Well – my sister came to visit and suggested that I write about Albert County – where I grew up – where I learned so much from my mom and dad about how to be a good citizen and where I always feel at home. Albert County is an amazing place to visit – pretty unique place in this crazy world we live in. It is beautiful, a little redneck yet was where the 11th Prime Minister of Canada hailed from. My family has deep roots in Albert County as does everyone who had the opportunity to grow up there. There are so many things to see and be excited about there – you have to add it to your list of places to visit.
RB Bennett grew up in Albert County and although he studied law in Halifax and moved to Calgary in the then North-West Territories where he eventually became Prime-Minister of Canada from 1930 to 1935. He retired to England and actually became the only Canadian Prime Minister to be elevated to Viscount and was actually called Viscount of Hopewell as one of his titles – Hopewell is in Albert County.
Albert County has “the Rocks”, underground lake, Hayward Pinnicle, the world’s highest tides (although Nova Scotia will argue this) in the Bay of Fundy, the world’s best lobster ( yes Gordon Ramsey does not know his lobster) and so much more.
I plan to write more about this amazing place. Although there are many places like this in the world, it is the place where my 80 year-old mom goes to the nursing home to take care of “the seniors” – how can you not like a place like that!!