Category Archives: PEI

The blue homes in the Maritimes!

I was amazed with all the blue homes we saw on our trip. I was then on a quest to take pictures of all of them. Laura had  to make a few quick stops.

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Look at this purple building!

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It brought back lots of childhood memories seeing all the laundry hanging on the clotheslines.

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PEI is the place to see potato being grown.

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Loved the red soil.

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O Canada!!!

I loved seeing all the patriotic homes on our journey in Nova Scotia and PEI displaying the Canadian maple leaf flag.

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on the Halifax bridge

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you can tell the wind was blowing

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I loved the colorful mailboxes.

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Canadian tic tac toe

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The wedding of Dave and Johanna

It was a wonderful special day for Laura and I to attend the wedding. A number of years since I had attended a Catholic wedding so it was very special for me.

Johanna had both her mom and dad walk her down the aisle.

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the stained glass windows were beautiful

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the happy married couple

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I loved all the music but found the last song very special for the Irish Catholics  in PEI.

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Laura’s friends from university in Canada.

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The reception started with seafood chowder (delicious).

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the tables were decorated with candles and sea glass

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a purple wedding cake

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Johanna, Dave, Laura, Joan

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Laura and her friends danced all night.

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At the end of the evening the bride tossed the bouquet. Laura was not the lucky single woman to catch it.

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The whole day was wonderful. Now I am really excited for Patricia’s special day at the end of the month.

Mouth watering Canadian food

Laura and I enjoyed delicious seafood everyday.

deep fried haddock fish and chips

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soft shell clams

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PEI mussels (the best)

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You can’t go to Canada and not eat a Harvey’s Hamburger. Laura and I had to plug the address into our GPS to find this restaurant. It was worth the longer drive.

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It truly is a “beautiful thing.”

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poutine, french fries with gravy and melted cheese curds

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Have you ever heard of chocolate covered PEI potato chips?

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We purchased this special treat along with a bottle of raspberry cordial at Anne of Green Gables. The chips are delicious !!!!

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a seafood dish with lobster mashed potatoes. Yum Yum

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fresh Atlantic salmon

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the best strawberry shortcake

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salty PEI potato chips

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How much weight do you think we each gained??

A day at the beach, a lobster supper

The morning started out very early at the beach.

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a real live starfish on the beach

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a crab

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Brandon ( Michelle’s son) at the beach. The water was very cold which didn’t seem to bother Brandon (a real Canadian) but all the mosquitoes on the beach go to us.

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Laura and I were enchanted with this art work ( “Glass on Glass” Mosaic artwork created in reclaimed windows and rustic frames) while in Halifax so Laura bought a picture  with towels on a clothesline.

We read  the artwork was produced in PEI, and were thrilled when we walked into this store to find the artist present. I fell in love with this picture, as truly reminiscent of Canada with clothes hanging on the wash-line. I have tried to take picutres of clotheslines while driving, but this will be a great remembrance of our trip.

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Maria, Laura, and I at the beach at night. Sooooooooooooo many mosquitoes out that were hungry. Laura and I are itching our bodies from all the  bites. I can’t remember the last time I was smothered with so many mosquitoes.

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Church lobster suppers are very popular here.

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This church has offered this supper for the last 40 years. It was great sitting in the basement of this church for the feast.

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It included 5 courses. Seafood chowder, mussels, salad, lobster,PEI  potato salad or baked potato , rolls, strawberry shortcake, and a drink. Luckily they had already cracked the shell so it was easy to eat. It was delicious!!!

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Our group included some of Laura’s friends from Ontario.

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I should have mentioned that the reason we are visiting the Maritime provinces is for a wedding that we will attend this afternoon. Remember Laura lived in Ontario Canada for 6 years to attend university and then to work. Dave a friend from school is getting married to a girl who is from PEI so hence the wedding is here. It has been over 12 years since I attended a Catholic wedding so I am looking forward to this special day. It has been a reunion of sorts for Laura to see old friends again. I am really enjoying hearing all the Canadian accents.

Relaxing day at Avonlea

After all the excitement of the last few days, Laura and I decided to have a stress free time for our first  day in Prince Edward Island. Yesterday we took the ferry boat over here which was quite relaxing for the 75 minute ride. I enjoyed a MOO ice-cream cone and took advantage of the time to have a rest.

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So, today we took a drive across the island to Avonlea the village of Anne of Green Gables.

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Boy, I wish I could dress like this everyday!!

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Wish I had long hair like this!! Laura wishes she had a hat like this one!! (True)

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This little school house brought back memories of teaching.

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Laura had lovely memories of being a student.

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This was the original school house where the author of the book taught school.

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