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Quick Trip to Halifax

We took a quick trip with the whole family to Halifax on Monday. The real reason for this trip was to visit the US Consulate to report Gideon's birth, renew Joash's US passport and to renew my US passport. But we also planned something fun too. Many people asked why didn't go down the day before and stay in a hotel. The truth is we were slightly terrified to have our entire family sleep in one room together. Everyone sleeps so well at home, in their own rooms. And our appointments were not until late morning, so could pretty much get up the time we normally do and be there on time.

So there was lots of driving. Praise the Lord for the DVD player in our van. It certainly makes things much more pleasant for everyone. Gideon was a pretty good traveler, but I think he was pretty sick of his car seat by the end of the day.
 We have zero pictures of our time at the Consulate because the security is pretty tight there. Wilbert had to go and bring his phone back our van. We were there for 2 hours. The kids did pretty well over all, but were ready to be finished by the end of it.

We had a nice lunch at Subway and then headed to the fun thing for the day: Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. We saw a lot of animals including a moose!
They also have black bears, cougar, bobcat, wolves, Sable Island Horses, Sandhill Crane and lots of birds and ducks. Joash said it was way too much walking for a 5 year old, but he has had a pretty poor attitude about a lot of things lately. Adults are only $4.75 to get in and the kids were all free, so the rest of us thought is was a really great place to visit.
Also in the park they have picnic area with a nice, older playground in it. We had a snack there after our visit to the wildlife and let the kids run off some steam.

Then we headed back, made one fast food, gas, and bathroom stop and were home before 9pm. Overall it was a good day and we highly recommend the Wildlife Park to families in the area.

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