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Trip Report A Bit of Time in the Maritimes: New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

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This is a continuation of a trip begun in New England, as seen here: http://www.fodors.com/community/united-states/new-englandly-a-bit-of-time-in-massachusetts-and-maine.cfm

We drove from Maine to River Albert, NB, on July 3rd; there was a stop in Calais, and then the easy border crossing (we had a notarized letter from the parents for the nieces!) and then a long straight highway stretch...and then, we got onto Route 114. Because our directions weren't too specific (and my niece hadn't been able to download what she wanted onto her GPS in Maine) we didn't know how long we would be on the route. Let's just say, it took a while. It's actually only about 45 miles down 114 to the ranch we were looking for, but it felt longer as we didn't know where we were going for sure. But it was all worthwhile!

Broadleaf Guest Ranch was just what we needed: a spacious clean cabin (with good free Wifi!), beautiful scenery, and proximity to the Hopewell Rocks. Plus we had meals included (hearty home-style fare) and horseback riding for the girls, all for a bit over $200 (US) per person for two nights. I was so happy to have lucked into this while doing some Internet wandering while we were planning. It's not for the night-life types, but it suited us all very, very well.

We ventured down to the Bay of Fundy/Hopewell Rocks in the late morning the next day, and were greeted with a cheerful "Happy Independence Day!" from the ticket seller. It's a little walk down to the Bay, and then steps down to the ocean floor and those amazing "flower pot" rock formations. I was in geo-geek heaven, and the day was just perfect weather and viewing wise. All I can say is, good thing digital photography exists, or I would have been out of film.

(Some of the pictures are here; I wouldn't inflict all of them on anyone.) http://missalg.smugmug.com/Travel/New-Brunswick/New-Brunswick-2014/43216118_BPcLXz

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