Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Prince Edward Island - Here I Come!!

My countdown clock is a bit off - I think my original plan was to leave Friday, June 29th but I'm really leaving on Saturday, so only THREE MORE SLEEPS!!  Yikes, I just realized I'll be driving across the Confederation Bridge alone this year!!  I'm driving out by myself and then Michael is flying out on July 9th. He has an important event to attend on July 8th in Toronto and then I'll be picking him up at Charlottetown airport on the 9th. (A whole week to MYSELF!! - what a luxury!)

I don't mind driving on my own - I'm looking forward to it actually. The first day will be the longest part of the journey - about 13-14 hours of driving will bring me to Edmunston, NB where I will spend the night. The next day I'll be driving to Bouctouche, NB to visit a blogging friend :) !! That part of the journey will take about 4.5 hours.  And then another 2-3 hours will find me driving up the loooooooong laneway of Crofters Lane and I'll be HOME! I'm arriving in daylight this year and all I have to do is turn the water pump on and flip the switch for the hot water heater. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll have no trials and tribulations to work through upon arrival this summer!  It will be a long time before we forget about the fiasco with priming the pump and burning through the element in the hot water tank :(  At least we learned a thing or two in the process.
I'll be arriving on Canada Day - July 1st which is a Sunday.  My job that day will be to unpack the car and make up my bed. The next day is a holiday as it is a long weekend to celebrate Canada Day so I don't know if I'll find any grocery stores open. I may be eating out for a couple of days. Boo hoo...  My job that day will be to clean the house and get it somewhat organized for a summer of relaxation.
Here's a map of PEI - my place is about halfway between O'Leary and Tignish. It takes me about 40 minutes to drive to Summerside (nearest city) and about 1 hour and 40 minutes to drive to the big city of Charlottetown. My sister's place is over by Montague, about a 2 hour drive. Islanders think that is a long drive but when you're used to driving in Ontario that's just a short little jaunt.  And the scenery is worth every cent spent on gas.
This show the very northern tip of the island north of Tignish. I've walked on all of those pathways as well as those rocks in the bottom left corner that jut out into the water. Its a great spot for bird watching. Well, I must get busy - I have a very long list of things to do before I leave (plus I'm going to watch the Euro Cup soccer game this afternoon between Spain and Portugal - I pick Spain to win!!)

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  1. Jane @The maple Syrup MobJune 27, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Are you packed yet? Please DO NOT forget the camera and laptop...I don't care if you have to wear the same underwear for the summer...but do not forget the important stuff!
    Jane x

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  2. Yay!!!!!!
    So glad things didn't get delayed for you
    We'll see you in August :)
    Hugs

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  3. So excited for you Jane!  I can't wait to hear about all the cool stuff you'll do this summer!

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  4. Jane, buy some groceries in Bouctouche, as the grocery stores are going to be open on Sunday. If your feeling adventurous, drive through the Renous/Plaster rock highway!

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  5. Have a wonderful, wonderful time Jane - can't wait for your updates :)

    PS. I'm watching the football right now and supporting Portugal of course!!

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  6. Well OF COURSE you are hee hee! Still 0-0 and the two teams look pretty evenly matched - it's still anybody's game.





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  7. That bridge oh my! 

    Hey where's my conclusion to the riveting tale yesterday. ;) 

    You are going to have a wonderful time, I can't wait for updates!

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  8. I am!!






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  9. I'll be keeping you posted - I'm buying a mobile internet stick so I can blog and catch up on emails from our house!





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  10. YES! Can't wait!






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  11. Underwear? I need underwear??






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  12. Episode 2 will be coming up once I get some more photos of the lovely couple!





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  13. Have a fabulous time!!!  I am jealous ;)

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  14. Your summer sounds glorious! I hope that you share many details so that I can live vicariously through you. 

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  15. Of course, just as I live vicariously through your Vegas adventures!






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  16. What are you doing this summer?






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  17. Hi Jane, I'm delurking to second Sam's suggestion to take the Renous, just be careful of the wildlife. I grew up in a small town near Edmundston so am familiar with the Renous a bit.
    Have a safe trip down to the Coast. Anick

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  18. That is a long drive on your own, but it is going to be a lovely peaceful start to a Summer spent in your favourite spot on earth, how blissful.
    July 1st is The Foxx's birthday so we will be spending it with family.
    Have a wonderful Summer and keep in touch when you can.......

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  19. Thanks Maureen - I hope to be in touch more often than last summer. I'm going to purchase an internet stick so that I can access email and blog from our house.





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  20. Thank you for your comment Anick!! And yes that is the road I'm going to take. After Sam mentioned it I googled it (of course!) and saw ample warnings about wildlife and large trucks loaded with lumber so I'll be extra careful!





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    Anick (unregistered) wrote, in response to Jharrison56: Hi Jane, I'm delurking to second Sam's suggestion to take the Renous, just be careful of the wildlife. I grew up in a small town near Edmundston so am familiar with the Renous a bit. Have a safe trip down to the Coast. Anick
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  21. Have an amazing time Jane!!

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  22. It sounds absolutely wonderful, Jane!! :) I hope you'll be able to post photos, etc.. about your weeklong journey to PEI!! 

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  23. just looking at that bridge makes my tummy flip flop! I think Michael's hoping you'll get there first and deal with any problems that come up like you had last time LOL! have fun girl!!
    Susanna

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  24. Holy Cow that is a bugger of a bridge, i'm not a bridge girl I would be a wreak after the crossing!!! A week all alone in that sweet little house sounds like heaven on earth. Enjoy your peace and quite, have a safe trip!!

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  25. Thanks Debby - as bridges go (and I hate bridges) it's not so bad, just long, about 13km.





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  26. LOL!  I'll be so happy when that bridge is BEHIND me!






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  27. What?...me.... post pictures?? Just you wait!






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  28. I will, thanks Lena!






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  29. This is all very exciting and I'm very happy for you.  Have fun!
    m.

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  30. Have a great relaxing ride....once you get out of civilization, that is.lol

    So jealous....
    I've never been to PEI.  Got as far as Moncton, the flower pot rocks and the Fundy National Park.

    Still trying to get to NS too.....for some Digby scallops....nom nom nom.....
    Have a fun Summer!

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  31. All of the eastern provinces are vacation-worthy! You'll have to come to PEI sometime - I know a great place to stay!





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  32. Jane,
    Have a save drive and take your time to really see all the beautiful scenery
    this great country has to offer. I can't wait till hear that you are home safe and sound. The weather is suppose to be sunny with rain on all three days. :( Might put a damper on the fireworks display.
    When will your new fridge and stove arrive? I'm sure you will be so happy to have them and be cooking your heart out.

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  33. What????? You will be in Bouctouche?!?!? That is sooooooooo close to where I am !! Wish I'd known before :-)

    Have a safe drive through Renous, I drove through there a few times when i lived in
    Grand Falls...

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  34. Thank you!! I do gawk around a lot when I drive. I heard rain on the weather forecast too but so far so good. It's cooled off nicely tonight so that means a good sleep for sure. Fridge and stove on Wednesday - it will seem like such a luxury after just a bar fridge and BBQ. The first summer we didn't even have a BBQ and cooked over our fire pit! But boy it sure tasted good!





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