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Sep 9, 2012 - The STOMP

Last night, at the the Summerside culinary event, we met a lady from the Rossignol winery. She invited us to a special event that they were having this weekend. A blueberry stomp. It sounded interesting and today off we went to the southwestern shores. She gave us a good tasting and a walking tour of the winery. It's been raining all day. We went to church then breakfast. The breakfast was terrible. We were looking for a family resturant with a lot of cars in front thinking that would be a good place. The resturant that we choose was part...

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Sep 8, 2012 - Central Coast Drive

We choose a day of touring the Central Coast. It was an all day event with getting back around 10pm. We started off going to the backside of the island (Atlantic side). Lots of nice sandy beaches. What is unique is the sand is RED. Most places were closed for the season. The first neat place we found was Dalvay By the Sea. Dalvay-by-the-Sea is a National Historic Site of Canada located on the north shore of Prince Edward Island at the eastern end of Prince Edward Island National Park. Then off to a lighthouse, Covehead Harbour Lighthouse....

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Sep 7, 2012 - Charlottetown PE

Timing is everything. There is a month long September celebration of the Fall Flavours Festival throughout the island. Our first stop was at an informatin center. We learned that English is the primary language for the province, that their is a driving culinary trail across the island that focused on fresh local ingredients and Irish music is very popular. We decided to start our touring in Charlottetown. We were told that the local brewery was the place to have a great lunch and it was. What is it with good food and breweries? Toured the...

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Sep 6, 2012 - PEI

Last year we bought a Rand McNally GPS specifically designed for RVers. You input parameters such as your RV height, weight, length and tow vehicle info. You tell it if you want the fastest or a scenic route. The graphics are great and let's you know well in advance with instructions. This is good because you can not backup when you are towing a vehicle. If you have to backup, you must disconnect the car from the motor home. It's a rainy day. Road conditions are not great. I plotted a course on the GPS to PEI, Prince Edward Island with the...

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Aug 31, 2012 - Charlottetown, Stratford, Red Point

Friday, August 31 Morning was spent at the Village of Avonlea with girls, which turned out to be the last day the park is open! The 14 y/o winner of the “Queen of the Furrows” competition, (a local contest judged on ploughing ability, a speech and a step-dancing) was there and did some step-dancing for us at the ‘Fishing Shanty’ at 11 AM. Silver Memories (Stratford, PE) was the next stop, where Chuck dropped off Kristy and Matt to try their hands at creating silver jewelery, and then proceeded with Steve, Becca and Eden to COWS Ice Cream...

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Aug 30, 2012 - Had a wonderful time in Canada

For the last 6 weeks, we have had a wonderful time traveling along the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, crossing over the Confederation Bridge into Prince Edward Island, and then back to dip into Nova Scotia. I am not going to do a day by day posting. I'll just give you some of the highlights of our trip. We crossed over at the new truck crossing in Calais,ME. I couldn't believe how easy it was to cross over into Canada. The broder guards asked us for our license plate number, asked how long we expected to stay in Canada, asked us where we...

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Aug 14, 2012 - Touring Prince Edward Island

Our ignorance--or lack of geographical knowledge--showed up big time today. We thought we would run over to Prince Edward Island, spend the day, see everything, and be done! Oh no, one would need at least three days to tour speedily around the island. There are three distinct sections to the island and each section needs a day! We chose to "do" the middle section. We drove east from the Confederation Bridge, which is 8 miles long and links New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island. Prior to the building of the bridge the only travel connection...

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Jul 27, 2012 - DOWN DAY

Since we are staying so cheap at the RV park, remember only $12.50/night, decided to do a down day today and extend our stay another 3 nights through the weekend. But I'm learning my "down day" is not much down. Echo and I headed to the grocery store, Sobeys. We decided we'd fix a nice meal again for the guys and watch the Olympics opening ceremony on their big screen TV. Then I had several loads of laundry to do and some major cleaning. About the time I got all that completed, we all decided to run up the road a few miles to the Gouda...

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Jul 25, 2012 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Rained through the night, but got up to a cool, dry morning. We drove into Charlottetown. Very nice city. It's the capital of PEI. I found my first quilt shop to visit (will, I must say I found one in Vermont, but it was closed, they were on vacation) Neat little shop. I told them about my travel quilt I'm creating and they were very helpful. I got some great fabric with all the flowers of the Provinces on it for Canada. Then Prince Edward Island it where Anne of Green Gables author lived. So there is a lot of Anne of Green Gables...

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Jul 24, 2012 - Crossing Into Price Edward Island

On the road today. It was a very rainy morning. We know it's hard on the guys having to drive in the rain, but we've been so lucky that the rain comes in the evenings or days we're driving. Crossed the 8 mile bridge from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island. It's free to cross the bridge, but it will cost us to either use the bridge or ferry to get off the island. Aren't these PEI people tricky!! After crossing the bridge in the fog and rain, we stopped and had a lobster sandwich at Subway. Pretty good! Saw the "Cows" ice cream shop,...

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Jun 14, 2012 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

We spent the day walking around Charlottetown learning some of the history of the area. We had a lunch of fish and chips, which we both felt were the best we've ever had. That's saying a lot since we've had a lot of fish and chips in our travels! We were pleased to visit the Cathedral which we visited with Eileen's folks. We also enjoy visiting churches in any area we're in. The history, architecture, and sense of peace are important to us.

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Sep 23, 2011 - More exploring in PEI

Moved to a KOA in Cornwall. Time to do some housekeeping and laundry. Did go for a drive to Rocky Point, Port-a-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site had information and ruins from a conflict between the English and Acadians. M & D made us a wonderful supper, then we went to the Harness Races. The horses look so pretty, they either pace or trot pulling a sulky. Had a lot of fun there, made small bets so we had someone to cheer for! M and D were our tour guides again today. We went to Summerside, stopped at the Bottle House near Cape...

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