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We spent the day with Ann & Bill touring the Lunenburg area near Halifax. 'Twas a bit of a grey day & hence not a lot of pics to share. Experienced an 'it's a small world' moment while on the shipyard dock in Lunenburg viewing the Bluenose. There, of all places, I ran into an ER nurse from North Vancouver!! Definitely a very small world!
... so we couldn't see too much from across the water. The walk back was a little tough as we were both tired and sore footed. When we got back to the van we were achy but we felt like we finally got in some good physical activity and worked up a good appetite. It started to rain as soon as we started driving so I guess we timed it pretty good. We drove back to Halifax in time to nap and watch the ...
In Acadia, NS, residents only speak an "old French" that harkens back to Northern France's olden days. Signs are in French. Schools are in French. Only French masses at Ste. Anne's Cathedral and University. In the nearby military town of Greenwood, a quick visit was made to the Greenwood Air Force Museum in honor of my brother. Berwick is known as the "apple capitol" of NS...and we joyfully discovered why!!! Beautiful farmlands, orchards & ...
... at the same time. Aren't we efficient?
The laundromat was also a convenience store/dry cleaners/ otto ticket hub/grubby person hangout. We put in our clothes and walked to the other end of the strip mall to eat. The owner and staff again were incredibly nice and gave us a couple of things we had to try. One was called a Joe Louis and was described as a whoopie pie dipped in chocolate. The other was called a caramel cake ...
... with the
owners we left to pack up and make a quick visit to the beach that Anne had
just recommended. The sun came out briefly for us and we all spent a pleasant
hour playing in the water which is much warmer than at home. Tom then tried to
coach Molly on her stone skimming techniques and we had a competition of who
had found the prettiest stone ...