Thar she blows!

With Whiny about to turn 18, I realize that our opportunities for family vacations are dwindling. Sure, we might be able to swing something with the kids later, but college doesn’t exactly leave you with wads o’ cash. And if in the far off future we do something with them and their families, it won’t be the same as the four of us and our whacky interplay (maybe better, maybe not, but definitely not the same). So, we are not going to let the summer slip by without going on a real vacation.

But where to go?

After weighing the money and time factors and tossing about ideas for trips to Seattle, San Francisco and Mexico, we settled on the obvious choice: Canada!

We seriously discussed visiting Montreal and harassing Bill, but decided that we should spend at least a little time harassing my siblings-in-law and brother in Maine (not to mention Ric the Schmuck and his crew). After a couple days there, though, we’re headed off to New Brunswick and whale watching! Cool, non?

After that, we’re going to drive up to Fredericton and kick around that fair city for a couple of days, probably visiting Kings Landing, but definitely eating our fill of real seafood.

Since we’re taking a cheap-assed flight that stops in Charlotte, NC, and lands in Providence, RI (the return trip is out of Manchester, NH), we’re going to be doing a lot of driving through New England and New Brunswick. I’ll be taking lots of pictures. Is there anything special you want to see?

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13 Responses to Thar she blows!

  1. Brian says:

    Since you will no doubt have to pass through the Boston area on your way from Providence, the least you could do is stop by for a quick visit. I’m conveniently located from Rt. 95.

  2. Ejen says:

    Hey, make sure you plan on taking in St John…tis a wonderful city rich in history. Many shops, Hugh Malls many buildings long connected by glass tubes and great places willing to unload your heavy burden of money. Seriously if going to fredericton you must hit St John. Also make sure you are well aware of the regs for your days/stay versus purchases/money spent in Canada…everything has changed in the last 6 months. Cool…

  3. BitterKat says:

    The SB and I are planning a big trip to Canada ourselves, but in mid-September (to celebrate our respective milestone birthdays). I think we’re headed to Montreal and Toronto. I’ll no doubt be soliciting tips on various sights and wardrobe options.

  4. Karan says:

    Go to Lewisporte, Newfoundland (… they were mighty kind to a plane load of folks on 9/11 and I’ve always thought that if I was in that part of the world, I’d visit and say thanks. Plus, don’t forget that Babs is up there too! Plus….go to Cape Breton and see the fiddlers…heck, why not swing by Olympia and pick me up so I can go too!!!

  5. Bill says:

    You’re not going to come up to Montreal?!

    Dude, you are SO out of my will.


  6. Babs says:

    BTW! I’m off on the 14th! I might be up for a daytrip if you’re up for some Babs Photo Ops.

  7. domino says:


    You are way off the mark.. Visit Seattle. Seattle in the summer is one of THE most beautiful places in America, and maybe on earth. There

  8. Pepperkat says:

    To domino: Yes, but can you go whale watching? I think not. Well… its not likely at least…

  9. domino says:

    Whale watching?

    You bet. In fact some of the finer Seattle hotels staff tame and friendly whales to do your turn down service!

    But seriously, like, you can’t look at the water around Seattle without spotting a whale.

  10. domino says:

    I’ve seen them myself from Highway 101, and to prove my point, check out:

  11. Ric The Schmuck says:

    I, on the other, am looking forward to the Rasreth family visit!

    The rest of y’all can go suck eggs!

    na-yah, na-yah

  12. domino says:

    Oh dearest Ric-

    Kiss my humongous pasty white flabby arse.


  13. Ric The Schmuck says:

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