We love meeting the people who follow our travels. Readers Rick and Elaine here in Riverview, New Brunswick noticed that we were going to be driving right by their place and sent us an email yesterday morning. They have a nice second driveway for Sherman and said we were welcome to use it!
Rick and Elaine have been readers since back in 2007 when we used to use the old mytripjournal website for our blog, so we would have made the effort to meet up even if we weren't driving right by! So of course we accepted their invite!
On our way to their place, we made a stop at the New Brunswick tourist info centre just as we crossed the border from Nova Scotia.
Of course when we parked at the New Brunswick welcome centre, the first thing I did is to check the internet. But the welcome centre doesn't have wi-fi! Get with the 21st century, New Brunswick! I believe that all tourist and welcome centres should have free wi-fi for travellers. And most do, but apparently New Brunswick hasn't caught on yet.
We noticed from where we were parked that we were only a couple of km's from Fort Beausejour, a National Historic Site. So we hopped in the little car and went for a visit. It turns out that there is a fee to this site, but because we have our National Park annual pass, we didn't have to pay.
Ruth and Whiskey at Fort Beausejour ruins
Some areas of the fort have been reconstructed. Not many tall people in those days!
The museum on the left has a number of interesting artifacts.
Visiting Fort Beausejour was okay, but nothing special. It would not have been worth it to have to pay the entrance fee, but because we had the pass, it was okay.
Then, it was off to Riverview, which is just outside of Moncton. Rick and Elaine welcomed us, and Whiskey met their dogs Tucker and Lily. We got Sherman all parked up, and spent the rest of the afternoon talking about RV'ing and work and retirement. Rick and Elaine have only recently retired and have bought themselves a beautiful new to them diesel pusher motorhome as well. No shortage of conversation, and we seem to have a lot in common. Elaine made a wonderful ham dinner for us all, and then we had a tour of each others motorhomes. You can see their new rig on their blog here.
Whiskey, Ruth, and Tucker
Rick and Elaine
Sherman, parked up beside Rick and Elaine's
And so we enjoyed a great evening sharing stories. It's so much fun meeting people in person who we know from the cyber world.
Today, we don't have very far to drive so we're not rushing off. But, it's looking like a nice day so we'll want to get a hike in somewhere.
Yesterday's drive, 173 kms (107 miles)