The most requested thing for dinner around here? Noodles. With butter.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

THE TRIP- Entering Canada

As you might already know, a friend and I took our daughters to the east coast for a three week vacation last July.  (aka THE TRIP)  It was part historic tour, part family reunion, and part fulfillment of a dream- to see Prince Edward Island (where our friend Anne lived at Green Gables.)

After seeing Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, DC, Mount Vernon, Arlington, Fort McHenry, Hershey, Gettysburg, Amish Country, Philadelphia, Plymouth, Boston, and Portland, we met up with my parents and my east coast nieces to caravan north to PEI for 5 days.

Getting ready to cross the border at Calais, Maine.
We went over the St. Croix River into St. Stephan, New Brunswick
Are all your papers ready?
Do you kids know what to say if questioned?
Is it ok that my daughter does not look like me?
We tried to always get hotels with pools.
There's no better way to unwind from a long car trip than to swim and play!
Also, it tires out the kiddos so they sleep better.
We walked from our hotel to a nearby Chinese restaurant.
Worst. Chinese. Food. Ever.
It's a good thing the girls were tired, they didn't notice the awful food.
Next morning we were up and out the door- ready to tackle the Confederation Bridge 
that links New Brunswick to PEI.
At 8 miles, the Confederation Bridge is the longest bridge over ice-covered waters (in winter) in the world.
Here we got our first glimpse of the red dirt of PEI
More first impressions of the island.
Welcome center with flags of the Provinces.  Can you name these three?
More of the first buildings just after the bridge.
Yes, the sky was that blue, the grass was that green, and temperature was
about 20 degrees cooler than it had been in Maine.  Whew!
I would have had more scenic pics for you, but I was driving, and my navigator was navigating, and the kids in the back seat were not exactly into photography...
Later in our visit I was able to capture more of the island.


  1. We've been to PEI a few years ago on our travels too and LOVED it... we went to the Avonlea village, to Green Gables and had a little look around.
    We had ice-cream at Avonlea too, was it the Cow brand? It may have been but I'm not totally sure now.On a hot day whatever brand we had tasted great LOL.
    We were very impressed by Confederation Bridge too! This post brings back many happy memories :)

  2. I know! I would love to go back there with my daughter some time when we can spend more than just 5 days on the island. We barely went outside of Cavendish! 2 weeks would be so relaxing...
    (And it was Cows in "Avonlea". We had some there, too. In fact, I think we ate at three different Cows shops!)