The view of the St. John River at Mactaquac, NB. I opened my window and shot a few moving pictures. This was the best one with just a few weeds in the way. :) There were many sailboats out as well as motor boats on this hot summery day. (it was almost 30C or 90F) We almost bought that house on the other shore when we got married. sigh What a gorgeous spot, but a LOT of lawn to mow!
Lots of colour along a rock cut on the Trans Canada Highway.
Last Sunday afternoon after church we decided to go for a drive 'up river' and maybe cross over into Maine. With passports in my purse, just in case, we headed up the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) admiring the autumn colours along the way. We stopped at Murray's (not my Murray) Restaurant which is a big truck stop near Woodstock for a hearty breakfast at 1:30 then headed on our way crossing the border at Houlton, Maine. Our first stop was Walmart to buy filters for the car. Yes, they are cheaper there. :) Then we headed up Route 1 toward Mars Hill.
along the TCH
This is one of the most beautiful views along the St. John River. It's too bad there isn't a pull over there so people can take pictures safely. I manage to take a couple through the car window. It's so gorgeous, especially in the fall. Do you see the boats on the river?
A view of the hills and 4 lane TCH.
Mars Hill, Maine
This is Mars Hill with it's wind turbines. It was a really windy day and the turbines were turning but I thought they might be going faster than they were. The brown ground is a harvested potato field. Potato farming is big in this part of Maine and New Brunswick.
Downtown views and the ever present views of the turbines on the hill. We gassed up in the town and Murray got directions on how to get closer to the turbines so we took some back roads with gorgeous views all around.
Do you see the row of cabins right of centre in the photo? They are for rent and the view to the west is gorgeous. I thing they're called "My Little Sunset Cabins" on the sign.
Okay. This is getting a little long so just 3 more pictures and I'll save the rest for another post.
We came across a pumpkin patch.
If you'd like to see these windmills from the New Brunswick side go to my post of April, 2013
right here when we took an early spring drive.
That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed our drive to Maine so far. I'll finish off on Monday.
It's the weekend and I hope you all have an enjoyable one. It looks like a rainy weekend for us.
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