Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The week beginning 24 August 09

Most of Monday was spent inspecting the elder's apartments. We've just taken on this assignment and have four apartments to inspect. Each different but all have a similar feel to those we took care of in Malawi, Africa - there is just something special about a missionary apartment.

On Tuesday night (8/25/09) we went over to Halifax with Elder & Sister Tait to see an updated version of "Jack and The Beanstalk" put on by a theater company called Shakespeare by the Sea. The location was Point Pleasant Park, ('A' on the map) once the location of several artillery batteries and 18th century fortifications. The play was located at one of the old artillery sites (the Cambridge Battery) as can be seen in one of the photos. Jack was a 'boy' of 25 still living with his mom. The story develops rather humorously and instead of the golden harp, Jack steals the GOLDEN ?? which is actually a long acronym for a stock market ticker-tape machine that spews out the future market conditions. We were no more than 6 to 10 feet from the actors which made it all the more enjoyable. See also SBTS. Watch the slideshow:
click to enlarge and read the Halifax Memorial ->

Wednesday: Another wonderful day in the Temple. After returning home we went grocery shopping and bought some pizzas for the elders whom we had over for dinner.

Thursday was a beautiful sunshiny day. We took a walk in the woods looking for berries. Most weren't quite ready for picking but we managed about a pound.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Big Blow Bill

On the picture above, notice the couple by the pine tree to the right of the picture for some perspective of size.

Hurricane Bill just blew through here a few hours ago - after all the media hype, it was a bit of a letdown. We've had regular rainstorms that left more water than Bill did. But upon visiting the beaches, the waves were quite picturesque and an awesome sight to see.

We met for our regular Sacrament meeting this morning but they dismissed Sunday School and all other meetings so people wouldn't be out in the thick of it, so we spent a liesurly afternoon. Enjoy the video clip. . .
.. (right) same location, calm seas.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Whats Going On Around Halifax

This is a quick way to show you what is going on here that we've seen lately. Its easier than downloading and organizing a bunch of pictures, although I will continue to do some of that.

This is The Chronicle Herald picture website. The latest is the "World Canoe Championships", also see "Canada Day" and my favorite "Tall Ships 2009". On the Tall Ships, look closely at 5/37 and see the sailors on the yardarms - Great!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Prince Edward Island

! Currently Under Construction ! Expect updates as I figure it out and add more pictures...

On Saturday the 25th of July we left the temple a little early to travel with President & Sister Blake and Elder & Sister Tait (the other couple serving in the temple) to Prince Edward Island, or PEI as it is known around here. We were going to an open meeting at the Montague Branch to explain more about the Church and the Temple.

We left our apartment in Dartmouth (A), traveled up through Truro (B), then to the right to the ferry at Pictou. It was about a two hour ride over to the island where we then headed up to Montague for our meeting at 7:30 PM. After the meeting we drove to Charlottetown where we spend the night in a cottage.

See slide shows below - just click on a picture to do something.