The Sunday Morning "Breakfast Club"

While churches and Victorian homes are the tourist attractions around Lunenburg, if you're going to be in the area for awhile, you need to know where the locals eat! Unassuming, and along the highway exit to Halifax just out of Lunenburg, sits a most popular restaurant. Every Sunday at 9, we meet a group of friends (which can include their houseguests) for breakfast. Word hadn't gotten out to all that we'd arrived back in town, so we received a warm welcome! The group is still small enough that I was able to get in a good visit with Jean, whom I only met early last summer. Soon the folks from Australia will arrive, with their son from New Hampshire in tow. And there's the gal who owns a coffee shop of her own in Lunenburg. And the former Captain of the Bluenose and his wife. We keep a standing reservation and may soon need a large couple of tables!

Today there was David, visiting from Edmunton, Alberta, our good friends, Susan and Alan (David's Dad), Frank and Jean from Mahone Bay, nearby, Ken, and Robert, who lives in Blockhouse (very nearby). Afterward we went to Robert's house to see the sawmill he built in the 70's. With it, he built his entire house, and now, in his 80's, he still uses it and builds furniture. There are SO many interesting people up here! And never a dull moment!

http://365daysintheyear.shutterfly.com/691 if you'd like to see the saw mill and more pictures from the day that started at 9 with breakfast, and ended at 11 after Happy Hour and dinner with the neighbors, Billy, David and Dill!

You see why I said I was about to get busy?
Great find! I agree 100%, if you are looking for good food anywhere, you have to find out where the locals go for their meals! I have definitely found some of the best places by just asking that simple question...In turn, I've also been able to help others out with a good thought or two on places as well!
posted May 17th, 2010  
i am beginning to think i am the only person in the world you have never met.
posted May 17th, 2010  
OMG, I love the name of this restaurant! I love eating at local establishments, much more fun and the food is usually better.
posted May 17th, 2010  
I love being able to keep in touch this way with you! I love the connected feeling that we have through our shared photos. We will meet soon and it will feel like we have always known each other. What a wonderful gift this 365 project has become and how lucky we are to not be alone in that feeling!

