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Aug 6, 2012 - On The Road From Baddeck To Halifax

Pretty uneventful day. Made the 200 mile trip from Baddeck to Halifax. Kind of windy, so the guys had to fight that driving. Also after we were parked Jim noticed a small scrape down the lower side of Harvey along the bay covers. We didn't realize we had hit anything. When we mentioned it to Charlie, he said, oh yes, we'd hit about 3 cones while going through a very tight construction area! UGH! We tease Charlie about how he's saying he's getting really good mileage on this trip. They've been following us all the time, told him it's...

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Aug 2, 2012 - A day in Halifax

Today we headed into Halifax and it rained all day. We went to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. EXCELLENT museum. So informative and so many things to see. There was lots of on board equipment however it was kept in a dark area and they really did not want flash photography as they were trying to preserve the items. So no pictures of equipment for you to see. Spent several hours inside. You will see some of these looking at the photos. There was a HUGE section on the Titanic and the two cable ships that were chartered to rescue the...

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Jul 28, 2012 - Halifax and Environs

Leaving Annapolis Royal on July 18 we drove Hwy. 8 across the mainland of Nova Scotia to the “By the Bay B&B” in the village of Glen Margaret about 45 minutes southwest of Halifax. I chose this B&B online largely because of its location near Halifax, the village of Peggy’s Cove, and the town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO Heritage Site. I reserved a week to give us a respite from packing and unpacking. We had a first floor room with private bath and an exit to the back porch that overlooked a cove from St. Margaret’s Bay. The charge was $100 CA per...

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Jul 8, 2012 - Halifax, N.S.

We spent 3 days in Halifax. We went to see the International Military Tattoo,a fabulous show. We saw one of the Titanic Grave sites then off to see couple of museums. We ended on a Alexander Keith's beer tour. The streets here are somewhat different, such as, 5 streets at one intersection??? And 4 lanes of highway running straight through a residential area.

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Jun 27, 2012 - Red's Son & Daughter-in-law look after the Homestead

This should have been one of the first entries on our trip log but because my son took the pictures, I did not get them from him until after we left. Therefore wanted to insert them now. Since Arnie and Pam agreed to keep an eye on the Portuguese Cove homestead, along with the Furlotte's, across the street, we invited tem over for a meal to say goodbye and go over some of the house protocols, such as alarm system and forwarding mail etc. The captions on the pictures give the flavor of a very enjoyable evening. Thanks to Pam and Arnie.....

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Sep 30, 2011 - Halifax

Drove into Halifax. The Province House was built in 1819 and is Canada’s oldest provincial legislative assembly. We stopped at the Clock tower on Citadel Hill. The four sided clock tower was built to discourage tardiness and can be seen from anywhere in town. The Citadel is a massive star shaped fortification built by the British in 1856. Soldiers in period costumes described life during the time, they have a changing of the guard and noon time cannon firing.

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On The Road 2011

Sep 18, 2011 - Nursing Class Reunion

Marge's nursing classmates began celebrating their 50th year class reunion at the Marriott Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a wine and cheese get together in the room of the class president, Lida Gorrell. The party started around 1900 and was still going strong when Marge and Ross left to catch the ferry back to Dartmouth where their motorhome is parked at the Shubie Campground. Saturday morning began in Halifax and Ross took Marge to the ferry so she could attend a tour of the old nurses residence which has now been remodeled and...

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Sep 4, 2011 - Halifax Nova Scotia Canada

We walked along the boardwalk at the harbour in Halifax. We had fish & chips and mussels at Salty's, they were delicious. We went to the Casino and played video poker, we enjoyed our time at the casino even though we did not win any money. The Maritime Museum had two exhibits we wanted to see. On December 6th 1917 there was a collision in the narrows between the inner harbour and outer harbour that killed over 2000 people and devastated the northern end of Halifax both from the explosion and the resulting fire. And, the Titanic exhibit. We...

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Sep 1, 2011 - Nova Scotia

Well Andy has not written more, so I guess I will: After doing Signal Hill and Cape Spear we walked around downtown St John’s. We had a quick look inside the Duke of Duckworth (a pub on Duckworth Street that is famous for its fish and chips, and being the pub on the TV show The Republic of Doyle), Oohed and aahed over several old majestic buildings such as the court house, the cathedral, and the enormous old Basilica of Saint John the Baptist cathedral. After walking around for a while, up the big steep hills (reminds me of Wellington, NZ),...

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Sep 1, 2011 - Nova Scotia Part 1

We returned to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on August 19. The ferry ride was uneventful - foggy at first giving way to sunshine. We sat with our new friends from Ontario - Linda and Brady. We had lunch with them too. The entertainment on board was very good again, as was the food. We stayed two nights at Baddeck Cabot Trail RV Park. They gave us one of their new RV Sites which was 100' long. Yes, there were bugs! On Saturday we drove the whole Cabot Trail in the Jeep, counterclockwise, which is apparently the best way. There were some...

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Aug 25, 2011 - Andy and Linda--A Wonderful Day Along the Coast

Our friends in Halifax, Andy and Linda Lovasi came out to visit on Tuesday evening and planned a day out on Thursday. We met Andy and Linda at the 2009 Montana Owner's Rally in Kerrville -- we were the Wagon Masters. We had a great week in Kerrville and looked forward to seeing them in the future. The future showed up today. We had a wonderful tour of the beautiful countryside around Halifax and ended up in Lunenburg. This is an old shipbuilding and fishing village down the coast from Peggy's Cove. The day was sunny and cool--great for...

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Aug 24, 2011 - Downtown Halifax

We drove into downtown Halifax today to visit the Citadel and the Maritime Museum. The Citadel was built by the British several times--it was enlarged each time and the wood was replaced with rocks--. It overlooks Halifax downtown and the wonderful harbor. The Parks Canada staff perform drills and conduct tours throughout the day. All are in period soldier's uniforms or other costumes. At noon each day, one of the artillery pieces on the top of the Citadel is fired. We were inside the Citadel and it sounded very loud to us--I am sure...

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