trip to New Brunswick in two weeks!!!

Posted on: Wed, 07/14/2004 - 6:32am
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My DH just told me that the entire family could go with him in two weeks to New Brunswick. Does anyone live between Kingston, Ontario and Fredericton, New Brunswick?
I would love ideas on food, accommodations(for a family of 6) and attractions for kids ranging in age from 6-14.

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Karalot

Posted on: Thu, 07/22/2004 - 4:00am
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I believe it is Fredricton that has a huge sign on the highway that says "Drive-by capital of Canada" lol
The only thing I know of is "Magnetic Hill" in Moncton. There is a full amusement park built there now (unlike when I was a child and the hill was actually the attraction).
However, this year is the 400 anniversary of acadians and there are probably a lot of things planned. Check out the gov't web-site and you might find some stuff. (music, plays, socials, etc.)
[url="http://www.gnb.ca/index-e.asp"]http://www.gnb.ca/index-e.asp[/url]
Sorry I can't help more - but for me, NB is kind of a *means to an end*. I drive through it to get to PEI. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
It is a beautiful province though. Fully bi-lingual. And check out some of the covered bridges if you have time - that is one of the things the province is known for.
Hope you have a great vacation.

Posted on: Thu, 07/22/2004 - 4:15am
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Thanks for your reply AnnaMarie.
Next year we are going to go to PEI, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland as well as New Brunswick. This trip is a bonus since my DH is working there for four days. This way we will not spend so much time in New Brunswick next year.
So far I have found a Pontoon boat ride through the gorge in Grand Falls (while my husband has an appointment with a client), then we will see the longest covered bridge in Hartland (while my husband has an appointment with a client), might stop in Fredrickton, then all the way to Moncton. I found tickets on Air Miles for the Magic Mountain Water Park, I sure hope the weather is good that day. I expect this to be the high light of the trip for the kids. On the last morning we are going to drive down to Hopewell Rocks (Cape?) to walk on the Ocean floor.
Now to pack for a family of 6, yuck!
Just bought six cheap movies at Wal-Mart for the ride.
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Karalot

Posted on: Thu, 07/22/2004 - 10:43am
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Does this mean some of the travel expenses get paid for by the company? We used to get gas and hotels covered one way when my husband would work his way down to the east coast. Now, if he has to go to NS or NB it's usually in the winter. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Let us know how your vacation went. hmmm! I'll probably be gone when you get back, so reraise the thread for me when I return. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 07/22/2004 - 12:01pm
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Is Montreal on the way? I'm not sure if it's in direct line or not, but chances are that you're coming close to it...

Posted on: Fri, 07/23/2004 - 1:03am
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My DH's company does not cover the cost but he is able to claim everything as business expenses on our income taxes.
Yes we will be driving through Montreal which I understand is the most stressful part of the drive! What is the best time to be driving through Montreal, if there is a best time?
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Karalot

Posted on: Fri, 07/23/2004 - 1:55am
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We were in Kingston a couple of weeks ago and had a GREAT time. There is ALOT to see in Kingston, lots of activities.
[url="http://www.visitkingston.com"]www.visitkingston.com[/url]
A good hotel is the [b]Ambassador Hotel[/b] it has a 100ft waterslide, a separate swimming pool, hot tub and sauna.
[b]1550 Princess Street[/b]
[b]Kingston, Ontario[/b]
[b](613)548-3605[/b]
[url="http://www.ambassadorhotel.com"]www.ambassadorhotel.com[/url]
[b]Fort Henry[/b] is in Kingston and is another good site to see. Kids liked it, we went on the tour (45 minutes or so) and had a GREAT tour guide. We stay for over 3 hours and could have stayed longer but we were headed to the Gananoque.
Open from 10am until 5pm
admission prices (canadian prices)
adult (19+) $11.00
student (13-18) $8.75
Child (5-12) $5.50
[b]Information/Reservations[/b]
[b](613)542-7388 or 1-800-437-2233[/b]
[b]Gananoque Boat Line - 1000 Island Cruises[/b]
LOVED the cruise from Gananoque, do not go on a cruise from Kingston as you won't see a much. We went on the 3 hour cruise and wished we had gone on the 5 hour cruise as you get to stop at Boldt Castle for a couple of hours and tour the castle which has over 120 rooms. We still cruised by the castle and it's boat house which is on a separate island. My children ages 5 and 7 were not bored, plus the ship served food and drinks. My kids ate hot dogs and chips which were fine.
[b]P.O. Box 190 Ganaoque, Ontario[/b]
[b]telephone (613)382-2144 toll free 1-888-717-4837[/b]
[url="http://www.ganboatline.com"]www.ganboatline.com[/url]
We didn't eat at the hotel. We ate breakfast at a local restaurant, can't remember the name, will ask hubby when he gets home from work.
I haven't checked out the websites(yet), just found them in the brochures that I picked up when we were there. Hope you enjoy your trip!
[This message has been edited by Codyman (edited July 23, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 07/23/2004 - 4:31am
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My husband has been in Montreal on business so much that he no longer finds it stressful to drive through. But, he wishes he could knock me out first. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] Hopefully darthcleo will be back and can give you proper directions, but last year we by-passed the city and instead of going through the tunnel, we went over a bridge. It was a much calmer driver (for me [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ).
Should also mention, in case you've never driven through the province of Quebec -- it is one of the most beautiful places. And they deal with highway maintenance so much better then any other province. They have wonderful picnic areas along the highway, again, beautifully maintained and clean. There are real bathrooms (with indoor plumbing), but I don't think the water is filtered for drinking. I know it never used to be, and the signs were only written in french.

Posted on: Fri, 07/23/2004 - 5:36am
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Thanks Codyman,
I am glad you enjoyed our fine city! I live in Kingston! LOL
I had put between Kingston and Fredrickton in my post since that is where we were starting and finishing (but now we are going to Moncton).
It is nice to look at a list of all the things we can do at home. Sometimes you forget what is in your own backyard!
Thanks
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Karalot

Posted on: Fri, 07/23/2004 - 8:42am
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I thought you were going to make a stop in Kingston [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I'll think of you the next time we are in Kingston.

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