Monday, September 27, 2010

Greetings from Halifax

I love writing "Greetings from Halifax." I'm having a little trouble with loading my pictures, but still want to say hello. Only four emails from the office and I am definitely starting to relax. Did some sightseeing in Halifax and then took a bus tour to Peggy's Cove, a beautiful tiny fishing village with an extraordinary lighhouse. We had the most perfect clear and sunny fall day I could ever ask for. Not much in the way of autumn colors, but still enjoyed the day very much. Even got in a little Christmas shopping and could have spent the rest of the day at the store I found. The gifts are so cute they will be a separate post and I think Jess and K are going to be very happy. 

The ship is fun. Nice table at dinner and have met lots of very friendly people to chat with. I took a Yoga class yesterday and enjoyed the champagne art auction and the Comedy Club last night. This evening's activity is a trivia contest, another evening at the Comedy Club and then dinner. 

Tomorrow is St. John, New Brunswick. I'm hoping for another perfect fall day. Wish you all could be here and share the crisp autumn air, sea breeze and fun!

P.S. Dear Canadian friends, I found my favorite candies today...Smarties! They were as good as I remembered and am hoping to find a COWS ice cream store tomorrow. COWS is just the best ice cream. If I get to COWS that will definitely get its own post.

12 comments:

LDH said...

Sounds like you are having a great time and enjoying your down time! Looking forward to photos.

Bernie said...

Wave hello to Moncton (my home town) on your way to Saint John........I hope all the pretty colors are out, although I think it is a week too early. So happy you are enjoying your trip......:-)Hugs

Shelly said...

Wow, how fun! I'm anxious to hear more! I've never been to that part of the Country, I'm sure it's gorgeous!!

Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT VACA!!!

Hugs and Love,
Shell
(Ugh,,,,I was SUPPOSED to be getting ready for my show and I absolutely positively HAD to finish another Elizabeth George Novel......Done/finis/Kaputt! No more reading for Shell till after the 23 of October!)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It all sounds wonderful. Glad you are relaxing and enjoying it all. I hope the weather holds for you too. It's chilly and raining in Ohio.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Buttercup Sweetie...
What a wonderful share. It sounds as though you are kicking back your feet and enjoying yourself and that is SO what you need. Oh I can't wait to see the Lighthouse, as you know we talked, and I have always wanted to see just (1) lighthouse. I have not been able to yet.

A yoga class and a comedy club? Oh what fun sweetie.

I can't wait for you to share photos. I have always wanted to take a cruise but was afraid that my equilibrium would not allow it. I wouldn't want to be throwing up the whole time.

I'll keep watching for more posts sweet one. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Mimi said...

HI BUTTERCUP!!
What a GREAT trip you are on!!
We took a fast ferry from Bar Harbor Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, I loved that quaint little sea side town!!! and the light houses too!!
have a fun trip and look forward to pics!!
hugs,
jamie

Jemi Fraser said...

Smarties are indeed wonderful!! I haven't heard of COW ice cream though. Hope you find some :)

Sybil said...

Peggy's Cove and lighthouse..what wonderful memories that brought back, I can evene "see" the little shop there and taste the lovely tea we had !! as for cows ice cream I had forgoten about that...must have been away too long !!the shopping down by the harbour in Halifax is lovely..Enjoy the rest of the trip I am so looking forward to seeing your photo's
Love Sybil x

Country Dreaming said...

Sounds like you are having a blast!
What is a Smartie candy to you???
Just curious because we have smarties
but I don't know if they are the same.

Have fun.

melinda

Betty Rubble said...

Have a great time! And stop checking your work email!

Jane said...

Hello Buttercup - Have a fantastic time!

Jane

Barbara Blundell said...

Would love to be there ! Sounds wonderful !