Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Twenty-Three

– Ranford, Virginia to Birmingham, Alabama – Second-to-last day! We’re almost home. At this point we are like horses seeing the barn. We are ready to be home. It’s been a great trip, and we are still having fun today, but I bet tomorrow will be a bit of a slog, even with a stop…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Twenty-Two

– Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Ranford, Virginia – Today’s drive would’ve only been about 5 hours if we’d done it directly, but instead, we spent the afternoon on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. We finally did get to run today. It wasn’t raining, but it clearly had been. Mark picked a trail that ran along…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Twenty-One

– Portland, Maine to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The drive today was mostly pretty quiet. It was a rough morning, though. Mark, Ripley, and I didn’t get to run, since it was raining pretty hard when we got up at 5am. Very disappointing since we didn’t get to run yesterday, either, because our day was so…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Twenty

– Saint John, New Brunswick to Portland, Maine – I predicted yesterday that today would be a long day, and I was right. We were up at 5am, on the road by 6:30am, and crossing the border before 8am. Our hotel had breakfast, and another pancake printer. It was difficult to make function, but being…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Nineteen

– Moncton, New Brunswick to Saint John, New Brunswick – Well, we had a great tragedy today. The camera stopped working. Our faithful Olympus digital camera now has a shutter that is locked shut, and is frozen in the “taking a picture” state. No amount of poking and prodding has returned it to functionality, despite…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Eighteen

– Charlottetown, PEI to Moncton, New Brunswick – Today we spent the morning in PEI, and the afternoon at the Hopewell Rocks. It’s been a really nice day. We started the morning in Charlottetown with a run down one of my favorite traveling trails- the Confederation Trail. The trail technically covers a large portion of…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Seventeen

– Truro, Nova Scotia to Charlottetown, PEI – I think I mentioned yesterday that our hotel last night in Truro wasn’t very nice, but we did find a nice running trail. That worked out exactly as planned. Just a short distance away from our hotel on foot was a very nice, light gravel trail. Ripley,…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Sixteen

– Halifax, Nova Scotia to Truro, Nova Scotia – Boy was it rainy today. It started with our run this morning, which was at first foggy, then misty, then decidedly damp. Not long after we made it to the hotel, it began to rain in earnest. It was never heavy, but it rained for a…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Fifteen

– North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Halifax, Nova Scotia – Today’s run was only so-so. We’re pretty tired today anyway, but still, the only place to really run in North Sydney is either on a track, or on the sidewalk. In the end, we went with the sidewalk, which was unfortunate since it was trash…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Fourteen

– Corner Brook, Newfoundland to North Sydney, Nova Scotia – Finally, the last ferry. It had better be, anyway. I didn’t get sick, so I’m pleased about that, but it didn’t improve my opinion of boats at all. In fact, no one got sick, and we all had a decent journey. We were up at…

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