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And I continue to read Anne of... wherever. I think I am on the fourth book and I have to tell you I was getting a little worried about her romantic entanglements. "You fool, Anne! You FOOL!" I shouted at... Continue reading
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Yesterday I wrote a long lament about Chelsea after watching their not-so-friendly against Arsenal (the best part - actually the only good part - being that I watched the match with the same two people who started me on premier... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Julia
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Quebec! Now we have an inside joke. I say Quebec! and you know that it is... late here. Edited twenty-two hour later to include a verb. AHEM. It late indeed. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Julia
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We are in Vermont today for a visit with Steve's paternal birth family. The one brother lives here, the other drives over from New Hampshire and their Dad and his wife come from Maine. It's lovely. Steve's birth brother has... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Julia
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I was going to say that I cannot think of a word to describe the size of this hotel room (I just typed woom) but then I thought of a few: eensy, miniscule, teeny, minute, microscopic, Lilliputian. Checking into a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Julia
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Today we went to the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tidal range in the world; meaning that the difference from high tide to low tide averages over forty feet and peaks at over fifty. So an hour after... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Julia
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He was definitely going for an Inukshuk. We saw many iterations of them in Montreal and Quebec. We went to one art gallery that specialized in First Nation pieces and the gallery owner spent a lot of time talking to Patrick about the inspirations. Very lovely. Surprised at how hard it was to balance those rocks. I kept trying to assist and knocked them over until Patrick asked me to stop helping.
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Since we got into the Maritime Provinces people have been apologizing for the weather. Apparently they are having the coolest, rainiest July in over a decade (two?) and everyone wanted to let us know how very sorry they are about... Continue reading
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No, really. Cape Breton. It is all just so beautiful. PS I met a couple from Toronto in the hotel lounge this evening and when Steve joined us she asked, "Now, where are you from? I mean, where did you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Julia
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Cape Breton. Cape Breton, Cape Breton, Cape Breton. Road signs in Gaelic that I can almost read, winding roads through sea and cliff, Edward ordered mussels twice in one meal, acoustic guitar, great singer-songwriter, glass of red wine, Steve has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Julia
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We just had the one night in PEI and I freely acknowledge that we are not spending nearly enough time in any of these places. Patrick said, "Wait, what, we're leaving Price Edward Island? We just got here! And I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Julia
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Yes, good, thanks. Very true.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2015 on RoadTrip.5.2015 at Julia
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I don't know why I've never managed to figure out facebook but there it is. When I asked I say that I'm too worried about my internet privacy and then secretly laugh like a hyena because, well. Obviously.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2015 on RoadTrip.5.2015 at Julia
Lunch at a place called John Browns in Charlottetown. Calamari was spicy and came with a curried aioli. We got the Mussels a la canadienne - which is a cream based broth with bacon and sauteed mushrooms. And Edward's lobster BLT was just that - lobster meat (possibly tossed with a little lemon juice - I only got one bite; he devoured it) topped with bacon lettuce and tomato on a brioche roll. Dinner at Rowhouse was basically a repeat of lunch but the mussels were in a little wine and garlic and the lobster was whole and steamed. So good.
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Trip Advisor! Got it, thanks. They really were ridiculously kind.
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I went to check into our hotel today only to discover that I had inadvertently booked the room for last night. Ah. Ha ha ha HA. Since I had used one of the internet booking sites (booking.com in this case)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Julia
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Heh. Yeah. Sorry about that. I splurged on a very nice dinner at the hotel last night and splurged still further by ordering the tasting menu (say it with me: le menu degustation - looks kind of gross when you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Julia
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I love love love Montreal. I love it like a first boyfriend. But there were a couple of moments today when I began to worry that Montreal might be out to get me. First, Edward's Kindle got shattered and if... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Julia
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Yes, I know. The archives are a mess. I tried to figure out where the formatting is stored couple of weeks ago so I could try to clean it up but I failed. I¹ll look into again though. Sounds annoying. Sorry.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on RoadTrip.2.2015 at Julia
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Today I drove from one side of Ontario to the other. We are now in Pembroke and I am so tired. But along the way we spent a couple of hours at Science North, the science museum in Sudbury, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Julia
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Oh how exceptionally annoying! I wrote a whole post last night. I swear I did. What happened to it? Sum: Les Miserables, Gaelic music, mutiny, started Bartimaeus trilogy, drive drive drive, Ontario and so to sleep. Back tonight and I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Julia
Ha! Thanks. I'll see if I can fix it. I really am hopeless, aren't I? And of course we're going to PEI. That was pretty much the moment in the planning that we lost Steve because it added another three days into the trip.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on A Single Step at Julia
Amen. Also, Steve is meeting us in Halifax. Via airplane. And Patrick and I are finishing up The Accidental Highwayman so this is my second gibbet reference of the day. Go figure.
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