Campobello Island, New Brunswick

We arrived at Herring Cove Provincial Park and set up basic camp and went out to explore. We checked out the Roosevelt Cottage and learned all about the family. I was impressed that the house had no electricity! I learned that there were two dogs that belonged to the Roosevelts. One was Anne Roosevelt’s dog named Chief and the family dog, Fala.

Eleanor Roosevelt used this exact megaphone to call the children in for meals and other activities.

The kids had to do school in a little classroom upstairs.

The house had no electricity but this servant call station ran on a battery. You pushed a button in the room you needed help and it would ding in the kitchen to alert the staff.

We explored all over the island. We found a cool lighthouse but could not get out to it during high tide. We opted to come back later at a lower tide.

The campground was near empty.

Back at the lighthouse you can see the tide is out and there is a visible path to the lighthouse.

After several ladders we finally were on the right island. During high season this is a tourist trap. There were a few other people down with us.

The campground was empty as I said. We had fun exploring buildings and areas. My favorite sign!

We enjoyed Tea with Eleanor on Moms 42nd birthday. We had tea and ginger cookies while listening to stories about the Roosevelts.

We spent the afternoon hiking and exploring the bog trails and other dirt roads.

In the evening Dad and B went on a hike one direction and Mom and I went another. I wanted to walk along the beach and find a piece of driftwood. I found several but was sad with all the lobster bands I found. I collected them on a stick as I walked and then took photos of the stick for 4H for next year. Microplastics in the water are a huge concern right now.

I loved the monkey bars. My hands were soft so I only went a few times across.

We head back to the US and towards Florida in the morning. It has been a great few weeks away. I am eager for our later summer trip!

St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Stop #1 was top priority after crossing into Canada: KINDER EGGS!

We hit the beach at the campground. B and I played outside until dinner and then more afterwards. We really love it here and hope to keep coming back.

Our first full day was packed with fun. We started at the Wild Salmon Nature Center. We got a personal tour guide for the time and learned all about the history of the salmon and fishing in Canada.

I loved looking at all the fishing flies!

We got to see the few salmon that they had in the river tank. They had just opened last week so it was still pretty quiet.

We hiked the upper falls and part of the lower falls trails. The river was so soothing and calming.

B with the spock thing is driving me nuts!

I enjoyed exploring along the rivers edge.

Grandma and Grandpa had a nice hike along with us. We are trying to do easier hikes with them and then more difficult ones on our own.

We toured the Ganong Cholocate Factory. It was all you can eat chocolate but honestly it wasn’t that good!

I enjoyed watching them hand dip chocolates.

After lunch at the motorhome we headed out to the Fundy Discovery at Huntsman Marine. I loved all the animals in the tidal pools and watching the sea lions play in their tank.

We left Grandma and Grandpa downtown with their car and we walked home past the lighthouse and along the beach at low tide.

We have a “paint factory” that we are running on the beach. We are smashing all sorts of things to get different colors. Mom thinks we are so creative. B and I get along really well and I love creating adventures with him.

We found all sorts of critters in the tide pools.

We drove across the ocean floor to Minister’s Island and had a lovely tour of the property. It was neat to see the tide go out and a road appear. Mom was nervous driving but got us out and back safely.

Everything was so ornate and fancy.

B and I LOVED the huge billiards table!

My favorite part of the tour was visiting the pool house. It was built into the cliff and they had (at one point) a pool carver out of the rock that changed daily with the tides.

I loved the view so much that I didn’t hear Mom call for me that we were leaving and I ALMOST got left behind!

B and I had fun at the playground at a seafood place. I opted to eat at the motorhome so I just payed while everyone else ate food.

The last day in town was wet and dreary. We did laundry in the morning  and worked on some school stuff.

We said goodbye to Grandpa and Grandma as they headed north towards Newfoundland and we headed south towards Campbell Island. It has been fun traveling with them.



Kennebunk, Maine and Red Apple Campground

We arrived safely in Maine and settled into the Red Apple Campground. we had two amazing sites in a quiet part of the park. The weather was amazing the first two days just a little brisk at night. The rest of the trip it was damp and cold.

The first night, and all the nights after, we had lobster delivered to the campsite. I don’t like lobster but I love to crack the claws and knuckles!

I played photographer too!

We had a wonderful hike at Mt. Agamenticus. The trails were well maintained and the sites and views were pretty cool. I was happy it wasn’t too hot but I wasn’t happy that there were bugs all over the place! We hiked quickly to avoid the buzzing beasts. I even got to rock scramble some!

We found a cool Eastern Tent Caterpillars nest.

The view from the lookout was amazing. We could see for miles and miles.

Next we headed towards a place called Palace Playland. Sadly it wasn’t open for the season yet but we had a nice time walking around and looking in fences and windows. I was TOO TIRED to walk so Dad offered to carry me. I burst into laughter once I got him to carry me. I just didn’t want to walk.

We found fried dough with powdered sugar. That was yummy.

The evenings were cold and damp so we hung out in the rec center at the campground a lot. Thankfully we swam the first day or else it wouldn’t have happened due to the weather. I am a master at Jenga!

They had air hockey and fooseball for free to play. We played quite a few games!

The last night we had a huge lobster feast indoors since it was so cold and wet outside. I cleaned my share of claws and knuckles!



Washington DC – Red Apple Campground

We had a great time exploring Washington DC with Grandma  and Grandpa. We helped them navigate the Metro and then sent them off to the Ford’s Theater. We walked to the National Archives and checked out historical documents like the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. 


We wandered around and stopped in the Spy Museum gift shop and then bought a fidget spinner from a stand in front of the Ford’s Theater.

We spent the afternoon at the Natural History Museum. I loved all the butterflies and insects. I also enjoyed the mounted animals from all over the world.

The butterflies really liked Grandpa Howie.

I held a scorpion, cockroach and a hornworm caterpillar.

The next day we were off to the National Zoo. It was a LOT of walking. At least the weather was cooperating and it stayed sunshiney.

I fell in love again with the fennec fox.

We ate lunch on the picnic benches and a duck stalked me the entire time. I never let a crumb fall!

Dino skull!

Day three was an early start and a view of the US capitol building. Then we spent time wandering around the botanical gardens.

We had lunch at the American Indian Museum and explored the exhibits and the children area.

In the afternoon we saw a cool musical called Ragtime at the Ford’s Theater. I loved the show and thought the music was awesome.

B and I cooked dinner. I made couscous and dessert while B make chicken strips.

The last day we enjoyed the Air and Space Museum.

We got to help with a show on the ISS. We were the moon and the earth!

After lunch we took the Metro up to see the White House and see all the protesters. Sadly there were only a few.

We were more distracted with the cicada holes.

We finally found the first one and then the next morning we found a lot at the campground.

B and I had a blast in the pool. While it may look like he is trying to kill me he is really trying to help me with a handstand!



Fun in Gainesville

We are on the road and having fun on our first voyage of the summer. We stopped for a few nights in Gainesville to shake down Luna and make sure we were all good to go. We spent the first day at the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo. I love it here! The peacocks were really mean and chased other animals around!

We had a fun time wandering the trails and seeing all the animals.

U next was the Natural History Museum. We enjoyed looking at the free displays and then spent a while watching  lady pinning butterflies at the entomology area.

We hunted bugs and worked on our collections. We were on the road before we knew it and heading towards Washington DC.

Watching the miles roll by and listening to my tunes.

Hey, no more cameras!