Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel
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All around me are people sitting on the floor of the Fredericton Convention Centre charging cell phone and iPads like mine. Near me I can hear a Red Cross worker rounding up volunteers to open 2 more locations for this "priority" service. On the street level I viewed the retrospective display of the work of Philip Iverson. In the background …
Our last night was at the beautiful Lord Beaverbrook Hotel on the water's edge in downtown Fredericton. There was a hotel but being a week into our trip and knowing the next stop was home we didn't want to unpack the swimsuits. Curiously, you could climb out on the hotel room and all around, we had fun exploring.
... This turned out to be an awesome turn of events. After spiffing up a bit we met Kaylee outside the outdoor store and walked to a Growler specialty shop that sold locally brewed Picaroons beer. We filled up two growlers and walked with Kaylee back to her house which turned out to be just a block away from our b&b. Good times were had. Kaylee used to be a historian in Fredricton and was able to give us a bit of history of her city. We heard ghost ...
So I haven't shared this on any blog yet but our little VW van has been having an electrical issue. The auxilliary battery which powers various outlets and the inverter has not been charging and it has been a pain in the rump. Also, the last couple campgrounds required an electrical adapter to plug into which we did not have.
Enter my amazing wife!
While I have ...
A couple of other comparison's we noticed: the $4.99 roasted chicken we
get at Costco in the US costs $7.50 at Costco in Canada, and a gallon
of milk in Cape Breton was $7.50 - OUCH!!!. The merchant told us that
the dairy farmers were well taken care of in Nova Scotia ;-)
As one fellow told us, the high taxes on alcohol and gasoline here, is just one way of helping to pay for their health care system here.
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