Day 72 August 20 Part 1 Nova Scotia, Canada
As soon as we arrived in downtown Halifax, we knew we’d love this city, ‘cause we found a parking spot so easily! As we were sitting there in our parking spot, figuring out what to do next, a young man in a city parking authority uniform, tapped on my window. Crap! I knew this parking luck was too good to be true!
I rolled down my window, expecting the worst, when the young man said, “I noticed your California license plates. You’re a long way from home. Can I help you out in any way?”
Ends up, this guy was originally from New Hampshire, and had moved to Halifax just a couple months earlier. He was just welcoming us, his fellow Americans, to the great white north. And he was super helpful, as he told us where the local breweries were! He also told us where we could park and camp for free for the night. Our visit to Halifax was taking shape!
OK then, first stop…Garrison Brewery. Cool place, nice as heck bartender, good beer. The bartender was envious when he found out we were from San Diego, microbrewery central. He told us his favorite beer was from Green Flash, in San Diego. That was my most proudest moment as an American and as a San Diegan!
It was getting dark, so we made our way back to the space shuttle. We were parked right outside of this hole-in-the-wall looking Persian food shack, Shiraz, so we grabbed dinner. A pleasant surprise, as the food was awesome and cheap!
We tried to find the free overnight parking/camping spot that we’d been told about earlier, but we couldn’t find it in the dark, and so we drove to Shubie Campground, about 20 minutes outside the city. We had a hard time finding this too, but we did succeed. An important lesson had been learned today….It’s hard to find stuff in the dark in Canada!