Won't you take me to......CharlotteTOWWWWN

Trip Start May 18, 2012
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Trip End Jun 04, 2012


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Flag of Canada  , Nova Scotia,
Thursday, May 24, 2012

(in case you havent noticed, there are links to some of our photos/videos buried in the text, theyll usually be capitalized words.)

Another whirlwind day with a lot of miles under the tires.

Given more time we would have loved to spend another night at this motel, what a beauty find. Tripadvisor has been a good friend to us so far. But alas, we have just too much to see in too short of time, so we had to be on our way.  

In general, prince edward island has charmed the PANTS OFF of us. (no photo link....for the sake of mankind).  It is both DESOLATE and cozy, and the people seem genuinely friendly. 
Even though our license plate says we are from quebec.  For some reason all their soil and shores are a deep red colour, which make for some unique and ridiculous landscapes.  SeeHERE.

We had to catch a ferry to nova scotia in the late afternoon so we made some hasty plans to drive up the central coast to prince edward island national park.  Which was a great idea, as we met a new FRIEND on the road there.  Another one to knock off my bucket list, I have never seen one of those before.

I think the best part about travelling at this time of year, is that everything is just starting to open up for the tourist season, but no one is touring around yet.  So we pretty much have had everything to OURSELVES here in the atlantic part of canada.  We tried and tried to get the two of us on that bench, but while Leanne is blessed with BEAUTY and brains, God was a little stingy with the SPEED.

Along the way to charlottetown, we stopped in at the Green Gables museum, which as you can see, I was extremely EXCITED for.  It's an outdoor and indoor museum that was the inspiration for the Anne of Green Gables novels, written by LM Montgomery way back in the day.  I think some of that Road to Avonlea show was shot here as well.  There was the HOUSE and all that, but they went into quite a bit of detail about how life was in the first few years of the 1900's.  The first thing you notice is how small everything is.  The CARS were small.  The DOORFRAME's were small.  Even the TOILETS were small.  If you're confused, that tiny pot underneath the bed there was where you would pee/deuce into at night.  I can see many a marriage going down in flames after father folds a fresh one into a small ceramic jar right before bed.  This would have made every Jane Austen story waaaaaay better.

We got into charlottetown in time to grab a quick bite before the ferry arrived.  Fish and chips at the same place William and Kate ate when they visited here last summer, sorta random but a good story.  

The ferry was fairly uneventful, but one thing I did notice was they had the OLDEST video arcade I have ever seen.

We spent more time on the island than we anticipated, which unfortunately has come at the cost of stopping anywhere in nova scotia, which is a shame.  We drove through the entire province last night and are currently on the ferry from digby, ns back to new brunswick where we will begin our united states part of the journey.

JB 


  
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