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Aug 1, 2016 - Today is the Day!

Hello All, You can see this journal because you matter to me! Today is the day that leave for Brazil. Mixed emotions! The uncertainty is overwhelming. Hayley just dropped me off at the airport and trust me I'm not good with goodbyes Yes I balled my eyes out.. like a child. Anyway I'm sitting at the boarding lounge waiting for my flight. I will keep you updated and obviously you will be the first to know! Til the next entry! Love you all! Jay

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Jul 31, 2016 - Road Trip Section 1 - Montreal - Halifax 24/7-28/7

I go for breakfast and get my fruit and toast and I get big helpings in case it’s the last time I eat for a while. There is a girl sat next to me so I attempt conversation and I am glad I do. She is Irish and has been travelling Newfoundland, she tells me not to miss it and that it will be easy for me to save money by sleeping in the car. She has the same feeling about this city and hostel as me, she says she stopped trying to talk to people days ago because she was not getting a great vibe and nobody is friendly. I am glad it isn’t just...

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Kat in Canada

Jul 28, 2016 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Got to sleep in this morning for the first!! Got up at 6:30 instead of 5:30! Breakfast then on the bus for a city tour with a local guide. We visited the Citadel, the Public Gardens, Harbor Area, and the resting place of 150 people who perished on the Titanic. Lunch down at the Harbor Boardwalk at Murphy's. Irma and I split an order of Fish and Chips. Boarding the Silva of Halifax a Sailboat, we took a 2 hour trip in the Halifax Harbor. Irma and one other of our travelers, Denise, did a jig on the boat to the pirate music. Supper was on the...

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Maritimes Adventure

Jul 27, 2016 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Up at 5:30am AGAIN! Breakfast at the hotel Foggy and damp again this morning. Heading to Kejimkujk National Park where we viewed a movie and then did a short hike to Mill Falls. Jim, our tour guide, showed a movie on the bus called "The Queen and the Skipper". This movie was based on the the Bluenose Ship which we saw today in Lunenburg. Also, in Lunenburg we visited the Fisheries Museum then lunch at Red's. Pizza was lunch today with ice cream for supper. Loved Peggy's Cove today, but the fog was moving in while we were there. That didn't...

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Maritimes Adventure

Jun 6, 2016 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

We've had gray skies, we've had windy, we've had cold (remember 52 is cold for us Floridians, we've had mist and today we have all of the above plus RAIN!!!! Now that we are in a city staying by the harbor with lots of great places to walk to, to sight see, to shop, and museums to visit it is too ugly out to get there. We did brave the weather to go to the Maritime Museum located very near our hotel. It was interesting with many different exhibits including one on the Titanic and Halifax's role in it. Three ships were sent to do search and...

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Jun 5, 2016 - Peggy's Cove, Margaret Bay, Nova Scotia

Last leg of the journey. Unfortunately it is another gray day, but hopefully we will miss the rain. We are driving across the Canso Causeway, returning to mainland Nova Scotia. Our first stop is at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre, the museum of the First Nation people, the Mi'kmaq ( pronounced Mikmaw). While they did not have totem poles as many tribes do, an artist interpreted the Mi'kmaq beliefs and legends in the pictured piece of art work. While they own Reserve areas, most do not live there but have migrated throughout...

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May 29, 2016 - Travel Day

Never a fun day; traveling day involves lots of sitting and waiting. Up early to catch a 7 AM flight from Ft Lauderdale to Newark, 3 hour lay over (more than enough time for breakfast) then on to Halifax, Nova Scotia. But we arrived safely, went quickly thru Customs, got luggage and immediately met our transportation to the hotel. Appears we are miles away from Halifax really, nothing around, so I write this as I await dinner time, followed by the Group meeting.

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May 7, 2016 - Nova Scotia - Halifax

Halifax Nova Scotia was my next stop. Halifax has an excellent Maritime Museum. I particularly enjoyed the numerous ship's models - from sail to steam. The Museum also has a section on the many shipwrecks that litter the depths off the Nova Scotia coast. Another section is devoted to one of the greatest maritime disasters in history. In 1917 a French ship carrying 2500 tons of high explosives collided with a Norwegian ship carrying medical supplies to Europe. The resulting explosion killed around 2000 citizens of Halifax and injured 9000...

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Dec 17, 2015 - Glass Travel Blog 12.17.15 Update

12.17.2015 TRAVEL BLOG It is starting to feel like fall here in Florida, while I know that many of you have been already experiencing winter. Must say, while I love to look at the snow pictures you post on Facebook, we sure don’t miss dressing up in coats, shoveling snow and being out in the cold. Since our return from Nova Scotia, we have managed to stay very busy. We had house guests from October 23 – 30 with visits from Peter and Loren Scott, Loveland, CO and George and Marlene Richards, McFarland, WI. And then again November 8-12, Jill...

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Oct 18, 2015 - Nova Scotia October 2015

Nova Scotia From October 3 through October 14, 2015, Larry & I traveled to Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s Maritime Provinces. We flew into Halifax, rented a car and traveled around the province mostly sticking to the seashore. Our priority was to take pictures of their fall colors and the various fishing villages and to make memories for us when we are too old to travel anymore.  Upon arrival to Halifax, we met up with a friend Paula Gagnon that lives in our same Florida community during the winter, but lives in Dartmouth with her family...

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Oct 17, 2015 - Halifax and, finally, my 15 seconds of fame!

I'm famous! Well, I mean that I might have gotten my fifteen seconds of fame in Halifax. We were standing on line waiting to get onto our tour bus when "the media" arrived. It consisted of a cameraman and a reporter gal holding a microphone. They were sweeping the crowd and, when I thought the camera was on me, I yelled "Hi from California!" That got me the attention that I crave. They came over, interviewed me for a minute or two and then asked the wrong question. "Do you plan on spending a lot of money while you're here in...

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Oct 12, 2015 - Starting off on the right foot

On our way. Began with a wonderful breakfast hosted by neighbors Mark and Karen and a ride into Halifax with neighbors Dave and Chris. We are now half way through our ten hour wait for our flight which leaves at 1045 pm. Next stop.... Glasgow, Scotland Otherwise, we had two hiccups so far. Forgot my cord for my iPad although I remembered Brian's. They aren't the same end unfortunately. Then found out that contrary to what my banker told me, pounds are required in Great Britain. He had checked for me and told me they used Euros and I bought...

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