On our second day, mom and I woke up early to workout at the GoodLife right next to the hotel (this was so convenient!). I did a chest and triceps workout with 15 minutes of cardio, then headed back to the hotel room to have breakfast.
When I’m travelling I prefer to make my own breakfasts and eat at restaurants for lunch and dinner because I like having more time to sight-see and do activities in the mornings. So the previous night we picked up some groceries: cereal, berries, bananas, milk, and Greek yogurt. I also brought my own soy nut butter from home – it’s the one and only food item that I always travel with!
After breakfast Hayley took us to Point Pleasant, which is a park with really nice trails for locals to walk, run, and bike. It was super windy while we were there, but we still got in a nice 4-5 km walk.
During our walk we worked up an appetite for lunch at The Coastal, a brunch spot that Hayley has been raving about. And I can see why – their menu is so creative and full of tempting options.
I had such a hard time deciding what to get, so I went for the first thing that popped out at me: the “Frooty Loops”, which was a French toasted Montreal bagel topped with berries, almond hemp seed granola, citrus vanilla bean yogurt and maple syrup. Yum!
In the afternoon we drove out to Peggy’s Cove, which is a pretty big tourist destination in Nova Scotia. It was neat to see!
After hopping all over those rocks and battling with the wind at Peggy’s Cove, we relaxed back in Halifax at the Clay Cafe which is a little spot where you can paint your own pottery. My art skills are, ummm, a bit lacking to say the least, so I kept it simple and just painted a bowl since I knew I couldn’t mess that up.
For dinner we headed next door to The Wasabi House for sushi. I ordered a seaweed salad, an Atlantic Roll (salmon, crab, shrimp, and cucumber) and a tuna roll. They also brought us out some complementary salmon nigiri sushi and mango!
I was impressed that they offered brown rice sushi, but unfortunately it was pretty dry and hard. The fish itself was great though! Sushi from Halifax is always amazing because it is so fresh.
And that concludes Day 2 because after dinner we pretty much just went back to the hotel room and crashed ha!
Do you ever bring or make your own meals when travelling or do you just eat all your meals out?
Are you artistic?