Monday, May 31, 2010

How I spent my May Vacation (52 Fridays Week 21)

I'm a tad behind on my 52 Fridays. I did take photos though, just haven't had the time to post them. I went to Prince Edward Island Canada with a knitting friend last week for the Canadian long weekend. We went to visit my Mom at their new Bed & Breakfast in Tignish, PE.
Shameless plug: Go visit them too! Murphy's Tourist Home and Cottages

My Dad was in the process of finalizing the sale of their house here in Ontario, and on his way to PEI. We did manage to catch him enroute the last day.

Here's my summary of the trip. Based on what I can remember and in no particular order of significance. More so based on the few photos I remembered to take. WARNING: LOTS OF PHOTOS.

I traveled from Ottawa to Halifax-Halifax to Charlottetown
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I arrived.
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My luggage didn't.
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Do you like my outfit? I thought I may have had to wear it forever.
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Poor Mr. Cow. He has no luggage either!
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But my suitcase's trip to Calgary was short lived and it arrived the next morning.

I learned an interesting bit of info that may be useful at dinner parties. Charlottetown is YYG, Calgary is YYC. So if you get someone with bad eyesight, your luggage is taking it's own trip.

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A random old house for upstatelisa. She loves photos of old houses.
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We went to MacAusland's Woolen Mill and I bought a small piece of woolen blanket that they sell as a shawl. Super warm! and some Wool to make some of type of East coast mittens. To be determined. Christine also bought a blanket!

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Giant spinning wheel! almost as tall as me!

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Beautiful beach!
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My friend and my Mom.
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Saw Yoda at the Co-op (Grocery Store)
Yoda in Tignish, PE?

We saw some boats.
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We met some nice horses across from the boats.
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Hello there!
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We saw the tip of the island. North Cape. And the super cool wind turbines.
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Look how long each propeller (?) is!
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I took my 52 Fridays photo. "Hey look there's the tip of the island"
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Watch out for this cliff. Even the sign is falling in!
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This is the lighthouse at the North Cape.
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Here's the other side of the island.
Brae Harbour, PEI

We went to a wonderful quilt shop the Quilt Gallery! (website not so fab. but over 3000 bolts of quilting fabric at the amazing shop!!). Michelle who works there told us about a talk that the Northern Lights Quilt Guild of O'Leary were putting on. The speaker was Sandra Betts. She spoke about her work and actually passed things around so we could all have a closer look. Amazing!!

My friend and I blowing away in the wind.
Christine and I

We went to the Past & Present Rug Shop in North Rustico on our drive back to the Charlottetown Airport. They sell lots of rug hooking supplies and also some wonderful Fleece Artist yarn. It's a teeny place but I managed to spend lots of money there!

The End.

Summary:
Had a wonderful relaxing week.
I wish we could have stayed longer.
The weather was great. Not hot. I loved it.
I love small town living.
Can't wait to go back!

1 comment:

septemberbird said...

Absolutely loved this post! You're a fab tour guide and great at putting a smile on my face :)