Maritimes and New England (July 3-18, 2004)

Sorting out old photos and found that these pictures were not stored in my external hard drive. Luckily I was able to get a CD with some of the trip’s photos, so I just quickly did a photo journal of the trip that took place 15 years ago. Those hotels we stayed in were still there, though many of them changed names, like all Delta hotels are now under Marriott, including Renaissance Fallsview in Niagara Falls which is now a Four Points. The one in Bar Harbor changed names to Atlantic Oceanside. The Sheraton in Montreal, Lowes le Concorde in Quebec City and Rodd Charlottetown remain the same.

July 3, 2004 (Sat) Toronto to Montreal (Day 1)

Sights: St. Joseph’s Oratory, Olympic Park

Driving distance: 535 km

Accommodation: Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal

St. Joseph’s Oratory
Olympic Park, Montreal

July 4, 2004 (Sun) Montreal to Quebec City (Day 2)

Sights: Old Quebec, Chateau Frontenac, Montmorency Falls

Driving Distance: 255 km

Accommodation: Loews Le Concorde, Quebec City

View of Quebec City and St. Lawrence River from our hotel room
Chateau Frontenac & St. Lawrence River
from Loews Le Concorde’s outdoor pool to indoor pool… you need to dive under the partition…pretty cool!
Montmorency Falls…spectacular with the suspension bridge on top!
Sunset at Montmorency
fondue dinner at La Grolla ( 815 Côte d’Abraham)

July 5, 2004 (Mon) Quebec City to Fredericton, NB (Day 3)

Sights: Grand Falls, Hartland Covered Bridge

Driving Distance: 591 km

Accommodation: Delta Fredericton

Grand Falls, New Brunswick
Hartland Covered Bridge – world’s longest (1282 ft.)
View of Saint John River from Delta Fredericton Hotel

July 6, 2004 (Tue) Fredericton to Moncton, NB (Day 4)

Sights: Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, Magnetic Hill

Driving Distance: 176 km

Accommodation: Delta Beausejour

The Old Bank Museum in Riverside-Albert, a Fundy Historic Village
Tidal change started at around 12:55 pm
The famous Hopewell Rocks at low tide (1 pm)
Hopewell Rocks at 1:09 pm
Hopewell Rocks at 2:39 pm
Hopewell Rocks at 2:50 pm
 Foot off the brake and our car rolled uphill in total defiance of natural law. Why? 
Is it magnetic, an illusion, or simply a gravitational mystery unique to this area? 

July 7, 2004 (Wed) Moncton, NB to Charlottetown, PEI (Day 5)

Sights: World’s Largest Lobster in Shediac, Parlee Beach, Confederation Bridge, Musical: Anne of Green Gable

Driving Distance: 164 km

Accommodation: Rodd Charlottetown

World’s largest lobster
Beautiful Parlee Beach
Amazing quilted landscape at PEI’s Visitors Info Centre
one “FOOT” of the Confederation Bridge
The 12,900 m Confederation Bridge
Watching the musical, Anne of Green Gable, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts
Setting of “Anne of Green Gable”
View of Charlottetown Harbour from hotel’s rooftop patio

July 8, 2004 (Thurs) Charlottetown, PEI (Day 6)

Sights: Anne of Green Gables historic site, Cavendish Bay, Lobster Dinner

Accommodation: Rodd Charlottetown

Rodd Charlottetown Hotel
Green Gables Visitor Centre
Cavendish Beach with the famous red soil of PEI
Girls sitting with Sir John A. MacDonald at Founders’ Hall, Charlottetown

July 9, 2004 (Fri) Charlottetown, PEI to Sydney, NS (Day 7)

Sights: Bay Ferry, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Driving Distance: 227km

Accommodation: Delta Sydney

Driving along Cabot Trail
Bridge to Cape Breton Island after the 75-min ferry crossing from PEI to Nova Scotia
Scarecrow Village, Cabot Trail
Gorgeous scenery along Cabot Trail
Car transporter across St. Anne’s Bay to Englishtown, NS
Lovely harbour view from the suite at Delta Sydney Hotel

July 10, 2004 (Saturday) Sydney, NS (Day 8)

Sights: Fortress of Louisbourg, Alexander Graham Bell Museum

Accommodation: Delta Sydney

Map of Fortress of Louisbourg
Fortress of Louisbourg
Marching band at the Fortress
model of the fortress
Girls inside Alexander Graham Bell’s favourite shape – the tetrahedron
Bridge across St. Ann’s Bay
Ferry to Newfoundland in North Sydney

July 11, 2004 (Sunday) Sydney to Halifax, NS (Day 9)

Sights: Marine Drive, St. Peter’s Canal, Halifax Citadel

Driving Distance: 398 km

Accommodation: Delta Halifax

Breathtaking view along the Marine Drive
Murray MacKay Bridge joining Dartmouth & Halifax
Citadel, Halifax
the famous Old Town Clock, Halifax
Historic Halifax Downtown

July 12, 2004 (Monday) Halifax, NS to Saint John, NB (Day 10)

Sights: Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg National Historic Town

Driving Distance: 415 km

Accommodation: Delta Brunswick

“Fishermen” rock sculpture, Peggy’s Cove
Village of Peggy’s Cove
Lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove
Lunenburg, a UNESCO historic town
the Lunenburg Academy (an elementary school) that looks like a hotel
Mahone Bay, NS

July 13, 2004 (Tuesday) Saint John, NB to Bar Harbor, ME (Day 11)

Sights: Reversing Falls, Acadia National Park, Lobster Dinner, Cadillac Mountain

Driving Distance: 298 km

Accommodation: Atlantic Oakes by the Sea

Reversing Falls boat tour
a whirlpool formed when the sea water and river water meet at different levels
Wildlife at the Saint John River
My younger daughter was thrilled to be splashed on the boat tour
Market Square, Saint John
Saint John Harbour Front
Atlantic Oakes by the Sea
Lobster dinner in Bar Harbor
Beautiful sunset on Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park
Sunset in Acadia National Park

July 14, 2004 (Wednesday) Bar Harbor, ME to Boston, MA (Day 12)

Sights: Acadia National Park, Sandy Beach, Thunder Hole, Mount Desert Island

Driving Distance: 282 km

Accommodation: Patrick’s house

Acadia National Park
Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park
The ‘Bubble’ Rock formed by glacier

July 15, 2004 (Thursday) Boston, MA (Day 13)

Sights: Old State House, Quincy Market

Accommodation: Patrick’s house

Daughter’s artistic creation using spring onions
Quincy Market, Boston
Boston City Walk

July 16, 2004 (Friday) Boston, MA to Rochester, NY (Day 14)

Sights: City of Rochester

Driving Distance: 629 km

Accommodation: Rochester Marriott

a house owned by Kodak’s founder
a mosaic created by hundreds of photos
Eastman House’s beautiful garden

July 17, 2004 (Saturday) Rochester, NY to Niagara Falls, ON (Day 15)

Sights: George Eastman House, Niagara Falls, Casino Niagara

Driving Distance: 140 km

Accommodation: Renaissance Fallsview Hotel

View of Niagara Falls from hotel room
Inside the new Casino Niagara
Casino Niagara

July 18, 2004 (Sunday) Niagara Falls to Toronto, ON (Day 16)

Sights: Maid of the Mist, Journey Behind the Falls, White Water Walk, Butterfly Conservatory

Driving Distance: 130 km

Fallsview from hotel room
Niagara Falls Boat Tour: Maid of the Mist
Butterfly Conservatory