Captain`s Log April 14th - Toronto, ON ---> Saint John, NB
Fri 14 Apr 06 - Fri 14 Apr 06
It was raining again today. It looks like the icky weather is going to be following me the entire trip.
On the flight, I had to ask the flight attendant for a Coke. I had to repeat it 3 times, then she told me that I had a pretty accent. I didn`t realize that I could sound Texan by just asking for a drink. I guess I can`t escape my roots!
Flying over Quebec, we saw snow all over the ground. At least I didn`t have to drive through that.
I arrived in Saint John and they were so small that there was only one baggage carousel. I walked up to the rental car place and the lady said, "Are you Lori?" Now, that`s service!
It seems to be a cool little town. It`s a cross between a fishing community and a tourist place. It also has a very old feel to it. I think the city was the first incorporated city in Canada back over 400 years ago. People used to come here kind of like Ellis Island in New York. It saw the migration of the America British Loyalists after the American Revolution, the Irish during the potato famines and the Acadians (don`t ask me about them since I`m not quite sure).
There is something about the coast mixed with hills and cliffs that gets me everytime. I just love it. This evening I sat out on one of the cliffs for around an hour just taking pictures and watching the sunset. Too bad I don`t have one of those high tech cameras because those would have been some beautiful pictures!
Then, I went and had real Lobster, not just the little pieces I had in the past. I have to admit that it was a bit intimidating being served the whole thing on a plate, eyes still staring at me and all! I have no idea if I even ate it correctly, but it was definitely yummy!!! It better have been since it was $30!!!
I`m staying at the Hilton on the Harbour. I have a room with a view of the water. It`s pretty cool, but the bed isn`t great. Although it is pretty cool being a modified Murphy bed.