Almost Halloween @ the Northside Market

26 October, 2013.

On our second trip to the Northside Market, we had a wonderful brunch from “Brewed Awakening / Conscious Coffee”.

Then we discovered that there had  been a contest for costumed vendors.

Woman Dressed as a doll.

This costume won first prize for a vendor.

There were a lot of happy looking children there, many in costumes.

Kid Dressed as Dinosaur.

There were plenty of kids in costume. To ensure Children’s safety and anonymity, this is the only photo we’ll publish. 

—It’s sad that we feel that we can’t show lots of photos of happy kids who deserve positive attention, but we’re only publishing this one photo because the child can not be identified (or stalked, thank goodness).

—There was also a “House of Horrors” put together by one of the Vendors (Mike Henderson of E.T. Mechanical, whose Fredericton store is at 85 Sunset Drive (506) 444-4663. They specialize in Geothermal, Solar and Heat Pump systems.)

Mike announcing winners.

Mike from E.T. Mechanical seen here announcing the winners to the ‘Best Costume’ contest.

I’ll Add as many photos of the ‘House of Horrors’ below as I can fit here.

Mummy.

This Mummy welcomes you to his House of Horrors.

Seasonal Decorations and "Beware!"

A grave marked RIP, Pumpkins and Skulls, and Seasonal decorations around a sign that says, “Beware!”

Skeleton in Black Robes and Chains.

A Skeleton in Black Robes and Chains…

Crystal Ball, Black Cat, Rat and something Scary on a table.

Scary Character with beautiful Visitor.

“Hello Dearie, I’ve been dying to meet you-“

Skeleton in Cobwebs.

This Skeleton must have been waiting a long time for its next victim…

Candy in a  Caldron and Skulls and severed arms.. and...

“Trick or Treat-“

Candy, bones, & Pieces of Skeleton

Halloween Tricks and Treats…

Skeletal Bride and Groom.

Skeletal Bride and Groom await their Honeymoon in a dark corner.

Mascot with Mask.

Even the E.T. Mechanical Mascot had a costume…

—Sigh, we saw so many happy children enjoying themselves that we wished there were happy dress up holidays more often. We’re glad we live in a place where kids are protected and safe, and wish the world was more like this wonderful city.

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Thanksgiving Dinner At Kings Landing

—October 12, 2013— King’s Landing Historical Settlement

(( On Monday, October 14, our friends in the USA will celebrate Columbus Day. In Canada, we will celebrate Thanksgiving. ))

Village in sunlight ahead.

The Village, Period Buildings Rescued and moved to “King’s Landing” where Re-Enactors in period dress don’t mind explaining their lifestyle to silly 21st Century folks. (Photo by Cathi Harris)

—We heard about King’s Landing Historical Settlement Near Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Not the city in the television series “Game Of Thrones” – Based on George RR Matin’s seven book series “Song of Ice and Fire”.)

Shadowed Wagon Driver and Autumn Scenery

A Wagon Driver made room for passengers and gave us a ride down the hill to the Settlement Village. (Photo by Cathi Harris)

—We also heard that this weekend before Canadian Thanksgiving Day would be the final weekend of this season that the theme park would be open.

—The spouse of my dreams had been to “Upper Canada Village” and wanted to see King’s Landing.

Horse Drawn Wagon with passengers.

A Local Wagon Owner is happy to give you a ride up or down the hill in the Settlement of King’s Landing.

—We realized that the King’s Head Inn was a real restaurant that actually served food, and thought we’d get a sandwich and a coffee.

Waitress in period dress serving Thanksgiving Dinner.

Properly attired women serve really good food to oddly dressed people and have the uncommon decency not to point out the fact that we are, dressed very strangely according to 19th Century eyes. (Photo by Cathi Harris)

—We didn’t realize that this was a real Restaurant that would serve a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner. We got lucky.

Yum!

Thanksgiving Dinner as served at the King’s Head Inn. (Photo by Cathi Harris)

Map (closed)

This is a Map of the Historical Settlement. (Photo by Cathi Harris)

—After dinner, we didn’t have long to explore the village. But we did take a walk down beside a farmer’s fields (with a scarecrow), took a peek into the Blacksmith’s Barn, Stepped inside an authentic General Store, Had a very nice talk with a caretaker at a genuine Anglican Church, and made it back up the hill in time to buy a very nice tapestry type blanket.

Farm near river with authentic scarecrow.

This is the farm closest to the river, complete with a realistic scarecrow.

wagon and carriage and tableand chairs inside a barn

Inside the Blacksmith’s Barn. (Photo by Cathi Harris)

One side of the General Store

One wall inside the General Store. (Photo by Cathi Harris)

Another side of the General Store.

Another Wall inside the General Store. Several items appear to be hanging on a clothesline, including a portrait. (Photo by Cathi Harris)

Inside an old Anglican Church.

This is a real Anglican Church. They actually hold church services here on Sundays when the settlement is open to the public. (Photo by Cathi Harris)

—We had a surprisingly good time on a beautiful day and had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner while we were at it.

Walking in Fredericton

Foot Bridge

Foot Bridge over St Anne’s Point Drive.

There are paved walking trails beside rivers, gravel walking trails beside rivers and through parks and wooded areas. There are ATV and Snow Mobile trails and other, non official, walking trails that the locals know about. The old rail road bridge across the St John River has been converted to a foot bridge and this bridge, between the Lighthouse Ice Cream Parlor and Museum, and the Westmoreland Bridge is both visually interesting and functional.

Nice View of the Landscape from a foot bridge

This is one view, looking toward the Lighthouse, from the Foot Bridge over St Anne’s Point Drive.

Here’s one view from the above foot bridge, looking easterly toward the Lighthouse.

A Lighthouse for Ice Cream?

Light House Ice Cream Vendor

This Lighthouse Sells really good Ice Cream, & fires my curiosity. What is its History?

We’ve been to this lighthouse twice for Ice Cream since we moved here. You climb to a large deck and then enter the building to select and buy your ice cream then find a table on the deck to sit and enjoy. & Right now, I’m wondering why I never asked anybody about this lighthouse’s history or significance or any of that, I just accepted the fact that Fredericton has this lighthouse that sells really good Ice Cream. There’s a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FredLighthouse

And  the facebook page says it is a museum and will be closed until Friday. It calls itself “Lighthouse on the Green” And is at 615 Queen Street. I saw another ad that said the ice cream was home made.

———Jim