Thursday, July 29, 2010

Our Trip to PEI

We just got back from a two-day, one-night trip with Mom and Dad to Prince Edward Island: bridge over, ferry back. We had the perfect beach weather for our stay at Cavendish.

Alex and Caitlin met a sprightly young fella who's living in Memphis by way of Cleveland. When I asked him if he was Canadian, he replied, "I don't know what that is, but I'm not."

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We stayed a the Stanley Bridge Country Resort, which gets a bad rap by some reviewers on Tripadvisor.ca for being a little ragged. It's true that it could use better TVs--and covers on the duvets--but it was clean, the staff was helpful, and the restaurant served good food efficiently. All six of us were content.

Today, we made our way to Charlottetown. We toured Province House, where the PEI legislature holds its sessions in a room that can charitably described as intimate. Province House, a national historic site, also hosted a conference in 1864 where the so-called Fathers of Confederation set in motion the creation of the Dominion of Canada.

Vanessa and I now have Charlottetown on our list of places we would like to live. There are well-stocked used bookstores, good restaurants, and a couple of colleges; it's also very easy to get around on foot. It's just a fun place to be.