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  • hey guys we're samuel and audrey and this summer

  • we're going to be showing you around atlantic canada

  • 2020 put a halt to all of our international travel plans yet

  • unexpectedly this has also given us the chance to explore close to home while

  • going in search of unusual accommodations

  • so far we've stayed in an off-grid cabin tiny container home and today a

  • suspended tree tent in this video we'll be exploring a

  • beautiful area just outside fredericton new brunswick where we'll be camping

  • along the saint john river hiking in makta quack provincial park

  • and enjoying some mouth-watering dishes at moco kitchen

  • but first up a short hike because it was still way too early to check into our

  • suspended tree tent

  • well hello hello hey guys back to quack one of our favorite areas

  • just outside of fredericton yeah just here so close by what is it

  • like 20 minutes outside the city oh super close yeah exactly just like that

  • sam has a lovely hat you look like you're going fishing i

  • love this hat i just i just got it it's my first chance to

  • wear it there's actually a heat wave today yeah

  • heat warning gonna be with the humidex in the high 30s so

  • i need it yeah so the plan right now is to just go

  • on a little hike through the woods hopefully it'll be a little bit cooler

  • in the shade and yeah we have a little bit of time before it's time to check

  • into our floating tent yeah exactly so

  • um hopefully we'll spot some wildlife too last time we had really good luck we

  • saw lots of birds we saw a river otter that was the

  • highlight magdaquack provincial park is a woodland

  • area that sits along the shores of the saint john river

  • it has lots of different hiking trails a golf course a campground a beach a

  • marina plus some fun activities like tree

  • trekking we decided to tackle alex creek trail since we had a little bit of time

  • on our hands before check-in

  • guys we were looking for the river otter that we saw here last time i'm so sad

  • it's not here today we'll call it randy the river otter randy okay where was

  • randy what was randy we're here with randy today i didn't see randy

  • really was not here i can tell you we're enjoying the temperatures out here in

  • the shade probably five so nice five to ten degrees cooler it's been

  • great and it smells so fresh like can you

  • smell the pine not one other person on the trail so far

  • not a single soul we haven't seen an animal or even a bird

  • yet so yeah we are walking in the woods alone

  • but now it's finally time to check into our tree tent

  • from mac to quack we drove another 12 minutes down route 105 to lower

  • queensbury which would be home sweet home for the night

  • all right guys so welcome to home sweet home for the night our unusual

  • accommodations adventure continues and this time we have chosen

  • a suspended yes a suspended tree tent i haven't been camping in like

  • 10 years to be honest and when i did go camping in the past it

  • was just a normal tent on the ground but this one is really

  • cool because it's attached to three different trees and

  • it's kind of like just floating about a meter

  • meter and a half off the ground this particular tent is meant for two people

  • but apparently they have even bigger ones that are for three people

  • where you have to like crawl in from underneath there's like an

  • opening in the middle so yeah tonight we're gonna be in a cozy little tent for

  • two how are you feeling about this i'm feeling great i

  • it's it's the perfect little getaway that we've been uh we've been needing we

  • both had to do we had to do quarantine in new brunswick

  • oh yes so we each did two weeks of of just being in the condo

  • all the time and we've also been in the city for a while so it's so great to be

  • out in nature again it sure is and this place is just a 30

  • minute drive from downtown fredericton yeah

  • so a super easy nature escape and a slice of tranquility out here too yes so

  • we're gonna show your little tent let's show you how

  • you get in so we are right in front of the river

  • maybe like three meters away from the water

  • so this is super peaceful we've got like our own quiet little plot

  • in the woods there's no one around and yeah i'm gonna show you how we get

  • into the tent so we're going to unzip it

  • and then you just kind of lift yourself up

  • it's not a big distance so this isn't yeah okay and it lowers

  • with your body weight it's totally fine we've been having quite a few cookies

  • lately oh my god i'm just getting audrey a lot of desserts a lot of sweets um so

