Apple Blossoms and a Sea Monster

Apple Blossom-13This past weekend was a good one, even though Joseph was battling his way through a tough head cold and all parties were operating on little sleep. He had been sick since Wednesday, and I wasn’t sure that I could stand one more day in the house in such beautiful weather!

Here in Nova Scotia, especially in the Annapolis Valley, we are known for our apples. At this time of year, the Valley hosts the Apple Blossom festival. It’s super cute to drive to this part of the province and participate in the festivities. Last year we managed to take in the parade. They always have great activities for families – I can’t wait until my kids are older to take them around to the fun stuff!

We decided to skip the parade this year (Joe can’t appreciate it anyways!) and see if we could take in some of the historical properties that are included in our Nova Scotia Museum Pass. We stopped in at Prescott House, thinking for sure it would be open because Charles Prescott was so instrumental in the apple industry in Nova Scotia. Unfortunately, we arrived only to find it didn’t open until the following Monday. Oh well, it is a gorgeous property and we thoroughly enjoyed touring around. It’s just an excuse to come back!

Isn't it so stately? I felt like I was in Anne of Green Gables

Isn’t it so stately? I felt like I was in Anne of Green Gables

It was on such a gorgeous property.

It was on such a gorgeous property.

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Apple Blossoms!

Apple Blossoms!

I LOOOVE big trees

I LOOOVE big trees

Don't you just want to park yourself down and have a picnic?

Don’t you just want to park yourself down and have a picnic?

We stopped in for lunch at the Fry Daddy’s in Windsor and had some GREAT fish tacos.

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MMMMMM fish tacos :)

MMMMMM fish tacos 🙂

Sunday was a bit more dreary, with rain coming down in spurts that Halifax is known for. We had friends visiting from Saskatoon that day, and we told them they were lucky they got to see Halifax in its natural habitat! Haha. They have 3 kids, and Josh and I were trying to figure out where a good spot would be for kids on a rainy day. We settled on going to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. I love touring around all of the old model ships, but I could tell that their favourite parts were the 2 kiosks with 20-year-old computers, the “movie” rooms with movies on the Halifax Explosion and Titanic that seemed to be made in the 1990’s, and the gift shop.

Getting attacked by the sea monster. Joe is practically rolling his eyes HA!

Getting attacked by the sea monster. Joe is practically rolling his eyes HA!

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A figure head of St. Patrick that was on the mast of a boat coming from Ireland...so cool!

A figure head of St. Patrick that was on the mast of a boat coming from Ireland…so cool!

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2 thoughts on “Apple Blossoms and a Sea Monster

    1. MalloryBrisson

      Yes it is gorgeous isn’t it?! Anne is one of my all-time favorites, and I can’t help but think of her when it is spring and summer here in the maritimes.

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