Ann Stafford


Ann Stafford

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Digby August 1st 2017

Second day in Digby, was whale watching day. It took two ferries to cross over to Brier Island (which is west of Digby - along Digby neck). We almost missed the first ferry because Ann was chatting it up with the owner of the small cafe near the ferry boat. It costs $7 total for each ferry ride which is pretty reasonable. Each of the ferry rides were short (5-10 mins). We were worried we would miss the ferries which leave on the top of the hour so we left at 9a even though our whale watching tour didn't start until 1p. This gave us time to visit Balancing Rock (a 2 km trail that included A LOT of stairs). It only took us about an hour to do the whole trail including time to stop ... read more
Robb and Sophie at Balancing Rock
Dad at end of Balancing Rock trail
JoSo Ice Cream Break

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Digby July 31st 2017

Thank goodness Dad is an early bird. He woke us up at 4a so we were in the car by 5a. Thank goodness as we forgot about the one hour timezone difference in Atlantic Canada. We paid for 2p ferry crossing and cars are supposed to arrive by 1p. Dad’s early wakeup allowed us to not miss ferry because we missed timezone adjustment! Arrived in Saint John, NB at 1p AT. Refuelled car and joined on of 5 lanes of cars waiting to board the ferry. We weren’t sure which of the 5 lanes to join so we opted for the shortest one beside the lane at the very left reserved for large trucks. Well it seems they board the ferry from lane one … and we were in lane five! It took about 20 minutes ... read more
20170731_161312 Ferry RoAn
At Shoreline Restaurant
Jon and view from restaurant

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City July 30th 2017

Our private walking tour of Quebec City wasn't until 2p so we agreed to all sleep in. Left hotel around 10a. Previous night we had discovered a breakfast restaurant, L’Omelette, so headed there for a leisurely breakfast. Robb asked server for their biggest breakfast. It came with two eggs, two sausage and a Quebec pie. Having never had Quebec pie, Robb was willing to give it a try. He loved it! It’s a steak pie (steak in dark gravy, baked in pie shell). Yummy! We finished breakfast and with time still before our tour, we decided to go to Visitor Centre, get some maps and take some photos. Enroute, we discovered a little alley where local artists had their paintings on display for sale. Sophie really like one in particular. It was of the “Break Neck ... read more
Dad and Bonhomme at Tourist Centre
Robb and Bonhomme at Tourist Centre
Sophie and Artist

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City July 29th 2017

Our Maritime Road Trip is at last here! We left home at 9a to pick up Halahbujee (Korean word for grand-dad). First stop Quebec City. Eight hour drive went pretty quickly. Checked in at Hotel Clarendon (which is centrally located right next to the Chateau Frontenac) at 6p. Freshened up and headed out for a look around city and place to eat. Robb was in Quebec City on a high school field trip, and Halahbujee was in Quebec City 25+ years ago so for all of us it was either a first time or a long time visit to the city. The City is beautiful. We all likedSo European in feel, the buildings, the people. Packed with tourists, we chose a restaurant, Parmesean, with a line up (of course). It was quaint. Tables close together. Food ... read more
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