Where on earth is Nova Scotia? That was pretty much the universal response we received when we told folks we were going to the Eastern coast of Canada for our family’s biannual vacation. My parents started this tradition and decided each member of the family would get to select where we all go, in order from oldest to youngest. So two years ago we ventured to Montana for my Dad, and this year my Mom picked Nova Scotia. We rented a giant house right on St. Margaret’s Bay, went whale watching, and ate the best lobster I’ve ever tasted. It was a scenic locale with adventure to be found around every corner.
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably felt like you got the full scoop on my Instastories. But there were just a few photos I still wanted to share, so I hope you enjoy them below! My family is crazy, and awesome, and loud, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
One of our excursions was tall ship sailing in Lunenberg, and Cora even helped me take the wheel for a little while! The captain and his first mate were shockingly calm to let the passengers take control, and I learned a few maritime terms that I know will come in handy someday. 😉 We also went whale watching the day before my birthday, and Cora was hysterically crying at first before we even got on the boat. It turned out to be much smaller than we were expecting, but that brave girl got in eventually and was tell us all what whales to watch out for after long.
There are three grandbabies in our family now, my two and my sister’s daughter Sloan. The last time we saw her was just days after she was born, so it was so much fun to spend more time with her!If you are a fan of baby chunk you would LOVE this baby. She is just the chillest, most easygoing baby ever. Not to mention cute as a button. I’m a proud Auntie Aquila!
For the majority of the trip Orlando was still wrapping up his season in Israel, but on the Saturday before we left I woke up in the wee hours of the morning to my Dad and a strange figure tiptoeing into our bedroom. I startled awake and realized it was ORLANDO! He flew straight after their championship game to surprise us and spend the last full day in Nova Scotia before we had to fly home to San Antonio. It was such a blast to show him the beautiful countryside and visit the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse together.
A massive thanks is due to my parents for organizing and planning this entire trip. Everything, from the private chef dinners to the kayaking was perfectly executed and I’m so happy my mom chose this location. It was a great combination of things to do and solid family time. Since we all live in a million different places it’s precious time for us to catch up and my girls to know their family. We missed my sister Hadley, my brother Keenan, and my brother-in-law Jeff, but hopefully they’ll all be able to make it in two years when Jeff gets to pick our destination!
P.S. If you’re in San Antonio, I’m hosting this “Rock Your Body” event tomorrow evening at Bio2Skin Studio in La Cantera! RSVP on Facebook here.