Day 1 of East Coast of Canada Adventure
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East Coast of Canada Adventure June 2004
My Adventure to Explore the East Coast of Canada.
Going to 3 Provinces - Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.
Feel free to follow along on my journey around the East Coast
Day 1 - Off to the Thunder Bay Airport today, going to fly to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I am going to fly with Airline WestJet and use that as my main airline of choice.
I get on the plane and fly to Hamilton where I have a 2 hour layover before boarding my flight again to get to Halifax. The flight from Hamilton, Ontario is good flight, served nuts and Coca- Cola on board the flight.
Finally after a few hours I land at the Halifax International Airport. Airport is about an hour or so outside of city of Halifax. I get off the plane and proceed to get my luggage from the lounge. I then head out to the arrivals area and am met by a pen pal Heather who lives in Halifax. She says She will show me how to get to the city from here.
I go to the AVIS rent a car counter and process my payment of the reservation of the car. I have three choices of a car, one is a PT Cruiser, Second, a Chevy Metro or Pontiac Grand Am.
I get my key to my room and then drive all around back to get to my room. I am able to park my car next to my door of my room. Room seems very hot and stuff. I can not find the ON button to the AC, all well time for adventure. I get into the car and make my drive into main downtown Halifax. This city has a bad public transit system, and hotels in downtown were quite expensive. I make a long drive into downtown and it’s a nice area. Lots of hills and interesting buildings everywhere. I try to find a place to park and drive around towards the Nova Scotia Casino. There is a big Parkade here, so I have no clue where to park so I park at the Parkade. Once parked there, I find out it is time clocked, so I have to go get a tag from a machine inside.
Anyhow, from here I walk along the water front of Halifax harbour.
I then leave here and make it back to my car. But first trying to figure out how to pay for parking.
Tonight I drive back to the downtown area and figure out where to park. I go park down the waterfront and pay 5 bucks to stay there. I then go walk around the downtown area, looking for some bars to go to. I head to this one night Club called the Dome. It was a nice nightclub and played good music, had a few drinks here and listened to techno music. I then left the night club and went to a pub called Cheers. From the TV Show, I have a few more drinks here and just enjoy the evening. I then go walk around the bar area, covers many streets and is very lively. It seems to be a really good place to check out, as not many people know how good East Coast of Canada is.
After a few hours of walking around, I decide it is time to call it a night. I make it back to my car, sober, and then just drive back to the hotel.
Stay tuned for next day.