Hey all! So, as you may have noticed, I have not posted in… well.. let’s count: 22 days! (joylessly laugh) Oh dear.
Let me fill you in on some news: (cause you all want to hear that, right?) 🙂
At the beginning of September, we made a trip to New Brunswick- that’s right, driving. All the way there. 😀 In our big van, with a friend, in one day! 🙂 You all should try it! Really, road trips can be fun, and we did sleep a lot, but we made it to our destination around 7 something their time, which would be 6 something our time. (We left around 4:30ish that morning) I would probably post some photos, but unfortunately, I left my camera there. Thankfully, the friends we stayed with found it in their stroller, so it’s all good. Even if I don’t have pictures right now to show you guys, I’ll tell you instead. Of course, this could be a REALLY long blog post, but stick with me!
Day 1: driving… with a few stops. We slept, ate, played Nancy Drew, slept, ate, and some of us may have done a few other things, like reading or something, but anyway. We arrived at our friend’s house around 7 something their time, and we were all really excited to see them! We had some late supper there, and they gave us a tour of their really beautiful house! We girls got to sleep in this huge room, where we did take some photos…. this one is one my sister’s camera took:
Haha, here is a more subdued one:
Any how, that night, we slept in that huge room on air mattresses, a couch, and two beds! 🙂
Day 2: We woke up that next morning, and ate some breakfast. Our friends had to leave that day for a few hours, so I quote, from my journal:”They even have a sunroom. I am sitting in a chair in it at the moment. It’s glorious. Simply glorious. I may even take a nap!” You know, I didn’t end up having one, but it was really nice in there. There were screens, so no bugs could get in (unless you opened the screen door) and it was a nice day, too. Some of us also watched my sister and friend play Nancy Drew, and they came home a few hours after they left. I think we had a barbeque that night… with meat (chicken, pork, etc?) and after that, after talking for a little while, we had s’mores! Except, there were only a few marshmallows, so most of us had roasted: peanut butter, chococlate, and a graham cracker. Here is a pic from that night that my sister also took:
Yes, I look like Gandalf, staring into the fire(far left) 😀
Day 3: Sunday! We went to church with our friends in the morning, and then went home for some lunch (chili, I think it was!) and changed, and we drove to a place called Minister’s Island. Actually, we couldn’t get to it at the time, because the tide was still too high. 🙂 (Bay of Fundy!) We ended up going to the place at which we would eventually be embarking, and it was a beaut. Here is a pic from my sister’s camera!
Minister’s Island is on the other side. See what I mean when the tide is too high? We had to wait for it to recede some, and then we could drive over on the ocean floor! (at low tide) I’m serious, we drove on the ocean floor, but while we were waiting for the tide to come out, we drove a little way’s a way to a town, called St. Andrew’s By the Sea, and we walked around, and some of us went into a little shop where it sold fur stuff, hats, Irish tin whistles, and probably more! We went back to the place where we were to cross onto Minister’s island, and we ate some dinner, then crossed across the ocean floor! I took a few videos, but those are on my camera. 🙂
Trivia: you know why they named it Minister’s Island?
A: Because of Reverend Andrew, the minister who built all of the buildings on Minister’s Island: the creamery, bath house, barn, and greenhouse, and other buildings!
We parked and walked along the trail, but all of the buildings were closed because of Labor Day. We still saw the buildings, and later on we saw some horses! As we walked along the trail, there was another building (the dining house?) and a little “gazebo/porch” thing that we took pictures in. In the corner of it, however, we saw this huge spider! And it was big. Blessing Counter, are you ok? 😀
But, don’t worry, it stayed in its corner. We walked down the rest of the trail and came to the bathhouse. I won’t keep stealing my sister’s photos after this, but I’ll just post one more: This is of the bathhouse on Minister’s Island:
Beautiful, right? 🙂
After finishing our excursion onto Minister’s Island, we went out for icecream to a little place in that town I mentioned earlier. The icecream place was called”Worth a Wiggle” I guess ice cream is worth exercising for? xD Most of us got icecream, and here is what we got. (oh, by the way, I’m going to be using initials for everybody, except for me, for privacy reasons)
Me: Orange Pineapple… ehh, it wasn’t my favorite, I don’t think, but oh well. You try new flavors and experiment, right? 🙂
E (my brother): Grizzly tracks (chocolateyish icecream)
C(my sister)- Peanut Butter Mudslide
D (my dad)- Mariner’s Sea salt Caramel
V (my sister)- Black Raspberry Cheesecake
SJ(friend)- Mint Chocolate Chip
H(my sister)- Mariner’s Sea Salt Caramel (to quote: “Oh, that one was so good!”)
R(family’s daughter)- Grizzly Tracks
E(family’s daughter)- Strawberry
E(family’s son)- Chocolate
Mr.D- Black Raspberry Cheesecake
Mrs. D- Peanut Butter mudslide
We went home that night, very tired, I think… SJ and I were sorta dozing for some of the trip home.
Day 3: Monday! 😦 Last full day we would get to spend with our friends. It was sorta relaxing the next day. At least in the morning. We got up, ate breakfast, some of sisters and their friend went to Frederiction, but mostly everything was closed. They still got a tour of the governor’s house, though. 🙂 Some of us went for a walk, in which we met up with my mom and the family’s kids. Some of us kept on walking (my Mom and family’s son and daughter went back) and we went to the park by the little beach they have near their house. Except it was a man made lake! We played in the park and their young son I took out to the water and held his hands while he dipped his feet in the water, and such. He loved it! 🙂 We ended up swimming in that beach a a little while later, and then we came home. I should mention, though, that earlier, before the beach and such, my Dad and Mr. D were talking, and V, my sister played them a couple of tunes on her whistle. Any way, the subject came up that V liked swing dancing, I think, and it so just happened, that Mr. D and Mrs. D know swing dancing and he was willing to teach us a bit that night! Well, let me tell ya, after dinner, we had some swing dancing lessons! It was SO FUN. Of course, I messed up a more than once, but it takes practice, and it was really fun. At one point I was going so fast! I think it helps if you have a good partner/leader/teacher,too:) We ended up saying goodbye to everyone that night..
Day 4: Last day. We woke up very early the next morning and ate breakfast and loaded up. Mrs. D and S, their young son, were there when we left. As far as I know, everyone else was sleeping. We drove the rest of the way home, and because we had eaten breakfast so early, we ate lunch around 9 ish in the morning! Not normal, lunch, eh? We got home earlier than when we had arrived in New Brunswick, so we had time to unpack some, etc.
My New Brunswick Adventure now closes another chapter! This turned out to be a pretty long post, but if you guys are still with me, I’ll give a brief overview of the rest of the time.
The 10th of Sept. was our Annual Festival! My sister was the queen, and she handed off her crown to someone else this year.
The 17th of Sept. was a fundraiser for our church! We sold baked goods, crafts, and refreshments! We sold some more stuff the next day after church.
Wait.. why are there two readings in there? huh.
We started our Bible club last week Friday, and we had Pudding Pigout! (does the name
explain it?) My friend said she felt like she had a huge blob of pudding in her stomach. (something like that!) 😀
Aand, we probably did more, but I’m going to leave it at that. Thanks so much for reading this, guys, and for being interested!
How was your September so far? Did you go on any major trips recently?
So long farewell!