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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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On The Road 2011

Sep 21, 2011 - PEI

Drove through Port Elgin on our way to the Confederation Bridge. Stopped at a rest stop to take a picture of the bridge, also took a short hike to Cape Jourimain Lighthouse. This lighthouse was built in 1870, because of the eroding shoreline it had to be moved once in 1908 and again in 1955. The bridge was built in 1997 and is 13 km long. Set up camp for two nights at Family Fun and RV Park in Harrington, PE. Early enough in the afternoon to go exploring Charlottetown. The first visit was to the Legislature Building, completed in 1947....

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On The Road 2011

Sep 5, 2011 - PEI-Charlottetown

It was little over an hour by ferry on a beautiful, warm and sunny day from Pictou, NS to Prince Edward Island for NOTHING! That's right - no charge - BUT - you want to leave the island? Well then you will either pay to take the ferry back to Pictou or pay to cross the Confederation Bridge. We crossed by bridge (which you'll see in another posting) for $57 for a motorhome towing a vehicle. Not too bad - all things considered. Charlottetown is a delightful city of 60,000 people. One in every two island residents lives in this town. It is...

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Aug 9, 2011 - Prince Edward Island

Destination # 24: Prince Edward Island Mileage: 143 km (from Shediac, NB) Arrive: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Depart: Monday, August 15, 2011 • Tuesday, August 9  What a thrill to drive over the Confederation Bridge and to be welcomed onto P.E.I. by the sights and sounds in the Gateway Village, complete with a highlands dance number performed by a very energetic and obviously talented dancer just outside of the Information Centre.  We are staying in a campground a few miles outside of Charlottetown called the Harrington RV Park. The...

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Canada & USA Journey

Jul 21, 2011 - Charlottetown, PEI Canada

We went to the Gouda Cheese Lady, she makes exquisite cheese, we saw how she makes it the old fashion Dutch way. We will be enjoying some of her cheese for a while. We then drove to Brackley Beach and visited the Canadian Soap Company and learned that what we all use - dove, nutrigena, etc are not soap at all, but really a detergent. Their soap is made from Goat’s milk, cocas and shea butters, and various oils and scents. We drove past Shaw’s Hotel, a very historic hotel from the 1800s. We finished the day back in Charlottetown were we...

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Jul 20, 2011 - Charlottetown, PEI Canada

We went to Cow’s Creamery first and took their tour, we saw how they make their t-shirts. We got to see them calibrate the screening machine and then watched as they make their first production run of the day. The ice cream process is in a very small room but they furnish all the demand from this room, each tube is hand packed with lots of great ingredients. They also make their own cheese, which has won many awards (Canada’s best Aged Cheddar and their Avonlea Chothbound Cheddar was judged North America’s Best). We then visited Victoria...

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