Monday, July 26, 2010

Nova Scotia, Canada



Lisa's family came up to Utah, Donny and Steve stayed and played with our kids and extended family, and my sister and I were off for 5 days to visit our parents on their mission in Nova Scotia!
July 7-11, 2010

The following are Inside Jokes recorded for our benefit, because no one else would get it:

* The revelation about the Xray vision @ security
* People movers & almost missing our gate
* The Pecan Bear Caramel Apple catastrophe
* The Pecan Bear Caramel Apple version 2.0
* The Mega Plane and all its amenities
* The "nasty" incident which brought us to weeping with our laughter


After 11 hours of travel, we finally made it!

Day One--Mission Office, Canadian Dollar Store (!), Halifax, and Peggy's Cove

In their apartment, enjoying one of Michael's superfood, healthy breakfasts. So Yummy!!

Mama at her post as Very Important Person in the Mission Office (in her P-day clothes)

We forgot to take a picture, so....
INSERT MEMORY OF SUPER DOLLAR STORE {here}
It was saweet...even though they don't take anything but Loonies and Toonies and other Canadian currency....{Inside joke}

Halifax

This is a real figurehead. You know, they put these on the front of ships. Just the beginning of Nautical sightings on this trip.




Peggy's Cove--gorgeous, rocky, WINDY, breathtaking


















Across the street from Paul and (Paul's wife)'s house. {Don't you love inside jokes?}

INSERT MEMORY OF BEST ICE CREAM EVER {here}
OH, ALSO INSERT MEMORY OF THE QUAINT DRIVE HOME FROM THE COVE {here}

Day Two--Prince Edward Island and the long journey to get there

A ferry that one might ride if they wanted to leave for the island at 9:30am....that wasn't us--so close! We waited here for the next one @ 11:15...

Then, some of us were already tuckered. We just got started folks!


Mom and Lisa held down the fort, er, ferry.







We love you, Mom.


Our first sight of PEI.




A certain someone {aka Lisa} screamed for the Michael to stop the car so we could get a photo-op at this obliging mustard field. What?! A mustard field! This place is the capitol of Quaint. Then entire drive was a combination of rolling green (and yellow!) hills, farmhouses with clotheslines, Bed & Breakfasts, and trees for miles. I don't know if my mom, sis and I are old souls or what, but we loved all of it.




Hello, Anne with an "e".


In front of Lucy Maud Montgomery's cousins house. The inspiration behind her famous Green Gables location for the Anne books. Oh, hello Wind.











Lisa wanted to bring these fantastic doors home with her.

Lisa Ann "e"
Gift shop fun. You, too, can become Anne for a nominal price.



Please tell me that someone remembers the part in the book (movie)
where Anne accidentally gets her kindred spirit, Diana, drunk.
We got to try some of the intended drink, Raspberry Cordial, and, yum!



Avonlea Village





Lisa really like the light fixtures in this schoolhouse. 
She thinks she saw those in Pottery Barn...



This is the Confederation Bridge, one of the longest bridge in the world.
We crossed it coming back from the island.

(Christi put your hands on your hip it will make you look slimmer stupid)




Day Three--Fisherman's Wharf in Eastern Passage.





Really scrumptious lunch at Wharp Wraps.


Did we mention the wind?














We just adored all these colorful little shops.




This is the part where we went to a really rocky beach.

And found really neat rocks.


Lisa didn't really know she was into rocks until now.


Papa Seagull.

The missionaries.

Overall, the trip was so beautiful, gorgeous, cool, windy, GREEN, and quaint. It was so good to see our parents and see where they live and serve--
and we made good memories.

At one point, my sister and I were standing on the rocks at Peggy's Cove, overlooking the Atlantic and said to each other, "When would we have ever come here to Nova Scotia?"
 Who knew?"

4 comments:

Amanda Joy said...

It would be so fun to go to all of the Anne sites. I actually played Mrs. Barry in a Clearfield City production, and had to get irate at "Anne" for my drunk daughter. That is such a funny scene. Your pictures are gorgeous!

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

Unbelieveable!!! What beautiful pictures!!! I nearly died when I saw that beautiful lighthouse! I have a thing for lighthouses!!! Gorgeous.. but that bridge... I'm telling you, I would have needed some sleep medicine to cross it! I felt my tummy flip just looking at it! Beautiful post! I loved, loved, loved it! Thanks for sharing!
-April

Jenni @ Sweet Pennies from Heaven said...

OMGosh...I absolutely LOVE these pics!! They are all just amazing. I love the Little Red School House picture and the other one that was inside of a school house. I love antiques and primitives and I just have a thing for old school houses and things of that nature. I have an old primitive school masters desk that my mom bought me when I was in the 5th grade. It proudly sits in my living room and I treasure it everyday...23 years later!! Thanks for the follow of Sweet Pennies and I really enjoy reading on your blog. I will follow through Google as well so I can keep up with your posts!!

Blessings to you~

Lisa said...

Such a dreamy trip (except for the whole allergic reaction thing). So glad I got to do it with you!! Love you, Sis!