Sunday, August 24, 2008

Much better Internet Access

We have been in Nova Scotia for a week now but we have been at our friend's cabin on St. Margaret's bay - with virtually no internet access except at the occasional visitor centre or friend's house. But I have been keeping up with my blog using Word.

We are now in Wolfville with Nancy Hicks and her friend Dave. Nancy was a colleague at the University of Regina in Business Education. She retired 10 years ago and eventjually moved back home to the Annapolis Valley. She has internet at her home.

I will post last week's blog entries over the next day or two and hopefully get caught up.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Finally we were on our way to Nova Scotia. We had time with Jay and Dori in the morning and then it was time to pack the car. They both took us to the airport and we boarded our plane to Halifax via Montreal.

We learned that the Air Canada section of the Boston Airport is very tiny with virtually no services - just a little kiosk selling bad coffee and packaged stuff. So after we went through security we left security and found a typical airport bar and had some lunch.

Montreal was a quick turnaround - customs, packing the two bottles of duty free Jameson and finding the correct gate.

We picked up our Budget rent-a-car and programmed Dolores (our GPS device) to take us to cabin on Mill Cove Shore Road.

I’m not sure what I was expecting of the scenery in Nova Scotia but I was impressed with the heavily treed terrain. The highways rolled and twisted their way around Halifax until we got close to the St. Margaret’s Bay area - water, summer cottages, year round homes - all beautiful with spectacular views looking over bodies of water.

This is fantastically beautiful part of the world.

Pat and Mark have rented this house for two months. Until now Pat has hosted her family and some other guests. We made our arrangements to be here for the last week of Mark’s stay. We have traveled with them before and our time together is always relaxed and fun.

This is not really a cottage. It is a 4 bedroom house complete with dining room, large kitchen, den and two full bathrooms along with a laundry room - we are hardly roughing it.

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