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Jul 6, 2013 - Tattoo

At 11 AM we had a bus come to the campground and pick us up to take us into Halifax. We had a Yankee pre-"Tattoo" meal at the beautiful Prince George Hotel. It was a wonderful first class elegant meal. After the meal we had free time until we walked across the street to the see the Tattoo. The Tattoo is presented annually by the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Society with support from the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Halifax Regional Municipality and...

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Jul 3, 2013 - Halifax Bus Tour

We only drove 21 miles today to the next campground. There has been so much rain and so many mosquitoes. The weather is finally turning hot. This afternoon we had a Grey Line bus pick us up at the campground and take us for a tour of Halifax. The tour guide told of the sinking of the Titanic. The 204 survivors were sent to New York City. There were only 333 bodies recovered. Some had to be buried at sea, 59 bodies were shipped home by rail to their families and the rest were buried in three Halifax cemeteries. Our first stop was the...

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Jul 1, 2013 - Canada Day

Today we car pooled to Halifax to be a part of Canada Day where they were celebrating Canada's 146th birthday. We took our chairs or blankets and sat on top of Citadel Hill and watched the Tattoo Parade pass by on the street below us. In the parade were several large Canadian military and civilian bands, bagpipers and drummers, people doing stunts on motorcycles and bicycles and much more. This celebration goes on for a week. The Tattoo is a week long celebration the first week in July. We will be coming back into Halifax for four nights...

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Jan 8, 2013 - Chocolate - Brooke's traveling teddy

Hi Brooke and Chocolate, Did you not get our other message that tells about Chocolate's pictures? We sent it in the evening after we sent the pictures from the tobogganing hill. We were at Granny and Grandad's house in Boutilier's Point, Nova Scotia. Chocolate was with Hannah's brother Oliver (grade 3 at Shatford Memorial Elementary) and his cousin Ruby (in the same class). It was cold this morning (-22), but will be +5 for the rest of the week! Chocolate should be safe and sound in Quebec now. :) Rebecca (Ruby's mom), Hannah, Oliver, Ruby

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Jan 4, 2013 - Time to Head South

JJ and I spent the month of November opening the Winter Wonderland. We returned to Portuguese Cove for the Holiday Season, however the weather was not kind as I had to use the snow blower twice in that month. It was time to get the $*&%#&*(*#^% out of there.

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Oct 2, 2012 - Nova Scotia

You will probably get sick of me saying this but again we are in a beautiful place. We spent our first night in Moncton, Nova Scotia. They have a place called Magnitic Hill. You drive down a hill, at the bottom of the hill you put you car in neutral, release your brakes and your car will then roll backwards up the hill. Weird experience but fun. Moncton is located on the northern shores of the Fundy Bay. The Fundy Bay has the highest tides in the world and when it is low tide you can walk along the shore line and see all the rock formations...

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Lowe's Alaska Trip

Sep 18, 2012 - Halifax

On our way to Halifax, we went via the "scenic route" on highway #114 through Fundy National Park. This route had been recommended by a clerk back in the New Brunswick Visitors Center in St. Stephens. The road is OK for cars, but definitely not for motor-homes! It was narrow and rough for most of the “loop.” We took that route to go to Hopewell Rocks. That’s where visitors can go onto the beach at low-tide and look-up at the columns of rocks. Then in a period of several hours, the tide in Bay of Fundy will rise up to forty-feet. We were...

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Sep 11, 2012 - Halifax NS

For two days solid it has been raining. But today the skies have cleared and the winds have picked up. The temp is around the upper 60's. We had a great visit of Prince Edward Island. This was a good culinary experience. We gained a couple of pounds but it was well worth it. The drive to Halifax, Nova Scotia was easy except for the cross winds. So far the roads in Nova Scotia have been great. We made the journey in 6 hours. We don't plan to stay here long, just overnight. We are spending the night again at uncle wallies parking lot (Walmart).

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Sep 5, 2012 - Halifax - In the Rain

Days 24, Sept. 5, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia, In the Rain. 6 photos Poured rain all day, thanks to Hurricane Isaac saying “Goodbye” to North America. Thunder, and wind so strong it rocked the camper. More of the same expected tomorrow as we head down the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Major accomplishment today was finding a pet store where Parker’s dog food could be restocked. Drove camper in heavy traffic and pouring rain to downtown waterfront area to do some walking in the rain. Learned that Halifax Metro runs a ferry service across the...

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Atlantic Canada

Sep 4, 2012 - Halifax - With Friends

Days 23, Sept. 4, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia (9 photos) Resolved Ford problems. Needed new batteries. Also seemed to have a problem with camper battery; discovered on-off switch had been turned off. How that happened is a mystery. Easy drive to Halifax on Trans-Canada Highway, a relief after more that a week of scenic but challenging roads. Met up with old friends from our second Mexican caravan (2007), George and Patricia Robbins, who are natives of Nova Scotia and long-time residents of Halifax. We were given a chauffeured gold star tour...

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Sep 1, 2012 - Day 48 - Dartmouth & Halifax

We started the day very lazy. Too much walking yesterday in guess. We then went for a "short walk" around the park we were camped in. We discovered that the park was named for the Shubieacadie Canal that had a walking tour around it, and there was dog off-leash trail system as well. We toured most of both of them and decided to spend the rest of the day in the car exploring. We headed to Peggy's Cove and had a pleasant visit there and pretty drive. The Babcock's had recommended the MicMac Bar and Grill on Waverly Street close to the...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 31, 2012 - Day 47 - Dartmouth & Halifax

This morning we drove to our new home for the next 2 nights in Dartmouth at Shubie Park. Once we had the RV set up, we drove to the Dartmouth ferry terminal and took the ferry to Halifax Wharf for $2.25 each. We started with lunch of fish and chips at Salty's on the Wharf. We then walked up the hill, in stages, to The Citadel. We heard the noon gun sound when we were on the Wharf, and heard more gunfire as we going up the hill. The Citadel has its guides in period costume, and the volunteers for the Re-enactment were also dressed in...

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The Wandering Nunns

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