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?