Okay, sorry for the drop-off there. We got home, got wrapped up in real life, and the blog got added to the procrastination list. But it’s been weighing on our shoulders, and we’ve been unable to blog about other little trips… So time to finish this up!!! One big post for our last few days on the East Coast:
The day after Lunenburg, we spent a quiet day in Mahone Bay. Did some laundry, wandered around town – and spent a few hours at the beach with Tegan, Sarah, Misty & Marlin:
In the evening, we packed up, said our goodbyes and drove up to Halifax for our last stop.
After arriving back in Halifax and getting a hotel room, we met up with Julia & Steve, and Nick & Helen. We went to an Irish pub called The Olde Triangle. From left to right: Me, Julia, Steve, Nick.
One cool thing about halifax, they have so many used bookstores! We would have gotten lost in here for hours, if only it was open when we walked by:
Our last full day of vacation, was just that: A very full day. We started out with breakfast at a cafe called The Elephant’s Eye. While we were there, 3 separate people walked in to enquire about jobs and submit resumes.
We wandered around town, and took lots of pictures (of course), and then went to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. We learned all about Canada’s Navy, shipwrecks and sunken treasure, plus they had a coupe dedicated exhibits for The Titanic, and for the Halifax explosion. A very well done and interesting museum, overall.
After that, it was time for lunch. We went to The Wooden Monkey. This was a great restaurant – we really wish there were something like it in Calgary. I had some kind of yummy salad, and Brian had a yummy sandwich. And beer.
For dessert, we shared an ice cream sandwich… Homemade Ginger snaps, and local maple walnut icecream… Drooool….
After lunch we walked over to the historic Alexander Keith’s brewery, and took a tour. The tour was very well done. The tour guides are actors in period costumes, and all play characters in a little story…
After our tour (and some samples) we wandered back to our hotel, so I could get ready for my massage. We were both feeling sore from so much car travel and so many hotel beds, so we specifically chose a hotel in Halifax with spa services. Apparently Brian doesn’t like professional massages. Personally, I think he’s crazy. My massage was wonderful and SO relaxing.
After that, we went out for our last dinner out. Again, we followed the advice of Sarah and Aaron, and went to a restaurant called The Economy Shoe Shop. This restaurant was truly unlike any restaurant we’ve seen. The story goes that waaaaay back in the day, the owner needed a sign, and found one for an old Economy Shoe Shop, and thought he’d save money on a new sign, and made that the name of his restaurant. Over the years, it has expanded into the spaces beside it, and now it is the space of a few restaurants/bars, but all connected. There are all these different little nooks and crannies, and a different feeling to each little section. We chose a cozy little table in a section that made us feel like we were having dinner in a park.
The following day, we sadly packed up and got on the plane and went home… We loved this vacation, and we really can’t wait to get back again. We have to admit we even discussed moving there. Every time we walked past a real estate office with house listings posted in the windows, we stopped and drooled over all the beautiful, ocean-view mansions we could so easily afford… There’s just that one tiny detail of – oh yeah, we’d need to find work…
Now we’ve returned to the real world. We’ve been home for almost a month now, and have already been on a camping trip with Ziggy, and have a few more road trips planned in the near future… Be sure to check back for updates!