Another beauty of a day in Halifax today. Glad it worked out because we had the car and it was adventure Wednesday. The plan was to go to a new park and possibly a new playground. Well the first worked out. I took the boys to Shubie Park in Dartmouth. Now, we have been there before (at least with Harrison), but that was a long time ago. The weather was ideal. We took lots of photos, sat on a lot of benches and saw a lot of ducks. We even saw a giant dog swimming after ducks and a mom taking pictures of her nude toddler wading in the water (in a non swimming area of the park). Hey, if that is what they do in Dartmouth, more power to them.
Of course and outing like that tired out both boys making it an easy afternoon for naps. I was able to get some writing done and catch up on other blog duties, mainly for Cuzoogle. Those hosting companies, they like to get paid.
Enough about boring blog stories, let’s move on to the rest of Day 46 on the PL.
This week to celebrate my last day of work before parental leave starting, we decided to go out for dinner. It had to be somewhere family friendly and somewhere close to my work. So Dartmouth Crossing seemed to be perfect. We also wanted to try somewhere new.
Add it all up and we went to Woody’s Bar-B-Q. I had heard of it as one of the now-many BBQ joints in the HRM. We have been to Boneheads and Q, so it was time to try a third. All I knew going it was it was more of a chain restaurant but that was it.
We found it pretty easy and I went to check the menu to make sure it was family friendly. Check, it was.
On a side note before I begin, the parking lots in Dartmouth Crossing are very dangerous. We witnessed a few cars motor through there at an unnecessary speed. So holding the boys tight, we headed it.
Both the atmosphere and decor were cottage bar-like. Lots of wood it seemed to me and the place was not that busy, which we really like.
We seated ourselves and the car seat fit into the booth, which again, does not always happen.
Now if you are parents of young kids, restaurant trips are big treats and really the only thing you are praying for is an experience that has some movement to it, ie. quick seating, quick order taking and quick turnaround in the kitchen. The more delays, the more you are asking for trouble.
Well from the time we sat down, it was slower than the meat they were slow cooking out back.