To Sundancer7: Paul, I just left your city as part of the ABC National Bowling Tournament-stayed with Sonny Herbin at the Maplehurst Inn. My Fiancee’ and I had a fabulous time-dropped a bundle at the Lodge cast iron cookware outlet. We would recommend The Park Grill in Gatlinburg,TN to anyone-not a Roadfood stop, but a fabulous meal over looking the Smokies.
For NS, especially when you get to Halifax, check out the locally produced microbrews. I brought home a wonderful 6 pack of Propeller Ale. And spending time as a youth in NS, once I got to drinking age, I was constantly reminded that the Moosehead products shipped to the US WERE NOT the same as distributed in Canada.(definately stronger in Canada)
To Bob Stroud: Antigonish is a wonderful little city, if you get a chance to tour the mines in Sydney, it is an interesting take. Ingonish has nice beaches, but the black fly population has been known to be heavy. As you travel to Musquodoboit Harbor, you will notice how many inland streams and rivers terminate to the ocean along the Marine Drive. What a great trip you have planned.
To LVW: I proposed to my fiancee’ last year in Shelburne in October. Shelburne has added a French Bistro and a restaurant with a Swiss chef. They were booked solid on a Saturday night with reservations. All this for a town with an active population of about 2000. My fiancee’ says the batter dipped fish and chips at the Loyalist Inn Pub were the best and freshest she has ever had. There are many high quality small restaurants now the route from Yarmouth to Halifax.