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Summer Stuff for Kids

A June 2007 trip to Halifax by grannola

And theyre off ... Photo, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia More Photos
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Ponderosa Steak House

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Ponderosa Steak House Photo, Truro, Nova Scotia
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Ok, it's not quite Halifax, but it's not too far, and on the way to everywhere.Ponderosa Steak House in Truro is one of our standard places to eat while travelling. They have reasonable prices and lots of food. We don’t usually bother ordering any steak when we’re there which may be a bit odd, but we find we like the rest of the stuff so much, we just don’t need it.Normally, we order the soup and salad buffet, and this trip was no different. The buffet has about 50 items on it and it cost $7.69 for adults, $6.99 seniors. We also get kids buffets, which are $3.99. The kids meals also come with ice cream and a drink (ice cream is $1.99 for adults, drinks about the same). The 1-year-old e...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2007

Ponderosa Steak House
96 Robie St.
Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 1L1
(902) 895-7837

Kids of Steel Triathlon

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And they're off ... Photo, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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It's the Iron Man for kids...the Kids of Steel Triathlon. Kids had to swim, bike, and run different distances based on age. My 9-year-old decided to participate, he had a 50m swim, 1.5km bike ride, and 500m run.We signed up on the Internet a month before the event almost. The race was the first week of June. If you sign up before the middle of May it was $10, from then until the night before it was $15 and the day of the race it was $20.It sounds like a lot of dough for the privilege of getting really tired, but it wasn't so bad really. The kids all got a race t-shirt, and a goodie bag, with a swim cap, a slushie coupon, a Dairy Queen treat coupon and a colouring book. So, if you signe...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 19, 2007

Canada Day Kick-Off

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This is the third year we've gone to the Canada Day Kick-Off here in Cole Harbour. It's a really nice community event, and one of the great things is that it is always a couple of days before Canada Day, which means you don't have to miss other things.When you arrive, there is a desk where you get a Canada Day flag and pin. As usual, we love events where we score free food. This is an excellent example. They had lots of free hot dogs and drinks. Also, of course, Canada Day birthday cake. They had the traditional 'bouncy' for the kids. They also had face painting, balloon animals, and a colouring table. Also carrying on from past years, there was a hula hoop contest and a limbo contest....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 29, 2007