Left Halifax yesterday morning after a wonderful visit and headed to Bayhurst, New Brunswick about 300 miles northwest. We took a little detour along the Acadia Coastal Drive to see a little more of the shore.
We went down to Peggy's Cove today about 25 miles Southwest of Halifax. It is a little seaside town on a rocky coast. It was a great ride down the coast as we drove around bays and through small villages and wilderness areas. There were a lot of tourists walking around town and the rocks.
Left the house at 8:30 and stopped at the Duty-Free shop before crossing the border. We each bought a bottle of our choice for our time in Canada. The border crossing went smoothly and we had a nice drive through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia before arriving at our hotel in Halifax at 3:30.
Spending time getting ready for our trip to Canada. With limited room in the Explorer, especially with four sets of golf clubs, we have to be careful about how much we pack.
Yesterday, we completed the "ArriveCAN" information required to enter Canada. This morning, Alesa, Laura and I drove to Calais and entered Canada across the 'Third Bridge'. This was a trial run to ensure no problems when we enter for our longer trip.
We slept in today and Laura went for her morning swim in the lake. Steve is guiding today so Alesa and Laura went to play pickleball and I walked around town. This afternoon we took a boat ride uplake to a place called "The Gut" for the weekly community picnic.
Left Mike's after a great visit and headed to Maine. The drive was not bad except for a minor delay over the George Washington Bridge in NYC. We spent Monday night in Andover Mass at an HI express.
On Saturday, Annika had to work, and Mike had some things to do so we visited with Ann Goodman at Shannondell at Valley Forge and headed over to our old neighborhood in Exton. We were trying to visit the Schweds but hey had commitments, so we missed them this time.
Drove to Mike's farm and stopped in Boyertown to visit the General Carl Spaatz Museum. Spaatz was a 16-year-old local boy who took over the family newspaper after his father was pressed into service to help the town recover from a disastrous opera house fire which claimed 179 lives.
Busy times preparing for our month-long trip north. Left Sanford on the auto-train around 5PM yesterday, arrived in Lorton around 9:30AM this morning and arrived at Mikes around 2. Had a room on the train and a nice evening meal.