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Garrett Lowell
03-15-2006, 12:33 PM
I made it. And let me say that the Halifax Airport is probably the nicest airport I've been through: hardwood floors, a nice waterfall and "pond", the nautical theme of the lower luggage area (complete with models of the Bluenose and what I'm guessing is one of the local lighthouses). I'm looking forward to the stay.

mmd
03-15-2006, 12:47 PM
Whaddaya in town for, an' how long are ya stayin'?

Popeye
03-15-2006, 12:55 PM
one word

granite brewery

TomF
03-15-2006, 12:58 PM
Another word. Triangle pub.

mmd
03-15-2006, 01:01 PM
Is it before or after you fellows visit these pubs that you encounter such difficulties in counting? :D

EDIT TO ADD:

Bearly's
Maxwell's Plum
The Lower Deck
O'Carroll's
The Split Crow
The Midtown Tavern
(...all within walking - err, stumbling - distance of each other)

[ 03-15-2006, 02:04 PM: Message edited by: mmd ]

ishmael
03-15-2006, 01:07 PM
If I didn't know better I'd say you were trying to get me drunk. In Halifax, of all places. ;)

TomF
03-15-2006, 01:16 PM
Don't worry, Garrett. The natives are (mostly) friendly. Especially if you buy them a pint.

Don't get into a pi$$ing match, though, about what the locals are called. They know themselves as "Haligonians," but a friend who worked there regularly in musical theatre back in the '70s lovingly called them "Halif#ckers." ;)

Popeye
03-15-2006, 01:21 PM
hab fum in hafilax

Tom Jackson
03-15-2006, 01:25 PM
Saw the traditional-influenced band The Pogeys at The Lower Deck after the Marblehead-to-Halifax race last year. A great time, and a fine city.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a very fine one, too. I'm not sure whether the S-class boat they were restoring is finished yet.

[ 03-15-2006, 02:25 PM: Message edited by: Tom Jackson ]

Garrett Lowell
03-15-2006, 01:25 PM
I'm here to turn up a new call center in Bridgewater and to upgrade the architecture of our Halifax site while simultaneously upgrading and augmenting the architecture of our Moncton call center. I'm leaving on Friday about 3:30 or so.

Garrett Lowell
03-15-2006, 01:29 PM
Thanks for the info. I'll be quite busy, so I may not get to visit all of these pubs. I guess I could sleep on Saturday!

LOL TomF! I'll be sure not to refer to any of my colleagues in that manner as I'm not sure how they'd take it.

mmd
03-15-2006, 01:30 PM
If you're able to bite off enough time for lunch or supper while in Bridgewater, I'd be pleased to join you. I'm only seven minutes out of town (and I used to live right behind the call centre). If you can cadge a couple of hours, I can give you the "mini-tour" - ask Ian McColgin or John Teetsel if it's worthwhile... ;) Call me at 902-543-6424.

Popeye
03-15-2006, 01:33 PM
don't forget the cheezies

[ 03-15-2006, 03:03 PM: Message edited by: popeye ]