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7 Great Ways to View The Fall Colors

7 Great Ways to View The Fall Colors

Updated Sept.2018 I love fall-everything is  brighter and crisper. No humidity. No mosquitoes. It makes me feel like actually DOING something. Not work. No. I mean fun things. And there are a lot of choices. Hikes. Kayaking. Just a drive with a stop for a quick fall picnic. Right now, leaves are just starting to turn in some spots. In another week or so and everything will be gor-ge-ous. So, here we go: Drive this Fall If you are out…

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Scare Yourself Silly in October

Scare Yourself Silly in October

Updated for 2018 Haunted Houses, ghouls, zombies…..I love Halloween-but fright and gore-not so much. However,you may adore that stuff….so, I’m posting a list of freaky events and the like-and you can choose your own level of frightfulness. Good to luck ya.   Haunted Houses & More Cape Breton Haunted Halloween Hike Not  a lot of information regarding this hike-what there is is here  Family friendly, but preregistration is required. Email: recreation@cbrm.ns.ca October 27th-not sure of the time and the Cape Breton…

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Two Easy Hikes in the Halifax Regional Municipality

Two Easy Hikes in the Halifax Regional Municipality

I have been exploring new trails as much as I can just lately-and why not- in a couple weeks I go back to my real job 🙂 Just this past week I was able to explore what I consider a couple of pretty easy hikes in HRM Easy Hikes # 1 Hemlock Ravine Park Trails My friend Joan and I walked about 4.5 km of the 5 km Hemlock Ravine Park trails,located on Kent Avenue off the Bedford Highway. Apparently,…

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Just Us Coffee Roaster – Restaurant Review

Just Us Coffee Roaster – Restaurant Review

Recently, I met a friend for coffee at Just Us Coffee Cafe in Grand Pre.Just Us is a play on words-a group of good  friends believe that although they were without  substantial  assets they could still make a difference-making sure the brand they were creating stood for social justice. This company ushered in the fair trade coffee business in the Valley in 1995. The head office and roastery is  located in the same building, as well as a small coffee…

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Stuck in the Fundy Mud

Stuck in the Fundy Mud

I’m here relaxing and recuperating from my TKR surgery (total knee replacement) and looking forward to the day I get out and about in anything other than a cane shuffling, slow walking manner.I’m wondering what the summer may bring, which,if all goes well  may be  participating for the second time in the Not Since Moses  Mud Run held yearly in Five Islands  For some it may be a competitive  5 or 10k run.But for most, myself included, it’s an entertaining,…

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20 Things to Do When You’re Snowed In

20 Things to Do When You’re Snowed In

It’s February. And although we have had quite a mixed bag of weather  in Nova Scotia, FOR SURE there is still stormy weather coming our way at some point. We may even be snowed in. Here’s a list of 20 activities to keep yourself from going stir crazy, and quite a few you can do with no power as well. Take an online course. There are tons of free or low cost courses in every imaginable topic. Do a jigsaw…

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Up,Up and Away! Hot Air Balloon Ride with East Coast Balloon Adventures

Up,Up and Away! Hot Air Balloon Ride with East Coast Balloon Adventures

Since we have been recently talking about Bucket Lists, I thought I’d tell you about fulfilling one of hubby’s bucket list dreams for his 65th birthday, several years ago. Thanks to East Coast Balloon Adventures, we celebrated high above the valley where the scenery was just exquisite. Contacting the company several weeks in advance to purchase our rides, I chose a date a bit prior to hubby’s birthday. They only go out on weekends, so date choices were limited. At…

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Fry Daddy’s Windsor-Restaurant Review

Fry Daddy’s Windsor-Restaurant Review

Recently,we met some friends for lunch at Fry Daddy’s in downtown Windsor. It was the first visit for us, although our friends had eaten there on  several occasions. Located at 109 Gerrish St., it is a completely renovated space that once housed the Snap Dragon Cafe.The space was clean and held maybe 15 tables (I’m guessing ) and a cozy little spot in front of a fireplace with two large comfy chairs. In summer there’s a patio outside to eat while…

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Burntcoat Head Park

Burntcoat Head Park

One of the spots I love  to poke around  is Burntcoat Head  Park in Noel, Hants County. This park is just another of the special gifts the Bay of Fundy offers up for us. Known world wide for having the highest tides on earth, Burntcoat Head entered the Guinness Books of World Records in 1975 as having that designation. However,other communities communities along the Bay disputed the fact  and even Ungava Bay in Northern Quebec wanted to lay claim to…

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A January Stroll Along Avonport Dykes

A January Stroll Along Avonport Dykes

We are hunkering down for an impending storm here in Nova Scotia- some places are threatened with up to 40 cm of snow. There may be power outages.,blowing snow and freezing rain.There WILL be nasty roads,all starting within the next 12 hours. Sounds like a good time to huddle in where’s it is nice and cozy. But before that-we have the calm before the storm. It’s a beautiful sunny day and the temperatures have risen to about -3. Positively balmy….

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