I am excited to be blogging again. I will eventually get caught up with Alaska. But, in the meantime, I do not want to get behind going forward. We will be at the mercy of public wifi and campgrounds to post the blogs while traveling in Canada this summer. This year I am writing the blog offline, then posting it when I can. Wish I had done that last summer.
A little update: Since we returned to the U.S last October, we have been to the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Columbia and Mexico. Visited Family and friends from California to Florida. Made a stop at Starlight Solar in Yuma to have lithium ion batteries installed. We had all our dual pane windows rebuilt while in Florida. We only have 4 more states to visit (except Hawaii). We have visited 34 capitals. Just love this life!
This summer's travel to the Maritimes and Newfoundland starts with a visit to Hartland, New Brunswick to see the worlds longest covered bridge that is still being used. At 1,283 feet, the bridge was opened in 1901. It crosses the St.John River.
A few interesting facts about the bridge: In 1987 an Olympic torch was carried through the bridge for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. The bridge consists of 7 spans and was constructed for $33,000.00. Lights were added in 1924. A side walk was added in 1945. The side walk is a small bridge itself.
The little town of Hartland is just that, little. Not much there. We stopped in the library and had a lovely conversation with the librarian. Could not even find a place to eat so we went back to Houlton, ME where we are staying, and visited the downtown area.
If you are ever passing through Houlton, be sure to visit The Country Cafe. Great food! We were served by the lovely owner, cook and server. Be sure to stop in and say hi to Joyce. Pure delight.
We are the first customers of the season at My Brothers Place Campground. That really is the name. Pretty nice campground. All grass. The only complaint is that they had just treated the water tank with chlorine. Could not use the water at all. It was awful.
Headed for Fredericton, New Brunswick tomorrow. Stay tuned for the next blog.