Anyways, this morning we woke up to a beautiful sunny day. It was georgous! My daughter slept in until 9am but, alas, I was up by 6am (or really 5am if you factor in the time difference). Let's just say that I'm a little tired right now. By the time my daughter woke up I was already showered, dressed, and ready to go. Once she got dressed we made our way out to find some breakfast.
This is what we ended up with - me with a chai latte, her with a fancied-up hot chocolate and we shared a huge mixed berry muffin.
We got our breakfast from the Two if by Sea Cafe on the waterfront near Duke and Upper Water Street. They had a great selection of croissants, scones and muffins too. They were huge though. Holy Crap!
After we had our breakfast we made our way down the waterfront to check it out. My realtor wasn't picking me up until 11:30 so we had plenty of time to take a nice stroll.
We eventually made our way down to the Halifax Seaport Market to get a look at it. Although it's open pretty well every day the majority of the action happens on Saturdays so the plan is to go there again tomorrow. While I was there though I picked up this lovely calendar from Select Nova Scotia. It's quite similar to Foodland Ontario's calendar with monthly recipes and listings of what's in season in which month. A great resource for me too is that they also include which seafood is in season when. That'll be quite helpful for me! There are a few recipes in there that I'm looking forward to making, like curried peas, pears poached in tea and sweet and smoky moroccan carrot salad.
At that point our realtor picked us up and we spent the afternoon looking at some houses in Dartmouth. There are two that I liked but we'll look at more tomorrow in other surrounding towns.
After our tour of homes, my realtor dropped us off at the Public Gardens so that we could do some exploring. It was beautiful. Perfect time to relax and enjoy our surroundings.
On our way back to the hotel we checked out some shops along Spring Garden Road and Barrington Street. I bought some food for breakfast from Pete's on Dresden Row (Whole Foods type of grocery store) and noted a few restaurants that were in the area. One that I cannot wait to try is Chives. Man oh man...can't wait!! It'll have to wait until we make our move though. I doubt they have a children's menu!
We saw a few book stores and took a quick look in one of them. However, of course, that's when the kid must always request to go to the bathroom NOW so I didn't get to look around for very long. I'll have to go back.
Overall, we had a great first day here. The downside? I barely ate anything and didn't really get to check out any great places to eat. Breakfast was the latte and the muffin. Then lunch was simply an iced coffee from Tim Horton's and dinner was...wait for it...McDonalds (blech!!). I was soooo hungry though and really had to pee so that's what we ended up with. Ugh... Not quite the foodie experience I was looking for while I was here. Plus, I don't usually stomach caffeine really well so I probably didn't make very good decisions today. Let's just say I'm craving veggies right now!!
Tomorrow will be a better day. We already have our breakfast set up for tomorrow and then we'll hit up the Seaport Market and pick up some veggies and fruits for our lunch and to snack on. Then, we'll find a (much) better place to eat dinner. I'm also hoping to make it to Citadel Hill tomorrow evening so that should be fun (and a good workout).