Armchair Traveler takes library patrons to Nova Scotia


Bartow County residents have a chance to escape the heat of a Georgia summer for an hour, if only through the magic of a PowerPoint presentation. 

William Green will share photos from his September 2000 trip to Nova Scotia today from noon to 1 p.m. during the Armchair Traveler program in the Nathan Dean Meeting Room at the Cartersville Public Library at 429 W. Main St.   

Wannabe travelers will be able to enjoy the beauty of Canada's second-smallest province, located on the Atlantic coast, where temperatures range from 50 to 70 degrees in the fall. A light lunch — which is "pretty good," Green said — will be provided.

Green said he's a member of the Friends of the Library, which was the reason he wanted to do a presentation on his trip.

"I enjoy going to the Friends of the Library functions, and one of them is the Armchair Traveler," he said. "The director of the library [Carmen Sims] had asked me a couple of times if I would share some of my travels so I finally relented and agreed to do one."

The Cartersville resident said he will share photos from his four-day stay in Nova Scotia, where he visited Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where wooden ships are built; Halifax, the provincial capital; and Cape Breton Island, where he drove the world-renowned Cabot Trail, "one of the most beautiful drives in the world." 

"I'm talking about some famous people from the area, artists and their work and a lot of beautiful scenery," he said. "That's what it boils down to."

Green, whose visit to Nova Scotia was part of a two-week road trip he took by himself, said he went to the province because it's "an area I've never been to."

"I like Canada," he said. "I've been to several provinces in Canada and wanted to see the East Coast. I had researched the trip before I went, and I ordered some traveling information from the visitors bureau in Nova Scotia."

The trip was "real interesting," Green said, noting the scenery on Cabot Trail "would be the highlight."

"I learned some things I didn't know, which I'll share with the group on Wednesday," he said. "I learned a lot more about the area when I got back and doing research for the presentation that I didn't know about when I was there."

For information on the program, call the library at 770-382-4203.