Wednesday, November 12, 2008
More Holiday Photos
The first one is of Cavendish Beach Prince Edward Island. She said you can buy T shirts which have been dyed from the red soil of the rocks in the foreground. They didn't bring us back T shirts though.
This is the house where L M Montgomery used to live in Cavendish. She wrote the book, Anne of Green Gables and got her inspiration from the locality. The house is a museum now and you can walk around the grounds.
This is in the Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Every day at noon, the cannon gets fired and so it is called The Noon Gun.
The next place they stopped at was St. John in New Brunswick. These are the sea caves at St.Martins.
These are two covered bridges at St. Martins.
Also in New Brunswick, they stopped at the St.John river to see the reversing rapids. The tide was halfway out so it wasn't making rapids then but the river was still flowing in reverse although you can't really tell from the photo.
Next stop was Portland Maine and they took the trolley bus to Cape Elizabeth. Mum had to take photos of the sea because she's got a thing about water and sunsets. Don't know why when she can take photos of us instead.
This is the lighthouse at Cape Elizabeth.
When they got to Boston they decided to walk the Freedom Trail and saw Paul Revere's house. Instead of sticking with the trail they went off different ways. Mum says they like to follow their noses to find things. They also saw Fanueil Hall and mum was wondering if someone could tell her if Fenway Park is taken from that name as it is so similar.
Right, this is the last photo and it is of Astor's Beechwood Mansion on Newport Rhode Island.
If we let her, mum would probably have tried to put all 240 of her photos on OUR blog, but we said 'No way!' We hope you have liked them.
Labels: photos of Canada and New England
Fanueil ( pronounced fannel by the locals) is named for an early Boston merchant Peter Fanueil. She thinks he may have been Huguenot as there were many Huguenots in the area then.
We hope you had some tasty treats in the North End!
thanks for sharing!
Toby, Cupcake and Mum
Hope your mum and dad had fun on their trip!
i wuz gointa anser yer kweschunz abowt fanueil hall an fenway park becuz mi mom iz frum boston (befor mi dad kidnapped her an made her a noo york yankee fan) ... but da tower hill mob beet me to it! dey hadda better eksplanashun anyway.
i like doze pikshurz a lot! 240 izzen't dat much more.
I rekkon that you and your Momma surley can do a deal... You are nice guys... :P
Your mommy and daddy sure had some wonnerful adventures! We wish they had come to Virginia where we live. We would've given them lots of headbutts and purrs.
Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang
Mom is from a suburb of Boston! She loves the Freedom Trail and Boston is still her favorite city to visit!
Fanueil Hall was named after a wealthy Boston merchant, Peter Faneuil.
Fenway Park Trivia:
I know Fenway Park was so named because it's in the "Fenway section" of Boston. But, where did the
name "Fenway" come from? How did that "Fenway section"
get named? Who or what was the original Fenway? Thanks.
As Olmsted’s engineering masterpiece, the Back Bay "Fens" was designed to solve the increasing problems caused by flushing out the stagnant Muddy River waterway at low tide.
Transformed from a salt-to a fresh-water marsh after 1910 with the creation of the Charles River Dam, the "Fens" encompasses a variety of features; the elegant Rose Garden, War Memorials, and the community "Victory Garden".
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe
Did your Mum and Dad bring you back any hats at all?
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