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Fredericton, NB in September

gardencat's picture

Hi!
I'm coming to Fredericton in September this year. I'll be there from the 25th to the 29th. Anyone interested in getting together there? I'll be there on business but should be able to sneak away a bit.

courgette's picture

(post #56930, reply #1 of 30)

If you were there in August, I'd be there with bells on!


Debe5t lives not too far from there.


Mo

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #2 of 30)

Too bad that we don't connect this time. Perhaps another time. Yes, I know Debe5t lives close and I hope it is close enough that we can get together.

debe5t's picture

(post #56930, reply #3 of 30)

Yes,yes,yes!!!! I live about an hour south of Fredericton and DH commutes there every week day so I am sure I can meet up with you somewhere/how.


Why are you coming to Fredericton,if you do not mind my cheeky Maritime curiosity(read nosiness,as Ron Janes would say"who's your father?").Where are you planning to stay?


I am excited... can you tell? The only other CT'er I have met is the delightful Mo aka couregette.


Deb

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #4 of 30)

I'm so glad you will be around. The conference is at the Delta. I'll be looking for espresso, if that is possible. I was successful in Charlottetown, at a lovely place called Beanz that I haunted several times a day when I was there in January.

I have obligations on Saturday all day and Monday late afternoon/early evening. Tuesday is the group's big dinner and I promised I'd go this year.

If I knew you were going to be available on the Friday, I would make sure I arrived as early in the day as possible. It appears that Air Canada can get me there by noon, which would be nice.

The other choice is Sunday as I don't have obligations to the group that day.

I'm looking forward to meeting you. Ever since I found out this group's meeting was there, I thought of you and hoped we could connect!

debe5t's picture

(post #56930, reply #6 of 30)

Friday would work the best for me.We could do a late lunch or early dinner.I promise to have some espresso spots picked out for you.You may even be able to have it at the Delta.Will you be renting a car? Have you been to Fredericton before?It is a lovely green city and you can walk for miles along the river trail.


The Delta is on the river.There are river view rooms which face north or front of hotel rooms that face south.You can specify which but should do it soon .The walking trail passes along the river by the hotel,so bring your sneakers if you are a walker.


Let me know if there are any other things you want to know about.If you can sneak away early Saturday morning the weekly market is worth a visit.Some of your colleagues may enjoy that also.


Gee, I am so excited!!


Deb

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #7 of 30)

That sounds wonderful! I'll make my travel arrangements so I'm there mid to late morning on the Friday. I'm glad that you will have some espresso places for me.

The plans for Saturday are not firm yet, so I don't know when I'll be needed but it may be all day.

I do a lot of walking (10 km a day or so) so I tend not to rent a car when I travel. I saw that the hotel was on the river and was looking forward to exploring that. The group makes my hotel arrangements so I don't get to control things there.

I eat a lot of fresh fruit and veggies so would be happy to find a source of those too.

My ex's family married into a family from NB (Woodstock, Centreville, Florenceville) and I've been there a few times to visit them so I have probably been through Fredericton too, but I don't remember.

I'm really looking forward to my trip and meeting you!

debe5t's picture

(post #56930, reply #8 of 30)

I also have family in the Florenceville area.Do you mind sharing the name of your ex's family,you can email me privately if you want or just wait until we meet? It can be such a tiny world at times.


If you like to walk you'll really enjoy downtown Fredericton;lots of tree-lined streets;interesting architecture;neat restaurants and bars;local artist galleries;and we have a huge Salvador Dali painting in the Beaverbrook Gallery.Like I said there is a trail that goes along the river for miles.


The market on Saturday would be the best bet for fresh local fruit & veg.They open really early so you could probably sneak in a visit there.I'll look into some other sources for you.There is also a large Superstore(groceries) within walking distance of your hotel.


If you let me know anything else you are interested in l'll try to find out for you.I keep trying to remind myself you do have to attend your conference  :-)


Deb


edited to correct sleep-deprived wording.


Edited 5/26/2009 10:19 am ET by debe5t

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #9 of 30)

I booked my flight! I arrive in Fredericton at 10:44 (more or less) on September 25th. I can hardly wait to meet you and see some of Fredericton through your eyes.

debe5t's picture

(post #56930, reply #10 of 30)

Yay!!! I am so looking forward to meeting you.I put your arrival info.on my kitchen calendar.


We can firm up details later.Lunch for sure if you can spare time.


Deb

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #11 of 30)

Great! Lunch for certain. My duties start on the Saturday, so Friday is my day to explore and ramble.

courgette's picture

(post #56930, reply #12 of 30)

We'll be passing through the first of August. Will you be around? Not sure yet of the exact dates. Probably having a sleepover in Fredericton so maybe I can sneak down the river while the guys are playing golf.....


Mo

debe5t's picture

(post #56930, reply #13 of 30)

We can certainly try to work something out.Ken works in Fredericton Mon-Fri.We only have one vechile now so I have to work around that but would love to see you.Let me know when you have a a more certain date.If it is a Saturday I can drive up easily to Fredericton for lunch etc.Fredericton is only about 1hr + 15 min. from here.


