Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
This morning we slept in and didn't get up until around 9:30am! We just laid around the house and really relaxed on our last day. We fed Becca her lunch and then Dean and I took Bella out for a fun afternoon just with us. First we went to McDonalds where we got our last taste of McLobsters and Bella had a blast playing on the indoor playground.
Monday, July 12, 2010
After a fitful sleep, Becca woke me up around 7:30. Today was our day to get ready to leave Halifax for the last time before flying home so we weren't rushing to get away. We took our time having breakfast, packing and watching movies before heading out into the rain for our drive into Truro. We made sure to get some good pictures of the girls with their Nanny until we see her again.
We hit the road and our first stop was to return books and DVDs to the library next door. Next we headed to King Of Donair to pick up some yummy authentic Halifax donairs, however they wouldn't be ready for another half an hour so we had to settle for Starbuck's. We called ahead to Truro and got my Mom to place an order for us at Greco so we ended up picking up pizza, garlic fingers (they don't have them in Calgary) and donairs. Dean wasn't as impressed, but I was happy!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
This morning we set our alarm for 8am and got up and ready to head to breakfast across from Dianne's at Smitty's. We walked over through the fog and wind and then enjoyed huge portions and didn't come close to finishing it all. It was very yummy though. Becca didn't enjoy their bacon as much as she likes Grampy's!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
This morning we got a lovely treat from the girls and got to sleep in until 9:30am! That was very nice after a late night out. Unfortunately we woke to a rainy day, but we made the best of it. We left Dianne’s around 11:00am and our first stop was Starbucks (as usual). Then we made our way downtown to the waterfront where we visited the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The girls got to see a variety of boats and even talked to a Macaw! They had a pretend boat for kids to go in and colour and wear life jackets and they enjoyed that.
We also headed outside and got to go on both the Acadia and the Sackville. Today was the start of a sailing race from the Halifax Harbour to Saint Pierre and the harbour was just filled with more than 50 sailboats all of different sizes. It was really interesting to watch as each class of boat got its own start so there were official Navy officers there firing a cannon for each start. It was very exciting to watch and we even got to see the Nova Scotia lieutenant-governor — Mayann E. Francis who was escorting someone representing St. Pierre. It was all very formal.
After visiting the boats we drove up to Fairview Cemetery to visit Dean’s father’s burial site. It wasn’t actually raining then so we were able to get out and walk around for a bit. It’s also the cemetery where a large number of Titanic victims are buried so it is quite interesting.
We had lunch at the Applebee’s back by Dianne’s and although the food was good we had terrible service. We had a brand new waitress who kept forgetting to bring things, like the girls’ drinks and our appetizer arrived half way through our main course. I realize that we all need to be trained in a new job, but with little kids you need be on your game! Becca pretty much screamed the whole time. Fortunately there were only about 5 other tables of customers in the whole restaurant.
After lunch we went for a long drive out the Herring Cove Road to let Becca have a nap. We drove quite a while and ended up at Crystal Crescent Beach (out by Sambro). I had forgotten all about it - it is kind of like a baby Clam Harbour. It has gorgeous white sand and huge waves - of course it is also ice cold like Clam Harbour, but nice to have an option less than an hour drive from Dianne’s. There were lots of rocks to climb on also, and bathrooms. It also had fairly blue skies out there compared to the dark rainy ones in Halifax today. Its was quite windy and Becca did not enjoy her time there, but I think on a warmer, less windy day she would like it.
We drove back into Dianne’s and watched a kid’s movie while the girls had their dinner. We enjoyed cocktails and then put the girls to bed so we could enjoy a yummy (if not way too hot) dinner of rack of lamb, asparagus and potatoes. Tomorrow is supposed to rain even harder so we'll see what we come up with!