I've lived away from Nova Scotia for 20 years. My husband is from Quebec. We met in Nova Scotia many years ago (25 years ago - we were mere children). He wantd to move back to Quebec, I moved with him. I love Montreal. It is a great place to live, but since I've had my son I miss the ocean like crazy. I guess because when we go my son turns from this little aggressive city boy to this ocean, nature loving person.
Last summer just before my son started his first year at school, I decided that we would take a trip back, just the 2 of us. We would stay at a hotel (except for the first night, we stated with my friend Mary and her family- we were best friends at university). We stayed at the Westin. Swam in their pool. Ate at nice restaurants (O'Carroll's).
Bought candy at Freak LunchBox, wandered around Historic Properties.
It was heaven. We had been in Nova Scotia about 3 weeks before our trip staying at Barrens at Bay. When we left, Shelby cried and said that it was not his best day.