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Lennoxville, QC to Tatamagouche, NS by way of Hampton, NB. Tuesday and Wednesday the 30th & 31st of March, 2010
March 31st, 2010 by susan_dyer

 

Tuesday the 30th of March was overcast, gray and threatening snow.  We watched the weather channel on the motel TV and the storm was still on its way, heading east through Ontario and Quebec.  So we decided to cross back over into the States to see if we could get out of it’s way.  It was not a great day for pictures.  :)   We passed small farms on the old roads of Quebec…

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The road through to the border crossing at Woburn QC and Coburn ME runs fairly straight….

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This was miles later, and you can see that same patch of snow on the far hill is now a little closer….

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We were still managing to avoid the snow, but we were travelling through lots of rain.  Thankfully the wipers were holding up to the strain.  There was no going back to North Carolina to get them fixed under warranty….  :)

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Once we crossed into Maine the snow was still pretty deep in the woods…

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…and the lakes were still frozen….

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It was raining through Sugarloaf….

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The Herbert Grand Hotel in Kingfield, Maine looked like it might be a great place to stay someday, on another journey… :)

http://www.herbertgrandhotel.com/

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The river in Kingfield was flowing fast that day….

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It certainly wouldn’t take long for the snow to disappear from the woods and fields with rain like this….

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These pictures were likely taken somewhere between Anson and Madison, Maine.  The water was raging in the river….

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…and eating away at the banks…..

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We stopped for a quick minute and Jim was a little peeved at how close I was getting to the edge…

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  And a bit farther down the highway… 

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Skowhegan….

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And finally, the USA/Canada border crossing in Calais and St. Stephen.  As it turned out, this was probably the last time to go through Customs here.  A brand new facility, designed to handle large trucks and RV’s has since opened several miles upriver.

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We stopped in at St. George to see how our old house was making out as the years passed by.  This was the garage that we could hardly get to one winter because the snow was piled up to the roof with snow!  :)

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Jim hated to mow this part of the front lawn….

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The new Anglican church in St George….

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We crept into Hampton, NB after dark on Tuesday evening.  I stopped writing my diary the evening before in Quebec, so I have no notes about our stay.  I don’t have any pictures after our visit to St. George in the late afternoon so I’m assuming it was dark.  :)   We always enjoy our stays with Shirley, although it has been several years since we visited.  I suppose it must have been the summer of Maggie’s wedding.  We woke the next morning to a clear view of all kinds of beautiful deer in Shirley’s back yard.  Shirley has different adjectives to describe the deer, but I think that they are gorgeous! 

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You lookin’ at me???  

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 Bye!!!

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After a great breakfast and delicious coffee, it was time for us to be on the road again!  Shirley sends us off with a big wave…

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The Kennebecasis River across from Shirley’s home…

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Finally, home again!  :)   The New Brunswick / Nova Scotia border…

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What a wonderful sight after being away for so many months!

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Jim goes in to the Tata Post Office to see if we have any mail…  :)

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The place doesn’t look too bad.  Just lonely and forlorn…

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Our 5 and a half month odyssey had ended with us returning home safe and sound.  Good old ‘Zuki crossed ‘driving to California’ off his bucket list.  Now the work of starting another motel season could get underway.  Thanks to everyone who took this journey with us by tuning in to the blog every so often.  Maybe we can all get together and do this again next season!!  :)

And that’s all folks!!  :)

 


2 Responses  
  • Nina Dyer writes:
    November 26th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Those deer look as though they own Shirley’s place and have no fear, they loved posing for the camera. Shirley looks very happy that you stayed to visit with her. Yes, home sweet home…..you will be saying that again this spring!

  • Sue writes:
    November 26th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Hi Nina,

    I was inside, at the big dining room window. At first I was hiding from the deer, but Shirley just laughed. She described them as brazen…and she didn’t figure they would mind me being right outside taking pictures. They have taken a real toll on Shirley’s gardens and shrubs and trees. They are not welcome guests…. :) We had a great visit with Shirley.


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