Hali

WE MOVED!!!

If you’re a regular to this site, you might have noticed posts came slow over the summer, and have stopped completely over the past month or so. Well, I’m so excited to finally reveal to you, that we have moved! If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know this, but for those of you who don’t, let me tell you all about it!!

For the past 7 years, I had been living in Mississauga Ontario, which is the city next to Toronto. Well this year as we were looking into moving, the opportunity to relocate across the country to Canada’s Ocean Playground presented itself! That’s right friends, we have moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia! 

Before this move, I had never been to Nova Scotia before, so I was blindly following my mom, and figured if I hated it, I could always move back to Ontario. Well, I can honestly say that so far, I am loving it here! (Thankfully!) 

We drove out here from Ontario which is supposed to be a 17 hour journey, but it turned out to be much longer and required two night stop overs – the first night in Levis Quebec, and the second night in Fredericton New Brunswick. We got a late start on our drive on day one because we had to wait for our items to be loaded on the moving truck, then when the house was empty we washed things down and vacuumed before we headed out the door.

You'll soon see I documented most of this day via Snapchat!

You’ll soon see I documented most of this day via Snapchat!

Ollie scoping out the empty house, wondering where everything went.

Ollie scoping out the empty house, wondering where everything went.

My friends and I always used this walls for selfies, it was a great background, and the natural light from the window was always on point.

My friends and I always used this walls for selfies, it was a great background, and the natural light from the window was always on point.

Seriously thankful we upgraded to an SUV before this move! Our little Ford Focus wouldn't have been able to handle everything.

Seriously thankful we upgraded to an SUV before this move! Our little Ford Focus wouldn’t have been able to handle everything.

Poor Aspyn hates car rides, but Ollie (who's in the Pet Parade seat) loves riding around!

Poor Aspyn hates car rides, but Ollie (who’s in the Pet Parade seat) loves riding around!

By the time we left, we were expecting to arrive at our hotel around 12am! When we first left the house, we visited my grandpa’s gravesite which was around the corner from our old house, and when we arrived there, the church bells began to chime, it was a lovely way to say goodbye. (I do have a video of that, but won’t post it because I know some people are a bit squeemish when it comes to graves.) Then things got pushed farther back when within 5 minutes from home, our puppy Aspyn became car sick. Her mess took about half an hour to get properly cleaned up before we were on the road again, which had us stuck in the middle of Toronto’s infamous rush hour on highway 401!

Just the beginning...

Just the beginning…

Once we finally picked up some speed out of the city, things were smooth sailing for a while.

Motion Sickness meds finally kicking in.

Motion Sickness meds finally kicking in.

So ready and excited for life by the ocean!

So ready and excited for life by the ocean!

Then came the rain! It was pouring! For hours! Mom was the one driving and she was so tired from the non stop day we’d had so we tried to get into a hotel before reaching the one we booked, but all of the hotels we passed that were dog friendly seemed to be booked solid, so we carried on.

Or so I thought... Really 6 more hours.

Or so I thought… Really 6 more hours.

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We didn’t reach our hotel until nearly 5:30am!! (many hours past our original plan). We had also planned to leave the hotel around 6:30am which was only one hour later, so we decided that wouldn’t be enough sleep, and we realized we needed to relax our plan for day two in order to drive safely. 

Took forever to find someone to check in after this. But so thankful to be off the road at this point!

Took forever to find someone to check in after this. But so thankful to be off the road at this point!

Day two of our drive started around 10am, so we were happy to have some sleep in our system, but were off to a late start and we still had over half of the drive to go to hit Halifax! At first the weather was great, occasionally sunny and a bit cool.

Finally a break from the rain :)

Finally a break from the rain 🙂

SO thankful for this vehicle. My poor back wouldn't have made it to Halifax in one piece with the old Ford Focus!

SO thankful for this vehicle. My poor back wouldn’t have made it to Halifax in one piece with the old Ford Focus!

16 moving to halifax nova scotiaThen the farther we got the worse the weather got. We ended up in thick fog and pouring rain, the visibility was pretty much non existent. We were still feeling sleep deprived, especially while being stuck in this weather, so we decided that for safety, we would pull over about half way through this day and see if we could find a dog friendly hotel that was available, then we’d just have to take off early the next morning to pick up the keys to our home before the movers arrive! 

This was our view for a majority of our trip to Halifax!

This was our view for a majority of our trip to Halifax!

Poor girl was so over the drive

Poor girl was so over the drive

When we finally got to our hotel in Fredericton, we were so happy to have a place to relax for a while. We both finally got to shower, eat a proper meal, and we went to sleep very early in order to wake up at 3am the next morning!

Getting ready for the last leg of the journey

Getting ready for the last leg of the journey

Luckily the last leg of our journey went without a hitch! We were able to get to our new home early in the morning, got the keys, and a few hours later our movers arrived! By that evening, we both went to sleep very early again, and instead of being half awake with the new sounds that typically keeps you alert on your first night in a new place, we slept solidly until the next morning!

Home Sweet Home!

Home Sweet Home!

So that’s the story of our move to Nova Scotia! Stay tuned for an upcoming post on our first month here and see what we’ve been up to! 

Have you ever been to Nova Scotia?

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