While I often speak of "my sister" on the blog, I actually have two sisters. The sister I refer to most often lives in Nova Scotia, my other sister lives on the West Coast so I don't get to see her often.
This year she was able to come home for a visit - bringing her husband, 3 kids and parents-in-law, who have never been to the East Coast. Quite the trip!
So, this past weekend Husband and I were off to Nova Scotia...
Friday morning, Husband and I drove in to Halifax and met up with my family at the Public Gardens. It was a pretty rushed trip, so I don't have many pictures but the gardens are beautiful.
I did happen to see a grown up version of the new bush I planted on July 1st. Unfortunately, I don't think the deer are ever going to let mine grow to it's potential.
We had lunch in front of the gazebo.
Then we headed down to the waterfront to see the tall ships. The kids were pretty excited to see Theodore Tugboat.
Random street photo...
The kids wanted to go out on a boat, so we took the ferry across to Dartmouth. When we got off on the other side, we found kid heaven so we ended up staying put for an hour or so.
Then we took the ferry back across to the Halifax side. I got to see the Bluenose II! It's a Nova Scotia thing - we're proud of our Bluenose heritage.
Eventually we landed at the Alexander Keith's Brewery Market. It's a neat old building and they give tours of the Brewery.
We had a look around, but we weren't there for the tour...
We were there for Chinese food!
And I think that's all for tonight!