A week after we returned from France it was already time for me to leave for a month in Canada! I went home on my own so that we could save my husband’s vacation days for things on this side of the pond and I could just go and chill with my parents.
It was such a great month. There isn’t a lot to do in Cape Breton but I wasn’t there to be a tourist, rather just to spend time quality time with my mom and dad and see some old friends. We hung out, went to the movies a few times, mom and I knitted together and we went on some nice drives through the country.
I also loved that I got to see more of my friends this time than I have in previous trips.
Some of the highlights of my visit home were finally fitting into a plane seat with room to spare and the seatbelt being way too big, getting up and exercising in the morning with mom and dad, guitar lessons with dad, knitting and cooking together with mom, getting to see my father play for the first time in years (he’s a musician), and riding a horse for the first time in over 15 years… yet another thing I’ve not done in a long time due to my weight.
I think October is the best time of year to visit Cape Breton! The leaves have changed, the scenery is beautiful but the weather hasn’t gotten really cold yet, and all the Halloween and Christmas stuff is out already! It’s my favorite time of year there!
I didn’t bring my DSLR again this time and used my mobile and point and shoot for photos. Rather than spamming the post with photos I’ve again decided to use a slideshow. Click on the photo if you want to see a description!
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I’m not sure when I will be getting back home again, as a lot is up in the air for us in this coming year… but I’m glad I got the time in this year and was able to have an entire month with my family! Hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m able to do it again!