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Re: Acadia Lines Offers Huge Discount On Bus Rides
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 11:44:56 PM »
Not that I was looking to go anywhere, but when I read about "one free trip" I took that to mean a one way and you'd have to pay for the return.

I found myself wondering how they'd know you'd already had one if you bought a one way ticket and then another one way ticket to come back.

But I see you bought a free round trip ticket.

From your knowledge of Halifax, do you think it's feasible to visit for a few days, by train, for two or three days and getting around on foot pushing a wheelchair?

Good sidewalk surfaces? Flat? Plenty of benches for resting and looking at water or people watching?

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Re: Acadia Lines Offers Huge Discount On Bus Rides
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 09:21:08 PM »
Actually I didn't buy the ticket but almost settled for a one way ticket. Luckilly the little light bulb came on in my head just in time and I half jokingly asked if I could have a round ticket for the same price.
As far as pushing somebody in a wheelchair, no frigging way (no offence meant to Mrs B). The hills are a little too big and steep for my liking. I get pooped out even if I don't make any wrong turns.
I find the motorists very pedestrian friendly with some even stopping for green lights to let pedestrians cross.
I have six rules for getting around in Halifax:
1=Always bring a map.
2=Always read the map.
3=Sometimes you have to hold your map upside down to get to where you're headed.
4=Always lookout for the turn lanes. Ninety five percent I'll get caught in a turn only lane.
5=If you make a wrong turn, don't assume counting 1 2 3 4 corners will put you back in the right direction. Halifax has a few three and five sided blocks and you will end up in the wrong direction.
6=Stay off the Armdale Rotary. This is the only traffic circle I've ever seen with traffic lights on it. No mater if you stop, go, or yeild you will always p155 off somebody.
If you ever get lost remember all roads lead to Robie Street unless you're on the Dartmouth side of the harbour, then only a couple of them do.
If you ever see Mrs W don't her ask why it took me two hours to drive from Citadel Hill to the casino. We still can't figure that one out. Just blame it on the map, the turn lanes, the five sided blocks, and the Armdale Rotary (even though I was no where near the rotary that time).
"Good sidewalk surfaces? Flat? Plenty of benches for resting and looking at water or people watching?"
As far as I can see lots of the above.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2012, 09:31:00 PM by willie c wuddle »
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Re: Acadia Lines Offers Huge Discount On Bus Rides
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 10:07:56 PM »
I was thinking just the waterfront area.

Nice (not nice, Nice) in the south of France is great. Very wide Promenade (with cycleway and rollerblade path) on the front with benches and chairs. Easy road to cross and a big pedestrianised area. Loads of cafe's bars to sit outside and peopkle watch.
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Re: Acadia Lines Offers Huge Discount On Bus Rides
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 12:16:01 AM »
I really like the area between Purdy's Wharf and the metro boat. It has a nice boardwalk, lots of shops and places to relax. There always seems to be something going on, anything from buskers to tall ships to open air preachers. The tall ships seem to draw the most people. That wouldn't be too bad of a place to push a wheelchair, as it's twisty and winding, and very flat. Don't leave the wheelchair setting in one place too long or somebody will probably try to charge you for parking. Free parking in Halifax is very rare. Halifax is soon to be famous for it's overpriced parking. Hospital parking in Moncton was $5.50 per day vs $20.00 per day in Halifax.
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Re: Acadia Lines Offers Huge Discount On Bus Rides
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 09:43:12 PM »
Hospital parking in Moncton was $5.50 per day vs $20.00 per day in Halifax.
Better view?  ;)
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Re: Acadia Lines Offers Huge Discount On Bus Rides
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 10:25:24 PM »
I could see Halifax a lot closer from the VG hospital than from the Dumont.
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Re: Acadia Lines Offers Huge Discount On Bus Rides
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 07:56:14 PM »
I could see Halifax a lot closer from the VG hospital than from the Dumont.

It would be easier if the Dumont had a few extra floors.

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Re: Acadia Lines Offers Huge Discount On Bus Rides
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2012, 08:57:32 PM »
That's a good point.  :D
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