Summer Vacation

Summer vacation.  That time of year when we get out and about to do stuff.  Like a lot of people we tend to do stuff we are comfortable with, new places same activities.  I was determined not to do that this year.  We aren’t the kind of people who plan in advance for summer vacation.  Kind of wait and see what mood we are in.  All I knew was that this year I wanted to do something different.

Our first week we had family visiting from Cape Breton.  We took them to Halifax to see the new sea bridge and the big Canada 150 sign.

Our first road trip saw us head to Charlottetown, PEI.  We have been to PEI so many times.  First as a young couple camping with friends and then with our children for family holiday’s.  We had never actually taken an adult vacation in PEI.  There is so much more to the island that camping, cabins, and theme parks!  A few of the highlights included Borden, Charlottetown, Brackley Beach, Green Gables and Cavendish.  Can’t wait to return!

Our next stop was Moncton, New Brunswick.  We go to Moncton at least once a year.  This time we decided to do a Casino Eat, Stay and Play Package.  We aren’t people who have an expectation that we will ever get more than what we paid for but when we arrived at the hotel we found out that we had a surprise upgrade!  It was awesome!  It really was nice to feel special.  We also visited Magnetic Hill, always fun to do the car going up the hill without you controlling it!

Lastly for this trip we visited Pictou, NS.  We have driven by Pictou so many times, but have never really visited.  It was so worth it.  We visited the Hector and stayed at Pictou Lodge.  We also visited Caribou Provincial Park.  Being of Acadian descent I am not all that knowledgeable about how the Scots and Irish arrived in my home province.  We all know our descendants came in search of a better life in the new world but each group had their own experiences.  To see the story of the Hector for me was very moving.

The next week we visited Lunenburg and the Mahone Bay area.

We also visited the Bloomidon Look-off and did a hike up to Cape Split, 12.54km!  It was amazing!

We stayed at the Old Orchard Inn that night and then visited Burntcoat Head on the Bay of Fundy, where the highest tides in the world occur.

Now we are on the look out for something fun to do in the fall and something special for winter 2018.  This December will mark our 25th wedding anniversary.  Generally we don’t do anything celebrate our anniversary.  It is too close to Christmas to waste money on and hubby is a post office worker so I don’t see much of him from mid-November to the end of December.

Our 2018 winter vacation will be booked with 25th celebrations in mind.  Hopefully we will find something and somewhere special to celebrate!  The search is on!

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