Thursday, September 29, 2011

Halifax 9/16

We shipped everything; so, we didn't have to pay sales taxes. That saved almost $50. They also had a location in the market at the dock; but, we took a cab to the store for $10 each way and most of the items Jill bought were $30-40 cheaper. We feel like very frugal shoppers today - forget about what we actually spent!!

Back onboard, we resumed normal afternoon activities - eating and trivia. We won 4 of the last 5 trivias. We've often teamed with another frequent cruising couple. In fact, we have cruised with them in the past and recognized each other on the first day.

We continue to enjoy the afternoon tea served each day by our butler. Many choices of pastries, mini desserts, mini sandwiches and a selection of teas.

The weather is quite a bit cooler here - more like we had expected. 57 F now. Probably around 50 F when we went off ship this morning.

The population in Halifax is 360,000. That is 40% of the total population of the province of Nova Scotia.

For Jill's friends, she won a little bit on the slots last night. She is up a little - around $220 for the cruise so far.

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