Driving through Oromocto, you’ll see well-kept houses and yards, a lot of veteran’s plates (Oromocto is home to Canadian Forces Base Gagetown), and almost as many chain restaurants. You could be forgiven for thinking that it’s a culinary wasteland.
You’d be wrong. Continue reading
If you don’t live in Fredericton, here’s what you’d see if you came for a visit today: Snowbanks as tall as me (or they were until yesterday’s short-lived warm-up), icy sidewalks, and temperatures like I haven’t seen since we left Calgary. And today I heard Mayor Brad Woodside suggest we should celebrate this weather! Crazy talk.
Although, looking over the FROSTival schedule, I’m realizing that he might be crazy like a fox.
Staring through giant underwater windows as the polar bears swam around in the Toronto Zoo is still one of my favourite and iconic childhood memories. Living in Oromocto has its advantages (traffic? What traffic?) but I admit to some sadness at the thought that I won’t get to share that treasured childhood haunt with Amelia.
On the other hand, I’m pretty sure I never got dive-bombed by a bird of prey when I was 2-and-a-half. Continue reading