Making a Splash at Moncton’s Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain Green Slide

Athena is the perfect age for water parks. She exudes happiness when she goes down a water slide and she spends so much time in the water I think she is part fish, which is why we saved Magic Mountain for the last day of our trip to New Brunswick. We wanted to go out with a splash.   Continue reading

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Favorite Foods in Moncton, New Brunswick

Atlantic Lobster, New Brunswick

Coming home to New Brunswick is just as much a food event as a trip to visit family and friends. We start planning our food stops before we’re even on the plane. Pastelli holds a special place in my heart since it’s where Darren and I had our first date and Pump House is a tried and true favorite as well. I miss chicken from Swiss Chalet, pizza from Boston Pizza, and poutine and donair from anywhere and everywhere I can get them. There are so many delicious, mouth-watering options that I struggle with finding the time to enjoy them all.  Continue reading

Horseback Riding at Broadleaf Guest Ranch, New Brunswick

Broadleaf Guest Ranch

Last year, I took Athena to Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang, California and she had one of the best days of her life riding a small horse around the corral. She talked about it for months. When I heard that Broadleaf Guest Ranch in Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick offers trail rides for children Athena’s age as long as they are accompanied by an adult, it was the first thing I added to my list for this visit. Broadleaf Guest Ranch is an 1100 acre, family owned and operated adventure business located in Albert County, New Brunswick, in the heart of the Bay of Fundy. They have been in business for more than 50 years and 3 generations. Their experience made me feel comfortable about booking with Athena at such a young age. She was even happier with the experience than I anticipated. The smile on her face during the entire ride was magical.  Continue reading

Surrounded by Animals & Smiling

Magnetic-Hill-Zoo

Magnetic Hill Zoo has more than 400 animals, including over 100 indigenous and exotic species. Birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and fish find a comfortable and safe home in the 40-acre park, but we feel in love with the animals at the petting zoo. Even Athena, who is normally shy around new animals, loved the deer, the goats, and the ducks. She was actually brave enough to feed a few animals for herself. Continue reading

Extreme Bucket List Style in New Brunswick

Cape-Enrage,-NB

The phenomenal Bay of Fundy is one of the world’s most dramatic coastlines with tides rising as much as 53 vertical feet over a 12-hour period twice each day, and Cape Enrage offers one of the most spectacular views of the natural phenomenon from its towering cliffs. It’s a bucket list sight that should be on everyone’s list, but Cape Enrage steps it up extreme bucket list style by adding the adventure aspect. Rock climbing, rappelling, and ziplining can all be done over this spectacular coastline at one location. Cape Enrage offers it all. Continue reading

Comfortable in Chaos

Cape Enrage, New Brunswick

When I’m standing on the edge of a cliff, I dream of rappelling down it or climbing up it. When I’m high atop a building, I envision a zipline to whisk me down to the ground. My mind is always focused on the extreme adventure; I feel most at home when my adrenaline is pumping and my heart is racing. I long for the unknown. Being at a place like Cape Enrage in New Brunswick that offers wild adventures is my idea of home.  Continue reading

An East Coaster’s Feast

Lobster-Feast-in-Moncton

Situated in the center of the city, Centennial Park in Moncton, New Brunswick is a 230 acre playground for all ages. We took advantage of one of the free, sheltered picnic areas for a family reunion this evening and we couldn’t have found a better spot. At covered picnic tables, surrounded by an umbrella of trees, we enjoyed a local dream-come-true feast for any East Coaster.  Continue reading