We had a great time spending the day in Sydney where Elaine grew up. She had so many interesting & fun stories to share about her escapades here in this area. She was a rascally rascal and if you know Elaine you would know that about her... she is so full of life and fun. We really loved seeing her town and glad her & Rick were able to show us around.
First we went to Resurrection Cemetery to visit Elaine's dads grave site. Elaine has a spiritual connection with her dad and she was definitely a daddy's girl. Just listening to the stories she told us about him you could hear the love she has for him. She surely does miss him ♥ It was beautiful cemetery and what gorgeous views from there ~ a nice final resting place for sure
After that we took a ride to the little park where Elaine hung out as a kid ~ it was her place for solitude and peace.... We all had those favorite places to go when we were kids right? Mine was in the middle of the woods by our house near a small little creek.
After visiting the park we rode around town with Elaine telling us stories of the area and her childhood adventures. Then we went down to the waterfront where we found the World’s Largest Ceilidh Fiddle, built to celebrate Nova Scotia’s Celtic heritage and the many folk musicians & fiddlers coming out of the area. This is where the cruise ships come in and there is a nice little museum on the life events of Sydney. It covered everything from the Mi'kmaq Indians to the mining history to the Music which is so abundant on this beautiful Island.
We truly enjoyed our visit to Sydney and what great fun we had with great friends.
NOTE: I am so far behind in posting our wonderful time in Cape Breton, Canada. I hurt my knee and it was very hard for me to sit in a long time in one place. We have since returned home back in Florida and I will be having surgery on October 1st to replace my right knee. I will however continue posting the remaining time of our trip and will keep you updated as to my surgery & recovery.