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New Brunswick, Canada

Sunday we decided to take a day trip to Canada.  My desire was to hit Lubec, Maine, the eastern most point of the U.S., and also to see Campobello International Park, FDR’s summer home.  Billy’s desire was to test out the internet in Canada with our new T-Mobile service (we already have AT&T and Verizon but they weren’t ideal for an extended stay in Canada).  The kids were really curious about crossing the border.

The lighthouse in Lubec was beautiful!

 

It was super cool to be standing the furthest east out of anyone in the United States!

Karlee wasn’t as impressed, but she played along.

There were some trails you could hike along the shore, all with stellar views.

After stopping on the side of the road for some authentic (and cheap!) hiking sticks, we crossed the border into Canada without incident.

Campobello International Park is part of the U.S. National Park Service and also Parks Canada.  It was the beloved summer home of president Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the place where he fell ill with polio in 1921.

They had a great video you could watch in the visitor’s center, with awesome footage.  Then we walked (through gorgeous grounds!!) over to tour the house.  They gave the kids scavenger hunt books to look for special things inside.  We were all very impressed, it was beautiful!

Croquet on the front lawn!

A quick stop at the grocery store and we were on our way back to Maine!  There were (adorable) seals in the water when we crossed back over the border, poking their little noses up out of the water.  The best part was that T-Mobile was successful, which opens up the possibility of traveling into Canada.  Stay tuned for that!!

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