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!
Later in our visit I was able to capture more of the island.