I was up by 6am and headed back towards Halifax for the last 2 nights of the journey. It was still raining so I was glad to get the hikes in last night. I usually have great weather when I travel so I just looked at this trip like a little bit of payback and hopefully I was amassing some good karma for future outings.
I was back in the city by noon. I found a parking structure and went exploring. I had a run-in with a cement pole in the parking structure and lost
I got out my travel guide and wanted to hit everything of interest. They have a nice waterfont from what I am told, but with the fog I could not see anything.
After checking out the boardwalk I moved on the Alexander Keith’s brewery tour.
It was not a brewery tour where they teach you how they brew the beer, but rather a bunch of people in period clothes and acting out a sort of play about life when the brewery was founded.
It was actually pretty entertaining and any tour that ends with beer and refills of said beer is usually ok in my book.
Next stop was a botanical garden that seems to be present in every city I visit…except Detroit
My final stop for the day was a tour of the fort at the top of the hill above Halifax.
Although this area had a lot of French influence, besides the people speaking French, I did not see much reference throughout the trip to their heritage. I guess it is true that the people that win the wars write the history books.
Here are a couple shots of the town from the fort.
I went out for a couple drinks on Argyle Street. Kinda cool the way they decorated it. Lots of Irish bars
I spent the night in the Lord Nelson hotel.
The next day I moved my stuff over to the Haliburton Hotel
The weather was horrible again but I made the most by seeing some more of the sights
I also found this cool cemetery where they buried people from the wreck of the Titanic. Even Leonardo DiCaprio’s character was buried here.
Nothing special happened this day and I was out on a flight the next morning. At the Toronto airport I saw something cool. At a bar they did not have waitresses, but rather just an ipad and a credit card machine. You select your meal based on pictures and then pay before it is brought to you. I had heard about this on a podcast recently and was eager to try. It was fairly smooth, but just like the self checkout at the grocery store it would take a little massaging and like the grocery store there were people that should not be using them at all.
The trip was quick. I wish the weather was better so I could have been outdoors more but it did nothing to ruin my love affair with our neighbor to the north.
Until Next Time
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