Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Very Same "Sid The Kid"!

 Snoozing in the backseat of the car I listen to my Dads
talk about things all the time.

 As we approach the bridge you can see the coast guard vessels in dock.
They are always moving in and out of the harbour.

 This is a cargo vessel waiting to be unloaded in Bedford Basin
the second cargo terminal in our city.
This view swoops around as you approach the bridge
and 3 lanes of traffic merging...lovely!

Jim is so used to this approach and I'm afraid
takes the bridge for granted.
Last week a 3/4 ton truck tipped over and 
bunged up traffic for hours.
Do you see that shore in the far distance?
Well, that is one of the directions 
drivers had to travel in order to get into the city.
No more taking the second of our bridges for granted, now.

Yes, just as the sign on this truck says as we zoom...zoomie over the bridge

That is the 1st of our bridges and it was swamped with traffic
during last weeks mishap.

4 lanes busy at 3pm...getting ready for the onslaught of
rush hour workers going home very soon.

Nova Scotia Power...3 stacks that pollute our air.(period)
Yes, we need power at the expense of the health
of the those in the path of the sooty smoke.
So glad to be living...outside of the city!

We use a MacPass system to zoom zoomie through the toll booths.
A small plastic transponder sits on your dash/window
which triggers your account and the deduction is made.
Daddy Ron has a $30 amount to use and when it gets
close to that amount...the bridge people up the ante again.

For those of you hockey hounds....!
Cole Harbour 
is the home of 
 on the Pittsburgh team.
Daddy Ron met him at his job 
a lot in the summers 
when Sidney
was training.
He is still the same now as he was then.
~~~Polite, well-spoken and very amicable~~~

We drive passed this everyday.

Oh...nice....we are getting close to!

You know my Dads talk so much that they
put me to sleep.
That's OK as long as I get home safely
to my cozy bed.


  1. What beautiful views you have to look at every day Sophie, and you sure are one sleeping beauty. I bet you were happy to get home to your own snuggly bed!

  2. What a lovely drive. Just like L.A. - NOT!!!

  3. Keep listening Sophie! You need all the stories to keep this blog going!

  4. Jim...I hear ya papa!

    Lisa...I'm sure you have some beautiful areas to trek through!!

    BassetMomma...Only thing is I sleep through them all...oops!

  5. I understand totally what you are talking about Sophie!! Your post reminds me of a bridge that we have here, called the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. It's a huge bridge that always makes me nervous when we cross it. But it takes us to the beach, so I keep that 'happy thought' in mind when we cross it. Here's a link if you'd like to judge for yourself if you'd be nervous on it too:

  6. Hey Sophie!
    Wow, you sure live in a cool area! The ships are really fun to see and I love your beaches. Thanks for the toodle-tour around your territory!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  7. thanks for the ride home dads...and for the info do live in a much nicer place than the dirty old to romp on the beach with you much more than being in the soot..
    so here we are again...a few days before the big one...hope you all have a wonderful magical time up there in the north...and that santa is good to all of you...see you next year...when you take us walkies once more in all that beauty you call home...hugs to you sweet girl and your dads too

  8. Poor Sidney is having such a rough time now with that concussion. I hope it doesn't end his career -- what a waste of talent that would be. All because of violence in hockey.

  9. It's easy to forget how close to a big city you live when I see your lovely beaches and parks.

  10. Hi Sophie! It looks like you're a pretty good traveler.. but maybe a little anxious to get home. Great pictures!

  11. We think your home town should get a sign saying 'Home of Sophie the Doodle!'

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. Gosh Sophie
    Your city world of bridges and stuff is amazing!
    Just look at that Bridge!

  13. Nice views you share, Sophie! I love the tree line against the sunset.

  14. The first thing I noticed is that the symbols on your overhead signs are a bit different than those down here. Funny how that stood out.

    Anyway, happy holidays to you all!


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