So I was on vacation for about three weeks in between finishing my first contract with Maple Bear and starting my second, and of course I went home to see my family and friends that I had been missing all year. It was absolutely wonderful to be back in my own country, although I found myself missing Korea and wishing I was partaking in the activities of my friends here. So what did I do while I was home? WELL... not much, actually. It rained for pretty much the entire three weeks, it was unseasonably cold and I spent most of my time catchig up on the Food Network (hands down the number one thing I miss while I'm in Korea).
I did; however, make it out on occasion and also managed to take some pictures so I can share a bit of my homeland with all of you:
My Mother and I on Kelly's Mountain, Cape Breton Island. Going to visit my Aunt and Grandparents... oh, and going to do some major second hand shopping at Valu Village. I'm a thrift shop addict, and there are certainly no thrift shops in Korea, so I had to get a year's worth of shopping finished in one afternoon. I did pretty good.
My crotchety old Grandfather. He's a character! To my left is my Step-Grandmother, Ann. Together they make quite an odd couple and often my Grandfather will come roaring down the road to my house, screaming "I hate that woman", "Put me in a home", and so on. I love them dearly.
My island is full of little fishing harbours. They're quaint.
My mom and I made it down the province to the Annapolis Valley where I went to university, and on the way down we had the first (and only) completely sunny day during my vacation. I like driving through farming country.
The lovely, historic town of Wolfville. Home to Acadia University and home to me for four great years.