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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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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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Jul 18, 2011 - Charlottetown, PEI Canada

We moved onto Charlottetown, PEI and are staying at the Pine Hills RV park, we have spent the last few days exploring Charlottetown, a beautiful city with lots of Canadian History. It is the capital of PEI and is where the Canadian Confederation was born. We explored the wharf area where we found a Holland America cruise ship, the Maasdam, anchored. Holland America is the cruise line we prefer and the Maasdam is the first ship we cruised on. We ate Malpeque Oysters at the Lobster Wharf Restaurant, we got to hold a 4 lb. lobster, as you can...

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Jul 16, 2011 - Anne of Green Gables - Charlottetown, PEI

We drove to Charlottetown to see Anne of Green Gables. What a fantastic show. The performers were outstanding, especially the lead Tess Benger, what a voice she has. The sets and choreography were all new this year, extremely well done. The set designer, Doug Paraschuk did the set design for the opening, medal ceremonies and closing for the 2010 winter Olympics in Vancouver. If you ever are near Charlottetown, PEI, this is a must see. After the musical we walked to St. Dunstan Basilica for mass, what a gorgeous church. The church is located...

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Jun 29, 2011 - Prince Edward Island

We stopped for a couple of nights on Prince Edward Island, to see the sights and to attend the Musical Anne of Green Gables. Wow what a great show!! The cast received a five minute standing applause at the end of this fantastic show!!! Those that know me know that attending musicals is not high on my list, but I would sure go back to this one again! Other than the nine mile long bridge that got us to PEI and the ferry boat that got us off the Island, I can't say much for PEI, so today we are moving on to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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Jun 28, 2011 - Touring around Charlottetown

Another open day. We joined up with Diane and Bob again for a trip to east end of the island. Had lunch at a fishing village hangout. We had pizza and the McCabe's has chowder. Very good food. Had a conversation with the only other couple in the place. He was a farmer of 1200 acres. Had to get back to his hay. We stopped at a beach to get some pictures since the sun was out. Tonight was the presentation of Anne of Green Gables- the musical. This was put on by the local theater group and was very well done. The sets were fantastic and the...

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Steele summer 2011

Jun 27, 2011 - Charlottestown

We joined up with Bob and Dianne McCabe for a trip into Charlottetown. We visited Founders Hall, the birthplace of Canada. They wanted to join forces against the nasty Americans. We ate lunch at a typical Irish Pub and then toured around some of the water front areas. We had to be back at for the official lobster feast at a local tour bus stop. It was all you could eat, mussels, lobster, salad and dessert. Was OK but not the best meal we have had. Bill

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Steele summer 2011

Jun 26, 2011 - Touring Prince Edward Island

We were up early for the bus tour of part of the island. Stopped at the Anne of Green Gables complex. There was also a stop at one of the lobster boat docks where the lobster industry was explained. The coast is very colorful with red sand beaches, green vegetation and the blue water. It would be even more striking if the sun were out. We are finding out how the tour was trimmed down when it didn't fill up. Our tour was limited to 24 couples which would fill up a standard tour bus. There are 11 couples signed up with the Hitchhiker group....

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Steele summer 2011

Jun 25, 2011 - On to Prince Edward Island

Moved to a campground on the north side of Prince Edward Island today. We are still learning the signage system here. We keep looking for street and hiway signs that apparently are missing. Betty is doing a pretty good job as long as we can give her a valid address. Today we used a combination of maps, written instructions by our tour leader, and dead reckoning. The elephant just follows along. We crossed the Confederation bridge on the the island. It was fairly breezy but the 4 foot high sides protected us from being blown around. The...

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Steele summer 2011

Jun 20, 2011 - Charlottetown

The weather was due to be wet so we headed to Charlottetown the main city of the island. This was the second time we had visited the town on our travels so we aimed to visit some of the places we hadn't seen the last time. On our way to Charlottetown we stopped at the PEI Preserve Company at Hunter River to sample a number of the islands preserves. Charlottetown was named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III, Charlottetown was first incorporated as a town in 1855 and designated as a city in 1885. It was most famously the site of...

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Jun 15, 2011 - PEI and Anne

We woke to better weather today - not warm, but less windy and DRY! We went down for the devotions then went with Rod & Joan for breakfast in the Lido where we were joined by Wayne and Denise (from Wetaskiwin). We left them to get ready for our tour. We went out to the terminal building and met a couple from Houston with whom we talked while waiting to board the bus. We were soon on our way and the guide gave an interesting commentary as we drove through Charlottetown past the Province House where the Fathers of Confederation met in 1864 to...

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