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Thursday 18 August 2011

Glimpses of Our Summer Vacation

Good morning blogging friends. I hope everyone is having a good week. I thought I would give you a  few glimpses of our Summer vacation. As most of you know, Hubby and I just finished up our vacation and we spent most of it taking what I like to call, daycations. Don't you like that word? Definition: A day spent away from home but back home to sleep in our own bed.

So, pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee and join me as we tour some of our fair Island.

A visit to one of our beaches is always first on our list. We didn't get there much this year because the weather was rather cool and wet. Love our beaches!

One of the places we have visited several times this Summer was The Prince Edward Island Preserve Co. where my favourite Tea Room is located. This charming spot is situated in New Glasgow.

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast several mornings there. We especially enjoyed our morning coffee and watching the hummers flit from feeder to feeder.

This is one of the views from the window. The River Clyde and a church stands looking over the community.

Scrambled eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, blueberry pancakes, and coffee; my favourite breakfast when we eat at the Tea Room. Now, please understand me, I don't eat like this every day and I rarely eat bacon! 

Friends of ours joined us on several occasions. This lovely couple is one that we have known for many years. Heather is a local artist and her husband Keith and I had hung around together in High School.  

There are shelves of teacups and teapots as well as a variety of teas and preserves. I didn't buy any tea things this year as everything was too pricey. But it was fun looking.

Another day we drove to Summerside, which is a small city towards the western end of the Island. There we visited Spinakkers Landing, a row of brightly coloured shops on the waterfront.

They had a huge replica of a lobster trap there and my hubby got inside for me to take his picture. He's such a good sport!

More trips to the beach, where we relaxed and kicked back.

The beach is our favourite place of all. The sound of the waves and the smell of the salt air is so wonderful. I love to dig my toes in the warm sand and I wish I could bottle this feeling up and savor it all year long, especially when the ice and snow are with us.

This is where I can go and just empty my mind of all the busyness of our lives. I wish I could live there year round!

One day we went to Woodleigh Replicas, which was once a wonderful tourist attraction. It has since closed and is up for sale but we still enjoyed walking through the grounds where replicas of English castles and churches still stand. Some of the buildings allow one to walk inside. There are towers and dungeons too.

Shakespeare's Birthplace below

Next, we drove through French River where there is a quaint fishing village and fields of canola.

Very pretty!

In New London, stands the birthplace of Lucy Maude Montgomery, author of the famous Anne of Green Gables stories.

Front view of the house.


Another nice day we went for a walk through what was once a children's theme park called Rainbow Valley in Cavendish.

Dappled sunlight through the trees made this almost magical. I could almost hear the ring of the children's laughter as they once played about in this beautiful area.

We went for a long walk and found a parade of Queen Anne's Lace along the trails.

Aren't they beautiful? I love their lacy loveliness.

Being on vacation gave us time to drink in the beauty of nature as well as shop the antique shops and enjoy a nice meal at my favourite tea room. It was lovely for the two of us to get away from our everyday routine. 

Well, that's our tour for today. Next time, I will share some photos of an area that most of you are familiar with. So, please come back soon.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi