The wee babe woke us up when the sun was rising and it was sooooo beautiful over looking the river. I only wish we woke up enough to take a photo.
We fell back to sleep again and then woke up for good around 7:30. John made us sandwiches for lunch and Sylvie gave us some soup and a meat pie. So nice of them.
We had some breakfast and I packed up the car, washed the dishes and got everything ready while the tweenager and the hubby looked after the wee babe and chatted with John. I think John should write a book about all the things that he’s done in his life. I would buy that book for sure.
I big shout out to John and Sylvie for putting us up at their place. We had an amazing time and your place was so relaxing, peaceful and tranquil. I’m looking forward to “liking” you on Facebook and following your tweets. Can’t wait to check out your website and let me know if you need us to write a reference. We’d be happy to oblige.
Totally off topic, there are a LOT of graveyards throughout Canada. I don’t know why that suprises me but it does. They seem to be everywhere and the grave stones all have big colourful wreaths on them. Almost all of them. I guess for me, I would think that a graveyard should be back from the road. If I were to be buried (which I won’t be, I want my ashes scattered somewhere wonderful) I wouldn’t want my body on the side of the road. I would want it set back in the forest or beside the river or lake. Tangent over.
Just past a sign on the side of a church that said “Will your eternal home be smoking or non-smoking?” Bah ha ha ha!
So we stopped in Moncton where the tweenager wanted to trade in her book for another book. Wait, I can’t forget to let you all know that my hubby was pulled over for speeding. I won’t tell you how fast he was going but it was one of those circumstances where you’re coming into a town and the speed limit slows down to 60km from 110km. He wasn’t going 110km I’ll tell you that much. So the cop was nice enough (my hubby was stressing but I kept telling him, don’t worry about it, it was bound to happen at some point and that I had a feeling the cop would take pity on us. After all we’re driving with BC plates in New Brunswick and we’re obviously a family.) So the cop let my hubby go but unfortunately, my mom had not put the right insurance papers in the Sube so we were told that we needed to fax our insurance papers to the Moncton police station or face a $1024 fine. Oh, and the speeding ticket which he waved for us was $292. My hubby said he was done driving in New Brunswick.
Anyway, back to the bookstore. I met the oddest man at the store. I told him so many times that we were looking for a place to have sandwiches which we had made and he kept saying there were a lot of great places for us to eat in town. Sigh… He annoyed me.
We had lunch in a little park and then we took off for PEI. It was a beautiful drive to the bridge. Really nice day and the weather was only about 26 degrees. Cool Atlantic breeze.
We stopped on the other side of the bridge at the tourist info booth and set a course for Cavendish to find camping on the beach.
We weaved through PEI’s countryside and at one point we had to pull over to call my mom to figure out the insurance that was being faxed to Moncton. John had told us that if you pull over, then someone who lives on PEI will also pull over to make sure you’re ok. Sure enough, a woman did pull over to find out if we were ok. Too neat!
We pulled up to the federal campground in Cavendish and grabbed a site close to the beach. It’s really pretty here with sand beaches and refreshing water.
This is the first time we’ve seen the Atlantic! So my hubby and tweenager went for a dip. I just wanted to take it all in.
After our dip, we set up the camp, and had some soup, corn and meat pies that John and Sylvie had given us. We ate for free today!! Which means, we get to savour some of PEI’s treats tomorrow. We’re hoping for another helping of Lobster and to try some of the mussels. There was also talk of some chowder.
Tomorrow we’re going to walk around a bit to check out the countryside and beaches. Also, we’re definitely going to visit Green Gables. Oh and I forgot to mention that we drove through a place called Emerald!! (We have a friend called Emerald so we thought of her. It’s really nice farmland and we thought she would love it there.)