Visiting Family in Nova Scotia

Our transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment cost so far

Aug 04 ~ Day #86
Budget to date
Spent today
Total to date
Daily average
Total
$8600
$0.00
$8009.95
$93.13
Miles by Road
Miles by Sea
Miles by Air
Miles by Train
Total Miles
11025+22=11047
4451
000
69
15567

Aug 07 ~ Day #89
Budget to date
Spent today
Total to date
Daily average
Total
$8900
$0.00
$8009.95
$89.99
Miles by Road
Miles by Sea
Miles by Air
Miles by Train
Total Miles
11047
4451
000
69
15567

Current Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

While spending time near Peggy’s Cove we had no idea how close we actually were to Geoff’s daughter’s family. As it turned out we were only 22 miles away! Who knew?

Striking Camp in the Rain
(Wednesday, August 4)

We had planned to take a picture of the car, with the tent attached, at our lovely little campsite by the ocean but Mother Nature had other plans.

We woke up to torrential rains and hoped that we could just wait it out. Packing up a wet tent is one thing but packing up while it is still raining can be pretty miserable, as I’m sure you can imagine.

As we waited it became obvious that this was likely to be an all-day rain.

Reluctantly we resigned ourselves to the reality of having to pack up in the rain. It wasn’t fun but we got it done and arrived at J, P & K’s about 11:00am – just a short 1/2 hour drive from our campsite.

Hugs & Kisses All ‘Round

Visiting family is always wonderful and this was our first visit to their home in Nova Scotia.

Even though the rain and fog continued for the rest of the day, it didn’t dampen our spirits.

More Fog & Games
(Thursday, August 5th)

The fog continued on the second day of our visit but we had a great time catching up.

In the evening they suggested playing a video game called “Scene-It” on their X-Box 360.

We don’t really get much into video games but Vicky really enjoyed this one – a trivia game based on movies.

Sunshine & the Halifax Waterfront
(Friday, August 6th)

On Friday the clouds drifted away and the sun came out, so we decided to head to the Halifax Waterfront.

Busker Festival

There was a Busker Festival happening at the Halifax Waterfront so there were all kinds of weird and wonderful acts to see and the waterfront was very crowded.

A Wharf, Fish & Chips & Ice Cream

J & P treated us to a lovely fish & chip lunch at a favourite restaurant of their’s that was, incidentally, on a wharf overlooking the ocean!

After walking along the waterfront for a while and popping into shops, we were also treated to ice cream at Cows.

Thanks Guys!

We then got a quick driving tour of downtown Halifax and the Citadel.

After a fabulous dinner back at home, we topped off a perfect day with a backyard campfire and roasted marshmallows.

Our Last Day
(Saturday, August 7th)

Having determined that the next leg of our trip was longer than we had actually thought, we decided we needed to leave tomorrow morning.

So, we spent time repacking and re-organizing and, later that evening, Vicky requested that we play “Scene-It” again because she enjoyed it so much the first time.

We still couldn’t beat J, P & K, but we got better scores this time the than first time we played.

Geoff’s Note
Vicky has been writing all the posts lately because I’ve been busy with other things but I need to add my thanks here.

As Vicky mentioned this is the first time we have seen my daughters new home and I’m very glad to see they are doing so well.

It was also nice to be able to spend some time with my granddaughter, something we really have not been able to do while living so far apart.

Thanks again for your hospitality and we already have our flight booked for next May.

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