Are you not a golfer? Ken tries to play as often as possible. I am not.Sorry about the change in font but a cat just jumped up and I can not figure what he has done,or how to undo it.


Deb

courgette's picture

(post #56930, reply #14 of 30)

I laughed at the cat thing....I have a simialr thing that happens but it changes my keyboard to Spanish, so that I get a Spanish e instead of a question mark ( at least I think that's what I recall) Very frustrating as i have never been able to figure out how to switch it back. At some point it just reverts.


No, I'm not really a golfer. I try once a year or so, but it really isn't my thing. pat would really like for me to play. i'd rather do almost anything but!


We have to make a plan and I will let you know. I can drive down if they are playing golf or we can all stop by as we pass as well.


Mo

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My DGS played with my computer once and had the screen upside down.  Took me forever to figure out how to get it right side up.  Cats and grandsons should not be allowed near computers!



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Marcia's picture

(post #56930, reply #16 of 30)

When the grandsons are old enough, they can be a help with computers. The same is not true for cats. ;-)

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #21 of 30)

I'll be there in just over a week. I can hardly wait! Where shall we meet on Friday for lunch and our adventure?

Geoffchef's picture

(post #56930, reply #22 of 30)

Wish I could join you. The 25th is my birthday so I expect a toast! Or lavish gifts - whatever.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

debe5t's picture

(post #56930, reply #24 of 30)

Now what am I supposed to do with that blasted big cake?!!!!! Not to mention those very lavish gifts? I guess I have to cancel tee time too. Grumble,grumble. ;-) Hope you have a grand day anyway!


I owe you an email or two.Wish you and Phyl could join us....maybe someday? Ken golfed in Fundy National Park yesterday,said it was beautiful.


Deb


 

Geoffchef's picture

(post #56930, reply #25 of 30)

Both coasts are calling! Maybe when I retire.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #28 of 30)

We had a lovely time in Fredericton today! Deb is a lovely person and I'm happy to call her a friend. We had a lovely lunch and she even found me an espresso!

Geoff, we had your birthday in mind and I got your gift package, so thank you very much for that! Deb is a great gifter so you really missed something. I'll post a photo of us once I get home next week.

Marcia's picture

(post #56930, reply #29 of 30)

I was thinking of the two of you today, and am so glad you posted. I agree that Deb is a special person, and I'm happy to call her a friend, too, even though we've never met.

Can't wait to see pictures, Gardencat. Have a wonderful trip. :)

Geoffchef's picture

(post #56930, reply #30 of 30)

But, but....


Oh well - enjoy! And I hope we get to see you again in May.


 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #26 of 30)

The 25th is my x's birthday but I won't hold that against you.... We will certainly toast you. There is an off chance I might be in Winnipeg in early May. I will let you know if that comes true.

debe5t's picture

(post #56930, reply #23 of 30)

I could pick you up at the airport if you like? I seem to remember you said you would be getting in about 11am.If that is okay let me know if you want to eat before you go check in at hotel or after.I have a place in mind for lunch.Do you have any dietary restrictions? I know you love coffee... :)


Believe it or not Fredericton is busy lunch time on Fridays so I'll make a reservation.


I am so excited about meeting you.


Deb


 

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #27 of 30)

That would be lovely if you picked me up at the airport. I'll email you my specific flight details and a photo so you can recognize me. I have no food restrictions and I love coffee as you so kindly remembered. I think making a reservation is wise and we can do lunch first without any problem. I will have had breakfast about 4 am before I leave home.

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #5 of 30)

I forgot to answer the why question. I'm sorry.

The Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses is having their annual meeting and conference there and have engaged me to be their parliamentarian and to provide some education for their chapter presidents on how to run the business part of a chapter.

It is something I do as a hobby. It got me to Winnipeg a year and a half ago and I got to meet the wonderful CTers there. I will probably be going to Halifax in June 2010 and Quebec City in January 2010 for other groups. It is a lot of fun and a wonderful way to contribute to the profession.

Heather's picture

(post #56930, reply #17 of 30)

In case you NB people want to take a field trip, there's an interesting post about PEI on the Traveler's Lunchbox blog.

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #18 of 30)

Thank you for that! Those are definitely great recommendations. Too bad none of those places were open when I was there in January--it really is a seasonal place. There was nothing in season but snow and freezing rain that week. Someone even mistook me for the owner of a chocolate shop, coming back early. How sad to disappoint them!

Heather's picture

(post #56930, reply #19 of 30)

Too bad! When does the season start there?

gardencat's picture

(post #56930, reply #20 of 30)

From my chats with the people left in Charlottetown in January, the season for activity seems to start in April. While I was expecting to have some effect from not being there during tourist season, I was not prepared for most of the restaurants to be "closed until spring." Luckily, the Delta Hotel kitchen was in good hands and I was able to eat fairly well there. There was a great Espresso place called Beanz which saved my life! (Espresso courses through my blood vessels and requires regular top ups.)