Day Seventeen – North Sydney, NS to Moncton, NB

Today we started off with an excellent breakfast in North Sydney and we had a full day of touring on the agenda. Cape Breton Highlands awaits!!

Before we go too far, however, we needed a stop to make our “Bladder Gladder”. Flora’s Gift Shop takes care of many of a Tour Director’s requirements:
1. Beautiful Gifts for home
2. A Lovely Ice Cream Shoppe
3. Restrooms
The rug hookers demonstrated how they create fabulous works of art and the long hours that go into just a few inches of fabric.

Then we were off to view the highlights of the Cabot Trail and we went as far as Pleasant Bay before we turned around for all the west coast photo stops:

Fishing Point Cove

Pleasant Bay

French Mountain

This has been such an incredible tour.  We are filled with stories and laughter (I still hear everyone joking at the back of the bus!)

We hopped aboard the bus and made our way toward Moncton, had another excellent meal at Jean’s and turned in with full bellies and happy memories.

Well…we have had many surprises on the tour but usually it’s for the benefit of our passengers! Tonight I had a very special surprise from Monica who plans the tours and happens to be my wife. She flew in from Montréal to Moncton to surprise me while on tour:

It takes a lot of planning to be able to “GET JOHN” but she pulled it off and I’m so grateful.

2 thoughts on “Day Seventeen – North Sydney, NS to Moncton, NB

  1. Good Morning Folks!

    Wow! Forget the pictures and Journal for the day!

    Such a wonderful surprise for John!

    Way to go Monica! The expression on John’s face is priceless and I believe he was actually speechless! Darn dust in my eyes! 🙂

    Flora’s Gift Shop! Oh yes! The best Ice Cream ever – even better than Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream?

    Great photo of the Cabot Trail too!

    Lanny, that is one clean bus!

    I believe the Sun has followed the Newfoundland Spectacular bus trip!

    Have a wonderful last couple of days heading home!

    Mary

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