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November 27th, 2009
In honor of one of our TTTers, Meghan, getting accepted to a college in Halifax, it’s about time that I shared the final segment of my Canadian adventure I took with TTTer Vienna last August.
What is there to do in Halifax you may ask? Well, we asked ourselves the very same question. The cruise ship port is a few minute drive into the center of the touristy area of Halifax. We made our way to the Metro Transit Ferry Terminal to catch a ferry across the Halifax harbor to Dartmouth. En route to the ferry terminal, we walked by a variety of art stands, shops, and performers along the river. Classy stuff.
Back in the city of Halifax, we were on a mission. It was our last port of the cruise and Vienna and I still didn’t have shirts that said Canada on them. We searched the tourist traps for a while to no avail. Eventually we found our way to Freak Lunchbox candy and toy store. What a cool place. There was American candy, Canadian candy, European candy, and a plethora of strange gidgets and gadgets. Vienna and I each purchased stick-on mustaches, Flake chocolate bars, and a bag of Harry Potter jelly beans. (Funny story about those beans—DO NOT EAT THE CHEESE! I had a bad experience and I, for one, will never be eating it again.)
Close to Freak Lunchbox, we caught a glimpse of the citadel (Fort George) on the hill overlooking the city. For those of you who want historical immersion wherever you go, the citadel is just that. On the topic of other touristy things to do in Nova Scotia, a popular destination is Peggy’s Cove, probably one of the most photographed fishing villages in the world. We’ve never trekked up there, as it is a long excursion, but I hear it’s gorgeous…if you’re into that kind of thing.
Ethan and Vienna returned to the ship, and Mom and I ventured off on a hike at Point Pleasant Park. Just south of the city, Point Pleasant Park is a great place for runners, bikers, walkers, and families. After about two miles and a billion pictures, we returned to the city to conclude an unfinished mission.