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Tatamagouche on Father’s Day

I have a LOT of catch-up to do with posts going clear back to June.

This weekend was a father’s day weekend trip to Tatamagouche with some great friends.  We picked somewhere relatively close that none of us had been to before and the fact that the Tatamagouche Brewing Co. is there didn’t hurt either.

It was a quaint little campground right on the ocean.  No beach but beautiful views, beach combing, and really beautiful sunsets.

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On Saturday a few of us went to the market.  It was really quaint, lots of booths, and lovely lady statues that Eleanor thought were impressive.  20180616_113546

We took a short walk from the market to the train station – a restaurant (like my home town) and rooms for rent on old train cars.  Neat!  20180616_115533

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That day we also headed to the nearby beach.  20180616_145937

It was warm but the water was cold so no one swam for long.  It was still nice to sit in the sun though!  20180616_152535

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The days were warm but my goodness, the evenings were COLD.  It was a combination of being right on the water and the time of year but we literally could have sat around the fire in snowsuits.

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I think this is a morning shot of Oliver on the rocky beach at the campground.  20180616_081557

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A Friday Night

This isn’t necessarily what I used to think of as a great Friday night, but it suit us just fine tonight! I looked forward to this all day.

A friend told us of this beautiful spot. We had some small success but will definitely go back another day!


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Bluenose!

It was a great weekend for a couple of marathon events!

We started with the 2 km youth run, which all of the kids participated in – the boys ran with papa while Eleanor and I came behind. It was a beautiful day!

Eleanor was a little nervous leading up to the race and didn’t care for all the noise, but she took off running and finished the course running, so she got into the spirit of it after all!

And post-race ice cream just tastes better!

On a rainy Sunday morning nana, papa, and I took off for the 10 km race – papa ran while nana and I walked. (I am always amazed at my mom and dad and their energy!)

The sun never shone but the rain cleared off once the race started.

At the finish line…

And here we all are, feeling proud of our medals! It was a great weekend and a great event!


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Easter hike

Yesterday the boys and I escaped to Crystal crescent for a nice walk and time at the beach. It was a beautiful day – the first day we have had where you can really believe spring is on its way.

We have swam here before but never hiked. We walked and scrambled over the rocks along the shoreline for a while, looking for sea glass and sea creatures in the tidal pools.

After a while we stopped and ate our lunch on the rocks.

We sent daddy a selfie to make him jealous.

We walked the trail back.

And then we just enjoyed the main beach, looking for more sea glass and listening to the waves on the shore.

It was such a soul-feeding time. Ore than once Oliver said, “I love nature!” as we were walking, so I think even they were feeling the sun and warmth seep into their bones.