Gary and Barb's Travels travel blog

Some New Brunswick fall colours

Some colour at the Y Camp

Looks like summer is gone at the lake

Maples at the lake

Old pulp mill dam and power house at St Georges

Bay at St Georges

Granite Post Office with locally quarried granite

Point and lighthouse at St. Andrew

Some of the harbour at St Andrew from the wharf

St Croix Island from International Heritage Sote on Canadian side

Oct. 4/06 This morning Clark took all of us over to the City Hall to meet the Mayor, Brad Woodside, who presented us with a nice book on Fredericton. A nice souvenir. After lunch Clark took the us out to the Y Camp that they use for the Deaf kids and other groups. It is quite rustic but very functional in a beautiful setting beside the lake. The Kilburn families also have their own camps out there. The camps have been in their family for years. Tonight we went to the Elks Lodge meeting, where Bill is doing his Official visit.

Oct. 5/06 Today we went to see the Council Chamber at city hall, for a tour at 9:30am. The City of Fredericton is unique in having its history displayed in tapestry form. They depict the history for the last 200 years as told in a book by W. Austin Squires. What a nice way to preserve the history and imagine the time the 2 people that put it together had. The tapestries were all done by hand. Interesting to see and have it explained by a wonderful guide.

We then went back to Kilburn's to say our goodbyes. Clark and Bonnie, you are great hosts and friends, thanks for your hospitality. Now we have to get back on the road and start to diet again!!

We drove to Oak Bay and checked into a campground then toured St. Georges. It is a small town with a dam and an old Power House from a long ago shut down pulp mill, the Post Office is made with granite from the quarries in town. The Parliament Buildings in Ottawa are made with this granite also. They have the oldest Presbyterian Church still in use in Canada. It was built by the settlers in the community in 1790.

We then continued on to St. Andrews which has some unique shops and a nice waterfront. These two places are along the Bay of Fundy and are small unique towns with interesting sights to see.

On the way back to Oak Bay we came across a Joint Canada - U.S.A. International Historic Site that is set up as a Park with the history of Saint Croix Island spaced along the pathway and protected them from weather by planting bushes in front of them. It is a serene place to look at the scenery and Saint Croix Island. The island is situated in the St. Croix river between Canada and the U.S.A. This was the first documented Acadian settlement in the new world and as such is a historic treasure. Tonight we got organized to cross the border, into Maine sometime tomorrow.

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