Thursday, May 23, 2019

On Day 5 of our Road Trip the Sun Came Out

Finally, after so many dreary days, the sun struggled to come out.  By afternoon it was actually a sunny day.

Our first stop (after the tourist information office) was to see Fort Lawrence.  

Fort Edward is a very nice site but hasn't yet opened up for the season. 

This cocky little jaywalker knew we wouldn't run him over so he just strutted across the road in his own good time.

We stopped for lunch at Just Us! Coffee Roasters in Grand Pre for lunch and it was definitely delicious.  Hal had a smoked ham and cheese with a pineapple carrot relish.  I had the chickpea sandwich.  The coffee was really delicious.

 Look Nancy Rose . . . an oat cake.

Just Us! has a very eclectic decor as well as a coffee museum which was very educational.

Grand-Pre is an exciting National Historic Site.  The displays are very well done, their is a very informative video about the Acadians and the grounds are beautifully kept (even this early in the season).

At Port-Royal we were greeted by employees in period costumes and the on-going reconstruction work makes it even more interesting.  Seeing finished rooms and buildings as well as current projects was fascinating and we learned so much. 

We learned even more about the strained relationships between the French, English, Aboriginals, and Acadians at Fort Anne.  For me, the most fascinating display were these wall sized tapestries of the history of the area.  Absolutely stunning!

We finally arrived at our apartment at Richmond Highland Farm.  I couldn't say enough positive things about this place.  It is a real working farm with cows and dogs and all that.  The apartment was immaculate and cheekily decorated.  We slept like babies because it was so quiet.  Our hosts were very nice and accommodating and welcoming.  I recommend this venue for a night or a week.  

Once we were unpacked, we went into Yarmouth for a quick supper and to pick up a few groceries.

On Thursday we will be going to several Lighthouses, the Bluenose II and the Marine Museum in Lunenburg,supper at the Sou'Wester Restaurant in Peggy's Cove, and we will be staying for a couple of nights at a motel in Timberlea.  Time to catch up on laundry and have a break from the road.

Good night dear friends.

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