Letter to the Editor: Amazing experience in Yarmouth

Anonyme null
Published on July 22, 2014

Main Street was busy for the Saturday, July 19 Seafest Classic Car Show.

I would like to write a thank you letter to the Town of Yarmouth for their hospitality during my family's visit during Seafest on the weekend of July 19-20.

We live just outside of Halifax, and had not had the opportunity in the past several years to take a drive on the Lighthouse Route into Yarmouth.

Our friends were headed to your area to visit family that weekend and we thought why not make the most of the weekend, because my husband will be soon deployed with the navy.

Our two daughters, my husband and I arrived in town Saturday morning. Our friends brought us to the antique car show on Main Street. We thought it was perfectly organized. The men could go look, and drool at the classic cars, while the women could shop. And shop we did! I was very impressed. With my latte in hand from Sip Cafe, our first stop was Every Bloomin' Thing. My initial reaction was, "Wow!"

The products were so unique, unlike anything we have in Halifax. It's there I began my Christmas and birthday shopping, not too mention a few items for myself.

From there, we went next door to Sandy's Gifts. "Oh My Goodness!" It's all I could think, as I browsed each corner they had a little bit of everything. I purchased many items for all age groups, starting with my 84-year-old mother, to my daughter's 10-year-old friends. I was so impressed, I kept telling the sales clerk, "You just can't find these kinds of gift items in the city!"

Well, after five full bags and a trip to the car for my husband, we started all over again on the other side of the road.

Runner's Attic and Hamilton's Fine Clothing had a sale, and did we ever take advantage of that! My daughters found Clark shoes for a fantastic price, and I was able to purchase some dress shirts for my husband. The salespeople were all smiles, so pleasant, and very helpful. I didn't want to leave. At that same time, my daughter, who loves to play with dolls, walked into Bump-2-Tot Consignment Shop and found a bag full of baby clothes to fit her dolls. The price was incredible, I couldn't say no to her purchase. At this point, the car show was wrapping up, so we all went down to Rudders' for nachos and seafood chowder. The view was breathtaking, and the chowder blew my taste buds away.

Our last stop, before heading back to the car, was the Wool Shop. I told my friend, "We just have to stop here," because my mother loves to knit, and I could sure use some new mittens. The colours of the strands were beautiful, unlike anything I had come across in a while.

After our adventure downtown, we headed over to the Comfort Inn for the night. The service was top notch, and our room was spotless. I remember walking in and thought how clean the room smelled of fresh outdoors.   

To cap the day off, we indulged in a delicious turkey supper at the Twin Village Social Club in Amirault's Hill. Although we were strangers in the community, we were treated like locals from the area. Everyone was kind and welcoming. 

I wanted to show my appreciation for the wonderful, best kept secret in our province. We will be back for sure. It was an unforgettable weekend.

Thanks again,

Tammy Dunlop-Caya

Hatchet Lake, N.S.