My father got the word that he had to go in for open heart surgery. We stayed as long as we could hoping that he would go in before we left but that was not to be. He has since had the surgery and all went very well. He is home, feeling much better and on the road to recovery. That is one relief. The longest day in my life was the Thursday he was in surgery. It took about 5 hours which felt like 5 weeks to those of us waiting for the call saying all was over and all was good.
On one of our last days in New Brunswick we took a day trip to Kings Landing, a historical settlement depicting life in the 1800's along the St. John River valley. It was fascinating to walk through the houses and see how people lived. Some were more well to do than others. One small 2 room house housed a family with 6 children. Their square footage wasn't much more than we have with Serenity and they had 8 people living in it! How did they do it.
A farm along the St. John River
People are hired to dress and act the part. Here a woman sits in an upstairs window doing some needlework.
A lumber mill.
We spent a day with my daughter Kristi wandering in the small fishing village of St. Martins.
The tide is out! St. Martins is on the Bay of Fundy which boasts some of the highest tides in the world. You definitely must time your departure and arrival with the tides here.
We wandered along the shore spotting some caves in the distance
so of course we had to explore them. Then we had to leave our mark. (At least until the tide came in)
IT really was a fun day. I am going to miss Kristi when we leave this area.
Ira and I spent a day wandering the harbour front in Halifax. We listened to buskers doing their thing and watched the boats moving in and out of the harbour.
Another day we spent in Fundy Park. The park is riddled with hiking trails to challenge just about every level of hiker. We took a few of the shorter ones.
Looking towards the shoreline of the Bay of Fundy.
Dickinson Falls, a short easy hike.. The covered bridge at Pt. Wolfe.
We revisited out old house to see if the new owners had done anything to it. Of course we didn't see inside but aside of a few flowers outside nothing new has been done. It still looked the same. Even though I don't miss home ownership I hope the new owners take good care of it.
We were supposed to head to 1000 Trails RV resort in Hershey on Friday the 9th but because of flooding we couldn't get near the place. Most of the roads are closed. On Saturday we made a run for it but due to so many closed roads a simple 30 mile trip took an hour and a half and about 60 miles. There is just so much flood damage.
For the next 4 days we attended the RV-Dreams rally. As usual there was lots of food, lots of laughs, lots of information and lots of good times to share with friends both old and new. Thanks Howard and Linda.
Of course we had to attend the RV show in Hershey after the rally. We saw so many beautiful rigs but nothing we liked so much more than Serenity that we wanted to do all the work involved in packing up our home to move to a new one. So I am guessing that means we are pretty happy with what we have.