July 26 to July 27
Hey there Campers;
Well we said goodbye to Halifax and journey on to Prince Edward Island. It is a great sunny Sabbath day. day. The Hilton is running fine. Yahoo
There is a bridge called the Confederation Bridge that is 8 miles across. Ok. Talk about amazing. It reminds one of the Roman aqueducts.
Once we get across there is the Confederation lighthouse.
Of course we stop at the visitors' center for information. There is a exhibit of how they built the bridge. The was a joint venture between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. We got a recommendation from one guy at the visitors center of a great campground.
Of course this is the Anna of Green Gables country. So there is statue everywhere.
We arrive at the Marco Polo Land. It is almost like a RV farm. It had horses, a trampoline for adults and kids, restaurant, recreation hall, and a store. They also have events that happen all week. They had hay rides for the families.
They offered a Easter Week for the families. We were puzzled as to why this would be offered in July. After thinking about it for a minute, we remembered that they had winter all the way to the last week of May. This was a way of the families to had Easter Egg hunts and games for the kids. What a great idea.
We met two ladies when we were parking the Hilton. They were from New Brunswick and very friendly. They were here to do deep sea fishing. Cod and mackerel is the idea catch. One of the ladies name Sharon said they bait the line for you, pull it off the line when you catch it, clean and sirloin it for you. If you got to fish this is my kind of fishing.
We went to tour the island. The ocean sights were gorgeous.
We found the original birthplace of Lucy Maud and the Museum in the town of New London.
We ventured further and found the light house at Cape Tryon.
Found our way home for the night.
On Sunday morning. We decided we will do the Anne of Green Gables day. We stared at Green Gables center. The center is part of the Canada National Park system.
Lucy Maud Montgomery published the Anne of Green Gables in 1908.
She was born in New London, Prince Edward Island in 1874 to Hugh & Clara Montgomery. When she was 21 months old her mother died and her father felt he could not raise a baby.
LMM had a vivid imagination. She created the Anne of Gables while being at her cousin farm house. We got a chance to tour the home.
One of the places LMM talks about in her books was Lovers Lane and the Balsom Hollow and the Haunted Wood.
While on the trail I ran across a chipmunk. It must have been the son of Chip & Dale because it was not bigger than a mouse.
We got a chance to meet Anne. Some of the locals were teaching kids how to make ice cream.
After leaving the LMM Center we went to the local Post Office. It was dedicated to the LMM memory of the post office in her grandparents kitchen. Her grandfather was the postmaster. When he became ill LMM helped her grandmother run it.
We were able to see the original homesite and the church that still stands that LMM and family went to.
The community life and countryside of the late nineteenth century in Cavendish inspired LLM description of the village of Avonlea.
We later went to the Avonlea Village. It is dedicated to Anne of Green Gables.
There was a sandcastle building event.
The Avonlea Gardens were beautiful done and serene.
This is the original Presbyterian Church from Long River, that was built in 1872. It was brought to the village and restored and preserved.
The General Store had some awesome hats.
This house had a true outhouse attached. Talk about keeping it real.
After leaving the village. We went to the boardwalk just for fun. It was where all the touri we hanging out. Yep I meant touri. It was full of shops and food.
Stopped and spoke with the guy running the deep sea fishing tour. I asked him about the fish. He said it is a replica of a Tuna. The biggest one they caught last year. I mean really. Or was this just a "big fish story" ??? He claims it is true. Charlie the Tuna never looked that big.
Remember the ice cream shop I talked about on the wharf in Halifax that Lo decided he did not want to stop??? Well, there was one of the boardwalk. It is Cows Ice Cream. He stopped this time while I shopped. OK Angela & April 2 more points for Rota Farms Ice Cream. Ice Cream Man said the Cow was 2 notches below Rota Farms.
We decided to call it a day. On our back we saw somethiing dart across the road. It was a red fox. We came back to the Hilton, had dinner and watched the Barbershop and Beauty Shop movies.
Question of the Day
What is the married last name of Lucy Maud Montgomery?
Well, until the next time Campers......
Lo & Bren