As mentioned in my last blog post, I recently had a vacation back home in Nova Scotia. I took my boyfriend with me to show him around the place where I spent the majority of my life. It was a jam packed adventure as most of vacations are. I wanted to show him as much as I could in what little time we had there.

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We arrived before 7am on Thursday (felt like 4am for us because of the time difference). We went to my parent’s house and slept until noon. After lunch my dad took us out to visit Peggy’s Cove where we also met up with my brother and his wife.

Peggy's Cove

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On Friday we headed to the valley. We stopped to look at the Bay of Fundy and drove around my old university, Acadia. From there we went to the Oaklawn Farm Zoo with my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and their 4 boys.

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Saturday morning we went to visit my grandparents. In the afternoon we went to my brother’s house to celebrate my oldest nephew’s 7th birthday. In the evening my mom took us out to Point Pleasant Park for a walk.

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Sunday morning we drove to Truro to Victoria Park for another walk on our way to Cape Breton. My brother’s family came to meet us at the park as well. After lunch we started our long drive to Cheticamp where we ran into the cast of the Simpsons.
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Monday morning was extremely windy. I think they were saying 120km winds were in the forecast. We set out to take a drive along the Cabot Trail which was interesting with all the wind. The water had a lot of vapor floating across it because of the wind. In some sections you could also see a rainbow being formed on the water.

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Tuesday we finished driving along the Cabot Trail and headed for my favorite beach, Clam Harbour. It wasn’t really warm enough to go swimming, but the fog floating onto the beach looked really neat.

We made a short visit with my aunt and uncle, and then continued our drive home. Once there, my sister-in-law took us out to the store where I used to work to pick up a gift I had shipped out for my nephews birthday. We made it to the mall with only 10 minutes to closing. I hope the girl wasn’t too mad that we showed up so late.

Yesterday I took the train down to Churchill Square to watch some street performers. It was a little hotter than I would have liked which cut my visit shorter than it would have been otherwise. One thing I did not like, which I’m not sure is new this year or not, was they only had one performer going at a time. It would have been nice if they had two or three stages with someone performing at all times. That way you could find a seat and stay there all day while watching a rotation of performers. That is something that can be done at the Fringe festival (coming up later this year).

Other than the heat and having to get up and move to a new area of the square every half hour, I enjoyed my time watching the acts. Here are some photos and a video of my time downtown:

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