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A Full Final Day in Nova Scotia

It had been an exciting trip to Nova Scotia , a place I hadn’t visited in many years.  My daughter, Sam, and I would be heading back to the States, but first we had a lot to see and do with our group at Fox Harb’r Resort . We packed up our things and said goodbye to our one-bedroom suite. The view would definitely be missed. The group convened in the Cape Cliff dining room for another delicious breakfast. After we ate, Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director Shane Robilliard met with us to talk more about the cuisine of Fox Harb’r. Chef Robilliard talked about how much he loves the opportunity at Fox Harb'r to work with the ingredients available to him, including the greenhouse, where nearly all his fruits, vegetables, and herbs come from. He’s also proud that the resort uses sustainably harvested seafoods and local meats. Our group then divided up for our last two activities at the resort. The first for us was fly fishing. Sam always l

Discovering Fox Harbr Resort in Nova Scotia

It was a beautiful morning at Fox Harb’r Resort in Nova Scotia, Canada, and my daughter, Sam and I were excited to check the place out. We woke up fairly early in our Executive Suite to go join the rest of the group for breakfast at the Cape Cliff Dining Room, where we had eaten the night before. For breakfast we were served Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, which Sam loved. Since I am allergic, I had a filling plate of eggs, potatoes, and fresh fruit. When everyone was done eating, we washed up (even the bathroom here is opulent-look at that sink) and got ready for a tour around the resort. We walked to the downstairs of the clubhouse to head out through there. It was filled with photos, clubs, and trophies from this very prestigious golf course at Fox Harb'r, which is just outside Halifax , Nova Scotia. In fact, the golf course spread out through most of the resort, along the hills and valleys, and most spectacularly, along the water. We went ove

Nova Scotia, From Halifax to Fox Harb’r Resort

It was a misty day in Halifax . It seemed fitting for this Nova Scotia city with a very English background. My daughter, Sam, and I were staying at the regal Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites for one night before heading to Fox Harb’r Resort on the other end of the island. We woke up early and ate at the hotel’s breakfast buffet, which was filled with fresh fruit, pastries, eggs, and more. From there we took an Uber to Harbour for Ambassatours Deluxe Halifax City Tour. The tour would be by bus and start in front of the Maritime Museum. The ride was comfortable, and the guide was terrific, filling us in on tons of historical facts as we went through the sites. It had been 30 years since I had been to Nova Scotia , and Sam had never been, so we welcomed the information. We only had a short orientation, but I’d love to come back and see the sites in depth.  The city is filled with historical buildings and churches, and the Victorian Public Gardens, but two

Landing in Nova Scotia

It had been three decades since I stepped foot in Nova Scotia, Canada. It was actually on a cruise with my family I took when I finished college. I had remembered it’s beauty (which I relived many times watching Anne of Greene Gables) and had been excited about the trip ever since the invitation first came across my email from Fox Harb’r Resort. It’s not often I get to travel with my daughter, so I was looking forward to this trip even more than most. She was traveling from New York and I was coming from Champaign. Both trips were fairly long and we decided we’d take an extra day and see Halifax before heading to the resort. I contacted Nova Scotia Tourism and they arranged for our 24 hour stay in Halifax. The air travel didn’t go quite as expected (see this post) and we arrived in Halifax much later than we hoped, but we were both very hungry and anxious to have dinner. We had the driver wait while we quickly dropped our beds at the Lord Nelson Hot