It's a labor of love this blog, but as you are aware, if you are a regular reader, once I've made a commitment, I don't generally shirk from it. I've never missed a Tuesday deadline in the almost 2 year history of this blog, and I'm not going to start now, however, this one might be shorter than the usual posts, just not a lot of time on my plate this week. I had to start this week by traveling to Ottawa on Sunday, so that I could fly into Halifax. I take the 4 hour drive so that I can take a direct flight and avoid customs after landing, plus it eliminates the 2 hour pre-
I'd love to tell you about the beautiful city of Moncton, but by the time I got done traveling there, I had enough time to work out at the Hampton, and then eat at a local chain restaurant. Sometimes traveling is like that, some of the best cities look like the inside of an exercise room to me. I saw signs for moose on the way there, but no actual ones (my two friends Daphne and Andrea just said, "Big Deal, we see them all the time"). I do know that
This am I am working in Halifax NS, and hope to see some more of this city. I've been here a half dozen times now and it is very pretty, although, if you've been to Northern Maine, it looks a lot like that. The area is known for a historical event from WWI especially, and that was, it had the largest explosion in it's harbour, on the planet up until the first A-bomb was detonated. A munitions ship ran into an aid ship in the narrow part of the harbour
|The 1100 lb anchor shaft from the Mont Blanc|
I'll finish this week with a simple thank you for your continued readership. Last week's blog had 548 views, but interestingly enough not a single comment (on the blog itself). Sometimes that function gets wonky, so I never truly know how folks feel about a particular blog or whether all the hits are accidental. I went out Friday night in Canandaigua and was approached by 2 faithful readers (Thanks Val and Deb!), and they mentioned that week's blog and their appreciation for my efforts each week. That answered my burning question of that week, and put a little spring in my step for the rest of the night. Keep reading please, even if I do phone it in once in a while.