What a great time of year!

Last weekend was a long one, to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Birthday.  We spent Saturday & part of Sunday in Halifax at the Blue Nose Marathon.  Our boys both ran in the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run (4.2k) on Saturday and D’Arcy & I both ran the 5k race on Sunday morning.  It was my first race and I was pleased to finish with a time of 32:01!  I sent D’Arcy on ahead of me and he finished with a time of 26:35.

D'Arcy & Anne, before the race started

D'Arcy & Anne, before the race started

We took a picnic lunch out to Peggy’s Cove Saturday afternoon and played tourist.  We lived in Prospect when we got married, so it was fun to drive down the coast and visit some of our old “neighbourhood”.  I was so disappointed to find that the little house we lived in when we were married has been rebuilt as a two story modern home.  What a view the people who live there now have – I still miss it!  We could see the ocean out of every window in the house…

A sunny and calm day at Peggy's Cove

A sunny and calm day at Peggy's Cove

A view from the lighthouse, towards the Village

A view from the lighthouse, towards the Village

The obligatory photo on the rocks to prove we were there!

The obligatory photo on the rocks to prove we were there!

We got home on Sunday in time to greet our guests for the evening and get unpacked.  

It is currently lobster season in this area of Nova Scotia, so we went out on Monday and got three beautiful lobsters for only $5.77/lb. This is the lowest price I’ve seen for lobster in years.  D’Arcy’s father was commenting the other day that lobster is actually less expensive than bologna now which reminded me of the stories my father used to tell about hiding behind the school at lunch to eat his lobster sandwiches as a child because lobster was what the poor kids ate!  I made a German potato salad and we steamed some fresh local beet greens and had a wonderful supper!  I love this time of year!

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