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Walking around Halifax

So many walks, so little time.

semi-overcast 14 °C

I have been LOVING working (telecommuting?) in Halifax. I have been walking at least 8 kms a day, practicing yoga, easily drinking as much water as I'm supposed to, my neck and shoulders aren't killing me, AND I've been more productive! I've been working whenever Nathan is working on homework or at school, which is a lot. I've already put in more hours than I normally would have at home. I actually feel like I'm getting somewhere in the stack of to dos.

It's also been nice to walk around the city and explore.

The other day I found a giant hole in the bottom of my boot. I had noticed my feet were wet, but I thought it was just because it was quite rainy here the one day. But no, each show has a giant hole. So, one of my excursions was to find boots. I hit up this GREAT little thrift store called Crimson & Clover which has been really popular in the Halifax social media world (Yes, I'm a big nerd and have a social media life in Halifax too).


The location was really close to Nathan's school and in a CUTE little house. It gave the store a really nice vibe. They had lots of really nice clothes and accessories galore, but no boots I was interested in. I told Nathan to go back if he ever needs a nice dress shirt though.

I also walked to the "North side" to check out Frenchy's. This place is famous in Atlantic Canada. I read somewhere that people do bus tours just to visit all the locations (which sounds awesome). This particular location is known for it's abundance of boots. Well, I have never seen more boots in my life! They had them stuffed everywhere. It was a bit overwhelming, and after much searching, we didn't find anything that would work for an Edmonton winter (I don't think a boot counts if it has a high heel...).

So, I am still wearing boots with holes in them. My dad tells me this is a family tradition and I should just put plastic bags in them.

I also went to Sobey's to gather items to make Nathan some breakfast cookies. On the way back I walked through my favourite part of Halifax (because of the cool vibe and cute houses).


Just after I took that picture, I got stopped by some people. The guy told me his life story, showed me a giant scar on his stomach, and then asked for money. This very situation happened to me in Edmonton when I first moved there so I decided it's how I get initiated into cities. Ha.

In another of my many walks, I also spotted these Alberta's signs.


Apparently Roots and Travel Alberta have a marketing campaign? It looks really cool.

I've also visited a couple coffee shops, walked along the ocean, and wandered in the downtown. Tonight I'm headed to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for a free talk about the Canadian stories of the Hello Sailor! exhibit. Since I loved the exhibit last time I was in Halifax, I think it will be great!

Posted by Kristy_pj 13:57 Archived in Canada Tagged walking shopping museum halifax thrift stores

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