The cold days of winter are upon us so what better way to warm up than by remembering the lovely days of summer and two special trips to Prince Edward Island. I have had a miserable cold so warm sunny days, even if in retrospect, help detract from this time of year and the "cold" season.
As I have many pictures, I shall write two about that lovely province as I visited the Island in both 2013 and 2014.
On the deck of Paula and Laurie's cottage where Ken, Christine and girls spent much of the summer.
The red rocky shores and dirt roads are typical Island scenes. The green grass and trees and the red sandy coves are a delight for the eyes and for the camera.
The road below leads up to our cottages and it hasn't changed since I was a child.
A little cooking came into our visit, of course, and we all participated in that endeavour. I had actually taken spaghetti sauce from Nova Scotia with me (as last year), some Hans had made and left in the freezer for me. Stephen had loved it so much he wanted me to take the leftovers with me! In fact, I took other leftovers as well and everything went.
The house where we lived as children.
On my trip to the Island both summers a visit to Charlottetown was, of course, high on the list of things to do and places to see. Carol and I spent most of our first full day there. We stopped by our old house, drove past our old school and walked along the downtown streets.
On one such walk it seemed interminable as we couldn't find the car! We had forgotten which street we had parked it on. Charlottetown in summer is busy! I remember as a child sitting on the curb in front of the house and counting the cars as they drove by. Even in the early to mid 1940s there were a lot of cars and visitors to the Island in mid summer. Still are. The population quadruples or more.
A few of the pubs and eating places in Charlottetown, some of which are on Sydney Street not far from the Confederation Building.
We wandered into a couple of stores on Bayberry Lane, also not far from the Confederation Building. Some Prince Edward Island souvenirs and clothing can be found here.
A couple of B and B's in the heart of the city: