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Old 08-16-2012, 08:50 AM   #31
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I loved the review and knew it was all in good fun. I live in Oklahomer [per Bob] and the Podcast gang has definitely had some fun with our state. It's no big deal. They tease because they love.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:43 AM   #32
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Taking a page from Kevin's book I'm going to make one last post about this and leave it behind.

I found Kevin's story hilarious...I was laughing out loud listening to it, and they both said it was a bad idea to get into a random tour guide's car....oh please tell me he at least wasn't holding a cardboard sign?

What made me want to weep is that between the weather and the "tour guide", who I still would like to find and ring his neck, Kevin and John were robbed of what could have been an even more wonderful day in one of our most historic and beautiful cities. The story was just that, as I see it, a story and not really part of a review of Halifax. Which is why I'm glad to see some folks posting about what shore excursions were done.

I think some of the sensativity on the subject is something that was not unique to Kevin and John's experience, the lack of knowledge about where in the world they actually were ie. Nova Scotia versus New Brunswick, river versus harbour etc. It would be like someone being in New Jersey and refering to it as New York. I've traveled in the States quite a bit and it never fails to produce an interesting conversation at some point about where we are actually located (no, sir, Nova Scotia is not over by England). I've even seen a brand new gps that had maps that showed Quebec and Ontario but stopped at the Maine/ New Brunswick, as apparently the Eastern half of Canada had been swept off the earth. But like Kevin said he had no preconceived notion about where he was going.

Please, Kevin and John add Halifax,Nova Scotia to your future bucket list.....and call me!
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:48 PM   #33
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Woooo - haven't listened yet, can't wait!
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:41 PM   #34
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I enjoyed the podcast and can relate to the description of the fog. It is almost impossible to describe how creepy it can be. We traveled by car along the west side of the Bay of Fundy years ago on our way to visit relatives in NB. We were really looking forward to the scenery but got nothing but fog all along the coast - difficult to drive in. another reason to go back and try it again.

Oh, Tim Horton's coffee is one of my preferred cups! Dunkin Donuts is better. By the way John, they have exported Tim Horton's to the Albany area and much of the Thruway corridor.

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Old 08-16-2012, 08:48 PM   #35
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Just passed a Tim Horton's in Amsterdam NY... will have to stop and try it...
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John is from NJ.

I'm the one who knows the NYS Thruway.

I even know where Amsterdam is.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:17 PM   #37
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Ex Jersey girl here...

so that means I can chat Upstate with you and Jersey with John and Pete!

& I'm part French Canadian...

Talk about being bilingual...
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Oh goodness...I haven't listened to the podcast yet, but I am glad I saw this first. My heart would have been crushed that someone I love and listen to every week didn't enjoy my city. Now at least I can be prepared and hopefully see the humor in the segment.

Just as if I was the manager of a restaurant you were reviewing, and wanting your experience and comments to be all (or mostly) positive, I have such pride in my city and want others to think it is as great as I do.
I hate knowing that Halifax wasn't a positive experience for you, for whatever reason.

There is no doubt you were short-changed on your visit, and it sounds like Mother Nature may have played a big part in that. Doesn't matter where you are...when it is pouring down rain and you want to get out and explore a city, that is going to negatively affect things.

Rest assured, it does not sound at all like you saw the real Halifax. But I am looking forward to a few chuckles about your crazy "tour guide" when I finally listen to the podcast!
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Oh my!

Another Canadian here.

Laughed so hard I almost lost all of my coffee (not Tim Horton's) on to my computer!

I'll cast my vote for you to have a re-do visit to Nova Scotia too. I think you have enough of us here that we could each show up with vehicles to chauffeur you all around (we'll even make nice VIP signs).

I know you all travel enough to know that some less than stellar experiences are sometimes just random occurrences.

We really would love you to come back to show you more sights, sounds and tastes of Nova Scotia.
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Just got off my Canadian DCL cruise. Can't wait to hear your assessment. I'll comment once I hear the podcast.
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we do? I'm pretty sure last time I had ham on pizza it was called ham. But you can get bacon too. :-)
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we do? I'm pretty sure last time I had ham on pizza it was called ham. But you can get bacon too. :-)
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:54 AM   #45
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That segment was hilarious! Have listened more than once and even looked up the Halifax explosion.
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