This week we explored ruins and abandoned buildings, cooled off at the beach and at the lake.
George's Island, in the middle of the Halifax harbour, and home to Fort Charlotte, is not usually open to the public. However this past weekend, it hosted "Picnic in the Past" with historical reenactments, tours of the underground tunnels, and general exploration. I am always astounded by the grit it takes to walk around in the summer heat in those heavy cotton and wool uniforms! Thank goodness for modern clothing :)
Today was Pea's 15th birthday. We've been celebrating for over a week because this birthday is the one that means the most to her. She invited her friends over for a sleepover, her closest friends from her old school, and closest from her new school. She spent a day watching old movies. We went on a road trip to take photographs of an abandoned building she loves. We had a fiesta with our group of friends she has connected with, hearing the stories of when they were fifteen. And tonight, after a supper of crepes and fruit with family, we watched the sun set on her 15th birthday sitting on the roof of the house.
I love you Pea, and I hope this year brings greater happiness and peace. xo