Hello friends. I had a technical glitch earlier this morning. And by glitch, I mean that I accidentally deleted my whole blog post! Maybe posting on Monday wasn’t such a good idea after all. LOL Luckily, I had my blog, with the post showing, opened up in another page and could just copy and paste everything and add the photos back in. So, lets start over shall we! Hello to Monday, friends!! I hope I can call you friends now that we have known each other for almost a month now. Well, some of you I have known a little longer inside/outside of the internet universe. ☺ And I hope you won’t mind a bit of history with this weeks blog post.
It’s starting to feel like spring here now that its almost summer. A few sunny days here and there, but still chilly. The trees are finally showing some green and the grass is long enough to be mowed (by my husband of course). Anyone that knows me will say I always find it chilly. I am almost always wearing a sweater or long sleeve shirt of some type, no matter what time of year. The only time I ever went seven(or more) days straight without wearing a sweater was that one time a few years ago when my husband and I and another couple went to the Dominican Republic for a week. And the two times we went to Florida. Well I may have worn my sweater in Florida once or twice. Maybe I’ll share some photos of those vacations sometime.
This past Friday we had to travel to St. John’s for our first, of what I am sure many, orthodontic appointments for our oldest daughter. I think that is going to equal many dollars. Well that can be another story. The adventures of getting braces!! LOL It was a beautiful sunny day so we decided to take a quick trip to Signal Hill to take in the view. If you read my last post you may have noticed that Signal Hill was on my list of places to go this summer. We plan on returning and exploring a bit more as our younger daughter was in school that day. There are many hiking trails around too. It was a bit chilly and breezy as it was high up on the hill, of course. We saw many tourists, and views of the city, harbour and Atlantic Ocean, but no whales and only one tiny? ice berg off in the distance. We only live two hours away from here but I have to admit I haven’t been up on Signal Hill in years. It was breathtaking to say the least. I’ve lived in Newfoundland my whole life and the views never get old. The beautiful stone building you see in some of the pictures is Cabot Tower, named after John Cabot. I am hoping to get more photos of this tower from different points of view over the summer. Weather permitting because, of course, this is Newfoundland after all.
From our vantage point you can see why Signal Hill served as a defence for St. John’s harbour many years ago. I am also proud to say that it was atop this hill where on December 12, 1901, Guglielmo Marconi made communications history by transmitting the very first transatlantic wireless signal. That was a very long distance call to England! But I don’t want to bore you too much with a history lesson, especially on Monday. So here is a website if you would like to know more, or feel free to Google. http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/PlacesToGo/SignalHillNationalHistoricSite
Sorry (not sorry), but we are all about the tourism here. I enjoy learning the history of where I live as well as other places around the world. If you like, you can leave a comment about where you are from and some interesting tidbits of information. I would love to hear all about your corner of the world, probably while I sip on my coffee. Yes, I love my coffee. If you like what you read, please feel free to comment, like or share below. Thanks for stopping by again and I hope you enjoyed the view from where I am….