I’ll take the dream I had last night
And put it in my freezer,
So someday long and far away
When I’m an old grey geezer,
I’ll take it out and thaw it out,
This lovely dream I’ve frozen,
And boil it up and sit me down
A dip my old cold toes in

~Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

Victoria Day was Monday, which meant a long weekend for Sophie and Parker. Our weekends have been consumed with house projects, but on Saturday we put everything on hold and went with our friends to the city of Lunenberg.


It’s a quaint, seaside town where you can shop, explore and eat lobster rolls.  You can also take pictures by creepy mannequins.


Or if you prefer, harpoon whales.


Afterwards, we shoved the kids in a lobster cage and drove away…


Kidding!  We would never do that, especially since we had plans on Sunday. We decided to become tourists for the day and visited the Halifax boardwalk where we took the Harbour Hopper tour. It’s a historical, amphibious trip around the city.


The city was alive, which was a stark contrast to our first visit to the boardwalk.


What a difference from January to May!


Afterward, we grabbed ice cream and reminisced about our time in the temporary condo. Elsa said she is much happier at our house, but that the condo (or as Soren calls it, the “fake house”) was special because we had lots of Canadian firsts. We welcomed in the New Year, celebrated Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day and Parker and Elsa each had their birthdays during those first three months.

Although it was a time of transition, we did enjoy ourselves. I even have moments where I miss the condo…but mostly because of it’s close proximity to the wine store.







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