Introducing Brooke from Brooke Meagan Jones.
1. How is summer life in Canada?
Summer is the best time to be in Canada. I know some skiers and snowboarders who think that winter is the best, but they’re wrong. As much as I enjoyed bonding with the neighbors last winter over the countless hours of snow shoveling, I prefer to bond on a deck with a beer or glass of wine in hand and something like Ja Rule playing in the background. This is my second summer in Halifax and I’m looking forward to long hikes along the coast, backyard bonfires, and a road trip back to my hometown on the Prairies.
One of the best things about moving to Halifax is that people actually want to come and visit us now. We’ve already had quite a few visitors, so let’s pretend this is your second visit. We probably took you to Peggy’s Cove on your first visit, so this time we’re going to take you to Duncan’s Cove. It’s a hidden gem a little bit off the beaten path and instead of tour buses and crowds, you get nothing but the ruggedly beautiful Nova Scotia coastline. After that, we could explore the city, but you did that on your last visit too. This time, we’re going to board the party boat and take you out to sea! OK, the boat sort of just sails around the basin. A lot of people like to stay on the ship’s deck, but depending on the time of year, that loses its charm about the same time your entire body goes numb. So, we’re going to take you below deck where we can enjoy the view in a warm and fully licensed setting.
You’re probably ready for a snack, and instead of going to a pub like last time, we’re going to head back to the 1920s and visit a speakeasy-inspired bar called Noble. It’s located underneath a desserterie and you can only get in if you know the password that changes daily. It’s pretty expensive, so we’re probably only going to take you there if we really like you or if you’re one of our parents and might pay.
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