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    « Seasoned Traveler | Main | Sunday: From Portland to Yarmouth »

    Sunday, July 25, 2010


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    Beautiful! (And, Chappy said to ask you for directions...)

    Rhonda from Baddeck

    Where in Nova Scotia? On the slim chance that you'll be in Cape Breton (definitely worth a visit!), stop in at Baadeck Yarns in Baddeck. That's where I learned about Fleece Artist, Sanguine Gryphon and Tanis Fiber Arts -- all beautiful yarns. She has other gorgeous stuff, too. I always buy more than I need, but it's all so luscious! Have a great trip - all of Nova Scotia is beautiful and friendly.


    I've never even though about tipping AAA... (I have a similar service through my insurance, not them.) But I never know who is supposed to get a tip and who isn't beyond the glaringly obvious (bellhops, wait staff).


    You're here in town? I'm working both nights this weekend. If your flight doesn't leave too early, maybe we could meet up for brekkies before I collapse in a heap for the day.


    Sounds like you two are having a great time (and a well-deserved rest.)
    I hear Nova Scotia is gorgeous. It's on my Let's-Take-A-Vacation-There-Someday List. Take lots of pictures, please.


    Loved our trip to Nova Scotia last year! Took the fast speed ferry from Bar Harbor which no longer runs. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer and I didn't visit any yarn shops!

    Seanna Lea

    It's been forever since I have been to Portland. My parents moved from Maine more than 5 years ago, and I miss going to all of the beading and other craft shops with my mom throughout Portland (and the rest of the southern part of the state).


    You are such the babe, wild woman babe ;^)
    Aaaah, good times for All!
    Nova Scotia has always been in the top 5 on My List. Give Paula XOX for me. I could sure do with some foggy and chilly.


    Oh, the jet-setting that goes on around here! Thank-goodness for the photos. We are going to get pictures of Mr J's excellent adventures next Tuesday, right?


    Cougar groupie moment -- lmao!!


    Yay, you were in my neck of the woods!! Hope you enjoyed Portland - it's such a beautiful city :) Enjoy the rest of your trip!


    Too bad the boys weren't the view. ;^)


    Sounds like you're off to a great start of your vacation.


    we always tip the AAA guys. we ran our battery down at MSW by sitting in the car and listening to NPR before the gates opened. after they came and jump-started the car, we sat inside with it running, enjoying the a/c for an hour to charge the battery back up. i dont think it has to be much, i dont think its ever more than enough to buy a cold drink on their way back home. nobody has ever expected a tip, but nobody has ever refused it either. just my tuppence!

    Melissa in El Cajon

    My husband and I know a couple who live in the condo complex in your photo. We met them by incredible chance back in March when they visited San Diego with their two dogs and happened to be in the same spot I was one afternoon. We struck up a conversation over their dogs and discovered, unbelievably, that one of their dogs is the mother of my 18-month old dog! They've invited us to visit them this September, and my husband and I will be taking them up on the invitation!

    elizabeth a airhart

    lovely travel writeing you are talented

    in so many ways -cougers always carry

    pooches in thier purse - travel on


    Glad you enjoyed Portland. I've lived in the area for years and have never tried The Portland Lobster Co. I'll have to bring my dog in for treats some time!

    Jennifer B. / Brooklyn

    About the AAA guy: you might consider sending a letter (or email) to them, with the location and time, date, etc, and his name if you remember it. It's really wonderful when home office passes on customer letters to the people in the field who've earned them; it's recognition all down the chain.


    I'm enjoying your post as you are in my home territory. I recognize all these places. Maine people are so very friendly and if you say "hello", it ends up being a 20-minute conversation. Enjoy! I'm envious.

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