Thursday, July 10, 2008

Time doesn't stand still....

at least not for 30 years. This morning we headed for Saint John. We went downtown to the Market Square area and had breakfast/lunch at Cora's in the mall. We wandered around the area for a bit and then headed to Rothesay/Quispamsis for Jeff to relive his childhood. A lot has changed since his last trip here in 78.
We found the house he grew up in and he was happy to find that the initials he carved in one big rock on the lawn were still there. It brought back a lot of happy childhood memories as we toured his old hotspots like the school, Ritchie Lake,
and the Gondola Point Ferry.

I was entertained by the stories of the time when 4 of us on one bike road down the hill with no brakes (wipe out) and how some people used to walk through Garvey's garage to the lake. Although there were a lot of changes, there were some old businesses that he clearly remembered from his childhood. We took the Gondola Point Ferry over and back. It reminds me of the Glenora Ferry, just much shorter. Jeff realized once we left the area that we should of looked for the giant tree that also has his initials carved in it at the top. Thank God!!!

Then about 3ish we headed for Alma. We are staying at the Parkland Village Inn.

It was a pleasant surprise because I wasn't sure what to expect. The hotel seems to be totally renovated and our room which faces the ocean is just like new. We ate in the dining room downstairs. The waitress was friendly and the food was good. What more can one ask for??

We wandered around the area surrounding the hotel. Checked out the harbour and the Fish Market next door.

Alma is much smaller than St. Andrew's and definitely has that fishing village feel but there seems to be quite a lot of other tourists here. In St. Andrew's we didn't see too many other cars from Ontario but here I've seen more.

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