It has been way too long since I last posted something to this blog and I apologize for having gone “Missing”!!!
I returned from a fabulous one-week stay at a cottage on Prince Edward Island a couple of weeks ago. One week simply wasn’t enough. The weather was perfect, the scenery so beautiful, the seafood over-the-top yummy, the COWS Dairy Ice Cream the best EVER and the people just as open and friendly as I remember them from when I attended school in Charlottetown as a 17-year-old.
Speaking of having gone to school in PEI, one of the highlights of this recent trip was meeting up with my friend and former dorm-mate, Phyllis (aka Turtle) and her husband Charlie. They were both in my class way back then. Chas makes his own wine – so I was super glad not to have been the designated driver the evening we were invited to dinner at their home. My friends had to suffer an evening of remembering story after story and they were very good about doing so! How very special it is to still be in touch after all these years!
The cottage we rented was next door to Chelton Provincial Park on the Northumberland Strait, in view of the Confederation Bridge, and worked out very well for 4 women – with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a lovely screened in porch. It was as clean as a whistle and could actually sleep 10 people with 1 queen bed, 2 double beds, 1 sofa bed and a pair of bunk beds. If anyone is interested in this cottage as a rental for another year, let me know and I can give you the owners’ co-ordinates.
Our car was, without asking, upgraded to a fancy Ford Edge with every bell and whistle known to man. I think we figured most of them out over the course of the 1400km we managed to put on it. My favourite feature was the automatic bright lights when driving at night. When a car approached coming towards us, the lights automatically dimmed and then went back to bright when the car had gone by. The voice controlled GPS was fun too!
We stomped our feet and clapped our hands at a Ross Family Ceilidh in Stanley Bridge, ate a huge 5-course lobster dinner in New Glasgow (chowder, all-you-can-eat mussels, salad plate, lobster and then pie or strawberry shortcake), visited many lighthouses and beaches (including Cavendish and Basin Head), saw the musical Anne of Green Gables, visited Avonlea Village, the PEI Preserve Company, the “bottle house” – a series of full-size buildings made from glass bottles held together with mortar, shopped in Summerside and Charlottetown and before you know it, the week was over. We hadn’t even had time to really relax!!! Another week would have been perfect to allow for some real down-time and beach-lazing. Maybe another year!
All in all, it was a great vacation – good friends, good weather and a great location!
Beautiful pictures, Sue. So glad you had such a great trip.
Wow! Beautiful photos! Sounds like you had an amazing trip…can’t wait to hear more in person 🙂
Hi Sue: We visited PEI again this year (16th Aug) and it was, once again, a wonderful trip. While the weather was actually too hot for me (can’t believe I said that) I’m not complaining. Thoroughly enjoyed your blog and the pics. There are so many places there that simply are not accessible to me, I love seeing the pix of them.
Newfoundland is next on my list, Gail!
Well, I can guarantee you’ll love that piece of heaven on a rock, too! Have friends there right now, and their blogs are bringing back wonderful memories to me.