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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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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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Sep 22, 2015 - Halifax Nova Scotia

Today is Halifax, Nova Scotia. We arrived around 10 a.m. and it was a rather strange method of getting into the city. We docked but there were other ships there and so we had to walk through a warehouse type building and then take a bus into the main section of town. It didn't give the best first impression. Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and one of the first English settlements in Canada. We walked up - and I do mean up - to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. It is a star- shaped fortification and has beautiful views of the...

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Sep 11, 2015 - foggy halifax

Much better day today. Booked the van in on Monday at Jeffs old volks home!!!!! Seriously. Woke up to pea soup fog. Left the van at Walmart and took the bus downtown. Took almost an hour. Couldn't see anything in the harbor it was so foggy. Did the maritime museum and walked around and checked things out. Fog finally lifted but we didn't get rained on. Supper at Montanas . Tomorrow we hope to go to Peggys cove. Hopeto get into a campground.

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Sep 10, 2015 - change of plans

Day started out good in charlottetown, went for a tour through town and then inthe harbour. Bumpy ride so not many pics. Ferry to nova Scotia where we had planned to head to cape Breton, but the forecast was nasty and a tropical storm was coming so thought it best not to be on the coast. So we headed to Halifax. It poured most of the way and the fan that cools the engine when it gets too hot doesn't seem to be working. It makes it hard when we hit rush hour traffic, stop and go. So we looked for a hotel close to where we were but everything...

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