Category Archives: Halifax

The blue homes in the Maritimes!

I was amazed with all the blue homes we saw on our trip. I was then on a quest to take pictures of all of them. Laura had  to make a few quick stops.

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Look at this purple building!

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It brought back lots of childhood memories seeing all the laundry hanging on the clotheslines.

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PEI is the place to see potato being grown.

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Loved the red soil.

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O Canada!!!

I loved seeing all the patriotic homes on our journey in Nova Scotia and PEI displaying the Canadian maple leaf flag.

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on the Halifax bridge

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you can tell the wind was blowing

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I loved the colorful mailboxes.

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Canadian tic tac toe

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Mouth watering Canadian food

Laura and I enjoyed delicious seafood everyday.

deep fried haddock fish and chips


soft shell clams


PEI mussels (the best)


You can’t go to Canada and not eat a Harvey’s Hamburger. Laura and I had to plug the address into our GPS to find this restaurant. It was worth the longer drive.


It truly is a “beautiful thing.”


poutine, french fries with gravy and melted cheese curds


Have you ever heard of chocolate covered PEI potato chips?




We purchased this special treat along with a bottle of raspberry cordial at Anne of Green Gables. The chips are delicious !!!!


a seafood dish with lobster mashed potatoes. Yum Yum


fresh Atlantic salmon


the best strawberry shortcake


salty PEI potato chips


How much weight do you think we each gained??

Canadian Inventions

While at Peggy’s Cove we saw this bus.

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Look! what Canadian’s have invented!!

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trivial pursuit, energizer battery, poutine, wonder bra, lacrosse, birch bark canoe,

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goalie mask, 5 pin bowling, instant potatoes, electron microscope

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Canadians are great!!!

Peggy’s Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia

Laura and I took the half hour drive to see Peggy’s Cove.

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It was a perfect day to walk on the rocks with the blue sky and cool temperature.

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Great to hear the bagpipes playing while we hiked around.

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I only tripped once and nearly landed in the only muddy puddle there. Laura was amazed to see my fancy footwork that saved my white shoes.

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I visited her over 30 years ago with my mom and dad, so great to see it again with Laura.

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We then took the 3 hour drive to the other side of the island to a quaint little town called Digby.

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Needless to say, last night we went out for scallops.

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Pan seared, wrapped in bacon, and fried. Delicious!!

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The haddock, and deep fried clams were mouth watering. To top it off we had fresh rhubarb pie. Laura and I could hardly walk out of the restaruant.

Today we are off to go whale watching. Hope I have some great photos to show.

Joan and Laura visit the Citadel in Halifax

The Halifax Citadel endures as a gateway to Canada’s military heritage and passage to nationhood. It is a 19th-century fortification with steep masonry walls surrounded by a ditch up to 9 meters deep.

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Even though it was a rainy day we enjoyed the tour. Actually a nice treat from the hot weather in Utah.

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Once the command post and landward bastion of Halifax’s defenses, the Citadel stands watch as it has done since the city was the principal British naval station in North America.

We had a cute little tour guide (not as cute as Oscar), and it was so wonderful to hear it all in English.

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We learned that the Citadel was never attacked because of the location on a hill and the ditches they built for protection of the wall.

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The Citadel’s tall masts were used for communication, to the people in Halifax.

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Laura made a friend and was asked if she was still in high school!!!!!

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Laura and I were able to take in the wonderful sights and sounds of our educational day.

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