It’s been a month. I feel like I should have a great many things to say, all exciting, all uplifting. You’re all supposed to feel like I have a wonderfully exciting life! I’m so happy all the time! The world is amazing and God is good!
But I don’t feel anything like that.
Mostly I just feel exhausted and alone. I’m coming off two months of a good amount of travel. I feel like I haven’t been home in a long time. I went to Orlando, which you know about. Then I went to Oklahoma, and two weeks later I went to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Oklahoma was my vacation, but I was still exhausted when I got home.
And, if we’re friends on Facebook, you already know I had a horrible time getting to Halifax.
In case we aren’t, here’s the rundown: Get to airport at 8:30 for a 10:04 AM flight. 10:04 comes and goes… 11:45 AM, flight to Newark gets cancelled. Gate personnel being very rude at this point, perhaps in anticipation that customers will be rude. Go stand in line for an hour or more and wait for new flight. Get booked on Air Canada flight to Toronto at 3:05pm. It’s already 1:30. Go get something to eat. Go to check through international gate. Air Canada can’t find my flight, or ticket number, or anything. Cry… cry all over the Air Canada ticket counter from frustration and . Wait. Air Canada finally finds my ticket, prints tickets, makes jokes at puffy faced girl who just cried at the ticket counter. Go through international security. Sit down at gate. DON’T MOVE. Finally get on flight to go to Toronto and then on over to Halifax.
But, once there, I absolutely loved it. It was expensive to eat, but the food was all amazing and worth it. It was a walkable city with some wonderful hills that left me feeling tired, but not too tired. The air is clean, there aren’t that many people, and it’s right on the water. I couldn’t have had a better time, even if it was for work. I was also painfully American about everything and obsessed with the fact that everything was repeated in French. I loved it.
Here’s a couple of things that I visited that I highly recommend if you ever find yourself in Halifax
- Andy Smith’s Tattle Tours Ghost Walk - It’s $10, 2 hours, and very informative. It’s more like a history tour than a ghost tour, which is really nice.
- The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – Though small, both the Halifax Explosion and Titanic exhibits are really well done. And it’s only $9!
- Eat a BeaverTail.
- Oh, and drink as much coffee as you can. I never thought of Canada as a coffee country, but I didn’t have a single bad cup of coffee in Halifax. Not. A. One.
And with that, here’s some Instagram photos of Halifax. I took my camera, but I only ended up taking, like, 7 pictures the entire time I was there. I took most of them with my phone. Go figure?