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Aug 11, 2017 - Day 4

We went in to Halifax and caught up with some old friends we hadn't seen for over 32 years. They took us on a guided walking tour of the Halifax harbour front. The city has spent a lot of money over the years to improve the downtown core. It was a very enjoyable walking tour. We stopped and had lunch at one of the many outdoor restaurants and continued our tour. Tony & Diane followed us back to our camp sight where we very much enjoyed their company and steak and potatoes done on the BBQ. What a fantastic day.

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2017 Maritime Trip

Aug 8, 2017 - Halifax, NS

It was only a 2 hour drive from Murphy Cove to Halifax. Uneventful and kind of boring. Didn't even take any pictures on the way down. We pulled into the Halifax KOA at noon. It rained constantly the rest of the day. We'll be in the Halifax area for a week, seeing the sights and catching up with friends. Tomorrow we'll meeting up with some longtime friends and head down to Lunenburg.

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2017 Maritime Trip

Aug 4, 2017 - Halifax, NS.

We drove to back Halifax to check out the downtown and harbor. While we were in Sydney, they had a fleet of old ships from Europe here. They are called Tall Ships, with triple masts. One looked liked an old pirate ship. This was all over the TV news. Well they were gone to where else but Sydney when we got here. We took the wrong exit on a round-about and ended up on another peninsula across from the waterfront, but awesome views of the city. We back tracked and found the Farmers Market at the waterfront, which is also the start of the...

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Jul 23, 2017 - Maple Syrup, Peggy's Cove, Titanic Cemetery, Citadel

Yesterday, we traveled only 50 miles in the morning and then rested all day! The Pride parade in Halifax was to have Prime Minister Trudeau attend, so their expected 3000 people went up to maybe 30,000! Therefore, none of us wanted to figure out how to get there and back. We had a social at 5 followed by a sing-along at 7:30. I was doing laundry and got invited to the local diner by Dan & Sue, and Ted & Linda, so I didn't attend the sing=along. I had mac & cheese and couldn't eat most of it so I have dinner for one or two nights! This...

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Jun 12, 2017 - June 12

June 12 The old adage about "Red sky at night, sailor's delight" must be true, because our evening ended with a colourful sunset and this morning we awoke to a sunny day. We spent a couple of hours cleaning the house, then off we went to the waterfront because Marilynn wanted to pick up a few gifts and souvenirs at the market by Pier 21. Warm sunshine and a cool sea breeze made it a perfect day to be by the water.One new sight was the three-master Italian tall ship the Amerigo Vespucci, here on a naval cadet training program visiting...

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Jun 11, 2017 - June 11

June 11 Another beautiful sunny morning. Marilynn was going to attend a nearby church, which she had learned was headed by the former minister of her parents' church. She wanted to say hello on their behalf. Pam and I dropped her off at the church around 10:50, then headed out to visit the Uniacke Estate Museum. This is a manor built in 1815 by Robert Uniacke, a prominent lawyer of the time and attorney general of Nova Scotia. This was his summer home, built on a lakeshore only about thirty kilometres from Halifax. It was lived in by...

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Maritimes trip

Jun 10, 2017 - June 10

June 10 We awoke to a beautiful sunny day, the nicest yet. This was totally unexpected because we played mah jong last night to the sound of heavy rain and occasional thunder, which continued after we went to bed. Off we went to the Farmer's Market at the waterfront near Pier 21. It was a huge hall, the first part mostly dedicated to food and the second to arts and crafts. We spent over an hour browsing - there was lots to admire but we had to keep in mind not only cost but also what might fit into a suitcase and not break in transit....

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May 30, 2017 - May 30

May 30 A sunny start to the day. Cheryl and I drove the car to the dealer's to leave it to get the windshield wipers fixed. We took the ferry back and met the other two, who walked down, at the waterfront. Cheryl went off to explore on her own, while the rest of us walked to the art gallery to eat in their little cafeteria before going in. Our main interest was the Maud Lewis exhibit, which featured her bright, folksy art and the original tiny house that she and Everett lived in. The one-room shack was very tiny, and it's hard to imagine...

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Maritimes trip

May 25, 2017 - May 25-26, 2017

May 24, Wednesday The sun was shining in the morning. We had a concern about the car not shifting into first easily, so we sent an email to our exchanger Bob. While we waited for a reply, we went shopping for groceries, replacement supplies for Marilyn's left-behind cosmetics bag and advice from Apple about a misbehaving card reader for my iPad. When we came back, Bob had replied, recommending that we take the car to his mechanic to be checked. We dropped it off at the Hyundai dealer in Dartmouth, then had the card dealer's shuttle service...

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May 24, 2017 - May 23, Tuesday, and May 24, Wednesday

May 23, Tuesday We were on the road to the airport at 4:00 in the morning for our 6:00 flight. Marilynn was very pleased to see our Westjet plane was decorated with Disney characters - the tail in particular was attractive with its portrayal of the princesses from "Frozen". We had an easy flight with only one stop at Calgary before landing at Halifax at 5:30 in the afternoon their time, 1:30 our time. Our first glimpse of Halifax was through the rain-spattered windows of the airport. We had arrived in the midst of a cold rainfall. We caught...

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May 21, 2017 - Missing the Marathon

We got ready and had breakfast this morning. It was busier than usual, probably a combination of it being a holiday weekend and the marathon that was being run in Halifax. We finished getting ready and headed off to the car intending to go to Church with plenty time: 25 minutes to go a 5 minute journey. I thought I had researched the route and would be avoiding the marathon. I was wrong. It crossed several of the streets we wanted cross. I had traced a route avoiding the streets that were "closed". But did not realize that intersections on...

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May 20, 2017 - Immigrants and Disasters

We went downstairs again for breakfast then got ready and drove to Pier 21, the Immigration Museum. It is really a memorial to the immigrants who arrived through there from 1928 till 1971. We watched a movie which was a bit disappointing. It did not cover the arrival of immigrants at Pier 21 but appeared more a propaganda piece touting the benefits of multiculturalism. We then joined a very informative tour of part of the building. The guide was an immigrant from Congo via Thailand. After the tour we spent a long while browsing the...

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