2017 Summer Moments – Liz, Linda, A Mermaid, Sons of Maxwell, A Doll House, Family, Reiki, Cold Drinks on a Patio, Donair Pizza & Donair Sauce, Moon Mist Ice Cream, Pork Bacon…..and What Is a Touton??

I leave for Qatar tomorrow.  Back to expat life, regular routine and back to work, the start of a new school year at the American School of Doha on August 15th.  I wanted to reflect on my visit to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  To share some of the moments with friends and family. My visit…

Kelby Cove & Peggy’s Leg, St. John’s Newfoundland

On our last full day in Newfoundland we went for a hike! We started off at South Side Hills off the Blackhead Rd.  This continual descent brought us to Freshwater Bay where we continued up and along the coastline to the amazing point called Kelby Cove where we stopped for about an hour.  We continued…

Quidi Vidi, St. John’s, Newfoundland

This was a recommended go-see by a local. Mainly to try the Iceberg beer and attend the famous kitchen party (he said they serve free fish & chips there!) at the Quidi Vidi Brewery.  We did neither!  LoL!!  We arrived too late for a brewery tour and the kitchen party was on another night! We had…

Signal Hill, St. John’s, Newfoundland

We accidentally arrived at Signal Hill because of redirected traffic to manage the overflow of folk on their way to Quidi Viti lake for the 199th Royal St. John’s Regatta – otherwise called Regatta Day! This was a cloudy, drizzly day so we had a quick look around, deciding to return the next day when the…

George Street & George Street Festival, St. John’s Newfoundland

George Street: We walked along George Street during the day, played some pool at Dooley’s and ate at a few pubs.  The best food and drink during those days, to me was at Yellowbelly Brewery & Public House.  For beer, I tried their Wexford Wheat Ale.  It was nice and light – and yes it…

St. John’s, Newfoundland

We arrived in St. John’s and settled into our AirBnB on Penny Lane. We didn’t have much of an itinerary except to hike along Signal Hill and visit the last two days of the George Street Festival. Downtown St. John’s is the heart of the area – to see the Jelly Bean Houses  and visit George…