Back to Real Life!
Hello my lovelies, I am back from my trip to Nova Scotia. Here’s your update on Margaritaville…
Having not been there in over 15 years, it was great to be there again. Not much has changed and I was reminded of a quote I once read (although I cannot remember where from) but it went something along the lines of: the best thing about going to a place that does not change is finding the ways in which you yourself have been altered.
Cape Breton is very relaxing without being boring. From my uncle’s bungalow you can sit on the porch and stare out at the Bras D’Or Lakes all day and time just sort of passes. But you aren’t bored. Just rested. Sadly, mum and I went to Cape Breton for my uncle’s funeral after he passed away suddenly. No one knew he was sick, not even him until it was a done deal. But as we say, he went out with his boots on.
We had fairly good weather on most days. Some rain, but some sun too. Mum and I drove around the Cabot Trail, did some shopping at gift/souvenir shops and Mum pointed out some of her old stompin’ grounds. I got to meet some of my cousins kids. Then we spent two days in Halifax. We went to the Casino, pretty much broke even (whoo hoo!) and I walked along the boardwalk and shopped some more. Halifax was very easy to get around in and we had fabulous weather while we were there, sunny with a nice breeze off the habour. Can’t ask for much more than that.
So, here I am, back home again. I’m just finishing up my holiday laundry. I like to wash everything when I get home from vacation. It sort of like my own personal reset button for my life. I missed Portia and Rocky terribly and in a perfect world they would have missed me too, but I fear that as long as there is someone around to drop kibble in their bowls, it really doesn’t matter who it is!