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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Visit to Fredericton NB

16 June 2013

After a stop for gas and Tim Horton's for coffee and donuts, we headed up Hwy 7 around 65miles to Fredericton the capital of New Brunswick.
Map of Fredericton

Kayaks on St John River

Lighthouse on the Green

Nowhere Bridge

Fredericton sits on the St John River and has a beautiful walking and biking path. Some beautiful old homes and buildings overlooking the river on Waterloo Parkway. At one time New Brunswick was part of Nova Scotia.
In 1783, United Empire Loyalists settled in Saint Anne's Point now known as the City of Fredericton.They petitioned the governor of Halifax to make the area north of Fundy Bay a separate province. It was named in honor of King George III second son.

Barracks Square has 4 remaining buildings from the Garrison where British troops were stationed from 1784 to 1869. Today they house a museum, artisans at work and shops.



Barracks

Guard House

Officers Barracks
Christ Church Cathedral is considered to be the first Cathedral in North America built in 1845. Crocket House is now a Gallery 78. The Gallery is the oldest private gallery in New Brunswick. The house was built in 1900.

Crocket House

Christ Church Cathedral
A visit to Fredericton is a must. A very beautiful town with a lot of history.

Legislative Assembly Building
TourismFredericton.ca

Our drive back to Saint John took us on Hwy 102 along the St John River.

Rain is expected for the next two days, so we will be Ihome bound.

On Friday we leave for two weeks in Halifax NS.

We have found the Canadians to be very friendly and eager to help with information. Just wish gas were cheaper.


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