Sunshine and calm winds at last!
This was a day to boost spirits. An early start, good weather and sunshine all combined to put the fun back in the project in a hurry. Bryan stopped in Edmundston for lunch at 11:30, had a few sandwiches at 4:00 in Grand Falls, and another snack at the Perth-Andover tourist rest stop at 6:00. Yes, he really does need to eat that much! He still had a big lasagna at 8:30 when he arrived at the hotel in Florenceville.
So, he 'beat' Quebec! We are now in a different time zone. It's now 3 hours ahead of home time. Bryan appreciated the good highway shoulders in Quebec and the way they treat bikers. I enjoyed being able to practice my French. We've had some very nice hotels to stay in....a soak in a hot tub really revives Bryan. Almost as much as food!
Now that we're in New Brunswick, we notice the bilingual signs and more English being spoken. The scenery along the highway reminds us of BC but without the major mountains. The Appalacians are gentler and more rolling. The people here really don't know what a steep incline is like. The highways have really good shoulders too. Funny how you notice that more when you're with a biker.
What have I done the past 2 days? Toured an amazing carving museum/workshop, found a great used bookstore, did a bunch of reading while I waited, and did a bit of shopping. All that and, of course, keep "the machine" fed.
Fredricton, here we come!