Our destination today was one of the places I was looking forward to most--Charlottetown, PEI. The excitement began with our first glimpse of Confederation Bridge and kept on rolling as we crossed the Atlantic! Built 11 years ago, this bridge is 13 km long and took about 10 minutes to cross. We stopped for our traditional provincial border crossing photos on the PEI side and then carried on along side the red dirt potato fields! Red cliffs and light houses are just two of the countless beauties that I've never seen before! To top it off, we meandered through downtown Charlotttetown and landed at Founder's Hall to take in a wonderful interactive presentation of Confederation. It was a way better way to learn about the Founding Fathers than reading a book! Smiles all around!
Across the Confederation Bridge and into Prince Edward Island!!!!!!! I have only been here one day and I love it. All the red soil and potatoe farms are awesome! My favorite part would be going to see Sandland and Founder's Hall. In Sandland they had giant sand sculptures made out of P.E.I.'s red sand. There whales, ships, lobsters, horses, and many other displays all made out of sand! Then we went into Founder's Hall. I learned so much about how Canada became a country. Around forty politicians, ship builders, workers, and lawyers decided to have a meeting in Charlottetown to discuss making Canada a country. They didn't even include to regular people in their decisions. How rude! Despite them being rude in July 1st, 1867, Canada became a country. There were only four provinces at the time. Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia. Later on Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Nunavut, P.E.I., Northwest Territories, New Found Land, and Labrador all joined the party. The reason I didn't mention Brittish Columbia was because they really didn't want to join Canada. B.C. said if you build us a wagon road all across Canada we will join. They wanted a wagon road but they got a railroad. So finally Canada was made up of 10 provinces and 3 Territories!! Yahoo Canada!
Have you ever been to Prince Edward Island? I'm here right now in Charlottetown. We went to see Founder's Hall and as our tour guide, there were a bunch of TV screens everywhere featuring a lady pretending to be a reporter. At Founder's Hall, we learned about how Canada became a country. Right beside Founder's Hall is a place called Sandland where there were lots of amazing sand sculptures. One of my favorites was a giant lobster. Today, we also had to make a pitstop at the grocery store. While Grandma, Mom and Aimee were inside the store, Opa fell asleep at the steering wheel of the motorhome and made a very funny face while he was sleeping! We thought he looked hilarious! He also made our day by barbequing delicious steak! Yummmmmmmmmm!!!!
Yippee!!! I’m now in P.E.I.! Today we started off driving across one of the world’s longest bridge: the Confederation Bridge. It’s 13 kilometers across the Atlantic ocean. After the ten minutes of driving on the bridge we went to Sand World and Founder’s Hall. Founder’s Hall is about the people who first made Canada a country. It was interesting and at some times funny. Sand World was big huge carvings of sand. Of coarse! My favorite was a big house with trees surrounding it and a gate in front. The details were amazing. We are headed for our campsite but we had to stop for groceries at Co-op. The campsite has an amazing view of the ocean and I got awesome pictures of the sunset against the ocean. All in all I had fun day!