Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage Site

You've seen some of the lovely old homes, churches and views in this area, so perhaps it will come as no surprise the town has been given this special distinction. This monument is in the park across the street, and I look out on it from where I sit at my computer. Part of the inscription reads, "Old town Lunenburg, founded in 1753, is an outstanding example of British Colonial Settlement in North America, in terms of both its conception as a model town plan and its remarkable level of conservation." (For additional information, and the rest of the inscription, http://365daysintheyear.shutterfly.com/951#951 )

Pictured with Ken are the parents of 365er, Linda C, Anita & John C who were visiting Lunenburg from Southern California. We had a wonderful time walking through town, having lunch at Magnolia's Cafe (*great* fishcakes with rhubarb sauce!) and driving around the outlying areas.

This evening we shared dinner with our neighbors, Billy & David again... Being the great cook that I am, I made a light supper of bacon and Pumpkin Waffles (mix from Trader Joe's that I brought up in my suitcase :-) Afterward, we gathered up Dill and went to their place to watch an old Fred Astair musical, "Bandwagon". Last summer we had a lot of "movie nights". We'll see how many there's time to fit in this summer!

Tonight the fog has rolled in and I can hear the foghorn out on the water. I love that! If we have rain tomorrow, I'll have a little more time at the computer. I'm baking a cake to take for dessert with other friends tomorrow night...are you beginning to see a pattern here?
Ah, Louise, your life sounds like heaven! I am looking forward to having time to catch up with all of my 365 friends. It's amazing how I've missed you all! (I'm almost caught up on my project ... it's been a really busy week or so!)
posted June 4th, 2010  
I agree with Denise - your life sounds like Heaven!! ;-)) Baking cakes, movie nights, meeting friends - what a wonderful way to spend your days!!! And yes, I am not surprised that Lunenberg is a U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage Site!! It's such a beautiful little town! I am hoping that one day soon I'll be able to post a picture from here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nesebar
posted June 4th, 2010  
Louise...so enjoyed your note...life is so different for you here than in CA...but how nice that you and Clark can lead a double life (legally, I mean!) To answer your question about my summer vacation...Always 1st on my list is a visit to my dad in a suburb of Buffalo, NY...leaving next Saturday to see him...then a few other little trips to see friends/relatives...nothing exotic ever seems to be in my budget...guess I need to find me a Clark so I can double my income! LOL

Something those not in the field of education do not understand is that teachers have either a 9 or 10 month contract which means we do not get paid for the 2 months we have off...but most schools offer us the option of having our 10 month salary divided by 12 in order for us to get a paycheck all year long. Most teachers choose this option as it helps with budgeting.
posted June 4th, 2010  
What a rich history here! I am absolutely loving learning about somewhere new through your travels!
posted June 4th, 2010  
very nice picture, glad you are having fun................ its 1:18am Amber and I are working Gradnite and we are beat..................
posted June 4th, 2010  
Great shot!
I am away this weekend, so may not have much time to look at everyone's photos as i am using someone's email service.
:D
posted June 4th, 2010  
That's wonderful... love getting to know Lunenburg through your eyes.
posted June 4th, 2010  
It's been so interesting getting this glimpse into a place I would probably never have come across!! It's a really fascinating history! You seem to manage to pack in a busy schedule with lots of socialising and eating lovely food, but I'm a bit unsure about those fishcakes with rhubarb sauce!!
posted June 4th, 2010  
Louise - we are getting a great tour of Lunenburg. We will have to plan on going there on one of our trips. Every time I see Lunenburg I think of our neighboring town that is also called Lunenburg.
posted June 4th, 2010  
It sounds like you are really living the life up their in NS. It's so interesting to be able to read about your days.
posted June 4th, 2010  
food, friends, photos, history, more food and friends. Is that the pattern haha. I want to try the fish cakes with rhubarb sauce. I love that by the end of the summer it will almost feel as if I went to Nova Scotia
posted June 4th, 2010  
Your so lucky to be able to go away home from home! Your photos have been amazing, I love your stories behind each one, You are one amazing women on here (and am sure in "real life") You make everyone so happy, I wish you and Ken all the very best for the your time in Nova Scotia. keep up the great work :o) xXx
posted June 4th, 2010  
Love this picture...as it represents the history, the people, and the fun of your life! Live it and love it! Enjoy your rainy, computer day! :)
posted June 4th, 2010  
Another great photo of happy people. You and Ken always have the greatest smiles going on. I was way too tired last night for Monkey Business so I looked up while sitting at the computer...and there they were... the Mardi Gras beads. I grabbed a couple of pups...snap, snap and off to bed...lol
posted June 4th, 2010  
great shot of happy people. gosh, louise...if i had a vacation like yours, i'd probably gain 10 lbs everyday.
posted June 4th, 2010  
Wow, that sounds like fun. I am jealous! Glad you are enjoying yourself so much there. :)
posted June 4th, 2010  
I can see why Lunenburg is a World Heritage site. Such a beautiful area, and I'm so glad we have you to share it with us!

