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Sep 18, 2018 - Campobello Island, NB

September 18, 2018 Even paying for Verizon Travel Pass, Verizon has slowed the internet so that we cannot use it on any device. So annoying to have to call Verizon (have a hard to find number!)but we miraculously got connected! Amazing how that works! The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is the only international park in the world. The US and Canada both support the park which was developed in the spirit of celebrating our overall cooperation. (The US/Canadian border is the longest unprotected border in the world.) With Mr. Trump’s...

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Sep 17, 2018 - Sussex to Campobello, NB

September 17, 2018 Had a very interesting camp experience. There were few campers but three of us had Sprinters and two of us had identical Roadtrek Adventurous. The Japanese folks with a rig like ours were from Encino, her name was Debbie, they have collected wines for 40 years (they had 3,000 bottles of CA cult wines unlike us who have far fewer and not one cult wine!) and sent their kids to an LA private school (Buckley School). Lots in common to talk about! We had purchased good French bread from Costco (NB bread is awful) and as we had...

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Jul 3, 2018 - Campobello

We decided to drive over the international bridge to Canada but before we did we stopped at Fisherman's Wharf for a lobster roll and haddock sandwich. You don't need to order both as they are huge and we easily could have split one. We sat on the porch looking at the mist coming in over the harbor. We got through Canadian customs with no problem and headed into Canada. We drove about 20 minutes up to Head Harbor to see the great lighthouse and take pics. Drove back to Roosevelt's summer cottage and took the tour which was great. Highly...

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Jun 14, 2018 - Tour of East Port and Campobello International Park

We were up early for our drive north to Eastport Maine and Campobello, NB. It was a beautiful drive. We stopped at a well known restaurant by the name of Helen’s in Machias. Carl told us about it. His mother grew up near here. Then off to East Port for Raye’s Mustard Mill. It is currently run by the fourth generation of the Raye family. Since the early 1900’s, they make mustard by cold stone ground. While most modern mustards are either cooked or ground by high speed technology, Raye’s has maintained the traditional gold grind process....

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Aug 14, 2016 - FDR's summer cottage

After re-entering the USA (Border Patrol is keeping you all safe from our green pepper.... which they confiscated), we went right back into Canada the next day. This is an International Park which displays the summer retreat of FDR. Actually, he contracted polio here in 1921 and only returned one time in 1939. Quite a place; I will post more photos and I recover from running the total to 150 in 30days. Posted more on 8/18

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Sep 21, 2015 - Day on Campobello Island

The island is just over the International Bridge in Lubec and we lost an hour getting there! We just had to stop at the light house just across the bridge and look back at Lubec. Then we journeyed a couple of miles to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. We first got free tickets to have Tea With Eleanor at 2 PM and then visited the Roosevelt home and yards. After that, we stopped to get a sandwich to take to East Quoddy Head Lighthouse. After lunch, we had just enough time to walk over to the lighthouse and back before high tide...

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Jul 23, 2012 - Campobello/Lubec, ME

Lynda has finally convinced me to write entries consistent with specific locations rather than cover longer time periods, often with multiple locations. It will ease her role of loading photographs and updating the Trip Journal map. Generally this will mean shorter missives I am told “that readers will appreciate.” So here goes an adjustment in my writing approach. We bid adieu to Larry and Kathy on Sunday morning July 15 and headed up I-295/I-95 to Bangor and then east to the Peacock House B&B in Lubec. As I mentioned previously our...

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Sep 17, 2011 - Campobello Island New Brunswick Canada

We left St. Andrews for Campobello Island where FDR International Park is located. Along the way we drove to Letete New Brunswick, we took a ferry to Deer Island. A wonderful 20 mins journey, the water and scenery was beautiful. From Deer Island you can take a ferry to Eastpoint Maine or to Campobello Island. at the tip of Deer island is a whirlpool, called Old Sow, that is the second largest in the world. This happens about 2 hours before high tide. Unfortunately we were about 3 hours early. We took the ferry to Campobello, our 16th ferry...

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Aug 6, 2011 - Campobello Island, NB

We took a day trip in one of our tow vehicles today to see Campobello Island and the Roosevelt summer house and grounds. It takes two ferries to get there from where we are. The Deer Island Ferry was free and took us from the mainland to Deer Island (about 1/2 hour). One then drives the length of Deer Island - 10 miles or so - to connect with the second ferry (not free) to Campobello Island (another 1/2 hour). In the 1880s, part of Campobello Island was sold to a group of Americans who planned a resort. In 1883, James and Sara Roosevelt...

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Jul 18, 2010 - Campobello Island - flowers

This page is posted mainly to display the photos of the flowers that were growing in the gardens at both the Roosevelt House and the Hubbard House. These flowers were so beautiful with their vibrant blossoms of orange, yellow, purple, hot pink, and red to name a few of the colors. Sorry, but I didn't get the names of all the flowers. I asked some of the visitors to the park and even one of the guides there, but they didn't know themselves. Those that are labelled, I found out what they were from looking through a book on field wildflowers...

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Jul 18, 2010 - Campobello Island, Canada

One of the staff here at Great Pond recommended that we visit the Roosevelt Park on Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada, so today we are on our way there. It’s a 2 hour drive to the Canadian border. We stopped at the customs border, where they asked us the usual questions: do you have any firearms? any alcoholic beverages? how long a visit? American citizens? etc. When they were satisfied with our answers they let us go. Didn’t take long at all. Our first stop was at the visitor center in New Brunswick where we got some information...

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Jun 17, 2010 - Arrival in Canada

We have arrived at Campobello Island International Park in New Brunswick with Franklin Roosevelt's summer cottage, parents' cottage, and other homes. This morning we crossed the FDR bridge after spending the night next to the mouth of the Bay of Fundy near Lubec, Maine. Lubec is the furthest east town in the US. Yesterday, we had a gorgeous sunny day when we left our friends' home. When we drove downeast in Maine towards the Maritimes, the countryside reminded us so much of Michigan's upper Peninsula. We made a stop at Machias, ME to see...

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