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Aug 27, 2008 - Charlottetown. Where it all began.

Our first quest in Charlottetown was to find the provincial government building and arrange a tour, if possible. Sharon has this desire to tour all the Legislative Buildings in all the provinces we tour. This was our first. Unfortunately there seems to be little information about the seat of government. A local phone book might have helped, but the one thing that's resulted from cell phone proliferation is a severe reduction in the number of pay phones and their handy phone books. Not that the phone books were present and complete when you...

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Roaming through 2008

Aug 16, 2008 - New Brunswick

We have spent the last several days visiting New Brunswick. We spent 3 days in Fredericton, camped on the Saint John river. We spent one day in Fredericton, where we saw another changing of the guard ceremony, our tour leader was invited to inspect the troops. We ended a great day with lunch at the Crowne Plaza followed by a boat ride on the river. Yesterday we moved to Shediac New Brunswick, The purported lobster capital of the world. While here we visited Hopewell Rocks, on the bay of Fundy. The tides here rise as much as 50 feet...

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Jul 28, 2008 - Charlottetown

We left St. John's on the 24th and drove to Argentia to catch the Ferry the next morning. We camped at the Ferry terminal along with about a dozen other rigs. We boarded the Ferry abpout 5:45am, left at 7am and arrived N.Sydney,NS. about midnight. We camped at Arm of Gold campground for 2 nights and went back to Louisbourg & drove the Cabot Trail. Louisbourg was way too busy but was still very good. They had about 1600 actors dressed in costumes. We drove the Cabot trail and got lost again. It took us almost 7 hours. I was a litle...

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Jul 26, 2008 - Charlottetown

Speak but the word and my soul will be healed” - Saturday, July 26 Today we enjoyed several more events, each of which was a highlight in it’s own way. It started with another trip to Charlottetown, which is a fair sized city on the waterfront 9 miles from our campground. We had reservations for a play at 2:00 P.M. and since urban parking for an RV can sometimes be a problem we headed in early. When we got there the narrow streets and busy area around the Cultural Center looked like parking might be a problem, but we lucked out and found a...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Jul 12, 2008 - Saturday, Charlottetown, PEI (94 miles)

We took a half hour walk down to the beach at Shediac before leaving this morning and before too many people arrived at the beach. They were showing up in groups as we left. New Brunswick advertises some of the warmest beach water north of Virginia, which sunbathers certainly take advantage of. As you leave the shores of N.B., the route now takes you over the 8-mile long Confederation Bridge over the North Cumberland Strait to PEI. Until the bridge was completed in 1997 the ferry was the way in and out. Glad for the improvement! PEI is...

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Jul 1, 2008 - Happy Canada Day - - To the Birthplace of Confederation

Happy Canada Day - We awoke in our B&B to breakfast with the other 6 guests - all from the Northeast US. I can see that the US has some close ties to the maritime provinces. Their histories are so similar. So far we have some impressions of Nova Scotia • There are so many wee churches which are all beautifully white • The post-boxes are at the end of the drive, just off the road and the flag is put up if there is mail (so when the cold weather hits, folks don’t need to leave their warm homes, if the flag is not up, as there is no mail) •...

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Jun 11, 2008 - Prince Edward Island - Anyone would think of it was called Anne's Island.

Our next stop was Prince Edward Island, or PEI, which is about an hour and a bit ferry ride north of Nova Scotia. Although we did see some very pretty and scenic little places, the weather during our stay on PEI was a little less desirable. We experienced a few short fine and sunny interludes but most of the time it was grey, rainy and foggy; hence the lack of photos! As some of you may know, Prince Edward Island is home to Anne of Green Gables. I didn’t know before, but I sure do now! The area of Green Gables is now a tourist trap...

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Oct 18, 2007 - Daytrip to Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is only 116 km away, so we load up the truck with Hudson and a lunch and off we go. At Bayfield, we stop to take pictures of the Confederation Bridge and check out the moose people built in 2006 as part of a festival; they are made from driftwood and seaweed. The Confederation Bridge was completed in 1997; it took 2 years, 6,000 people and 1 billion dollars to build and is considered a major feat. The bridge is 13 km long and the speed limit is 80 km/h; so it takes about 9 minutes to cross. Northumberland Straight is...

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Oct 3, 2007 - Prince Edward Island

We returned to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and left for Prince Edward Island just for two nights. All of the campgrounds were closed except for one that had trash cans overflowing with garbage bags and was swarming with flies. We went into Charlottetown and looked around one day, then left the next. From Prince Edward Island, we headed for Woodstock, New Brunswick, on our way to Quebec City. Minnie ran off and hid right before we were ready to leave Woodstock for Quebec City. She was lost for about an hour and it scared us silly. There...

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Full Timing from CA

Sep 4, 2007 - Into PEI over the bridge and through the woods (and farms and beautiful landscapes)

We really have had nice weather most of the time, which is amazing. The wind was blowing pretty strong this morning going across the bridge. It has fairly high sides but they don't look like it when you are up in the motorhome. We didn't get any really good pictures of the bridge but we bought a card with a picture and a magnet. This bridge is 8 miles long, ten years old now, called the Confederation Bridge. Actually, Charlottetown is the confederation city, the capital of PEI. The country is all red dirt, a lot of iron in it. There are...

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Aug 29, 2007 - Charlottetown

Had planned to get up early but neither of us slept well for some reason. So, instead of getting an early start for Charlottetown and the Eastern section of PEI, we didn't leave until after 10:00. Then, the GPS didn't work so I had to use good ole map reading skills - what a tragedy! I had already mapped the route using the software and so, we didn't get lost. Found a Wal-mart, parked the rig and drove the truck into Charlottetown, the capitol of PEI. What a lovely town! Reminded me of Doylestown or Newtown but with a population of about...

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Aug 22, 2007 - Prince Edward Island

For those of you who know it, picture the east end of Long Island back in the 50's --potato farms, dairy farms, country roads, clap board houses, surrounded by water, sandy beaches, cliffs and dunes. It's over 100 miles long and ten miles wide. The only difference is that here the sand, soil and rocks are all red. Our campsite is right on a salt water river, in the middle of two potato farms. After six weeks of touring we are taking it easy. We play golf twice, go fishing (caught mackeral, no cod) and enjoy the scenery. Five days and it...

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