Archive for August, 2011

sea kayaking in nova scotia

Monday, August 29th, 2011

I can barely swim. Actually, I think I could swim to save my life, but because my group swim lessons as a child occurred at a time when I was overly sensitive and extremely shy, it was too hard for me to get the most out of them. Instead, they were an unnecessarily traumatic childhood […]

halifax highlight, making it right with mike holmes

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

We had just finished eating dinner at the hotel restaurant and it was meant to be a low key night, but as we walked toward the lobby, Mike thought he caught someone special in the corner of his eye. We took a few steps back and sure enough, it was him. Our new friend, Mike […]

what you miss when you just look straight ahead

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Almost every single day I walk the same path. My commute is still fairly new to me, but I’m starting to get into a groove. I know that if I leave at a certain time I will run into that one person at that one corner. I know that if I walk fast enough I […]

halifax museums

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

When you only have so much time in one place you have to be selective, especially when there is so much to do – and in Halifax, that’s absolutely the case. We took our first day one step at a time, wandering around most of the city on foot and stopping by some pretty cool […]

cardigan lobster supper

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

While we couldn’t eat authentic Prince Edward Island lobsters because the season had just passed, it didn’t feel right leaving PEI without a proper lobster supper. Following a tip from a local, we found ourselves spending our last night in on this beautiful island in Cardigan –  Cardigan Lobster Supper to be exact. The lobster […]

outside in pei

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

One day a while back I asked Mike what he thought about us becoming an “active” couple. While we are both reasonably athletic people, we have some roadblocks–we don’t ski or golf or have bikes. We have resolved to eventually get into hiking since there are plenty of options for us in the New England […]

nova scotia, a genealogical journey

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Until recently I couldn’t trace my family tree beyond a simple branch or two. My mom is Irish, and so am I, as she has always pridefully reinforced. On the other side though, my dad has been doing a lot of research to trace our history back to the first Forshner to make his way […]