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!
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