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Monday, July 20, 2009

Off to Halifax we went...

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.

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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.

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We had lunch in front of the gazebo.

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Then we headed down to the waterfront to see the tall ships. The kids were pretty excited to see Theodore Tugboat.

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Random street photo...

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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.

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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.

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Eventually we landed at the Alexander Keith's Brewery Market. It's a neat old building and they give tours of the Brewery.

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We had a look around, but we weren't there for the tour...

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We were there for Chinese food!

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And I think that's all for tonight!

7 comments:

Charlotte said...

Awww! Sisters are the best!!

Life, Health and Fitness said...

Looks like you're having a great time so far, hanging out downtown is so much fun!

Would've been blast for all the Halibloggers (as we call ourselves) to have had a coffee/lunch with you. Maybe next time?

Miz said...

loved the photos as Ive never been there.
the sister thing? they are the best---except when you accidentally say the wrong thing yesterday.
and by YOU and mean ME.

*sigh*

JavaChick said...

Charlotte - Love my sisters! Love that I'm great friends with my sisters!

Lynn - We were only in Halifax for the day and I knew it would be crazy - which it was - and I wouldn't have time. Another time when things are not so hectic I'd love to meet you guys in person!

Miz - Glad you enjoyed the photos! I didn't do any of it justice though.

Sagan said...

Keiths is my favorite beer :D

That's so nice that you got to see her! My sister is absolutely my best friend. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

the Bag Lady said...

Oh, your pictures of Halifax almost made me cry! I wanna go back there so badly!!!
I haven't seen my relatives for so long, it's practically criminal.

And I love Kieth's, too!!!

Thanks for sharing your trip.

JavaChick said...

Sagan - it was a great day, for sure!

Bag Lady - I hadn't been to Halifax in quite a few years and while I wish I'd had more time to appreciate some things, I'm glad we were able to go.