Halifax And Back

Early on Wednesday morning good friends Don and Lynore Harrington and I set off from Comox to Halifax NS. The purpose of the flying visit was to attend the wedding of Emily Minton and Scott Mc. Queen. Emily is the daughter of other good friends Jan and Brad Minton. Emily and Scott live and work in Halifax.

En route through Calgary we met Andy and Shelley, also heading east to the wedding.
We caught up on a whole lot of "stuff" while waIting to fly out of Calgary.

Once in Halifax and at the hotel the family/ friends group snowballed quickly.

With one day between landing and wedding, a caravan of us visited Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. It was a super occasion. We men bundled into one vehicle and gabbed football, hockey, trucks etc. , while the women used another vehicle and talked quilts, wedding and grandkids.

The wedding went very well. Em looked gorgeous and her beau was handsome. They both handled the occasion so well. There was much love in the room, the dinner was great and there was some hot boogying after. I even managed to shake a leg too. Thanks Rebecca!!

We're so glad we went. Now, writing this at Calgary while waiting for the final connection home, it's great to reflect on how love really does make the world go round. (Some more pics below)

'Bye for now and God bless.

Brad and Jan, Em's parents.

Em's aunt Louise tackles her burger.
Andy and Shelley looking great.


Don about to board a corvette named Sackville. Lynore's father had served on corvettes in WW II so the tour of this ship was of special interest to her.


Lynore and Don before Bluenose II

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8 comments on “Halifax And Back

  1. Don and I were blessed to have visited Nova Scotia a few years ago. Glad you got to see some of the south coast which is incredibly pretty. I am sure you took lots of good wishes to Em and her new husband from all here in Comox

    • Yes Linda. There was a good group from Comox and we represented the valley well.

      Cynthia and I spent about 3 weeks in NS,NB and PEI a few years ago. It was super. Then a year or so after that we spent a similar time in NFLD. what a blast that was.
      Hope you are doing well. Love. M

  2. Good to hear you were able to make this trip to Halifax which looks to have been such a happy occasion. We were interested in your visit to the corvette, Sackville, as Peter’s dad also served on a corvette. He was on HM.CS Orchis in the North Atlantic. Trust you and the family are well. Love, M

    • Hi Margaret…the trip was very good, with a number of “firsts” for me without Cynthia…entering an hotel room, dancing at the reception…all seemed very strange indeed.

      The corvette tour was interesting. If Peter’s dad served on one designed like this one, I wouldn’t have envied his time on board. Quarters were very cramped, conditions not the best. Lynore was very happy to have been on board. She teared up a few times thinking about what her father and others like him endured. Great to hear from you. Love to both. Martin

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