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July 25th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana | Parenting

It’s just a few weeks now until we head out on the road to Nova Scotia – me, my kid and Grandma – and I’m getting very excited about this trip. For starters Nova Scotia is one of my favourite places in the world and I haven’t really had the chance to visit since I was a kid. I was there in 2009, but I was working the whole time and I didn’t even see the water until the day that I left. Still, that visit proved to me once again that Halifax feels like home to me.

Me and my Gramps in Peggy's Cove, 1990

Me and my Gramps in Peggy’s Cove, 1990

We will be traveling in a Chevy Traverse loaned to us by GM Canada (thank you very much). Driving is my preferred way of travel. Sure, it takes longer, but you can pack whatever you might need for different circumstances and I’m pretty neurotic about such thing – will we need sweaters? Will it rain? What if I only pack sandals and then want sneakers one day?

(I also stress out about going through airport security, not because I’ve done anything but because you have to unpack your carry on and then repack it at the end of the line and doing this while taking care of and keeping track of your child is a wee bit overwhelming).

I’m even more excited about driving because on day one we’re going to head from Ottawa to Edmunston, NB, and then visit the Hopewell Rocks the next morning. I’ve never been, but the idea of walking with my baby girl on the ocean floor thrills me.

While we’re in Nova Scotia we will visit Halifax, Lunenberg and, of course, Peggy’s Cove, one of my favourite places in the world. I have a crazy idea of driving the kid up to Cape Breton to visit. I’ve never seen Cape Breton and I have always wanted to visit. Maybe we’ll get there.

We are definitely going to spend some time at this Haida Ship Playground. The awesome. Seriously.

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