Happy Birthday America! A sunny but cool day awaits us. A breakfast by Janet Payne aand company is always a great way to start the day. The Pond's had to take their rig into Sydney to get the font end realigned (no, not because of the road cominng here). We carpooled to the Fortress and received a guided tour from Andre, a 22 year veteran of the tour staff. The fort was originally built in 1713 by the French to protect their investment in the New World. Squabbles with the British on a couple occasions resulted in the fort changing hands. Eventually, the fort fell to ruin and was abandoned by the Britsh in the mid 1800s. There was a movement to restore the fort as it once was and eventually, through the efforts of private individuals and finally the Canadian government, reconstruction was started. Only 1/5 of the original fort was renovated. It is strictly a tourist attraction nowadays with vintage costumed interpreters explain the workings of the fort. Demonstrations occur thruout the day. Very interesting site.
After happy hour we all congregated at the Fortress View resturant for a lobster dinner. Good time was had by all.