Lunch battle!

Fried platter o’ goodness vs healthy chowder and spinach salad. In Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

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Beach walk

At an unpronounceable park in Nova Scotia.

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Shelburn harbor

Lovely place we stayed last night. I also got some sunset pics but took them with my other camera so they will be posted later. [update: Here they are]

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Sunset 1:
Shelburn

Sunset 2:
Shelburn

Sunset 3:
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Sunset 4:
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Dessert Battle!

Which is better?

20130806-211125.jpgSticky toffee pudding

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Ferry to Nova Scotia

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Canada surprise

I don’t think I’ve seen the speedometer on the Prius go this high before…

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Chocolate Guinness cake: Praline, whiskey, caramel

With Highland Park and Balvenie

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Greek-style zucchini salad

Greta wants to try to make this at home.

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Massive lobster roll

There must be 2-3 lobsters worth of meat in this thing. Bangor, ME

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Here’s the outside–the eagles nest

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A room with a view

In Portland, Maine.

Here’s the view from our room. Quite amazing.

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Unfortunately, here is what I am doing right now. Somehow the picture came out upside-down, but that is appropriate to the situation. I’m trying to put on a game face but really I’m totally pissed.

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Tomorrow, we are supposed to be staying in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Somehow I made a reservation for a hotel in Saint John’s, Newfoundland! That is about 1,000 miles away (or 1,600 km if you’re in Canada). And my reservation was non-refundable.

Fortunately I was able to convince the nice lady at Orbitz that it was an honest mistake and got a refund. Phew!

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Why are all food porn pics taken before the meal?

Here are our dinners in Portland, Maine…halfway through the meal!

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Mine: lobster and linguine

20130804-195351.jpgGreta’s: blackened salmon and gazpacho.

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Ribs for breakfast?

Why not…I’m on vacation, right?

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Greta had savory corn pancakes!

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My run in Brooklyn

Beautiful morning for a run, so I decided to bring a camera:

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Olive oil gelato is good.

That is all.

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Tart

Fine NYC fare.

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Guggenheim

Enjoyed the exhibition here. Crazy stuff involving light and three-dimensional illusions.

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The exhibition was by James Turrell — took over the entire central gallery of the museum with a really stunning light show that involved several different visual illusions. Here’s a cool video from the Guggenheim web site:

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Brownie

This was a pretty good brownie. Not sure if it was worth the 1.8 mile walk to get it though. At Baked in Brooklyn.

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Verrazano Narrows Bridge

I’m pretty sure this isn’t the biggest bridge in the world anymore, but it was in my 1977 Guinness Book of World Records.

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Mmmmm…pie!

Some of the best pie I’ve ever had. At 4 and 20 blackbirds in Brooklyn.

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Food so far

I’m on a gourmandizing road trip and I’ll be attempting to document most of the food we eat. Here’s what we have done so far….

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“The quintessential image of street food ” at Curry Mantra in Fairfax, VA. Bhelpuri.

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Mojito and Rum Old Fashioned at The Rum Room in New York.

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Beef carpaccio at Gallo Nero in NY

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Fettuccine with speck and mixed mushrooms at Gallo Nero.

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