Happy Birthday to Me (Part I)
While I was quite pleased to be along the Bay of Fundy in August, I was quite distressed that I was bringing in a new decade on the 29th. In preparation, I chose a lovely historic town on the water, and treated myself to a private room at a funky little inn. All good decisions!
From the 27th - 31st, I was in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, on the Passamaquoddy Bay, overlooking the state of Maine. Known for the Algonquin Hotel & golf course, St Andrews was founded in the 1770′s as a loyalist town, and was a shipbuilding center in the early history of Canada. This small resort town has a lovely historic district, a quaint Main Street, and honestly, it oozes charm. All of this without being snobbish! I've highlighted some of the sites in photos.
With much trepidation, I started my birthday with a bike ride (of course!), then a visit to nearby Minister's Island. However, the best surprise of the day was having my inn hosts join me on the pub patio for dinner and drinks. They raised a glass, and reminded me to take a close look at what I now call "life". I made it through the day but I'm still not sure I like the number!
9/22/2016 12:55:10 am
Have a wonderful birthday celebration and keep on pedaling to yet another decade after this one! :-)
9/23/2016 02:14:45 pm
9/22/2016 01:30:51 pm
What a lovely way to spend your Birthday! That whole area looks so inviting. The view from the lighthouse reminded me of Narragansett. Hope the rest of your trip is just as enjoyable. Happy Birthday!
9/23/2016 02:15:40 pm
9/22/2016 08:16:40 pm
Belated happy birthday, intrepid biking pal! I think you will show us all how to do that decade you don't mention!
9/23/2016 02:17:19 pm
Fred ... what a surprise to hear from you AND oh-my curious where you are now living life! Indeed, behind on the posts but working on it! Drop me an email @gmail address when you get a chance & let me know where to find you! Judy G.
9/23/2016 10:04:46 am
Lovely setting to welcome in a new decade. For what is the Maison de Sheriff presently used---private home? public use? Love the carved oak tree on church steeple, with just enough real tree border to balance. That very sloped roof on Van Horne estate screams "snow" to me! And is that a croquet set that I see in your self-photo?
9/23/2016 02:22:05 pm
AMG: Elisha Andrews, High Sheriff of Charlotte County and son of the Loyalist Reverend Samuel Andrews, built this home in 1820. You can tour it & do tea there. I didn't make it (nor did I hit Kingsbrae Gardens). I'll be returning to St. Andrews to fit that in! No croquet at Van Horne's but you can play it on the front lawn at FDR's summer home. See next entry!
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