Oh Canada, Our Home and Native Land! Boy, it’s nice to be back in our home Country, but it did take some getting used to. We left behind the miles and tried to adjust to the kilometres, left behind the plain dollar bills and picked up the funny coloured bills. Everything seems to be more expensive in Canada, only because it is. We were really lucky to have a good exchange rate while we were in the States. We travelled across Maine on Highway 9 East, only to hit a thousand potholes. We even paid a toll to ride across this State. We arrived at the Calais border mid-afternoon, and crossed without any hassles, then on to Saint John. We rented a car in Saint John, left my bike at the dealership, and drove out to my Uncle Donny’s house in Nauwigewauk (about 20 km from Saint John). We arrived at the farm around 5 pm, picked up my Uncle and drove back to the car dealership to pick up my bike. From there we took him out for supper, and then back to the farm. It was a long day.
Between May 2nd and 7th, we spent time with our Maritime relatives, did some grocery shopping, general clean-up, and made some home cooked meals. The best meal ever – Lobster! Turkey cooked the live lobster, and the three of us pigged out on that, and some of my homemade brown bread. Ymmmmm. You can’t visit the Maritimes and not have lobster!
Btw, we did not have an internet connection while staying with Uncle Donny. We did get to visit cousins Mike & Joanie, Barb & Wendell, Michael, Jill, Louise, Joey, Peter Steele & Peter Mackay, Aunt Peggy & Uncle John. All of them look great! We had breakfast a couple of times with Mary Lynn as well. We celebrated Barbie’s 57th birthday with her, and found 3 pairs of wonky eye glasses for her. LOL. We had plans of leaving here on Friday, May 6th but the weather man forecasted rain all across Northern New Brunswick and Quebec for May 6th and 7th. Drat! (Did Joanie pay the weatherman to predict that for us? She might have, cause the sun has been shining on those 2 days?!?!) LOL.