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Ed & I have decided we’re still so far behind in our posting (folks following us on Facebook are rightfully confused by comments about things a thousand miles away from blog postings) that we’re going to jump to where we are traveling now.  That being said, I must insert a thank you to some friends and some places we suggest you visit 🙂

Kentucky in general, but specifically:

1st Paducah, Kentucky ~ something about the atmosphere in this cute town, the great collection of restaurants and the beautiful National Quilt Museum,  (yes, you men will enjoy it too!) we both really liked.

2nd Bardstown ~ fantastic old homes and Hadorn’s Bakery on Flaget Street, home of the yum yum and boy is it!

3rd The Bourbon Trail pick your favorites and bring your wallet also do the cooperage tour at ISC in Lebanon (yes the owner was just arrested for fondling a maid in a DC hotel)


So much bourbon, so little money in my wallet…

4th The beautiful Kentucky countryside from one end to the other.

Virginia’s western side:

1st In the toe of Virginia near Duffield stop and see the REALLY COOL Natural Bridge State Park.  Only downer was a train didn’t come through while we were there.


Marti thought this was one of the coolest places ever.  It helped that there was no one there but us.

2nd Lexington ~ fantastic old homes, good restaurants, and Washington and Lee University where we learned more about old George and Robert E. then we’ve ever known.  In our top 5 places to consider living!


The Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

THANK YOU good friends!

RV buddies Cheryl & Ron for inviting us to hideout from BIG storms in western Kentucky at their lovely home and wonderful screened porch.  Ed’s sister Judy for her home and washing machine and sister Susan &  husband John for always welcoming our fly-by visits. Carolyn at Loch Moy Farm for once again being our “home” when we’re home.  Hilarie for letting us interrupt her busy schedule, introducing us to Jeffrey, and always remembering our Scott.  Last but not least, DeWitt & Paula at the High Street B&B where lobster and clocks are always on time 🙂


Wild clouds at Loch Moy Farm in Maryland where our friend Carolyn operates the Maryland Horse Trials and lets us stay when we are home.

This summer we’re working at fulfilling a long time wish of Ed’s, seeing the Canadian Maritimes.  Passing through Maine into New Brunswick at the Calais/St. Stephen border crossing we had a very friendly border agent who asked the usual questions, chatted about our plans, and excused the tax on our excessive quantities of alcohol!  Nice man 🙂

Our first night was at the Century Farm Family Campground in St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada.  We stopped here specifically to see the sea caves.  Located on the Bay of Fundy where the world’s biggest tide comes in and out approximately every six hours these sandstone caves are a fun walk, but bring your waterproof shoes!


There is a fast flowing stream between here and there so you are going to get your feet wet getting over to go inside.

The Caves Restaurant right there proclaims their World Famous Chowder for when you’re finished your walk about. It’s good, but they may be over advertising a bit.  A fun surprise was a short visit with our back home walking friends Ken and Margaret who happened to be here for a week long Road Scholar adventure!  It’s a small world!

Next day after popping back to the caves to see them at high tide, we drove out RT. 111 towards Sussex.  On the way we saw a sign for a covered bridge (they’re a lot in this area apparently) so we headed down the road.  It was very bumpy (something we’ve come to expect ALL OVER the Maritimes), and before too long just before the bridge we came to a height measure bar marked 3.7meters.  Checking Google we saw that’s 12.1391 feet, we’re 11’3” so staying right in the middle we slowly went on through.


Tight fit down a horrible road but what a pretty place.

At Sussex we had a short walk around town and changed some American dollars for Canadian.  It’s a good time to travel to Canada 🙂


In Sussex, the potash mines closed a number of years ago so the town came up with the idea of murals on the walls of many town buildings to attract tourists.

From Sussex on Rt. 1N to 114 we headed to Fundy National Park, stopping to do a short bit of the Caribou Plain Boardwalk, then on to our campground at Ponderosa Pines Campground at Hopewell Cape.


Caribou Plain Boardwalk, too bad the weather was not prettier.

The main reason we came here was to see the Hopewell Rocks.  Sedimentary, conglomerate and sandstone these formations have been and will of course continue to be, cut by the enormous tides of the Bay of Fundy.


A 37 foot tide allows us to walk on the bottom of the Bay of Fundy.  These formations are called Flower Pots because of the trees and plants growing on top.

We drove the very rough Fundy Scenic Route 915 to Mary’s Point Rd and around the loop back to 915 and then down to Cape Enrage.  While it was ridiculously windy we still enjoyed seeing the lighthouse which has been saved and maintained by the non-profit Cape Enrage Interpretive Center Inc.


A two mile long hidden rock reef stretches out into Chignecto Bay and was the end of many ships and sailors until this light was placed here in 1838. It is the oldest lighthouse in New Brunswick.

Back at Fundy National Park we drove the Point Wolfe Road, which was at one time the site of the Point Wolfe Logging Mill and Village.


Point Wolfe Covered Bridge

In planning our trip we had only thought of passing quickly through New Brunswick as it’s how one “gets here from there” but we’re pleased we slowed down a bit as we enjoyed what we saw, and realize we should maybe look around more another time.


This scruffy guy got to dip his own bottles in the signature red wax at the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky.


An evening lakeside with sunshine at our campground near Augusta, Maine on our way to Canada.  We heard loons calling that night.  What a lovely sound.


The Sea Caves in St. Martins, New Brunswick.


Looking out from one of the caves, you can see the stream you have to cross to get here.


It was very muddy and very slippery but around the point were these other caves.


Ed coming through the covered bridge at the harbor at St. Martins.  Nobody is going fishing anywhere at low tide.


A three story mural in Sussex, New Brunswick.


Busy beavers on the Caribou Plain walk.


Marti enjoys the view at the Fundy National Park from chairs that are provided at nice viewpoints by the National and Provincial parks systems.


Hopewell Rocks.


More flower pots at Hopewell Rocks.


Tide out….


Tide in the next morning.


Shepody Creek at Daniels Flats at Hopewell Rocks. Tide out…


and tide in…


Guess who at Cape Enrage.  Boy was it windy and cold.  It’s June 5th…


There’s a nice little restaurant at Cape Enrage where we shared lobster roll and our first fiddleheads. Fiddleheads are a fern as it first emerges in the Spring.  If not cooked correctly eating them will cause “tummy distress” as our waitress said.  All we can say is that they taste GREEN.


Looking out a window in the Point Wolfe covered bridge.