Tour of the Saints ....
Trip Start May 15, 2008
70Trip End Jul 13, 2008
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St. Stephen - we backtracked west a few kilometers to visit the town of St. Stephen, known for it's Chocolate Factory and Museum. Certainly worth the backtracking!! The museum itself was facinating - showing how various confectionaries are made: nougat, jelly beans, hard candies,and of course, chocolate.
That's why I couldn't believe they STILL wanted to buy candies at the Ganong store!! (Side note: - ever had chicken bones? Those are the long skinny cinnamon candies with chocolate 'marrow.' Those are an invention of the Ganong brothers)
Next stop was St. Andrew-by-the-Sea - where we detoured to visit Kingsbrae Botanical Garden (to walk-off / run-off the chocolate). ... It was still early in the season, but the stop was well worth it.
This was our first stop actually on the Bay of Fundy (Oak Bay was just that - a bay).
So, if you're wondering why I'm trying to hide on this picture - it's because I'm soaked - or at least the front of me is soaked. And I was only laying on the (now soaked) towel for 20 seconds!
We hung out at this beach for a few hours, and then continued on up the coast, through St. John and onto Sussex, NB for a night in a parking lot.
In case any of you ever want to visit Sussex, Friday nights are loud - at least in that church parking lot!! Cool thing in Sussex is the proliferation of murals on the sides of buildings all around town. The murals depict the town's history.