I intended to be done. Wait until after our visit to Niagara Falls and then go out with the thunder that the falls promises. However, there are several items to be dealt with yet.
We drove into Summerside (town for the setting of Anne of Windy Poplars) for supper. We ate at The Shipyard on a porch overlooking the water. A light house perched on a point in the distance. The food, well…it was fresh produce from the island, green and yellow beans, new potatoes, and seafood nearly all around. I had the seared Atlantic Salmon and for dessert, short cake with island whipped cream and raspberries and blueberry sauce. It was a close your eyes and say mmmmmmmm…moment…moments.
The pace of the island goes at an amble. We felt it everywhere and the restaurant as well.
Earlier in the day Mandy and I joined the amblers in a little town called Victoria by the Sea. The shops were quaint and all in the front rooms of the houses along the main street. At the chocolate shop the door got stuck when I tried to leave the women suggested I wasn’t allowed to leave and did I want work? At that moment a job in a chocolate shop in an Island town with a name like, Victoria by the Sea was certainly tempting. I told Mandy John could become a spud farmer and we’d both be happy as the clams on PEI!
The large, orange nearly full moon over the Northumberland Straits off PEI last night was …well… an oooohhing and ahhing moment.
We crossed back into the US at 10:03 am EST. The Nord, Sud, Est and Quest became the normal, north south, east and west, in fact, we noted with pleasure the absence of all things French on the road signs and were happy to see Old Glory waving instead of the maple leaf.
We pushed the driving today and got nearly into New York State. Six hours tomorrow should get us to Niagara Falls. We are staying the night in the historic Massachusetts town of Lee, known as the Gateway to the Berkshires. Kids are letting off steam in the pool after twelve hours of traveling.
My battery is about to die, so forgive the unedited version I am posting today.