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Sunday, October 11, 2015

the pretty shire town of Woodstock





Woodstock is located in Carleton County 25 kilometres from the US border town of Houlton, Maine and 100 km from Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital.  It's a pretty town that has a lot of history dating back to the early 1800's and is New Brunswick's first town, incorporated in 1856.  We stopped at Tim Horton's coffee shop which you can see on the right in the above photo for a refreshing beverage.  I had an Iced Cap and donut.  It was a hot day and it was so refreshing!  We decided to drive to the riverfront just down the hill to enjoy our drinks.

We parked in the parking lot on the right in this photo and got out to enjoy the lovely afternoon sun.  This is the Meduxnekeag River which flows through the town and the St. John River flows through the other side of town.  Needless to say when the spring freshet is on this park area above is often under water!

We enjoyed the gorgeous scenery, watched a fisherman in his boat...just a dot in the water off the point above...chatted with a man on the railway bridge who explained that there used to be a horse race track out there under the water a long time ago (part of Island Park) which I explained in a previous post here...I took lots of pictures and we admired the beauty of the day, the sun, the calm water and pretty reflections. 







Woodstock has some very beautiful Victorian heritage homes, churches and civic buildings.  Above is Connell House which is a national historic site.

A plaque shows a photo of the house in the 1800's.


The Hay House.  Well taken care of and with all new windows.

A lovely veranda and don't you just love those green rocking chairs?



The MacLauchlan House


We had a lovely drive and saw places we'd not taken the time to see before.  That is rewarding.  Another reward was when we stopped for supper at a popular truck stop restaurant called Murray's just east of Woodstock on the Trans Canada Highway.  We went inside and who should we see buy my sister and her husband so we joined them for supper and had a great visit.  They had also been for a long drive for the day and stopped for supper on their way home.  

Our last reward was this beautiful sunset on the river as we traveled home.  I took this through the back passenger window from the front passenger seat and the glass is tinted which is why it looks so dark.  ;)


We love getting out on these little drives and exploring our beautiful province.  

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner this afternoon at our son and daughter-in-law's house and are home relaxing with full tummies.  We have so much to be grateful for on this holiday weekend....our faith in God, a wonderful family, great friends and good health top the list.  We are very blessed!

I've been on a couple of fall leaf peeping drives that I will share with you this week.  Stay tuned.  Have a wonderful week and I hope you get a chance to get out to enjoy the fall colours.

Blessings,
Pam

27 comments:

  1. sweet gingerbread houses. beautiful day to show off the beautiful sky and water!

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  2. Fantastic place to visit and what a find to come across your sister and her husband. Now isn't they luck. So glad you had a great holiday. Carol

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  3. A very sweet little town with beautiful historic homes and views of the river. So nice to meet up with your sister and share a meal, too. Also nice to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love the blue water under the blue sky! x Karen

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  4. What beautiful snaps, Pam! Looks like a wonderful place to visit. At first I thought you meant Woodstock, NY! ;) Have a great week.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. I must say that your province does have many wonderful little villages to visit!
    I can't wait to visit NB some day.
    What a coincidence you ran unexpectedly into you Sis and BIL!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. Thanks for the tour, Pamela - heartening to see some of these historic buildings preserved for us and future generations to marvel at, and learn a little about those who preceded us. And yes, we have much to be thankful for and above all, the love we find in John 3:16.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  7. I loved all the blue in the water and sky . . .
    Looks like a great place to visit.
    Loved the beautiful old homes . . .

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  8. Those houses are kept in such good condition, so lovely to see, along with the beautiful views on your drive.

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  9. twilight shots always make me pause, and go...awwwww

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  10. I always enjoy your car rides and the beauty you see along the way. Amazing you ran into family. A serendipity!

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  11. Beautiful, such a lovely place for a visit!

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  12. Oh thank-you for allowing us to stroll,tour with you! Beautiful indeed. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. Such a pretty town ! Lovely photos , Yes we had out Thanksgiving supper on Sat and came home stuffed lol ! The weather has been wonderful here sunny warm with cool breezes just perfect . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  14. What a beautiful town! A delight to see and no doubt to visit too. xx

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  15. It's always good to see bits of your country that I would not normally see.
    Merle..............

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  16. Beautiful place! I like the bridges and the old homes! Gorgeous views there!

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  17. I love that I can 'picture' these places you talk about here...after our visit in summer! And I forgot to tell you...but we stopped at Murray's in Woodstock for supper on our way into Fredericton (on your recommendation). I can't recall what we had anymore...but I know we had pie and ice-cream for dessert. Really good! It looks we we should have done a little more scouting around Woodstock...not just eating! Lovely place.

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  18. Beautiful photos. The river under the railway bridge is so still. Gorgeous. What fun to run into your sister and her husband at the restaurant. A lovely bit of serendipity.

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  19. It's so nice to get out for a long drive with your camera. I love the pics with reflections! Enjoy your week and nice weather! We're back in FL and it's in the 80s here....feels good to me! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  20. What fun to walk into the restaurant and find your sister there! I love the clapboard buildings you have in New Brunswick!

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  21. Such a pretty area... you've photographed it beautifully!

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  22. i love all the water views, really the sunset shot. wow wee, that is so pretty. i love old homes, not that i would want to live in them all but i can appreciate their differences & enjoy most. the hubby prefers ones that don't need lots of upkeep. i made 2 apple pies this past weekend for the in-laws and parents, they turned out great. baked apples too. i am trying a few new recipes... i love this time of the year. have a nice week. ( :

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  23. What a lovely place and your photos are absolutely gorgeous! That crystal water aginst that blue, blue sky...wow!

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  24. Great photos as always Pam! You captured this quaint town so well,,,,Eastern Canada is on my list for sure! Especially during the colorful autumn season...maybe one year we will make it that way! Thanks for sharing, and an unexpected visit with your sister! Thats awesome!

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  25. What gorgeous homes, Pam! We have never been to Woodstock although we know a few folks who live there. We were hoping to get over to NB sometime this month but it isn't going to happen. I am a bit disappointed but those things happen. I always enjoy your photos of 'home' and thank you for sharing with us. Have a beautiful day. I guess this is our Indian Summer.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  26. Pam, looks like such pretty country and I could drool all day over those old houses, but mainly I wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving..xx0 Judy

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  27. Beautiful homes and a gorgeous sunset! Thanks for taking us along! :)

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