Fondest memory: The whole point of our trip to Saint John was to watch my 15-year-old nephew Kevin compete at his very first National Karate Championships. I'm so glad I was there to see him fight and win the gold, all throughout the week he really impressed me with his mental strength and poise, his hard work and dedication. The next step for him will be to gain some more experience by participating in the Junior PanAmerican Games in Santiago de Chile, and guess what?? His aunt will be there to cheer him on again!!
Favorite thing: Some of the main areas of Uptown Saint John are connected by overhead "pedways", climate controlled and out of the bad weather. Connecting Market Square, Brunswick Square shopping center, Delta Brunswick hotel, Hilton Saint John, New Brunswick Museum, City Market, Harbour Station and the Aquatic Center.
Now this is a mystery to me. I have just found in my 'box' the card shown in the picture. It grants 'Honorary Membership of the Saint John Council' for the evening of May 23 1965. However, I went to Saint John on Sunday 6th June, two weeks after this date!! Now why would I have the card?
Afternote: No one has yet written to me to suggest what the card was for, LOL
Fondest memory: For some strange reason, instead of enjoying the sights of Saint John, I remember going to the cinema here and seeing the film 'Mary, Mary' (I thought it was'The Sound of Music' but I've just found my 1965 diary which says otherwise!) And it wasn't even 'The Sound of Music', but 'Mary Poppins', which I saw in Gagetown!! Oh, well, Julie Andrews was in them both wasn't she? Picture is of a chocolate bar wrapper from the cinema!! (Why I kept it, goodness only knows).
As the saying goes..."wherever you go, whatever you do, sampling the local beer is definite must."
What do the locals drink, what beer is most popular, which beer is hardest to find, does it come in a half pint glass just like grandma used to drink…or better still, a full pint glass like I drink??? These are all good questions that need to be answered...
As with many east coast towns of Canada and the U.S., Saint John has a great tradition of brewing throughout its history. And one family in particular stands out amongst the rest, the Oland family. In their sixth generation of brewers, the Oland family's beer is Moosehead and their brewery in Saint John is one of Canada's largest and the world's fastest...
So, when you're in Saint John, a visit to the Moosehead brewery is well advised and sucking down a nice cold Moosehead lager is an absolute must.
The City market is a great place to get fresh produce, meats and cheeses. It is downtown and is open all day. There are also places to get souvenirs.
Fondest memory: It is a nice town from what I saw (which was only some stuff downtown.)
Favorite thing: For great views of the city and harbor, head up the hill (follow Main Street) to the old fort near sunset.
drive to see the hopewell rocks and stay there overnight to see the difference between the high tide and low tide