We are on our way home but a couple of “other” surprises happened today – we had an extra tour of downtown Fredericton where we saw Christ Church, The Lord Beaverbrook Statue and Art Gallery as well as the Military Barracks. On the way over Pont Quebec, I talked about the disasters associated with the Quebec Bridge and its two collapses at a terrible loss of life. Lanny pointed the bus in the direction of Ste. Foy where we had another little surprise…a tour of Old Quebec – Laval University, Plains of Abraham, the Military Barracks, the Cannonball in the Tree, Chateau Frontenac, Notre-Dame, the silos, the port and then a leisurely trek back to the hotel…
Dinner tonight was a celebration of the tour as well as a send off bidding, not farewell…but “Au Revoir!”. We want to see our passengers again!!
And the gang (where did Wendell go???)
We have had an amazing tour! We have seen and done so many different things that to sum them all up in a blog would be impossible! The organization of the tour has been absolutely superior. From concept to completion, this has been a truly unforgettable experience for all of our passengers. I’m so pleased that each of you decided to take the Newfoundland Spectacular tour with Franklin Tours. We pride ourselves on making memories that will last a lifetime and I’m sure this one will have our guests talking for years to come about their adventure on “The Rock”. Thanks to every single one of you for pulling together, enjoying each other’s company and making this vacation a once in a lifetime experience (unless that reunion tour becomes a reality!!).
from John and Lanny
Final Critter Count: Thousands of Gulls, Murres, Terns, Puffins, at least eight Whales (close to the boat in P-A-B, and on our whale watch), about five Moose including one TODAY, all the various critters inside Salmonier Nature Park (too many to count…), many beautiful Northern Gannets diving, on the road in Cape Breton , Cod…glorious Cod – at least 20 specimens, several caribou, two bald eagles…I know I’m forgetting some but that’s a very good start!
Thanks also to the people who wrote in to the blog and let us know that you were following along at home!