So Matt and I are pretty sure that 75% of the people we’ve told about our Nova Scotia trip had not a clue where it was. Only a couple were dumb enough to ask, “Oh, is that near Vancouver?” But, the blank stare and hesitant nod that many others had is pretty transparent. To be fair, geography is not my strongest academic area, and I’ve known about maritime Canada my entire life, since it is my mother’s homeland. But, in an effort to help Americans in general be more aware of the world outside our borders, I thought I’d provide a small geography lesson:
This is Canada.
The light pink part at the bottom is the U.S. just below Canada’s border. The northeastern tip of the light pink part would be Maine, in case you need help with U.S. geography as well. Were you to travel due north from Maine, you would be in New Brunswick. Just east of that is a lovely province called Nova Scotia (the dark pink). Pictures of its beauties will be coming soon, but I would highly recommend a visit there. And when you visit, you should certainly stay at this delightful place run by this delightful cousin of mine.
More on our trip, and on the fun week that preceded it, as soon as I get all of the laundry put away.