Unrelated but I wanted to let you know that I will be visiting the post office tomorrow. =) A certain little package arrived in the mail yesterday and now it is time for me to forward it along. =)
posted May 17th, 2010  
Looks like a wonderful place to eat. I can't figure out when you get a chance to sleep. You've been non-stop since you arrived...lol. Glad to see you're having fun!
posted May 17th, 2010  
Louise, your picture and lovely commentary made me want to join to Breakfast club!!!Too bad you are so far away... It's so wonderful that you all get together for a Sunday breakfast! And I see what you mean about getting busy!! ;-) It's nice when there's so many friends around to share your day with! That's the enjoyable kinds of "busy!" Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my ZOOM experiment! I saw this video online how you just zoom in while taking the picture, and tried it on the dill growing outside. Turned out pretty dizzy! :-) Tonight was long-exposure time - a little bit too late for the theme, but still fun to give it a try! ;-)
posted May 17th, 2010  
Well ,thank you very much for that welcome, it is indeed good to be back. I missed it here in our cyber space world of 365! I hope your travels to Novia Scotia have gone smoothly, it appears you have received a warm welcome. I can't believe you met up with 365ers in Chicago, that is fantastic! I have so many photos to view, I must catch up on what everyone has been doing, however, my bed is calling me and there is always tomorrow.
posted May 17th, 2010  
Judging by the jackets...it must still be a bit chilly up yonder....love the saw mill story.
posted May 17th, 2010  
Looked at Lunenburg from sattellite view on google maps....such a very quaint looking little place....didn't realize you guys were that close to the ocean! Beautiful town (from the sky!) Glad you are showing us this lovely place from the ground!
posted May 17th, 2010  
I'm enjoying following along with your travels and renewed friendships. And, in spite of the sun, it does look chilly!
posted May 17th, 2010  
Enjoying your visit - love the name :D
posted May 17th, 2010  
PS - delighted that you're having fun (even if not sufficient sleep)!! "Complementary colours" was the tag you were looking for! I've an art background so tend to use that sort of thing without even thinking about it.
posted May 17th, 2010  
another lovely photo! you sure look like you will be busy!
posted May 17th, 2010  
I love the idea of a breakfast club - used to do something similar with friends book/brunch, but as people left Korea it died out.
posted May 17th, 2010  
Busy from dawn to dusk,!!
posted May 17th, 2010  
Louise, you are the 2nd coming of Will Rodgers who never met a man he didn't like. I think it is safe to say there is never a dull moment when YOU'RE around!
posted May 17th, 2010  
It looks like you have so much fun! I love the pics of the sawmill. It's wonderful that your friend is still able to put it to good use!
posted May 17th, 2010  
Oh, and I keep forgetting to say thank you for your comments on my photos on flickr!
posted May 17th, 2010  
How wonderful. I love the shot and the story that goes with it :)
posted May 17th, 2010  
WOW, Louise! You're gonna need a vacation from your vacation if you keep up this pace! Sounds like a wonderful place to be ...
posted May 17th, 2010  
Sure does look like you're having a great ime, lovely to "meet" your Canadian friends too. Happy cooker seems very true! : )
posted May 17th, 2010  
Great !
posted May 17th, 2010  
Not that you don't have enough to do already but I wanted to make sure you did not miss this one: http://365project.org/blightygal/365/2010-05-17
posted May 17th, 2010  
You have a golden touch, Louise ... or better said, a golden spirit. People just flock to you because of your loving and happy ways. I love this photo of your friends. And love the sign on the restaurant.
posted May 17th, 2010  
I miss the lifestyle from back home. Thanks for sharing your days with me, and giving me a daily taste of home/
posted May 17th, 2010  
I'd love to join your Breakfast club. Really good idea. Say HI to other members and best wishes from Finland.
posted May 17th, 2010  
It's not really called, "The Happy Cooker"...
posted May 17th, 2010  
LOL! @ Brad... Glad I am not alone! Hehe
posted May 17th, 2010  
You have a great energy!! Sunday mornings, I think I've missed a few of those!
posted May 17th, 2010  
oh wow, louise - what a ball!
posted May 17th, 2010  
you're really having a BALL!
posted May 17th, 2010  
Wonderful place. I love these kind of restaurants...simple yet friendly! Busy is good...enjoy the things that you do! :)
posted May 17th, 2010  
Is it not wonderful that you can have friends every place you go.
posted May 17th, 2010  
Hi Louise. Thanks for your comment on my TTV posting. Yes ... ebay addiction. I used to be an addict, too. I was an ebay seller when they first started the site, and it was so different then. So much more personal than it is now. I used to love to "meet" the people who bought my items (I mainly sold children's books) and to hear the stories of why they wanted a particular title, which was usually because of a childhood memory. I quit selling when my mother became so sick, and I've never gotten back. In fact, this camera purchase was my first ebay purchase in probably three years. Goes to prove some addictions CAN be broken, huh!
posted May 17th, 2010  
i love that you're so busy and obviously having a fantastic time!! and even more amazing is the time you set aside to share with us what you've been up to. i can see why you like to be pretend canadians =)
posted May 17th, 2010  
Blimey, you certainly are a busy bee.... thanks for your kind comments as always Louise, keep up the good work :-)
posted May 17th, 2010  
Looks like such an inviting, relaxing, quaint place to have breakfast and a visit. Sounds like you've had a great start to your 4 month summer stay in your Canadian home.
posted May 17th, 2010  
Im seriously considering a plane ticket to come join you!!!......i cant imagine youd have a single worry in the world right now...
posted May 18th, 2010  
What fun!
I'd LOVE to join the breakfast club!
But, I'd seriously have a problem getting there by 9am! LOL

It's so much fun seeing what your life is like in Lunenburg, and meeting all of your Luney friends! ( do they call themselves, Luney's?;-)

Have you seen any squirrels yet?



( Hmm..that's weird...I was sure we were following each other.
I don't know why that caught my eye, now. That's even more weird. )
posted May 18th, 2010  
Too funny... this is not the first time we've cross posted over each other.
Twinsies!
Except for the Survivor thing! lol.
posted May 18th, 2010  
i love sunday morning breakfast! btw, i saw a squirrel showing up at my front yard yesterday! but by the time i ran to get my camera, the little guys is gone, but i see the light...
posted May 18th, 2010  
this looks like a wonderful morning with friends.

and thank you for your sweet comments. My husband would reply to your thanks by saying "i am just doing my job, ma'am" he even says that to me when i tell him how proud of him i am, except for the ma'am part of course. but i know he takes pride in his work and he works very hard at what he does so i know deep down even he appreciates the encouragement!
posted May 18th, 2010  
ahhh... the maritime way of life ;) thanks for sharing the locals eating spot! look forward to hearing more interesting places to visit
posted May 27th, 2010  
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