Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Our Week in a Nutshell

This past week was a quiet one - it rained for five days straight, but that was just an (other) excuse to put off yardwork. Elle spent most of the week at her mother's, Pea was engrossed in a new fiction series she received for her birthday, and I appreciated the quiet, relaxing atmosphere :)

Saturday was overcast, but not raining, so Pea and I tagged along with Hubby as he went to do some work in Lunenburg, a beautiful port town, a Unesco Heritage site, just over an hour from home. The town was hosting a Wooden Boat Reunion, that I thought Pea and I could enjoy. It turns out, boats don't hold our interest to a great degree :) but we did enjoy the parade of sails and sending off a message in a bottle (actually, a ship captain will be throwing the bottles further out to sea). We dutifully made our way to the pier to watch the sail boat race, and just when we thought the boats were lining up to begin, everyone dispersed and left. And the boats remained still. It turns out we (somewhat) watched the boats reach the finish line, but didn't realize it at the time. We enjoyed visiting art galleries, with some colorful folk art, and sipping coffee overlooking the harbour with a new acquaintance. Our favorite part, as always, was the historic homes that line the streets, and pointing out all the fine details. 

One of the many gorgeous historic homes in Lunenburg
Photo Credit : Kid Cowboy
Lunenburg, as seen from across the water -Don't you just love the colors?
Photo Credit: John Piercy
We didn't take any pictures of the homes, but I still wanted to share :) So colorful and gorgeous!


  1. The picture of the town reminds me of a children's program we used to watch nine or so years ago called Ballymory. It was set in a possibly imaginary village in Scotland, full of colourful houses and looked just like your picture. So, so quaint. It sounds like a perfect weekend! (And I completely understand about not being entirely enamoured by the boats!!)

    1. So quaint and picturesque, it's just lovely. And I keep trying drum up interest in boats - there are so many around here!-but I have yet to truly succeed.


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