  It was very, very loud! We called the front desk to verify that it was a false alarm, even though we smelled smoke.  Apparently someone smoked in their non-smoking room.  […]

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Road trip: Day 07 – Exton, PA

360 mi, 6 hours 40 min6 hours 40 min.  States traveled through: Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania “The birds… big birds… are walking” is the statement I woke up to.  Apparently, there were hundreds of Eagles flocking in big circles in the mist filled skies, over  the resort, in a glorious display of natural beauty. By […]

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183 mi, 3 hours 13 mins.  States traveled through: Ohio So much happened today.  I discovered Skyline Chili and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it!  So, from now on, Skyline Chili is officially known as Nyssa-crack! I stayed at a Lodge resort that reminded me of travel in the 1970’s.  They had […]

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