I haven’t been here in ages! When I do not have anything eventful to write about, I don’t write…but now I am too busy to make time for it!
I was Albertabound for all of June and had a wonderful time at work and with the family! I returned to the ‘fax with a week to spare before my MBA program commenced and spent it maximizing my social time. Meaghan, Bridget and I face-masked first, then went for ice cream second.
We always go to Jubilee Junction (actually the Triple A but I like the name better). The owner is so thoughtful and always gives us way more than one scoop! He also prides himself in ‘designing and creating’ the ice cream tower.
The weather was wonderful in Halifax the whole week and I thought it was a good time to start hunting for a bike! I found a $50 purple mountain bike that I adore. I took it by the bike shop on Quinpool where Kale and I had rented the tandem bike and I got a brand new milk crate strapped to the back! It is ideal for groceries and I really enjoy riding it around.
I am having a hard time finding a spot to park it. I left it outside before and it now has some rusty bits from all the rain… Currently it is sitting in my room and being incredibly inconvenient.
Hannah has been working thirteen hour days for ten days this past while in preparation for Canada Day. There were several festivities planned – the major one being the tattoo in which several groups performed! She is a Highlander and shoots rifles and canons on a daily basis. What a job!!! Meg and I visited the Citadel on Canada Day and got to see her in action.
The costumes are marvellously detailed and she even carries explosives in her waist pouch. Hannah is a history major so she is really living the degree!
We ended the evening with fireworks! We watched them from Chris’ downtown apartment with 50+ other people crowded on the roof. They launch them from the harbour and it was even possible to see smaller fireworks from Dartmouth, on the other side!
Unfortunately, no one was quite sure whereabouts on the harbour they were shooting them and one of the executive buildings downtown was perfectly obscuring most of the smaller fireworks…
We left soon after other rooftoppers began shooting off their OWN fireworks in every which direction..
The best closing to the weekend was the car ride Hannah took us on Monday evening. We went for a drive up through one of the coves near the Rotary (Purcell’s cove…?). It was a long and winding road, passing by a marina and along the Arm. The weather was perfect and we reached a look out: