The 2017 United States solar eclipse has come and gone. Millions of Americans from all over the United States watched the solar eclipse pass over the United States. Even more, people watched it live on TV or over the internet or some who watched it on TV and then watched it live. I was lucky enough to be in Tennessee for work (deliberately planned that way). I got to experience 2 minutes and 10 seconds of totality with my parents.We enjoyed watching the world around us slowly darken. Suddenly, the world around me went dark for 2 minutes and 10 seconds. With the excitement of the 2017 eclipse dying down, it’s time to start planning for the 2024 North American Solar Eclipse.
I didn’t know what to expect when I woke up on my second morning in Halifax, Canada. The previous day, my plan had been ruined by the incoming snowstorm. I had to cancel my visit to the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy. I was hoping that the roads would be clear and I could make the drive today.
There is a world of things, attractions, and places to visit. During college, I started to notice a trend. Many people have traveled far and wide and yet haven’t done the traditional activities that are their hometown attractions. I attended college in Florida and many of my classmates hadn’t been to Disney or Kennedy Space Center. I couldn’t believe that they grew up a couple of hours from the site and had never been. Although it’s not like, I am innocent in this either.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada isn’t known as a winter tourist destination. That fact didn’t stop me from visiting. I walked down the snowy streets of Halifax. The sidewalks were mostly clear but had a few icy patches. I headed towards the Halifax piers. More specifically the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Pier 21 was used as an eastern seaboard immigration processing facility from 1928 to 1971. Today, it is a museum dedicated to the history of Immigration in Canada.