Thursday, August 22, 2013

Vacay - Part 2

After the weekend at Bon Echo, it was home for a couple days to repack before heading out on the second part of my vacation, a trip down east to New Brunswick. But first, I ended up having to make a trip to the urgent care facility as some how during our camping trip I got into some poison ivy or poison sumac, who knows, all I know is that my right hand was all swollen and blistered.  The doctor even had to cut the ring off my finger.
Swollen hand after the ring was removed.
I headed out on Thurs, 8 Aug for the drive down to Fredericton NB. The swollen hand made it a little hard to drive but Benadryl and the steroid cream made things tolerable. We made it to Fredericton at about 9 pm (8 pm Ottawa time). The next day was the start of the Little River trial, I had planned to take the dogs for a walk in Odell park and then head out the trial site but it was raining when we got up so we headed to Moncton and got in a quick visit with my Mum before checking into our hotel and then going to the trial site.  The weekend agility activities you already know about from my post C"ATChC" ing Up. When the trial ended on Sunday, I drove out to Shediac and the cottage I had rented for the week.

On Monday, I went into the nursing home and then to the airport to pick-up my sister from Alberta who was going to spend the week with me.  Two of my other sisters and their families joined us at the cottage that evening and we had a wonderful supper and evening together.

Grandpa with his grandson at the cottage
The next day we were having a picnic lunch at the nursing home with my Mum; her brother, his wife and one of their daughters also joined us for the afternoon.

It was a bit windy and rather warm on the patio so after eating we went inside to a lounge that isn't used too much.

But we also had time for some walks on the beach, doing some touristy stuff and some good meals at local restaurants during the week.  At one restaurant, the Green House on Main, my appetizer was a cold melon, jalapeno soup and man was it ever good.

Beckett and some of the sable sheltie boys

Keltic up to no good

Gryphon, Whistler and Sam

No trip to Shediac would be complete without a trip to the big lobster. My sister and I spent the better part of a morning just taking in the little shops. There's really not that much there but we had to take turns going in as we had the dogs.
Shediac NB

Me and the boys with the big lobster

Have you ever been to sea, Beckett?

Annette and her new friend.
The next weekend, I had the Riverside agility trial which started on Friday afternoon. That afternoon another of my sisters and her husband arrived from PEI to spend the weekend with us.  Friday evening we had a feed of clams, battered fish and chips from a local take-out. It was all quite good too. Saturday, I was at the agility trial but my sisters arranged to take my mother out to lunch and shopping for a few hours.

Sunday after the trial, we all went again to the nursing home to see my Mum. My nieces and nephew from PEI had arrived before lunch and had also had the chance to see Beckett and I run in the Cash Cup. My niece wrote a lovely account of their day in her blog Uniquely Alyssa.

Me, Karen, Mum, Juanita and Annette
Annette and I had to check into our hotel afterwards. I wasn't able to get the cottage a few extra days like last year as it had rented out for the following week. We still had two nice days in Moncton, doing a bit of shopping early in the morning, taking the dogs for walks in Mapleton  and Centennial Parks and visiting with my Mum.

Then it was time to head back home. Annette was coming with me to spend a week in Ottawa before flying home and what we did during the week will be Part 3 of my vacay blog.


  1. We love the caption under the picture that said Keltic up to no good. LOL

    1. I probably caught him searching through the bag looking for something to eat or steal, LOL.

  2. That was nice to catch up with the family! Beach looks lovely!

  3. New Brunswick looks so pretty! If it weren't so darn far, I think that would be a great summer trip for me and the dogs. Especially for the lobster!

    Looks like you had some quality family time. I'm sure your mom enjoyed having all of you together.

    1. I live almost straight north of you so it's not much farther you than Maine but it is quite a trip. My youngest sister went back through the States, she stopped in Maine and in Stowe, Vermont on the way back to Toronto.

  4. Sounds like you had a very goof time on vacation Helen!!

  5. Wow, your poor hand. I'm glad you are having a nice vacation otherwise.

  6. Whoa, I didn't realize how bad your hand was! Hope it's all better by now!


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