  • yeah they've left us like these little baggies

  • so that we can remove our shoes at night put them in here

  • and yeah why didn't you why didn't you do that look at that

  • you come right in should i i'll take my shoes off so we can full

  • thing full tour the full experience and that's fantastic

  • there's also if you there's a really comfortable mattress they've put here

  • yeah well it looks cool so nice okay so basically

  • i'm gonna flip around okay because this is the way we're going to be sleeping

  • this is kind of the direction yeah like this like this

  • how do you feel it's so nice no i feel like i'm floating on the water it's

  • probably because i'm moving right now but the tent kind of like bounces up and

  • down a little bit so you know what i sleep really well on

  • trains like whenever there's like a little bit

  • of motion it just kind of rocks me to sleep so

  • this will be wonderful and the lady was telling us at night you can see the

  • fireflies like flying around above you we do have

  • a rain cover just in case but we've got clear weather

  • it's scheduled for rain at the moment no rain in sight and this is new

  • brunswick that can change on a diamond could change

  • but she also told us you can see the stars out here like we're far away from

  • the city and there's hardly any light pollution

  • so apparently the night sky is quite magical

  • so this is gonna be a fun experience also

  • there's a houseboat kind of just traveling

  • right in front of us so sam has run off to get the zoom lens

  • and show you what that looks like but there you have it there's our little

  • tent gonna zip this up because we wouldn't

  • want any mosquitoes or black flies or

  • anything like that getting in that would not be fun but yeah i'm just

  • gonna put on my shoes and then we'll show you our private

  • little beach that we have going on here it's pretty cool

  • this isn't a tent review by any means but for anyone interested in more

  • information on this particular one it's a tensile connect two-person tree

  • tent it has an insect mesh to keep mosquitoes

  • at bay a rain fly so you can camp through unpredictable weather

  • and it also has an anti-roll strap so that if you have two people you're not

  • rolling into the middle of the tent at night

  • so this right here is our lovely private beach that we have

  • all to ourselves um our airbnb host was telling us that the couple who stayed

  • here last actually made a little fire there's

  • some logs we can see some boats going by there was

  • like a houseboat there's some speed boats

  • there's people out canoeing paddling it's just a really nice summer day to be

  • out on the water but for now we've got this lovely private beach

  • we're also going to be heading back to magdaquag to do a little bit more hiking

  • and later on we're going to take you to one

  • of our favorite restaurants it's called moco i've been to this location once

  • before and they just have amazing food like

  • right now i am fantasizing about their seafood pasta i hope that is

  • still on the menu because that's what i want to have

  • i'm i'm fantasizing about us doing a lot of hiking so we built up a

  • good application later yeah we then drove back to mac to

  • quack where we opted to do the beaver pawn hike before

  • dinner this is a super easy trail that's a 0.9 kilometer loop where you can see

  • an old beaver's lodge and walk along a section of boardwalk

  • hi hi so we are now on the beaver pond trail

  • yeah we've been here once before and we learned that there are no beavers left

  • because they chopped down all the trees they could chop down they've been

  • relocated the tree bark yeah so no beavers have to be from pond

  • but you can spot um a lot of frogs you can spot ducks you

  • can spot birds and so far we've spotted no other humans

  • no we're the only ones here yeah which is

  • again really nice i think it's because it's a little too

  • hot to be out hiking right now during the heat wave yeah you don't see

  • as many people out hiking yeah but we have found this nice little shady

  • reprieve and we are working up a nice appetite

  • for supper oh yes that is definitely on our minds at this point um

  • actually we're probably less than an hour away from eating so i'm ready i'm

  • ready too let's do it

  • then we drove to moko kitchen at magda quack the restaurant is located in the

  • golf course clubhouse and they have some mouth-watering dishes featuring fresh

  • and local ingredients sam and i both knew what we were

  • ordering before we even got there so i'm eating exactly the same dish i

  • ordered last time i was here because it was

  • so good i couldn't stop thinking about it yeah

  • i got the seafood petuchini scallops shrimp and haddock i believe it

  • has fish lots of parmesan cheese on top

  • and it just smells so good toasted bread as well

  • and that is precisely what i've been fantasizing about oh

  • that looks so good so good yes every bite huh maritime classic

  • you get the best fish and chips in all of canada out here

  • bar none atlantic canada you can never go wrong

  • with this type of food guys when you're out here and again

  • we've had this here before amazing oh yeah

  • you gotta have it in the tartar sauce sauce yeah tartar sauce for the win

  • every time it's bao fundy tartar sausage i saw it

  • on the menu there's jalapeno in it i've got some cook that fish

  • again crispy on the outside and just juicy delicious

  • what a meal

  • sam couldn't resist dessert when the menu came around so he got us a slice of

  • carrot cake with cream cheese icing and a turtle cheesecake with chocolate

  • caramel and pecans it was just too hard choosing between