Day 4 of our trip to Moncton started out sunny and cool. After a breakfast of oatmeal and coffee, we set the GPS to take us to Campobello Island and the Roosevelt’s summer home.
Our GPS took us on a bunch of back roads. Some of the roads were gravel. We saw lots of rural, down east Maine. We stopped to take pictures of the new bridge that crosses Penobscot Bay and the murals at the overlook. A picnic table shelter is a cross section of the new bridge. The old bridge received a “Most Beautiful Steel Bridge” award in 1931.
We crossed into Canada without a hitch and went directly to the Roosevelt’s home. There was a short movie in the visitor’s center. The tour of the home was free and the docents did a great job of explaining things. The home is in the same condition as it was in 1940.
From Campobello Island we took a ferry to Deer Island. On Deer Island we got drenched and soaked because we failed to put on our rain gear.
From Deer Island we took another ferry to the mainland.
We continued to our destination in Moncton and stopped along the way at a Tim Hortons. They do have great coffee – and free wi-fi. Rather than pay Verizon’s exorbitant rates for service in Canada, we put our phones in Airplane mode and are using wi-fi only. We can make calls with Google Voice and Hangouts or Skype for little or no fees.
Tonight we are catching up on laundry and the blog. Tomorrow Beth is going to attend the District Directors’ meeting for the Florida District Director, who will be arriving late.