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A Mini-Road Trip…in New Brunswick

Welcome 2013!

At some point I’ll have to update my 32 Things to do when I’m 32 list...and recap what I did and what will be carried forward to this year.  (Part of the reason I don’t like lists…is if I don’t complete all the items on the list by the deadline, well then I feel like a failure…so usually don’t like making lists for that reason!) That being said, I will revisit my 2012 list…and post some ideas of things I want to do in 2013.  I’m thinking about this before I post anything…

Moving On… 

Today was such a fun day.  Morena, the kids and I went on a ‘driving-tour’ of some of the places around her house!  First mission of the day  was to find an “Oromocto” Sign…(we did find a few, but with the huge amounts of snow…they weren’t so photo-op perfect!)

OromoctoThe fabulous Mini-Van…I must admit, I love my little car…but there’s something pretty awesome about a mini-van! Especially if there’s a DVD player in it!  Thanks Morena for taking me on the little mini-road trip I had so much fun today! The cruisin' van...

We drove around Fredericton.  So many awesome old houses… we stopped for lunch at McDonald’s…the kids enjoyed a bit of a play in the play land…and then got back on the road.  We stopped at the Legislative Buildings…long enough for a quick photo. Fredericton Legislative Buliding...

Our next big stop was at Morena’s parents house… in Grand Bay.  They have gorgeous views of the Saint John River. We had some tea, and visited…it was nice to catch up after meeting in Pang when they came to visit.  (Remember when I climbed Mt. Duval with Morena, Nick and her dad….?) Grand Bay... view of Saint John River

Then we moved onto the beach…I wanted to see the Atlantic Ocean.  It was a wee bit windy and cold. Morena and the kids stayed in the van…while I ran out to take these photos. Saints Rest... Beach on the Bay of Fundy...beach so awesome, but so cold! If it wasn't so cold, I would have stood and listened to the waves come in for hours!

The sun was beginning set…the perfect light for photos…I found a rock for my camera to sit on…put it on the self-timer…and just JUMPED! New Years JUMP

We continued our driving tour along the streets of Uptown Saint John.  Such a great area…so many cool shops, in old, old buildings… this is a city I need to visit in the summer time.
Saint JohnsUptown Saint Johns... Uptown Saint Johns King's Square...

Thanks Morena for the fantastic driving tour and showing me around your ‘hood! It’s been a fantastic visit…(but it’s not quite over)…but have enjoyed our many conversations.

Snowy Days with Friends…

I’m out in beautiful Oromocto, New Brunswick visiting friends for the next few days!  I must admit…I picked the perfect days to fly to visit friends in Oromocto, New Brunswick.  I flew from Toronto on Friday..the day after a huge snow storm that brought about 30 cms of fresh snow to New Brunswick-flights were delayed and then cancelled!  On Friday it was all systems go…and then Saturday was a gorgeous day. Today there was another dump of snow…so finally had some good luck and made it safely between the storms!  As normal I ended up falling asleep before we took off in Toronto…and woke up just as I was landing in Fredericton.

For someone who loves the snow…it is definitely a great time to visit New Brunswick! There’s something about fresh powder that is so awesome.  I totally wished I had brought down my Sorel Boots and ski pants, but a girl can improvise when she needs to (ended up wearing jeans and running shoes (with plastic bags in them to the sledding hill-hey it worked, my feet didn’t get wet, and stayed warm!)

On Saturday, we bundled up the kids and headed to the hill to do some sledding!

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There were blue, blue skies…and it was a gorgeous day. I did go down once…but was totally wishing for more appropriate winter gear.  (Again, left my snow pants in Pang…not sure what I was thinking!)

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It was such a fun outing.  This morning I woke up to a WINTER WONDERLAND.  We got another 30 cms or so of more snow!!!  It was blowing…so there were drifts that were up past my knees in some places.  After having the most awesome breakfast/brunch… we bundled up the kids again… to go outside!

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Everyone’s reaction to the snow was a little bit different.  Tank wasn’t sure what to think…he definitely wasn’t going out on the lawn to do his business! Snow Day (Dec 30) 6

The kids at first weren’t sure about the snow…but then the blowing winds and more snow, and walking around in all the extra winter clothes was a bit much for the youngest in the group.  But then the older boys LOVED it… diving right in and having fun shovelling and jumping into the snow drifts! Snow Day (Dec 30) 17

…if I lived here, I’d totally get a snowblower too…this snow is INSANE! (Yes, that snow is past his KNEES!)

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After cleaning off the stairs at the front of the house.. I joined the party in the backyard.  (It was a bit more sheltered from the wind and blowing snow…)

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(…on the right…that’s snow blown path in the backyard…see how deep the snow is back there?!) 

…self-portrait to show how happy I was to be out there in the snow!

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The rest of the days was spent playing Wii…and Hot Wheels- have you seen the Hot Wheel- wall tracks? they are way cool!  And so easy to put on a wall…why didn’t they have that when I was a kid?

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Hope you are having fun enjoying time with family and friends… what are some of your favourite memories in the snow?

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