Redhead Fangirl

Tuesday, June 24

Canada, eh!

Canada is great. Despite being the typical Americans, ignorant of Canadian geography, the metric system, and what 19 celsius is...Nova Scotia has been excellent. New Jersey can be so hard- rushed, clipped, rude--we could learn from the people here.

The drive was long- 9 plus hours to Bangor ME, then about 8 more across New Brunswick to Nova Scotia. I thought it would be a scenic drive full of water and lighthouses, but the highway was basically tons of trees, a few crows, and moose crossing signs (with no moose). It was so expensive to fly, or take the car ferry, but it was a bear of a drive.

But, Halifax is so nice, and its true how nice Canadians are. Shoreturtle and I went for a run, and the cars actually stop! They don't race through the crosswalk like home.

We went to the Citadel, where we saw a huge British fort and learned about the British, French and American history. The Celtic influence of the Scottish and Irish is everywhere too.

Peggy's Cove lighthouse is on rocks that are just incredible.

There are long stretches where there are no real gas stations, or ATMs, or much except water or trees or homes. There are a lot of Tim Hortons (a sandwich place named for some hockey players).

Last night we were so lucky to meet RobbRunner and his family. They toured us all around Mahone Bay, Lunenberg, and back to their house in Bridgewater. Perfect hosts and great company-- we ate mussels and other seafood, drank Keith's beer-- then went back to their house to see their ridiculously talented boys play guitar, fiddle, tin whistle, piano!! Big thanks to the family for the night.

The killer....Cusackboys

Today we drove a few hours to the Bay of Fundy (biggest tides in the world) and ate Digby scallops and walked along. We found a little rock filled beach that was secluded in a little park, and the weather was just perfect for rock hunting.

Tons of photos to show later--- tomorrow we leave for Prince Edward Island.


At 5:00 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Sounds like you are having an awesome fun time!

Rock on!

At 5:43 AM, Anonymous Redhead Fangirl's #1 Fan said...

Glad you are having fun! We're gonna miss you on Saturday.

At 8:05 AM, Blogger Bill D. said...

Hey, cool, I grew up in Bangor! How's the old home town looking? :)

At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds so cool! I'm glad you guys are enjoying it. - Phillygirl

At 6:14 PM, Blogger Rae said...

Awwww!!!! Your vacation sounds so perfect!

At 4:01 AM, Blogger running42k said...

As a Canadian, I am glad you are enjoying yourself.

Tim Horton played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres. The coffee seems to have some sort of addictive quality, but I don't drink it much. I make mine at home from freshly ground beans.


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