Monday, 15 September 2008

Home Again

Saturday morning we got up early and drove to the Fortress at Louisbourg. Then we headed for Halifax arriving in the early evening. We got a suite at a Holiday Inn Express by the airport for our last two nights. It was very comfortable and cozy.

Yesterday we drove to Lunenburg, the home of the Bluenose II - which was not in port. But I did see the Fishermen's Tribute to all fishermen of Lunenburg lost at sea from the 1800s to the present. Their names are inscribed on the triangular pillars which are arranged on the points of a compass rose.

Then we headed down the road 8km to picturesque Mahone Bay. There is a lovely yarn shop there called Have a Yarn which had the best selection of Fleece Artist and Briggs and Little yarns I had ever seen.

After that was Peggy's Cove but first we visited the memorial to those lost in the crash of SwissAir flight 111 on September 2, 1998.

Here's the view of the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove from the memorial.

We had to retrace our steps back to Upper Tantallon to get gas before heading to Halifax. Once there we saw Theodore the Tugboat in its berth and strolled along the boardwalk along the waterfront.

I had a Cows Peanut Butter Cup Cup cup of ice cream and then we had a nice dinner before heading back to the hotel to pack.

Our flight this morning was uneventful. We took off at 10:35am Atlantic time and arrived in Toronto at 11:40am. We bid farewell to Francey who was taking the monorail to Terminal 3 to catch her later Delta flight back to Atlanta. I arrived home by 1:30 and unpacked and visited with Skip and got caught up on the happenings at home while I was gone. I made it to my 5:45pm Zumba (Latin dance) class at the gym.

Tomorrow I'll do some shopping and just enjoy being back home. :-)

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