From the journal: “Officially on our way home. Went out for breakfast (the second time since we started our trip) at the Pur and Simple. Huge menu. Ms. GPS took us again through scenic residential areas to get out of Saint John. Got onto the 102 Hwy and headed north along the St. John River. Blue water, not like down south where it was more brown. Not a lot to see. Went past Gagetown where the army base was supposed to be, but the base actually was further along, closer to Oromocto (Fredericton). Lots of farms and rolling hills and trees. Reminds me a lot going along the Island Hwy on Vancouver Island. Got onto the #2 – Marcel has had enough of the rough roads. Stopped at Woodstock for lunch and carried on. Saw a few trees where the leaves are just starting to change colour.”
Edmundston, with a population of 16,000 as of 2016, was named after Sir Edmund Walker Head, who was Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick and shortly afterward Governor-General of Canada.
“Decided to camp and started looking for ones close to Edmunston. Found one but when we got to the site, it was closed, so again we decided to go to Walmart. Really need a campground. Someone’s starting to smell. This Walmart was very popular with the RV’s as there were more than 15 of us and 3 semi-trucks. A beautiful warm night. Too bad we weren’t by the river.”