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One week in the Maritimes

More family, good friends and seafood!

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So we spent a week in the super friendly Maritimes, and this was a first for Thanh. Besides a flat tire, it was a relaxed fun week full of good times with friends and family, plus some really awesome food! We manage to visit Moncton, Sackville, Amherst, Miramichi, and Charlottetown.

We left Thursday and we drove all the way from Montreal to Moncton with my grandmother Yvette, and it took us about 10 hours. We went directly to my aunt Marie-Josée’s where I got to play with my cousins a little bit and have a good meal.

Besides Josée, on this trip I was fortunate to see my aunt Sharon, uncle Ron and my very loving grandmother, Iona. We went to visit my grandmother a few times at her new apartment in a senior’s home. It was really awesome to spend time with her.
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On Friday day we went to Sackville to visit my university, had lunch at Mel’s Tea Room, and drove to Aulac to wander around historic Fort Beauséjour. The view over there is absolutely beautiful! We then took the time drive across the border to Nova Scotia so Thanh could say that she has been there. LOL! That night we headed to my good friend Jody’s home in Miramichi to spend a couple of days with him and his beautiful family. Another good friend of mine, Patrick, drove down from Bathurst with his girlfriend Sarah to spend a night with us. We spent that night eating some great Japanese fare (Shabu-shabu) prepared up by Kozue, Jody’s wife. She is a fantastic cook. Thanks Kozue!
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We also visited pretty Charlottetown, P.E.I. for a day, and spent an amazing $42.50 toll just to cross the damn Confederation Bridge. The next day we went to visit the flower pots Rocks, near Fundy. That’s where the highest tides in the world are, which carve some beautiful rock formations.
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We were fortunate to eat some amazing seafood in the Maritimes, including lobster and oysters. Jody brought us to visit his Peat Moss farm and after that we went to the local wharf where we bought some fresh and tasty lobster. MMMM!! It was really amazing! Jody taught Thanh how to eat lobster with only a butter knife, so now she is officially a Maritimer. ;) LOL! A couple of days later, on our last night, Thanh and I went to my parent’s cottage in Grande-Digue to have supper and my mom served us some crazy fresh oysters that she had handpicked herself from the beach right in front of the home. Let me tell you that they were the best tasting oysters that we had ever tasted in our lives! Really! Thanks Mom! XO
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The following day we drove back to Montreal where we had 5 days to do some last minute things like packing, clearing out my apartment, and hanging out with our best friends, and spending time with Thanh’s family before leaving Montreal for seven months.

Before I end this blog, I need to point out that after driving close to 2500 kilometers on this leg of our trip, I can safely state that Ontario drivers are the worst on the planet. I dunno what’s wrong with them, but they’re judgment is seriously impaired and they are very unpredictable and frustrating. LOL!

Our next blog should be from Vancouver, one of my favorite cities.

Salut mes amis! GO HABS GO!!!

Mark

Posted by malmn 17:00 Archived in Canada Tagged round_the_world

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