Hells yes. It seems that backpack chairs are all the rage in New Brunswick and I was more than happy to take part in the madness last week.
The hubby & I took a little trip to the mainland. We landed in Halifax where we spent a night, and also took a little road trip to an absolutely beautiful town called Wolfville (home of Acadia University) and to Peggy's Cove.
|The cute little town of Peggy's Cove|
|The Peggy's Cove lighthouse|
|More Peggy's Cove cuteness|
My favourite part of the NS segment of the vacation was a place called Applewicks. It's this wonderful organization that teaches people with disabilities how to do crafts like weaving, candle-making & knitting. I pretty much lost my mind when I went to their store. They sell a lot of the work done by participants and the pieces are absolutely beautiful! I bought a couple of woven tea cozies, some yummy-smelling candles, art cards... I would've bought the whole store if I could've! Seriously. I was so enthusiastic & chatty when I was there that the girl even took me on a tour & introduced me to some of the participants. I have such a spark for this organization right now that all I want to do is see a program like this started in Newfoundland. Apparently there are a couple other people around here who feel the same way so I'm trying to make contact with them to help get the ball rolling.
|An adorable yarn store in downtown Wolfville|
|Another adorable shop in Wolfville|
|I got the most delicious lunch at that yellow pub; teriyaki chicken stir fry on top of a Caesar salad... Who would've thought? Seriously, absolutely delicious.|
|Nova Scotia has some beautiful vineyards|
|Outside one of the wineries|
Sackville greeted me quite kindly...
|Cute cute cute. My 2nd cousin owns this shop, "Earth", where he sells beautiful artwork from several artists.|
|On the left is an old-school movie theatre that hasn't changed much in the past century, I'm told.|
I'm having a really hard time getting back in non-vacation mode, or "real life" as you may call it. I'm seriously going to be the best retiree ever. I cannot wait until the day when I can stop working, buy a house in Florida, and just veg & volunteer all the time. I'm going to be the best at it.
But I guess it's back to work tomorrow... sigh...