Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Kirsten Heads North Part 7

Grand Pré

Nova Scotia is Beautiful

The rides are lovely! I can't say it enough! This is just a tiny bit of what we saw on our way to Grand Pré.

Evangeline Inn

We stayed at the Evangeline Inn. Franz rested; Xyra and I went exploring the grounds since it was too lovely to stay inside.

The inn was the boyhood home of one of Canada's early Prime Ministers. We found information on him during our short tour of the grounds. 

Xyra said she would have to dig out her copy of Longfellow's poem when we get home. Now that she has more background she will have a better understanding of what is happening.

Dinner at the Cafe

In front of the inn is a cafe. We were happy we arrived as early as we did because it closed at 7 and there wasn't any other restaurant around. This area is quite secluded! If you click the link, we did not sit in the area featured in the photos. We sat in the smaller section by the front door. Dinner was super tasty. If you look at the menu, can you guess what we might have ordered? what would you have ordered?

Walking After Dinner

The Evangeline Inn, Motel, and Cafe sits at a five point intersection. After dinner we decided to take advantage of the evening light and walk around. Down one spoke we found an historic battle site.

Then we decided to go up the hill and found Covenanter Church. We could peek in the windows, but that is all. This is the church where the Acadian men were contained until the British started the big deportation.

On our way back, we met a lovely kitty and his human. The kitty was rescued from the Middle East by his humans and named Tan Tan. He has beautiful tan fur.

Back at the Inn

Xyra decided to do a small load of Franz's clothes. While she was doing the laundry I decided to "wreck" the Inn. (giggles) Absolutely no damage was done; just had fun exploring.

Other links for Grand Pré National Historic Site

Currently, Xyra is on page 89 of Longfellow's poem Evangeline. She hopes to finish at lunch today. Her copy is dated 1893.

Thank you for stopping. Hope you have a lovely Wednesday.


  1. Dear Kirsten, you certainly had fun. I like how you "wrecked" the Inn but didn't hurt it at all.

    I think my favorite photo is of you sliding down the banister.

    I think you ordered a hot dog. I would have ordered the Haddock Burger. It sounds yummy.

    Regards, Ms. Dorothy

    1. Hello, Ms. Dorothy!
      Thank you! I had a lot of fun, especially sliding down the banister.

      That's a good guess, but there is too much stuff to take off their hot dog. (giggles) I will say I know one of the chowders is delicious. :-D