Shabby Miss Jenn

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Road Trip with Pam


So my aunt is home visiting from Virginia and says she would like to make a road trip to Halifax. She looks at me and asks me to join her. SURE! LOL
So we pack the car early on Tuesday and hit the road. We have a few loose plans of where we want to make sure to stop at. Then we are going to spend the night at my sisters place and come back home the next day.
First off let me say that I do not drive......so I am not really good with "which road do we take next" kind of questions. Eric drives me everywhere and for the most part already knows the route. I just sort of "arrive" at different places! LOL
Pam used to live in Halifax but over 20 years ago so things have changed quite a bit.
We get into town and head to one of the main streets we are wanting. I get us in the right area for an underground parking spot as we've borrowed my grandmother's car and she didn't want us parking it on the street. (She told us she didn't want someone stealing the tires!heehee)
We have to park on the 9th floor of it though as pam is horrid at parking! LOL
Had to keep going higher and higher till we found a spot large enough for her to pull into.
We were laughing so hard.
Out we get and head out onto the city to hit the shops.
Pam really wanted a new purse.....we went into a shop and she was looking at an amazing leather messenger style purse. We couldn't find a price tag anywhere on it which is never a good sign!LOL
Call a lady over to help us find the price and she tells us that its going to be $265 plus tax.
I look at Pam and give her the "holy freak out" look with my eyes and we leave. LOL
We walked all around downtown. All the little side streets and shops that you don't always see when you are driving by. Both of us picking up a bunch of little odds and ends for family and friends. I'd share pics of some of the things but Dani reads my blog and she's getting most of the goodies! LOL I want her to be surprised!
I'll take a picture and post once i know she's gotten the parcel.
The sun was out strong and even though we were getting a slight breeze off the waterfront...I was getting quite hot. I needed to eat something too. So we opt to eat at a little Mexican spot. The waitress was horrid and didn't seat us for the longest time. She walked by at one point and I just happened to say a bit loud that I was pretty sure we could have walked to Mexico by now.....wow...... she came right over and took us to a booth!
Now the fella that served us.....now he was mighty fine! LOL
Really sweet and really fine on the eyes.
He actually came over and was talking to us at one point and I seriously can't tell you a thing he said! LOL I was a bit focused on his hair and wicked green eyes. My aunt says I even did a coy silly giggle..... I swear it was from the sun! ;)
We ate fantastic food and did lots more laughing. There was a little tiny bird of some sort walking on the balcony that kept scooting inside and grabbing the odd little piece of tortilla shell. It was so cool to watch.......course I'd have freaked if it had flown! LOL
We are done on the Halifax side of the city and decide its time to head over to Dartmouth and my sisters. We of course hadn't been paying attention to the time and we hit the rush hour traffic.
OMGoodness! My nerves were shot! LOL
No one was letting in on the streets we needed to be on. My aunt is not an aggressive driver either. We took a wrong turn at one point and ended up in quite a seedy part of town. Didn't take us long to lock our doors! We finally make it to where we cross the bridge and are heading to my sisters. I tell Pam that we just have to stay on this main road that we are on and then make a few turns. Somehow we went OVER instead of UNDER something and we were lost AGAIN!
We keep driving and are getting into worse and worse looking places. I'm like turn this thing around....we are going BACK! We get ourselves back on the road and over to the large mall.
We get out and are laughing about the whole thing when my purse rings. I had borrowed Eric's cell phone. Its my sister wondering where we were. I explain that we are at the mall and going to do a bit more shopping. We are to call her when we are thru and she'll come over and guide us to her house. YIPPEE! LOL
So we go to Chapters and look around. I swear I could spend all day inside a good book store. There is always something that grabs my attention. I could have spent so much money inside there! LOL
My sis comes to get us and we go to visit my cousin Jennifer. Stay to her place for about an hour. Lots of laughter and giggles. She is very excited as she and her family are moving closer to where my sister lives. I can't wait to see the new place.
We finally get to Tara's....... show her all our treasures from the day.....and hit the hay.
We are beat! LOL

1 comment:

Cara said...

Well the first thing you know
'ol Jed's a millionaire,
Kinfolk said "Jed move away from there."
Said "Californy is the place you ought to be."
So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.

Hills, that is.