A Promise Is a Promise

Day 344

I keep promising myself to catch up with my blogging, then forgetting until I’m out of time or energy, so here goes . . .

Tuesday we drove to Halifax to pick up Paula’s niece and her boyfriend who flew in from St. John’s, Newfoundland.  While there we met up with Leslie, who taught the spinning workshop where we met in 2007.  We had lunch at Bishop’s Landing right on the harbour, with a wonderful view.

grey cloud

Note the aptly named boat: Grey Cloud.

trio

There was a stop at LK Yarns, then it was home through more rain, this time via the north shore.  All in all it was 400 mile round trip. (There are hardly any roads across the province between the two highways – there’s a huge national park and lots of wilderness lakes in the way.  You basically have to skirt the edges.)

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Yesterday we made it out to Cape Forchu and the Mug Up for lunch, and although the fog had cleared quite a bit, you can tell from my annual “big chair” picture that it was still pretty cloudy.

forchu

Last night I stayed up to late talking with Ann and almost forgot to blog.  She took this oh-so-flattering picture of me in deep concentration at the cell phone.  She giggled at the idea of all the flags sitting around – it was Canada Day on Tuesday and they were still out.

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Today we took Erica and Jon to Wolfville (back along the 101 about 2 1/2 hours) for a conference at Acadia University, stopped at The Box of Delights Book Shop, Gaspereau Valley Fibres (can’t miss a yarn shop), and came back.  Finally, it was wonderfully, happily, amazingly, fantastically, stupendously sunny.  Yes, I’m a little excited about the weather.  It even made it up to about 28 C (82 F), which has been almost unheard of around here.  Nova Scotia is starting to shine again just before I have to leave.

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