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Old 08-07-2011, 10:37 AM
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I just joined and can't wait to get enough posts to look at the rest of the forums. I am from New Brunswick Canada. I work as a curator at a living history village so I really know alot about historic homesteading, it has stood me up well when my washer died last Christmas can't wait to meet people! I may not be on here alot as I work full time and run two teen boys everywhere (as well as cook for them) but I will be around.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:02 PM
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You must be talking about King's Landing- which for those who don't know is a wonderful play to visit and see how things were done in the distant past.

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Old 08-07-2011, 07:17 PM
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thank you Freya, I live 10 minutes from there, I have worked at Kings Landing for 20 years, 13 years in the historic homes, the last few years as a curator. i take it you have visited? we try to do things the right way
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:36 PM
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It would have been about 1974 and I was around 10 or 11, and, I believe King's Landing had just recently opened.

We ate at the King's Head Inn; It was the first time I tried blue cheese which I promptly spit out into a napkin. If I remember correctly, the food was cooked by the same methods used in the era.

It was a really neat place to visit, and I'll be going back when I come home.

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Old 08-08-2011, 12:05 AM
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pm me when you are coming and I will give you a personal tour. yes we opened in 1974. the kings head inn serves meals in the traditional style and they are traditional meals but cooked in a modern kitchen. we have grown alot since '74, 14 homes, 2 churches, one store, various treades
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Welcome to the forum. I'm a bit further north than you, I think, and on the other side of the St. John. My wife and I have a hundred acres near St. Agatha, Maine, across the river from Edmundston.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:20 AM
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thanks kfander, that is a beautiful part of the province and your state!
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:01 AM
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Thank you Maritimemama, that is a very gracious of you to offer a tour- I'll will certainly send you a PM When I come home next summer.

Without intruding on your offer of hospitality, as I think about a visiting Kings Landing- the local area would be a perfect to host a weekend get-together for other backwoods home members who might be interested in meeting like-minded folks, visiting Kings Landing or live nearby.

Camping at Mactaquac, close to the US border, Fredericton is only a short distance away with those to die for dry garlic spare ribs (from the folks who used to own the Chinese restaurant in St. Stephen, who now run the Diplomat)

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Hi from the Prairies! I also just joined. Wow sounds like you have a really interesting job!
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:30 PM
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thanks pilgrim farms!

freya dawn let me know if anyone else is coming up this way, I only have a three bedroom house but can find a couch or i have a big yard for camping. the dip has delicious chinese food! i live directly across the river from Mactaquac
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:12 PM
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Hi Maritimemama,

Thanks for the offer of hospitality. I've made the drive to and from Fredericton many times and would be quite comfortable driving the road at any time of day/night.

If they are the same folks at the Dip, they used to own the C-restaurant in St. Stephen. When the Post Office expanded they bought out the C-restaurant and the folks moved to Fred and took over the Dip.

My mouth is water thinking about the dry-garlic spareribs. They are one of the 3 things I miss about home. Two would be King Cole tea and Ganong double-dip Chocs.

When I was expecting my last child (25 years ago now), about 3 nights a week, my ex used to go down to the Chinese restaurant at 2:30 am for a combo plate, so I could have a late nite picnic in bed.

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:46 PM
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i live about 15 minutes from the dip but I have only ate there twice, too pricey for my tastes though the food is worth it. i have only been to St.Stephen once and today was my first trip to Nackawic, amazing as i only live a half hour from Nackawic and an hour from St.Stephen. We will definetly have to meet up next time you are up this way. I don't have a passport yet and don't cross the border.
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