My Adventures

I've traveled to many places and love to blog about my adventures, the hotels, service, food and more. I enjoy doing product reviews as well. Hi Folks! I am a seasoned 30 year traveller. I've travelled to many places and stayed in a variety of places. I've been to Columbia, England, Scotland, Las Vegas, Florida, Bahamas, California, New England States, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and all the Atlantic provinces, Nova Scotia (where I live), New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland. Now I can say I've been to Spain (Barcelona), Italy (Rome), Vatican City, Greece (Crete), Turkey (Izmir & Ephesus, Africa (Egypt) and Malta. What an adventure! We had a big adventure is Vancouver then Kauai, Hawaii!! AND HERE I AM! WHOA! I'm back home now. What a fabulous trip to Kauai! It was a magical vacation. We even saw Puff the Magic Dragon who lies with his head sadly on the island ground, covered in grass and trees with beautiful sand beaches all around him. We sang his song a lot. Didn't want to leave at all, but here we are back home and dreaming of the next adventure already! Well, the next adventure came and me and the kids traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The moment we landed, we fell in love with Mexico! We loved the people, the service and the country! Villa del Palmar didn't disappoint us at all. The Spanish style room with the view of the most exquisite site I've ever seen was beyond the imagination. So glad we went and hope to go back to again some day. This summer we went to Victoria, British Colombia then after 5 days, we got on our ship to Alaska and we did a dog sled ride in the Yukon. It was amazing! So many posts and pictures to put up, so stay tuned folks! Let us remember to pause for a smile to a stranger, or give a dollar to a homeless person, or feed a stray animal. Share the love you have inside for others so that they may share theirs as well.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
Another convention over and a new President elected! What a great treat for all the delegates. Beautiful people I deal with but others, well, not so nice to deal with. I am grateful everyday for still being here. We all need to count our blessings for just when things get so bad that we feel we can't go on, look around you and see how much better off you are then many other people, then start counting!

Well, I have been getting wonderful offers to write for other people's blogs or travel magazine. I can't wait to find the time to begin. Next year when I retire, I'll be able to lots of attention to my travel blog. Until later, take care and keep checking in for new and great travel, reviews and more!!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Halifax Sites and buildings

Hi Folks!

I thought I'd show off a few pictures of Halifax.  Some of the pictures will be from Citadel Hill, others from Barrington Street where we had amazing antique building but I am seeing more and more gone or replenished.  I also was able to put in our Halifax Commons where people play baseball, bring their dogs to run, kids to ride scooters and watch our beautiful fountain.  To top it off, the picture of our Halifax Armoury. The place where the action happened during WWII.  My dad was born on the street right next to the Armoury.  Later he moved over a bit and lived on Bauer Street.

This city is filled with wonderful history, beautiful surroundings and the friendliest of people.  Good food in our taverns and pubs and the best of all, our Old Town Clock, which still works great.


View from Halifax Citadel looking down George St, I think it's called Carmichael now, but to me it will always be George Street.  The brick buildings you see was the norm for most or many Halifax buildings long ago.

Our World Trade Centre is on the left all the way down to Argyle Street.



Another view from Halifax Citadel looking at Cogswell Street.  The bridge in the distance is the MacDonald bridge.  The orange building was totally renovated, as were most of those you see.

I love this building.  It looks like a castle on top.  It was our famous Carleton Hotel.  My mom worked in the restaurant many years ago.  Some people wanted to tear it down, but it got saved and we are all grateful.  It houses apartments now and great food places in the lower floor with sidewalk cafes just waiting for patrons to sit down for some good food and friendly conversation.  You'll find this gem on Argyle across from St. Paul's church.  My mom used to tell me it's haunted.  The Press Gallery is next to the hotel on the left side on Prince St.

This old building used to be a school and our dentist was in the bottom right window.  How many of us little kids were cry in fear of having to go.  This is on Cunard Street.

This historic building and others you see along the way on Gottingen St.  are being redone from the inside out but keeping the historic part.  This is just across (from the back side) from Historic Properties on the waterfront.

This beauty was once Glube's furniture, furs, later Mitchell Furs.  It has been kept up and adds to the beauty of Gottingen and Cornwallis Street.

How Bauer street has changed over the years.  This is the street where my dad spent most of his life until he married my mom.

This is the side view of the Halifax Armoury on Agricola St.  Just before the Armoury is Armoury Lane that still has a few houses left on it and where my dad was born.

This is Armoury Lane where my dad was born and lived for 5 years.  There are still houses on this Lane.  This is right next to the Halifax Armoury.  The houses facing us our on Maynard Street.

West Street in Halifax with Davidson Street to the left.

This is West Street from the other side and John Street is on the right where I grew up.

Beautiful buildings on Barrington Street which are being redone.

Other view of the above buildings.  I love these so much. What history behind them. I love the building with the pointed turret.

Barrington Street building

Barrington Street buildings are being redone.

Barrington St.  looking down  and those old buildings above are on the right and the other old buildings are on the left.

The buildings by the older ones on Barrington.  The tall building is the Bell Aliant building that faces up Spring Garden Rd.  This building was put up after they tore down one of the best movie theatres we had.  It was called the Capital Theatre and we watched a lot of all night scary movies in there.  It had a Knight Suit in the foyer and was a very classy theatre.



The Old Roy Building is slated for destruction. We don't want it to go.  It is historic for lots of people.  It used to be the Zellers on Barrington St., now it is the Discovery Centre.

This was Halifax's first high school and later our School board.  It's on the corner of Brunswick and Sackville Street.  The schools we all use to go to were built like this and they were awesome! Most if not all are now gone.



This is our Town Clock, put up when Halifax was founded somewhere around 1749

This is our Halifax Commons, looking across towards Cunard Street and the Halifax Armoury on the left side.

This is the Halifax Armoury and we are so proud off it!

Another view of the Commons and our famous fountain with our Halifax Armoury


Our fountain.  Put up in the late 60s early 70s.  This was my 2nd date place.

People enjoying the sun on the Commons facing Robie Street side.

Here's little guy Rialey riding is new scooter on the Commons near Cunard Street.  you can see June Lane to the right of the white van.

I got him to keep the helmet on but I couldn't keep the shirt on.  He had a fun day.  He even met a little boy with his scooter and they played together.

This is a beautiful coloured fountain.  It lights up with so many beautiful colours at night and dances with the lights.