We are back from our wonderful trip. I feel as if I could write about it for weeks to come. It was a beautiful trip. We left New York Harbor Sept 29 and sailed to Boston, MA; Portland, Maine; St John New Brunswick, Canada; Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are no words to describe the New England Coast. Breathtaking is the first word to come to mind. We were blessed to see some wonderful sunrises of bright reds and oranges. Our trip was made even more perfect by having a sunny and warm Indian Summer. The leaves had not quite started to turn color but with all the other sites the fall foliage was not missed. But, God did indeed bless our last day of vacation, as we arrived back to the mountains in Pennsylvania we were greeted with a fall foliage show along the interstate.
Unfortunately we were not given much time in Boston to really explore. The historic sites are not close together like we had hoped. But, that said we did visit places where important historical events took place. Some of the highlights of our tour were visiting the place of the Boston Massacre, driving around Beacon Hill, Trinity Church, the first official public library, the commons, and saw where John Adams was buried, also the oldest cemetery in our country. The view by harbor was impressive. We learned both new and old historical facts and stories. On a more modern note, we did stop in front of the Cheers Bar and Restaurant.
We are planning a second trip to Maine, by car to explore this beautiful state from sea to land. The lighthouses around Maine are beautiful and the view of the ocean is unbelievable. No matter where we went in St John, we were greeted by all the friendliest and kindest Canadians you would ever meet. St John is the home of the Bay of Fundy and the Reversing Falls, we took a boat ride before the tide rose and enjoyed the viewed at an observation deck overlooking the bay as the river was pushed back from the rising ocean tide. Our guide informed us that it goes back 15 miles. And you know the old song “I left my heart in San Francisco”?, well I should write a new song “I left my heart in Nova Scotia”! Halifax was probably my favorite port. I am already planning a trip to fly out and explore Halifax to the fullest and traveling on to Prince Edward Island. This trip included a very scenic drive out to Peggy’s Cove, a must see. I did notice a B & B for sale on Peggy’s Cove and if I had the money I would be moving there ready to welcome visitors to that beautiful cove. I had been telling people I am so thankful we have Canada as our neighbor. We have been to Canada often and have never been disappointed by her people or her scenic beauty.
I will post the most scenic of my pictures from our trip. I had met a few people who have been on 40 cruises!! This is only our second one, so I have many more to go on in order to catch up to 40!
Blessings ~ Patty