This morning we crossed the border at Houton, ME into the United States. We spent 66 days in Canada and enjoyed our trip very much.
Our last two nights in Canada were spent at Fredericton, New Brunswick. The capital of the province sits on the St. John's River. It is an attractive community and includes several biking/walking trails along the river bank and through the town. We weren't in Fredericton long enough to really get to know the town, but it seemed well worth a return visit at a future date. On Thursday night we saw a movie, Little Miss Sunshine. It was only the second flick that we saw during our time in Canada.
We will definitely spend more time in Canada in the future. It is a caring country with a very different attitude toward drug abuse, poverty and world affairs than the U.S. Canadians ensure that no one goes hungry, provide help rather than jail for drug addicts, and see their role in the world as one of peace maker. Sadly, their latest election of Stephen Harper, a Bush clone, as Prime Minister, may threaten the good nature of this country. I certainly hope not.
We are now back in Bangor, ME and will move on tomorrow to Massachusetts and the next day to eastern Pennsylvania where we expect to spend a couple of nights while what's left of Ernesto pours rain on us.