Yesterday was a travel day and therefore a fun day, so we squeezed in a side trip from Halifax to Lunenburg to hobnob on the wharf with the premiers and see the tall ships. Truth is the premiers kept a low profile other than the photo opportunity for the newspapers, so we didn't even see them but we did see the tall ships. After we were done touring the ships, we enjoyed some libation and a huge plate of mussels on a balcony overlooking the harbour. Greg won a Moosehead t-shirt, although we aren't quite sure why. All he did was order a pint, or was that two?
Two days earlier I had a similar incident in another restaurant. I was quizzing the owner, yes the owner, about the use of wheat in various dishes. His response was "what happens if you eat wheat, do you die?" I took the high-road and spared him the details of what happens, as it really isn't that dramatic. But yikes, glad I don't have a life-threatening food allergy or visiting the maritimes might be the end of me.
There have been some good moments in this trip. Like the one in the airport where Greg spotted an older gentleman in brand new white sneakers with navy socks pulled way up, carrying a green, blue, and black floral print bag. The sight made Greg gasp "Who let him go out like that?", which sent me into giggles. Then there was the ice cream lighthouse where I ordered one scoop and got three. When I told the lady "no, I only wanted one scoop" she said "that is one scoop". Well it was delicious but that would explain why obesity rates are a tad higher here than other parts of Canada. Getting to see the tall ships was serendipitous, and they were amazing. We have a couple more days until the adventure is complete, here's hoping we encounter more great people, some great food, and more beautiful sights.