A Late Vacation

A couple weekends ago, we headed over to Prince Edward Island for our family vacation.  With various events and Michael’s work schedule, this was our only chance to get away.  So, we went!  I won’t bore you with all the ins and outs of what we saw and where we went.  But I will tell you it was so nice to get away and enjoy the scenery and the company of my family.

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It’s funny when we ask the girls what their favourite part of the trip was.  Lena’s highlight was being on the top deck of the ferry boat, Holiday Island, on our way to the island.  There’s something so fun about beginning your journey on the ferry.  Michael and I shared our memories of ferry boat rides…some good memories and some not so fun memories…. { a certain ferry ride home from Newfoundland during a tropical storm ranks pretty high on the not so fun ferry boat memory list!! }

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Hannah’s top pick was the beach by the cottage we stayed in.  I’ll admit that I’m with her on that one.  The beach is one of the main reasons we stayed at Cavendish Beach Cottage as it is right across the road from the cottages.  It was so incredibly windy when we arrived, the sound of the waves was near deafening.  It wasn’t long before I was on the beach with the { wet, cold } sand between my toes. Lena came for the first trip down and then the next day, Hannah joined us.  The waves were crazy!  Too wild to swim in but that didn’t stop them from getting rather wet!  And Lena found Hannah the blue buoy….it came home with us! 🙂

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I’m an early riser, even when I’m on vacation, I can’t sleep in.  I crawled out of bed and was treated to the most amazing sunrise!  I was happy to steal a few minutes of peace and quiet and soak up the beauty that was spread out in front of me.  I just wished I had brought a blanket out with me….it was chilly!

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We did some typical PEI tourist things, like Green Gables and Avonlea Village, both stops I would highly recommend.  Hannah fell madly in love with Anne, of course and plans on being Anne for Halloween this year. One thing about going in September is how quiet it is, but it is also a bad thing as so many attractions and places are closed for the season already.  PEI’s tourist scene has changed so much from when Michael and I would’ve gone as children…..no more Rainbow Valley!  No trip to PEI was complete without a trip there!

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The highlight for me, besides the beach, was an off-the-beaten-path stop at the Glass Houses in Cape Egmont.  It was simply amazing to see these building made out of so many glass bottles. And to learn some of the history of them.  But, I have to tell you, it was the gardens that blew me away.  So beautiful and so well maintained.  I think I’ll do a post solely on the flowers and gardens there…..I took a pile of pictures!

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Our last stop on PEI was to get some Cows Ice Cream.  Oh my, so delicious! The perfect way to end our trip!

I hope you all managed to find some time to get away with your family and play tourist somewhere special!  We all need a little down time!

To be continued,

Lori