On our way to the Halifax area we spent the night in Shediac, New Brunswick. We were just looking for a quick stop for the night. We had no idea we were in the lobster capital of the world! At least, that’s according to them.
I’d have to say they do, in my eyes, hold the record for the world’s largest lobster. Statue that is.
When we awoke the next day to head to Halifax, we found this…
A large crack on our windshield. We’re not sure what happened as we just hand washed the car the day before and their was no crack. Not even a chip. Not happy, but what can you do?
Our next stop was near Halifax, Nova Scotia. So once we got there, we called our handy dandy insurance agent, Clorinda (Hi Clorinda if you’re reading this). She assured us we were covered, which we did check before heading into Canada. So we called a local glass repair/replacement company, SpeedyGlass. Found out later they were actually a big company, probably a franchise, all over Canada.
All I have to say about them is WOW! Great service, great people and yes, they were speedy. I called one day and they came out the next with a new windshield.
Out with the old cracked windshield.
Lots of prep work for the new windshield. This is the key to a good seal and happy customers.
Our friend Terry keeping a close eye on the job that Terry from Speedy Glass was doing.
So our thanks go out to Marcus and Terry from Speedy Glass on the fine job that they did. If you ever find yourself in Canada and in need of a new windshield, whether it be car or rv, they do it all. We would highly recommend them.
David in the mean time went on the motor home’s roof and found a screw that was sliding around for miles. Every twist and turn we heard something sliding across the roof. We didn’t think it could be screw because it would have surely fallen off the roof by now. But alas, it was a screw. Thank goodness that mystery is finally solved and we can ride in peace and quiet. Now we can play the new road game of, “Where Did That Screw Come From?” It’s a new game that all the cool kids are playing now-a-days. Our other favorite games are, “Where’s That Squeak Coming From?”, “Honey, Where Is The Velcro?” and our two favorites we play often, “Am I straight And Level?” and “Are There Trees?”
We’re sure everyone can follow along with our games as the rules are pretty self explanatory. And the correct answer is always one of the following, “Yes Dear” , “You Were Right Dear” and my favorite, “I Should Have Listened To You In The First Place Dear”.
Sorry, I kind of got off subject. Just having a little fun.
Whisper and BK could care less. They were enjoying the sun too much.
Halifax was interesting. I must say, we did not expect a giant city with tall buildings. We were thinking, like most people I would imagine, a cute fishing village that had grown to be more modern, not a metropolis!
The wharf was nice. Navigating the streets left something to be desired. But we made it. Walked the boardwalk area. Saw some tall ships. Had lunch. Then it was time to get the car as they have nothing but paid parking down here and we only paid for two hours. That was plenty of time though.
When we stopped at the information visitors center they mentioned going across the bay to Dartmouth and seeing the 200 year old fishing village they have their. They said it wasn’t far.
Well…we drove, then drove some more. Finally we reached it, a good 45 minutes later.
We both agree, it was very disappointing and not worth the trip. Nothing but buildings that looked cute, but fairly new. Shops with nothing but touristy t-shirts and such. I suppose if you are into lobster and seafood, which we are not, you could have a nice lunch. But save yourself the time and aggravation of navigating the terribly marked roads, and shop and eat in Halifax.
So a big negative on this one folks.
The only thing that saved the day was their was a Tim Horton’s in the area. No surprise there. They are everywhere up here. An iced coffee for David made everything better.