It seems like we just left for Halifax, but we’re already back home now. I wish we had more time to explore the city and try out all of its famous restaurants. But I’m sure I’ll visit it again soon!
On our second day, I got up bright and early at 6:30 am to get in a workout in our hotel’s fitness room. It was pretty tiny, but luckily I was the only one there so I got my pick of the machines. I did a 30 minute run on the treadmill then walked for a few minutes to cool down. By that time it was almost 7:30 am and I was getting hungry for breakfast, so I decided to wrap up my workout.
Mom and I had breakfast at our hotel’s restaurant, which I was excited to discover had oatmeal on its menu! It came plain just cooked in water, and I added my own banana, crumbled granola bar, and a special purchase from Pete’s Frootique: Simple Food cinnamon sugar soy nut butter! This is the first time I had this flavour, and it was amazing!!! But since I’m an airhead and left it in my purse, it got confiscated yesterday at the airport. I’m so bummed!
Afterwards we strolled around downtown and checked out some sights. And by “strolled around” I mean huffed and puffed up Halifax’s crazy hills. I realized at that point that I did not need to workout that morning because walking around the city was enough of a workout!!!
We saw tons of sights, like this crazy bookstore...
The clock tower on citadel hill...
And the harbour... it was cold and windy yesterday, but I bet it’s amazing to walk along the boardwalk in the summer!
For lunch my sister and Gus took me to their favourite sushi restaurant: Hamachi House.
I’m glad they are just as obsessed with sushi as me. I got the wakame salad and a salmon roll, like I usually do, but I also tried a new roll: the Halifax roll. Fitting, right? It had salmon, shrimp , tuna and cucumber in it. Yum!
The rest of the afternoon was filled with errands and more walking around. It was pretty tiring. I was so thankful when we finally got to sit down for dinner at Cafe Chianti. I was also super excited because my best friend Allyson joined us. She goes to school in Halifax and I haven’t seen her in months!!
Dinner was filled with catching up, inappropriately funny conversations, and good food. I had a Greek salad to start and it was loaded with feta, just how I like it!
The real star of the show was my Romanesco pizza, topped with sundried tomatoes, artichokes, spinach, feta, and basil. It was so good that I demolished the whole thing.
Afterwards I regretted my eyes that were too big for my stomach because I felt uncomfortably full. I’ve realized that I have a really hard time with intuitive eating and I never know when to stop when I’m satisfied. It's hard to stop eating when something tastes so good!
We pretty much waddled back to bed after that meal and crashed! Stay tuned for a recap of day 3. :)