Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Maritimes Rock!

If you haven't been to the Maritimes... you MUST go! It is amazing. Here are some highlights of our trip! New Brunswick... not the most exciting province but we did find some things to see and do!
Moncton is home of Magnetic hill... this picture doesn't do it justice- I have video of it that I will have to try and post... You drive down to the bottom of the hill and pull over by the white stick, put your car in neutral and your car totally drives in reverse up the hill! All you have to do is steer. It is the coolest thing EVER! I don't get how it works but it does. There were about 4 other cars there and we just kept taking turns doing it again and again. FUN!
Hopewell Rocks- about 30 minutes south of Moncton- you go during low tide and you can walk on the ocean floor. Some spots were pretty muddy. I was wearing flipflops and they both got stuck in the mud. They were like suction cups getting them out! I was a mess at the end but it was fun. There are my parents amongst the "flower pots".

PEI- a MUST see! Of course we went to Anne of Green Gables. It is really quite confusing though because this is just where Lucy Maud Montgomery lived growing up and they think she based the story of Anne on this house... they had the Haunted forest and Lovers Lane that you could walk through. I must say that I am now a big Anne fan. I am currently reading Anne of Windy Poplars (book 4). Maybe I should say I am a big Gilbert fan! I have also watched all the movies since I have been home. Pathetic... I know!
Cape Breton- AWESOME! I want to go back in the fall. It was a little foggy in parts but still totally worth it. It took us about 4 hours to drive the Cabot trail with a few stops at scenic views and such. It is a big National Park so they have camping and trails and stuff. A MUST see!
I LOVE this picture. Ha ha! I took this of my parents at a gift shop just outside of Peggy's Cove. I didn't turn it vertically while on my sisters camera and I can't figure out how to edit it on my parents computer so you will just have to look at it sideways. It makes me chuckle!
More to come...


jessica said...

sounds like you had a great time. i enjoy reading your blog- you make me laugh. i am Kristi's sister-in-law. (im not a stalker) lol

Kim said...

You got some great pictures! Looks like you guys had fun. And that car thing seems cool! Are you here at your parents? Call me.

Andrea said...

one day maybe I'll get to see it all too. Can't wait to see all the photos