Aren't you just Ms. Popularity with all your visitors (and with your sweet disposition, how could you not be!)? How much fun is that, all the friends from near and far coming and going. Glad you're having such a great time!!!

One of my favorite sounds in the entire world is a foghorn... that is unless I'm actually out there in the fog!
posted June 4th, 2010  
:) thank you for sharing all your experiences ~*~*~
posted June 4th, 2010  
I'm glad you're having a good time Louise. Reading from what you wrote seems like a lovely place to visit!
Thank you for sharing this with us :)
posted June 4th, 2010  
Thanks for your recent comments Louise. I do treasure all my family 'bits'. I guess doing the genealogy and wanting to link all the pieces together has made me love them so much. Many of these people were part of my childhood, some I never knew but I do believe there is a link between our future and our past and I want to make that link real. Sadly I have no children of my own but eventually they will go to my 2 nephews who live in Adelaide. Then the family will be truly global. ;-)
posted June 4th, 2010  
this is interesting... Nova scotia must get on my list of places to go!
posted June 4th, 2010  
great picture--love hearing about your daily adventures!! :)

thank you for your encouraging words on my picture!! Luckily Addie will only be 30 mins away so I will still her quite a bit--in fact the HS she will attend is next door to where I teach!! :) I am hopeful that all will work out for the best!! :)
posted June 4th, 2010  
Very cool that Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is a U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage Site! You always have such interesting commentaries of your daily activities and finds. I just had a look at your last note on my wall, yes I guess you are right we do have them here, I just didn't recognize them or know the name. There does seem to be a lot that are yellow in color here. Have a great day!
posted June 4th, 2010  
Louise, saw you comments and it cracked me up! For once I was not being "me" and look what I got! hahaha! everybody is so full of imagination or maybe it's just me that not seeing the "obvious" at all! :) now i might have to cover my daugher's eyes until she is 18, hahaha!
posted June 4th, 2010  
Louise, i will go find an apron, hahaha!
posted June 4th, 2010  
i am starting to feel i am going to gain 365 pounds! your food is just so mouth-watering, and as i read your notes i instantly think of an idea on what to eat! you're in a great place with great people....if i visit you there i might need 2 cameras! i like it when you say how you like the rain so you can have a break from the going in and out then you can spend more time with 365project! LOL!
posted June 4th, 2010  
I have missed hearing from folks and I'm sure it's because they are just as busy as I am. I start out at 6:30 am EDT and try to comment on as many of my home list as I can get to before I leave for school. Somehow folks who post at other times may get overlooked. Not intentionally but they slide down the page between yesterday's comments and today's. I promise to do better on the week end, in hopes that others are doing the same!
posted June 4th, 2010  
It's great to live in a place with history isn't it, and so beautiful too! I just love the pattern of your NS life, socialising all the time and eating , outings, eating, eating eating!!! How do you and Ken stay so trim? All in all it just sound completely idyllic! : )
posted June 4th, 2010  
Louise, thank you so much for leaving me another sweet note! ;-) With as much comments as you get, I don't know how you manage to find the time to respond to everybody! I LOVE 365, and sometimes I spend hours in front of the PC screen browsing and photos and commenting away, until I look at the clock and find that it's dinner/bedtime already! And now with the new blog feature Ross added, the site will be even more addictive! Did you see that your photo was featured in the top 20 for this week? ;-) I loved it so much!

