My long-time online buddy, Angharod, has gathered a group of friends in Facebook … some of us go way back in time … the ancient beginnings of the Internet as we know it; 1996. She posted a little challenge/suggestion today and I very much want to take part in that as I’m very proud of Saint John. However, I can’t partake in this without pictures so …. I’m writing it up as a blog post. Here’s a copy of her challenge:
«SOO…let’s imagine a group of us (5) are visiting your area for a few days…we are counting on you to entertain and squire us around for a 3 day (at least) weekend.
Money is no object to any of us, and you don’t have to put us up…what will you show us for a maximum fun look at where you live. Use links if you want, to show us what we can anticipate. Keep in mind, the weather will be gorgeous, and we’re all in the best health, and raring to go wherever in our short time in your location. We’ll have luxurious transportation and bright shining faces… 🙂 »
After all that walking, you’re probably exhausted. We get back into the city centre, drink coffee in Starbucks and look at all the cruise-ship passengers milling about in the shopping centre. Before dinner, there’s still time, so we pick up a car and drive around a little…
That’s about as much as we can take on Day 1. Back to the hotel for a rest and a shower before dinner at Grannan’s.
Here, we’re only a few minutes drive from the Fundy Trail Parkway. We halt at many of the look-out spots as you may want to take pictures.
This turned out to be a rather long day, so after dinner, we just hang out in one of the numerous bars along the board walk … listen to country music … watch the cruise ships leave.
Day 3, and we still haven’t visited Saint John’s main tourist attraction — the Reversing Rapids. The Fundy tides are amongst the highest in the world! We have checked the tide chart, so we get there a while before ‘slack tide’ — when everything stands still, water’s calm, nothing happens. That way, we get to see the last of the tide running out … we hang around the twenty minutes it’s slack tide and get to see the change … when the tide starts rolling in again. This is in order to get the grip of it.
After that experience, it’s time for my personal, favourite spot in Saint John — Rockwood Park. You just can’t come to visit me in Saint John without seeing the ducks and the squirrels LOL