Tuesday, October 20, 2009

almost as east as it gets...

...in Canada anyway.

We were in Halifax over the weekend. Jordan had a conference to go to, so I decided to tag along (since there was a seat sale and since he was able to get his trip paid for). We have friends there who used to live in Ottawa and who have bugging us to come for a visit ever since they had to move away. It was really great to see them and to be able to spend some time away.

I had been to Halifax once before- back when I was in the Stampede Showband (oh yes, for those of you who don't know me very well, I was indeed in a marching band) but that trip involved mostly rehearsing and performing, so I mostly saw the field at St Mary's University and the little bit of space around our performance venue. Man that was a long time ago...

Anyway, lobster was eaten, beer and wine was consumed, a delicious meal was had at Jane's on the common, and a good time was had by all.
Here are a few more pictures:

"Teddy" the tugboat

The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove. There were a LOT of people there, so I managed to crouch down and take this without getting anyone else in it.

More Peggy's cove-'tis quite scenic

lookin' east

I really wanted to climb up there and add an extra "b" for the Lobbsters

It only rained Friday afternoon and evening, but it was cloudy pretty much the rest of the time. The sun peeked out a bit on Saturday afternoon, but all in all, a cloudy trip. Hopefully we can go back sometime in the "sunny season" (if one exists).

*oh, and how did i NOT know that there was a new version of the post editor???? it is WAY more user friendly. if you haven't switched over, go to your dashboard, then to settings, then to basic...scroll down and when you hit the "gobal settings" section, choose the updated editor. seriously...why did i not know about this...posting pictures is WAY easier...they actually go in where your cursor is instead of having to move them. how long have i been needlessly suffering?


lu said...

i didn't know about that either! i also didn't know why you were headed east until now! it sounds like a lovely trip east.

lu said...

ok, just made the change and hello! how did you ever figure that one out? thank you for sharing!

Kirst said...

I too made the change after I read this. so much easier. Hopefully no more frustration with pictures. Here I thought I was doing something wrong before. Called you tonight, left a message and then found out you are with Jordan this week. Have fun!

S said...

Yeah, thanks for the tip about the editor! So much better.

kris said...

I was wondering what you meant by "east". Looks like a fun trip.

Btw, we bought our first "free run" eggs this weekend. They're twice as expensive so we only bought one dozen and Lynn literally kept them on her lap for the drive home. I believe her exact phrase was, "these things are gold."