Thirteen Things I Loved About Our Canada Trip
2. Attending the Indian River Festival Concert at Historic St. Mary's Church in Kensington was something interesting and different to do. The concert was presented by Viva Voce, a vocal ensemble dedicated to classical repertoire. The first half of the concert was sung in French (we couldn't understand a thing!), but the songs after intermission were sung in English. The second half was much more enjoyable. Here's the church below:
3. One morning we toured The Citadel in downtown Halifax. It was the only day of our trip that it rained a bit, and the weather seemed quite appropriate to the surroundings.
5. A full day of experiencing firsthand Anne of Green Gables. First, at Avonlea Village. There were many beautiful flower gardens to admire as we walked the streets, a chocolate factory where we watched candy and chocolate-coated potato chips being made, and a Wee-gospel singer in the village church to hear.
6. We enjoyed watching characters in various parts of the Village act out many scenes from the Anne of Green Gables' books. Left to right on stage below: Marilla, neighbor Mrs. Rachel Lynde, Anne Shirley, and Matthew in the rocking chair.
7. Next, that afternoon we toured the original site that inspired L. M. Montgomery to write the Anne of Green Gables' books.
8. To finish up our whole day devoted to Anne, that evening we attended Anne of Green Gables ~ The Musical at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. It was WONDERFUL!!! The actress who played Anne Shirley was outstanding and perfect for the role!
9. The parade celebrating Old Home Week just happened to take place during the time we were there. The floats, bagpipers, clowns, horses, Mounties, and giant balloon characters were great. I love a parade!
11. Ditto for not seeing a whale...we scheduled a whale tour; it was cancelled because of fog; we rescheduled, it was cancelled for the operators' family emergency; and then we changed plans so we could take a different whale-watching tour boat on the last day we were there.
The ride waaaay out in the ocean in hopes of spotting a whale was really nice, but no whale tail to be seen. Here I am below ready to get on the boat.
12. Bay of Fundy ~ Hopewell Rocks ~ World's Highest Tides are here! We stood right down there on the ocean floor at low tide. It was amazing to think that in just a few hours everywhere we walked would be underwater!
Also in this series:
Canada Part 1 ~ Meeting Island Sparrow in Real Life!
Canada Part 2 ~ Bloomin' Tuesday, Halifax Public Gardens
Canada Part 3 ~Work in Progress Wednesday ~ Mahone Bay