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, October 7, 2013

Our Weekend In a Nutshell

Friday evening we were excited to head to Mahone Bay and enjoy the Scarecrow Festival, an event we only missed once in the past 6 years. The residents of the charming town of Mahone Bay create various scarecrows posted throughout the town, with activities planned for the weekend. Our favorite part of the festival is always the Pumpkin Walk: As the sun sets, dozens (some years hundreds) of jack o lanterns light up a long lane, with musicians playing the fiddle, and hundreds of people walk along admiring the handiwork, warm drinks in hand. 

The Witches Coven - see bottom 3 witches - was our favorite display
My camera does not take decent night time pictures, so I found this one of the pumpkin walk in 2009:

Photo Credit: John McCarthy
Saturday, we headed to New Brunswick to my in laws for a staff party at my father in law's home - Hubby and I both work for the family business, as does Hubby's brother, so it was a small gathering of family and co-workers, with bonfire and feasting! Hubby was in charge of the fire, and took his job very seriously :)

Heading back home the next day, we made it to Elle's school fall fair. She enjoyed their haunted house, face painting and photo booth. I convinced Hubby we should enjoy the photo booth too :)

Hubby and Elle look more and more alike!


  1. You guys pack so much in each weekend! Over in the UK autumn celebrations don't really amount to much. In our little village there really is nothing going on until December when Christmas celebrations get into full swing and we all go a bit mad!

    1. October is one of our busiest months - we looove fall festivities, and our province has much to offer (pumpkin boat racing for example...) though we have decided to cut back on a few this year. And then we do go a bit mad as well over Christmas :) with a great crash in January that leads to, in our case, a bit of hibernation!

  2. What great Fall activities. This is my favorite season.
    Blessings, Dawn

    1. Thank you Dawn - it's my favorite season as well - you just can't beat that fresh air, and all the natural colors of the season!


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