Happy Easter!

I’m kinda horrible for forgetting to blog. A day turns into two and two turns into two weeks pretty easily! I have been so busy at work. Things are calming down a little. I was actually a little bored today. But maybe that was restlessness mostly from coming back from a 5 day weekend.

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I took a few extra days to go to New Brunswick with my family. We visited my Gran who was 105 in February. She amazes me! She still lives in her own home. She just recently, in the last year, started having a home worker come in and help her and stay the night. She fought it all the way. Didn’t want one.

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We stayed for 4 nights at my Aunt and Uncles cottages with them and their 4 year old grandson, my Mom, my Dad, my brother and I. It takes about 5 hours to drive there if you don’t stop. It took us about 6 1/2 because we stopped to take pictures.

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There was a lot of flooding all over New Brunswick due to the amount of snow they have had. We have some here in Nova Scotia too. New Brunswick however is flooding all over, most of the lakes and rivers. The lake my Aunt and Uncles cottages on flooded pretty bad.

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The lake, Lake Utopia feeds into a river and there is a hydro dam between the lake and the river it feeds into. The damn was bursting at it seems. We drove a bit down river from the dam, to a bridge that crosses the river, you can see the dam and hydro mill. The river was flowing so fast and I got the picture below! It was so breath taking to stand on a one lane bridge above a swollen river that was raging below you.

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We headed home yesterday and stopped in Memramcook, NB to visit my brother’s birth siblings. He met them for the first time last summer. We spent about an hour with them.

Overall it was a great trip. The only two things missing was Cory, he stayed home to watch Max (our cat) and because he doesn’t like to meet everyone all at once. And the second thing was going to Grand Manan island. It’s one of my favourite places on earth! Well that I have been to anyways.

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PS – Clicking pictures will show the colored versions.

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