Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Weekend Getaway!

This past weekend my husband Carl and I took a trip to Saint Andrews NB with our friend Angie. We had a blast. It was a simple overnight trip. We drove down and first went Minister's Island. You can only get to the island during low tide, you drive across the ocean floor. It was once owned by William Van Horne, he was president of the Canadian Pacific Railway and oversaw the building of the Canadian transcontinental Railway. It was his "summer cottage".
The name of this beautiful "cottage" is Covenhoven. Now the government owns it and its a historic site that the public can visit. Here are a couple more pics of the inside:

After we left the island we drove to one of our favorite spots and had a picnic, then did some shopping including at the Kandy Korner which is a must when you go to Saint Andrews. We then headed to the Tidal Zone B&B to rest before we went out for supper.

We went out for supper that evening to one of our favorite restuarants in Saint Andrews called the Harbour Front, we had fish and chips. Went back to the B&B, had some wine, snacks and some fun siting on the deck enjoying the breeze off the harbour and  playing cards. Before bed it was a relaxing bath in the jacuzzi tub. We were treated to a beautiful breakfast the next morning by Sue, the owner of the B&B. We had homemade zucchini raspberry muffins, fruit salad and a hot egg bake. We have been going to the B&B since our honeymoon and always have a relaxing stay. Off we went whale watching, we went on the Island Quest, and we had a great time, we saw whales, porpoise, eagles, and a tuna! We got to see some beautiful scenery, enjoyed some smoked salmon pate and got a wind burn. Here are a few pics from the whale watching trip:

We finished our trip with a lovely lunch at the Red Herring Pub and one more stop at the candy store. It was a great overnight trip. Not because we stayed at a nice place or went whale watching, it was because of the company, the laughs and now the great memories.



  1. Such lovely pics. Makes me want to get away..looking forward to getting to know you better with Girls of God.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I am a Canadian citizen by birth, but we moved back to the States when I was 2. So, I don't remember anything. I've always wanted to go back and visit. I'd love to take a trip like this...it would be so great!