posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 03:37 PM
Funny you should post this now. I am an American in Canada at the moment. A tour director, I'm escorting 33 folks from Tuscon, Arizona around
Atlantic Canada, including Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and we just returned back from NewfoundLAND.
Newfoundland is really quite isolated and beautiful. It's hard to imagine that only 500,000 people live in the Province of Newfoundland and
Labrador, and 475,000 are in Newfoundland! What I loved most of all about NFL was the people. What funny, interesting, welcoming and good people
live there. And their isolation has kept so much of their culture in tact. Gros Morne National Park was especially beautiful. I'm actually sitting
now in my hotel room overlooking the ferry that brought us back from the wonderful island.
Yes, Canada and the US are good friends---especially because during settlement years between 1603-1776 many of our citizens moved to one another's
countries, and almost everyone in the Maritimes has a relative in New England or "the Boston States" as they call them up here. When the Acadians
were kicked out of Nova Scotia in the late 1700's, quite a few New England farmers moved to their lands to take over their farms. They were called
New England planters. Also, many loyalists from the US moved to this area after the Revolutionary War when George Washington kicked them out. Many
of them ended up in New Brunswick with only the shirts on their backs.
Thanks for posting the video. Interesting timing!