When I left off last night, we were heading here:
This is Husband's favorite restaurant in Halifax. His family went there often while he was growing up. I did try taking some photos of the food, but it was quite dark in the restaurant so the pictures didn't come out great. They offered us a tasting menu - we had appetizers, soup and 6 main dishes of our choice (there were 14 of us). I think this photo sums it up nicely:
After dinner we piled into our parade of vehicles and headed home to the valley. My parents house is just outside of Greenwood. Since there were already so many people staying there, Husband and I went on to Husband's parents house in Middleton which was about a 90 minute drive from Halifax. Add that to the 4 hour drive from Saint John to Halifax that morning and we were well and truly tired of being in the car!
Saturday was a more relaxed day. We hung out at Husband's parents place for part of the day, then headed over to my parents house for a BBQ. The weather was not very cooperative - my father manned the grill while holding an umbrella. But we still had a good time.
Before we knew it, it was Sunday and Husband and I had to pack up and make the return trip. My sisters, Brother-in-laws, nieces and nephew planned to meet up with us in Digby for lunch before Husband and I caught the ferry to Saint John.
The weather was not promising while we were on the road...
But it actually ended up being the nicest day of the weekend, weather-wise (go figure).
Husband and I arrived first. We had a short wait though, and the view was pretty nice.
The building with the red lighthouse on top is where we planned to go for lunch. Sister (Nova Scotia Sister) and I discovered it last year.
I did get a few pictures from lunch. Husband ordered seafood chowder, along with a plate of bacon wrapped scallops for us to share.
I had 3 scallops, and a taste of Husband's chowder and biscuit. Then I got all distracted by the kids and by my own food when it arrived so failed to get photos of our main course - I had Pan Fried Haddock and Husband had fish and chips. There were fries with my Haddock, but I only ate a few because the fish was so good.
Then it was time for dessert. There were some happy kids at our table, let me tell you...
And I had coconut cream pie. I figured this was going to be lunch and dinner, so I went ahead and enjoyed myself.
After (and a couple times during) lunch, we let the kids run off some energy in the lovely green space behind the restaurant.
And enjoyed some more of the ocean view.
All too soon it was time to head for home. It took them forever to get the ferry loaded for some reason. We were supposed to sail at 4:30 and we were driving on at 4:28. I hadn't slept well over the weekend, so once we got underway I ended up sleeping for an hour of the 3 hour trip.
The weekend went too fast, and I wished that I'd had more time...But it was so nice to get home to my kitties and look forward to sleeping in my own bed.
It was a beautiful sunny evening. I went out to check on my garden and came in with:
I ate the two sad little sugar snap peas; the cucumbers have been going into salads for the past couple of days.
Then I took my baby Fred for a walk.
After a short walk of my own, I spent a little time puttering in the garden. With a little help from my friends.