http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-w2

Absolutely don't worry about Bosnia - my father-in-law is still confusing all countires, and sometimes he thinks I am from Brazil ;-))) Bulgaria is really tiny, and not very famous - I guess this is a good thing sometimes ;-) I am from a small town called Yambol, just an hour away from the seaside and Nessebar. The latter is famous for it's old windmills, stone bridges and golden sands. Here is a map to give you the visual image:
http://richardwillisuk.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/bulgaria_map.jpg

I am already feeling better today (I think the dust was the culprit for making me ill), and I'll be going to the house tomorrow. We heard the church bells chiming at noon one day - it was a wonderful sound. I am looking forward to exploring Washinton soon! ;-) Have a great weekend in the beautiful Lunenberg! ;-)


http://richardwillisuk.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/bulgaria_map.jpg
posted June 4th, 2010  
i love the way you get everything there is to be had out of your life! it's something i've aspired to for a long time, something i am improving at, but there is still a long, long way to go. an eye for appreciation of all things big and small~i think you were given a gift, but you have developed it (no pun intended) to a high art!
posted June 5th, 2010  
Wonderful, Louise! It seems that you are having an awesome time! Thank you for including a bit of history on where you are.

Pumpkin pancakes sound wonderful! My son loves anything pumpkin!

Very cool that you met someone's parents!
posted June 5th, 2010  
Oh sorry....
I lost my train of thought after you mentioned bacon, pancakes and cake.


Hee

posted June 5th, 2010  
Hey, I know those people! =) That is so great that you met my parents! Thank you SO much for showing them around your town. They had a great time! My mom said they both loved the personal tour, town history and fun facts that comes with knowing the "locals". It was just so nice of you to take the time to meet them and show them around. I'm looking forward to seeing some of my mom's pictures too!

And I am definitely looking forward to a big So. Cal. get together when you get back into town. It will be nice to meet you for myself! =)
posted June 5th, 2010  
I LOVE how you draw people to you, Louise! How wonderful to meet Linda's parents and to show them around town.

You are too funny, too, my friend. ( heh. too funny too. That's funny too. Oh my, I could keep going. )

Anyhooo..after having such a lovely visit with my girl, I am excited for you to have a wonderful ( and hopefully, relaxing! ) visit with yours.
Of course, I am also excited that you are going to Costco......but that's just me. ;-)

Re: the two pics.
They were both taken in the car, moments apart...so the make-up's actually the same.
In the lighter one, I used the flash.
And the other one is darker as it is IN the car, I guess. But yes, It does make me look like I'm wearing more make-up...which I really wasn't. Just a bit of liner on the upper lids ( never the bottom! ) and mascara.
So it's interesting how both types of lighting can fool the eye a little, isn't it?

*waves to Tom!*


posted June 5th, 2010  
How cool that Lunenburg is a U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage Site!
I have been to a few in Australia, France, Greece, and the US.

The town is lovely and we all appreciate how you document your visit to all the cultural interests. Such a great vacation for you. Enjoy.

posted June 5th, 2010  
How nice to spoil your friends with a little Trader Joe's treat. And thanks for sharing your pizza with Vlad the dog. You're a good friend. :)
posted June 5th, 2010  
That is so cool that you got to meet Linda's parents! You are a great tour guide for us out here getting the virtual tour!
posted June 5th, 2010  
You are spending such busy days meeting people and having fun. Sounds good. I want pumpkin pancakes!
posted June 6th, 2010  
Haven't had much time to check photos lately, as you can imagine. Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts. Looks like you've been a busy bee yourself. How wonderful to share your town with Linda's folks. I still see professional photographer and tour guide in your future....and chef...that dinner and bacon and pumpkin waffle is right up my alley! :-)
posted June 8th, 2010  
Thanks as always for your kind comments. I was hoping to get an eerie photo of the wooden Indian, but what I shot made me feel like he was haunted from the inside; not in an eerie sense, but troubled.
posted June 10th, 2010  
And it cracked me up that your fine detective work landed me at the Orange Circle.
posted June 10th, 2010  
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