We’re still having major photo album issues. We have a plan of attack, but it will probably be a while before our vacation photos are ready for public viewing. In the meantime, I thought I would re-cap the trip for all of you lovely people.
June 18-20, Calgary: We spent the first two days of our trip in Calgary, to see Jody and Rachel’s wedding. The weather was good, and we got to see lots of friends, so this was terrific. The ceremony was lovely, and the happy couple loved our autographed picure of Tom Green. Calgary is really a pretty city, particularly in June (when it’s actually above zero, and green).
June 20-23, Halifax: Halifax is a great city, much better than I anticipated. The drivers are just ridiculously polite, and there’s so much history everywhere. We took a day trip to Peggy’s Cove and Lunenberg, which were both lovely. I wish we had scheduled more time in Halifax, because I loved it so much and there was way more to see.
June 23-25, Pictou, NS: Pictou is a pretty little town, and we did see the recreation of the ship Hector, which some of Jon’s ancestors came over on in 1773. However, there really wasn’t much going in Pictou, and the weather was pretty miserable. I did get to ride in a paddle boat, though, and do some laundry.
June 25-29, French River, PEI: French River is a small fishing village on the North shore of PEI, about 20 minutes West of Cavendish. This was our chance to relax, read, and eat great breakfasts. PEI was so scenic and quaint, it really did look exactly like you’d expect. Lots of potato fields, red dirt roads, and old churches with graveyards. PEI is very rural, way more so than I expected, so we did a lot of driving. But the views made it all worthwhile, and so did the dairy bars. They love ice cream in PEI, almost as much as they love Anne.
June 29-July 1, Charlottetown: Charlottetown is very small, with only 65,000 or so residents. They’ve clearly done a lot of work to preserve the downtown, and there are people wandering around in period costumes to add to the historic atmosphere. We had a great time at Province House and Founder’s Hall, which both commemorate the Charlottetown Conference in 1864. The Charlottetown Conference was the first step towards Confederation, and is the city’s big claim to fame.
July 1-2, Halifax: We drove back to Halifax over the Confederation bridge on Canada Day. The bridge is long, and you can’t see a whole heck of a lot while you’re driving over it. It’s definitely way more convenient than the ferry, though. In fact, we made it back in time to visit the Public Gardens, which re-opened that day after work to repair the damage that a hurricane left last fall.