The past two weeks have seemed to drag, yet the two weeks we spent in Nova Scotia went way too quickly.
Tuesday morning we packed up three vehicles and headed down to Lunenberg via the scenic route, with of course a stop at our beloved Rope Loft in Chester for some lunch. Dawn & Robert loved it as much as I knew they would. Although I was dismayed that there weren't any scallops on the menu, the mussels I had were fantastic.
Mid afternoon we arrived at the Farmhouse, 2nd Paradise Retreat in 2nd Peninsula, Lunenberg. Tawny had found this place on line and it did NOT disappoint!
(Our view from the front deck first thing in the morning)
Of course Stacy and I had to climb out onto the roof - a window like that was just asking to be climbed through (the teenagers were dismayed they hadn't thought of it first):
Highlight of Activities (during the three days):
The awesome boat house and dock, perfect for sunbathing and jumping off of...
Oh, and dancing on the dock too of course. Especially if your name is Clara. Girl is definitely our Dancing Queen.
Mom & Aunt Marg drove down later Monday afternoon, with the plan to not be too far behind the rest of us 'lunch' crowd, however they got a little lost. After a few phone calls Stacy drove out the bay road to collect them. It was funny listening to Stacy describe what they had to say when she found them: Aunt Marg's "Where the f**k are we and where are you taking us?, followed by Mom's "We were gonna go the f**k home!"
(Mom enjoying a cooler next to Cam, after her long journey)
On Tuesday after supper, Clara got herself locked in the bathroom; it wasn't long before my husband came to the rescue with his team of willing helpers and operation 'Rescue Clara' was a success!
And of course we spent more time down by the waterside :)
If the boys weren't diving off the dock or in the kayak's they were catching many crabs scuttling about. I think Clara enjoyed this as much as the boys, especially when they caught a few big ones. Listening to Cameron screech when a huge one walked across his foot was another moment that made us all laugh.
Of course, a long day down by the dock needs to be rewarded with a cooling dip in the pool:
Nighttime activities included various games, or chilling with a book and glass of wine, and of course the boys loved building up the fire pit and of cooking their sausages over it: