Monday, September 04, 2017

Day 17: Farewell Nova Scotia

I am no longer in Nova Scotia.

There were tears when I said goodbye after brunch today. There was weeping and nashing of teeth when we crossed the boarder into NB. Leaving is hard.

It is not like we didn't know this was coming. It is the inevitable conclusion of any trip, the need to go back home. I loved every minute of being in Nova Scotia, a place that still feels like home in so many way. This past week, as today loomed closer I kept thinking of the 10th Doctor's goodbye:

Even with the sadness of leaving there was still much to be joyful about. We had a quick visit at New Hope to see some people I hadn't figured any other way to connect with, then we were at King's for worship. Ross gave a great message on love. We went to a brunch at Paddy's with the Brunch Club. Followed by my losing horribly at a game of Loot.

Then there were many, many, many good bye hugs and the previously mentioned tears. I was good till Timothy asked, "couldn't you just stay permanently?" Followed by Jamie hugs, MFA hugs, stop in Windsor for tea with Lucas and his daughter. All this allowed be to feel comfortable crossing off the top item from my bucket list -Hug All of My People. There have been so many hugs. Not all were captured digitally but here are three that were:

That wrapped up the big 38 item Nova Scotia trip bucket list. Mum and I accomplished almost everything. There were four items (listed in this colour) that we weren't able to fit into our schedule. I am beyond pleased, tickled pink even.

1. Hug all of my people (with the exception of friends who do not appreciate hugs)
2. Brunch with The Brunch Club
3. Attend the Wednesday Games Group Games Night
4. Participate in a day of board games with Aurora
5. Go to the Valley Drive-In
6. Live music
7. Attend a party with spontaneous jam session
8. The Wolfville Farmer Market
9. Swim in the Atlantic Ocean
10. Visit Crystal Falls (or another falls)
11. See the Blue Nose (is it out of dry docks yet?)
12. Drive Ridge Road (Greenwood to Wolfville)
13. Halifax Harbour/take a hopper tour
14. Visit Port George
15. Ghost Walk
16. Watch the sunrise over the Bay of Fundy
17. Go to the Look-Off
18. Find the cement houses
19. Go geocaching
20. Attend the worship service at Kings
21. Lobster
22. Muscles
23. Scott Skins
24. London Fog, yes they have them here but I miss my cafes
25. Eat at the Naked Crepe
26. Eat at the Pita Hut
27. Eat at the Korean place
28. All you can eat sushi
29. Have a donair with real donair sauce
30. Maybe a donair pizza but garlic fingers for sure
31. Halls Harbour visit
32. See a lighthouse
33. Picture with a giant lobster
34. Chicken Curry Fries
35. Johnny's for a burger and/or poutine
36. Meal at Troys
37. Luneburg
38. Mahone Bay

There was more to the day after we left the Valley but I am going to include that in tomorrows post. We made a much shorter list of silliness for the trip home. If you are interested in the earlier Nova Scotia adventures or missed a specific day, you can find an account of each day below:

Day 16 -Saturday, September 2, 2017
Day 15 -Friday, September 1, 2017
Day 14 -Thursday, August 31, 2017
Day 13 -Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Day 12 -Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Day 11 -Monday, August 28, 2017
Day 10 -Sunday, August 27, 2017
Day 9 -Saturday, August 26, 2017
Day 8 -Friday, August 25, 2017
Day 7 -Thursday, August 24, 2017
Day 6 -Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Day 5 -Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Day 4 -Monday, August 21, 2017
Day 3 -Sunday, August 20, 2017
Day 2 -Saturday, August 19, 2017
Day 1 -Friday, August 18, 2017

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