Good Question

A quote from this article in The Tyee:

Now, strangely, he [John Armstrong] finds himself asked by young people for advice on how to get ahead in the workaday world. He hears himself telling the opposite of what he grew up hearing, which was: “‘Get a college education, you don’t want to be a plumber like your uncle Max.’ Well, f**kin’ right you do. Plumbers make 80 bucks an hour!”

So why did everyone in my world when I was growing up tell me I needed a higher education? It’s all I ever heard.

I want some good answers by the time I get home from work today.

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Half an Hour posted some great information about Moncton and its surrounding area (where I live), highlighting things the locals probably take for granted, like:

  • Magnetic Hill, which is a hill that makes you appear going up when you’re really going down. Strange, but true. He posted a good video of it.
  • Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy, where its massive tides created caves and cool rock formations.
  • The tibal bore of the Petitcodiac river. The Government recently announced they’re replacing the causeway with a bridge, which should restore the tidal bore to something one can brag about, and restore fish migrations.

We spent this summer around the area; there’s a lot to do and see here.

Camping in Gros Morne

Jenny and I planned to camp in Gros Morne for about a week. The forecast before we left said mostly sunshine, but by the time we got there, it had changed to nothing but rain. We spent one night in Gros Morne sleeping in the rain and took one picture the next day while we were leaving. We eventually camped for three nights at Terra Nova National Park near the east coast of Newfoundland.

The linked-photos make it look better than it was. The Gray Jays eating trail mix from our hands was the highlight.

Now I’m going to talk about the things that sucked…
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