Prince Edwards Island is the smallest province in Canada. Chris had PEI on his "to see" list during our visit with friends who live in New Brunswick - And I am so glad he did!! It was chocked full of beauty! The weather was clear and beautiful during our day-trip which enhanced to the island's beauty. Although I have always been an avid reader, I had not read the "Anne of Green Gables" books. Our niece read them all and visited PEI as her high school graduation trip to see the island described in the books.
After driving over the infamous Confederation Bridge, we stopped at the Welcome Center area. Bryce was excited to see a playground where he played with a little boy who only spoke French. They didn't care and had fun following each other around while having fun. We enjoyed our lunch at a delightful restaurant, The Dunes in Brackley Beach, with fresh food from local gardens and stores with an assortment of art and souvenirs. We purchased our PEI Christmas ornament, a favorite "must-do" when we travel to new places. Out back was an incredibly colorful Japanese gardens with benches, a pond, and flowers we don't get to enjoy in South Florida. Photographer's playground! My request was to find one lighthouse on this trip which was not too far from our lunch spot. When I hopped out to take my pictures, I noticed that the sand had a red hue and fine texture, which is very different from our local beaches. We made a few more stops which included a little wharf with lobster traps ready to go into the water. We also went to a shop with a WIDE variety of home-made jams - with samples available to visitors. My personal favorite was the cherry-lime flavor. Chris enjoyed the bag of chocolate covered chips that somehow jumped into his hands to go home with him. Lastly, we visited a faun place for Bryce to jump around and get out his energies after being a trooper riding around the island all day. An unexpected bonus were the airplanes parked near there. Bryce is very fascinated with airplanes and flying, so it was a thrill for him to be able to touch a propeller.
We hope that you enjoy some of the favorite photos from this adventure that will be available as prints through our website. Some of the flowers are part of our "Canadian Bloom" note card series. PEI is on our list of places to return with plans to see more lighthouses and also plan a family portrait in one of their canola fields!