Monday, May 11, 2009

Adventures With Visitors

On the first weekend of May, Mom and Dad came down to visit DH and I for the first time :o) It had been two months since I had seen my parents and it was great to get together again. As I stated earlier, Dad brought down the box for Pickles and even though my mood was a bit sombre, I was happy for the distraction that the weekend's adventures brought.

Since my parents had never been down this way before, we made sure we did some touring around because this truly is a beautiful part of our country. On Saturday, I decided to stop in at Pine Grove Park for the first time -


From what I'm told, Nova Scotia is known for its rhododendrons and this park was full of them, although they were not in bloom yet. It was still a gorgeous park and we had a nice hike through the woods. Here's a picture of Mom and Dad -


And DH and I -


There were loads of photo opportunities but this couple stole the show -


On Sunday, DH and I decided to torture my parents again and we took them on an even longer hike! LOL! This time we went to Kejimkujik National Park (Keji = Ke-G for short). This park is actually broken up into two parts, inland and along the shore. We toured the shore area -


The trail we took was like traveling through the barren lands but there were plenty of signs of rabbits :o) The hidden gem was at the end of the trail when we reached the beach. Just off shore were approximately five to six seals sunning themselves on the rocks! Dad's camera has more zoom so this is the picture he took -


As we were taking pictures, there was one seal in the water and he/she kept splashing the water -


I'm not sure what he/she was trying to do but it looked like he/she was having fun :o)

When we got home and I was reviewing my pictures, I noticed something a little funny that showed up in a couple of them -


Can you see the boat? DH explained to me that it's shipwrecked. Someone had been towing the boat to shore when it got away from them. A storm came in and deposited the boat right there on that small island! I guess it's going to stay where it is. LOL!

After walking approximately 5 Km in total, Mom and I thought that we more than deserved a feast of the 'World's Best Clams'. Let me just say this, it was WELL worth the effort ;o)


Anonymous said...

You are making me homesick. I love camping in keji
Great Shots.

Annie said...

That really is the great outdoors. I only see things like that in movies and on TV. Cool to be living it.

Great photos. Love the one of you and DH together.

Irene said...

Great photos ! Sounds like an adventurous place to live.

Mel said...

Sounds like a great visit for your parents and you!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! What wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

And you had clam??? *sigh* I so need to get northeast & have some real seafood! ;o)

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pics and you both make lovely couples, and it is great to see your Mom(Hi Zoe)she is so young looking!!
It makes me want to live by the coast seeing those pics, instead slap bang in the middle!

Rachel S said...

Great photos.

mumzy said...

We also thoroughly enjoyed our visit with you and your DH. I also enjoyed all the walks through the parks, the shopping and yes, the clams were the best! We are already looking forward to our next visit.

Daffycat said...

Wonderful photos, Cathey! Sounds like a wonderful visit with your parents.

Lori-Ann said...

Glad you had such a good time with your folks. The Maritimes rock, don't they?

I love your Bent Creek snowmen... what a hoot! haven't seen this pattern (I live under a rock).hehehe

WendyCarole said...

Would love to go walking there it looks wonderful

Alberta said...

Cathey, those are wonderful photos of your parents and you & DH! Sounds like a beautiful weekend, have you ever considered being a tourist advisor???? You'd be great.

Ranae said...

Beautiful photo's.
What a wonderful place go for hikes.
Thanks for sharing!!

Sharon said...

Lovely photo's and looks like you all had a lovely time-dinner sounded yummy!

Aussie Stitcher said...

It is always nice to catch up with family, looks like you had a wonderful time. Photobooth Snowmen turned out great, so cute. I was sorry to hear about Pickles, it is amazing how firmly our pets get entrenched into our hearts, take care Cathey (((HUGS)))

Brigitte said...

You certainly had a wonderful time with your parents. You live in a very beautiful region, I love your pictures.