On Tuesday we went to the Wild Life Park in Twin Rivers and went shopping in Sydney and then home for some cottage relaxing time. In the evening we enjoyed a little bonfire complete with s'mores.
There were some fun monkey bars to play on at the park as well.
I managed to pick up a few books at a thrift store...
On Wednesday we drove to Glace Bay and checked out the Miner's Museum
and the Marconi Historic Site. We stopped in Albert Bridge for some
yummy ice cream and finished off the day down on the Mira.
It was wild to walk down into the mine and listen to Wish tell us what it was actually like to mine for the mining company--just to hear his stories made your blood boil!
After the mine tour a few of the kids went for a pony ride.
We followed that up with checking out the Marconi Historic Site. It was just a wee place, but the kids enjoyed trying their hand at morse code.
A very gorgeous view from where Marconi's towers once stood.
The yummy ice cream at Albert Bridge.
Back at the cottage, Sean pushed Levi in the kayak over to the swim dock.
Thursday was packing day and heading down to Pictou County to spend some
time with my folks.
We went through Baddeck and visited the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.
We stopped in Aulds Cove for lunch at the Big Stop. I was so surprised to see my friend Giles there! Of course I squealed and ran over to his table to give him a hug--totally embarrassing the rest of my family!
And once we were finished our meal and stepped out of the restaurant we
were just in time to watch a train pass through...The kids were
From there it was a straight shot to Salem to set up camp and settle in at my folks place.
We had a professional photo session the next day which was followed up with yummy watermelon on the deck.
Another lovely surprise was to have my cousins Sara and Katie come for a quick visit!
On Saturday we headed
for home to catch the 2:45 boat but it was packed and we did not make
the sailing. So we headed out and drove all the way around via the
bridge. We all enjoyed the drive that felt like we were prolonging our
vacation. We stopped in Borden at the Gateway Village for supper and
hit home around 8:30--all very tired but very happy with our first