Hello from Halifax! I’m currently lounging in my hotel room after a long day of driving, flying, and running around doing errands for my sister. It’s only 8:30 pm my time (9:30 Nova Scotia time) and already I’m exhausted!
This morning seems like it was ages ago. I had a bowl of banana chia oatmeal topped with granola, dried fig, raisins, and drizzled with soy nut butter.
Then we ran around like crazy doing last minute laundry, packing, popping out to vote, and throwing together some snacks for the road. Next we picked up some lunch and were off! For lunch we each got a chicken sandwich from California Sandwiches, since we had heard such great things from friends. It wasn’t really what we were expecting though… instead of grilled chicken, it was breaded and fried. And they were massive sandwiches! I could only make it through 3/4 of it.
Overall, it was ok but I probably wouldn’t go there again. Fried food always gives me a stomach ache and today was no exception. That wasn’t so fun, especially since I was also freaking out from our very turbulent flight! Luckily we made it to Halifax safe and sound and found our way to the hotel in our rental car.
The hotel we stayed at was the Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel, which I have no complaints about. It wasn’t right downtown, but if you don’t care about that, then I would recommend it!
After settling in, we picked up my sister and her boyfriend Gus and went to dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery.
To start my sister and I split the baked goat cheese topped with red pepper jelly served with toasted pita wedges. This was delicious – I loved the contrast of the tangy goat cheese and sweet jelly!
My entree wasn’t anything to write about though. I had the Rock Bottom Salad with grilled chicken, but the serving was small and the chicken was rubbery. I was pretty disappointed!
Afterwards we stopped by Pete’s Frootique, which is an amazing organic and specialty grocery store.
I could have spent hours in there but we had to leave to go run some errands at Walmart for my sister. Now I’m back at the hotel and pooped. I think it’s bedtime for me!