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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Good Morning Canada!!!

We camped the night along the Saint Johns River: a very long river that leads into the Bay of Fundy to the South, and to the largest city in New Brunswick, Saint John. It is generally spelled out as Saint John so it is not confused with St.John's in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The water was a deep and mesmerizing blue. It was a windy day (those pesky hurricanes in the Atlantic) and we loved the feeling of actually being cold!!

It was 53 degrees. Cheryl was so energized she took her saucony's out for a brisk jog along the river!!

The rocks on the bank of the river were interesting shades of orange and red, and it made the water look a sunset in the morning (it looks a little more like mud in this picture but I didn't have the camera when it looked cool)It is a little more fallish this far north!!

The kids spent the morning mini-golfing, bunkershoot basketballing, hitting balls at the driving range, and then biking into town. We decided we must stop again here on the way back.

The town of Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick. This is the governors house, right on the river.

This is city hall. Each Province of Canada has a capital, though all of the work is really done by the Parliment in Ottowa. By the way, do you know how many provinces there are in Canada? We're gonna find out for ya. We are now headed to our second one: it is the smallest province and just north of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Any guesses? Here's some hints: red rocks, and a nine kilometer bridge is gonna get us there.

See you soon!

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