The wanderer has returned to Montana after two wonderful weeks of traveling on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and Canada. I have to sing the praises of the places we stayed, starting with the English Garden Bed and Breakfast in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (just across the river from Halifax). We found this scent-free B & B through an internet search. It's a beautiful large home in a residential neighborhood, close to the airport and very accessible to the sites of Halifax and the coastline. They really take scent-free seriously, as they provide lodging to patients of the Nova Scotia Enviornmental Health Centre (NSEHC), which is located nearby in Fall River.
It was much to our surprise that we discovered at breakfast the first morning that the proprietors of English Garden (the Hunt and Wells families) are LDS. They assured us that I would be safe at church, because the director of the NSEHC (Dr. Fox) is also LDS, a member of their ward and suffers from MCS himself.
I cannot say enough in praise of English Garden B & B. They have beautifully decorated rooms (see them at www.bbcanada.com/englishgarden ). Ours had a huge bathroom with a Jacuzzi soaking tub and a separate shower. A small refrigerator on the landing outside the room made it possible for us to have yogurt and cheese bedtime snacks. The ample breakfast was delicious and even included a gluten free muffin for me. The bed was so comfortable and the air so breathable that I woke up the first morning thinking that I was in my own home. And their nightly rates are the best you will find in the area. We paid less than $100/night for luxury worth much more.
This was just an amazing place to stay and a good start to our vacation. We felt truly spoiled.