Summer 2015: The Family Route

Day 10: Sainte-Flavie, PQ to Shediac, NB.
Saturday, August 29.
Partly cloudy. 23C.


Today we continued our route of reminiscing by driving through the Matapedia Valley. A lot of memories came flooding back from our trip with Glor from June 2013.

We stopped in Amqui to be the delicious cake that we remembered so well. Too bad we couldn’t remember where exactly the bakery was. In the tourist office we got the help we needed and we had a very interesting conversation with the young woman working there.


We crossed over the Riviere Restigouche into New Brunswick and stopped in Campbellton to pick up a snack for lunch. Then we followed the Acadian Coastal Drive through Bathurst.

To make better time we switched over to highway 11 to Miramichi and onto Richibucto where my maternal Grandfather was born.


My Mom and I walked through town imagining where his childhood home would have stood. We ended up chatting with some people who are currently living in an old majestic house a couple of doors down. Now when I look at some of his old photographs I’ll have a better understanding of this place.

We kept heading south towards Moncton and it was getting late in the day. We encountered some construction and a traffic jam of four of five cars. A flagger was leading the procession and within a few minutes we were mo along at full speed. I could get used to this east coast traffic.


It was starting to get dark and we didn’t want to run into any moose on the road so we decided to look for a place to spend the night in Shediac. Off the highway and coming into town we discovered that there was a motorcycle festival happening in town. The motel we were hoping to stay at was full and there were bikers everywhere. Thankfully we were referred to another motel a little further out and we checked in just after 9pm. After a late supper we are ready to relax.


3 thoughts on “Summer 2015: The Family Route

      • When we lived in Moncton NB in 1976 you could drive out to Shediac and buy undersized lobsters that would be boiling in a 45 gallon drum on the wharf. They were $1.25 a pound. $10 bought a feast! Good old days!
        There was a great fish and chip place there too– can’t even remember its name now.

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