Trip Start Oct 03, 2013
Trip End Oct 20, 2013

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Flag of Canada  , Nova Scotia,
Friday, October 4, 2013

We're here. It is a long drive, but it is so worth it. When I turn-off the highway and get on to Route 3 and pass the Pharmasave drug store, it really feels like I have come home. I know exactly where everything is and how to get there. I even know some people now.

This is Hubbards. A marvelous little town on the western edge of the western edge of the Halifax Regional Municipality. It truly is a hometown.

The day started at the Starbucks at Cook's Corner in Maine. Onto the interstate heading north. Bangor and then turn right, Route 9 to Calais. Seems easy, but Maine is a big state. Over the border and through New Brunswick. As I was driving along - the only car on the road for quite some time, I wonder if I should get off and see this province. We've spent some time in Fredericton (once snowed-in,) but that's it. Maybe next time, as I've said before.

Then we drive past Moncton - the largest town on this continent that no one's ever heard of. My goal of reaching Halifax in daylight is slipping off the horizon as we motor into Nova Scotia. Up over the Pass to see the last vestiges of pink light in the western sky. At least the sky was still lit as we passes the airport - which I claimed as victory. Move on...

Off on Hammonds Plains road to save a few miles and minutes to reach the 103. Next exit Hubbards.

First stop is to check in at the cottages called Rosewood on the Cove. Been seven years (and one Stones concert) since we were here last. It's dark out, but we can already sense the Cove looks different without the old fish plant across the way. Daylight will bring us in touch with this reality.

After check-in, we dashed over to the Trellis Café for dinner before the kitchen closed. To our surprise, Dave Anderson (of Cove FM and NSLC-fame) was playing music with some buddies. In the room at another table, having a great time with his wife, was John Dunsworth.

The food was great. Tender sea scallops on homemade butternut squash ravioli. Mmmmmm.

Now to prepare for the fun to start...
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