After our drunken sailor act the night before with Halifax pal, Todd, we had to tread gently for awhile. Eased into Halifax society at the hotel first. The breakfast staff at The Radisson (Nancy M.) worked building trails at the CB Highlands National Park. We had a great talk with her and can't wait to take her advice on a few trails next year. THANKS NANCY.
After breakfast we were eager to enjoy the day with everyone else in Halifax.
Found the bookstore (John W Doull, Bookseller) we had wanted to visit and there were four copies of the book" Away to Cape Breton". We know where to go on rainy days in Halifax,forevermore.
Across the street from the bookstore was the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design. Saw a small but super exhibit on the making of patterns-for sails,tents, maps and women's corsettes.
We walked up Spring Garden Road (Highly commercial-less touristy), plenty of cafes, coffee shops and people watching. Visited the public gardens had pipe and drum music drifting over from the Highland Games held in the nearby fields. ...like the Chicago song: Saturday,in the Park.
Was hoping to find ''Africaribanza'' Festival activities and we were finallydirected across the harbour to Dartmouth. Poorly publicized and too bad, we turned around at the gate when we found out we had missed an afternoon of jazz and couldn't scrape up the $20. for a brief walkaround and music sampling. Too bad we did not have more info sooner.
A great meal, (Dharma sushi) a dessert at Halifax's ''best-date '' restaurant called The Cave, and an early retirement. No fireworks tonight.