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 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!
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.