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East Coast Travels - 2011

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S: East Coast Travels 2011

1: August 2011 Bama's 60th Birthday PEI and East Coast travels | A | Our trip PEI to meet the rest of the family started very early and lasted two days. It included a few taxis, a couple of planes, a bus and a van rental. We woke up at 4:00 am and began the long trip out east.


3: We arrived in Saint John NB where we waited for a taxi to take us to the Bus Depot

5: We went for a walk while waiting for the bus to arrive, Saint John is a beautiful town. We were working on potty training and Tristan had to pee... Finally our bus arrived and we were our way to Moncton

7: Moncton NB

9: Confederation Bridge

10: Prince | Edward | Island

12: Eagle's View Villa

15: Adventures at the Villa

16: Before Bama and Papa arrived, we took the kids on a tour of Charlottetown - first stopping at the world famous Cow's Creamery where we purchased some souvenir t-shirts, took a tour and ate some very rich ice cream.

17: Monkey see, Monkey do...

18: Province House Meeting of Fathers of Confederation 1864

20: To the Warf to pick up some some Dinner... | A girl's reaction to live lobster.

21: A boy's reaction to live lobster.

22: Yum | The Feast

23: The next morning Bama and Papa have arrived. The kids do some painting and the boys do some kayaking

28: We went to a cheese farm and got to visit with the animals. Pigs, chickens, and of course the dairy cows. The kids loved it.

30: Trying Oysters for the first time | Yup! I like it!

31: 60 | Bama's Birthday

34: Shanon made it look easy. It's not. | Town of Anne of Green Gables

36: Anne of Green Gables

37: "Keep your hands in your pockets children" | Tristan found a spotted tussock moth caterpillar. We saved it in an insect jar, and sadly it passed before we could release it. | Historic House

38: The boys go fishing while the girls take the kids out for a little bit of Green Gables

39: The family takes in a community Lobster Dinner. Much like pancake breakfast... but with seafood. | Tristan poses next to one of the largest lobsters ever caught. Eric decides the shell bucket makes a good hat.


41: The kids loved looking for crabs and Tristan was brave enough to pick them up. Even after one pinched him.

42: We did have fun on the toys! | We went to a dinosaur museum, which was really lame. Most of the time was spent at the petting zoo out back (no dinosaurs) and playing with the toys in the play area.

43: The Dads took the kids to the water park, where most of the fun didn't even include the water slides. | Rockets, Trains, Trackers, Boats.

46: Our last day in PEI, we moved out of the Villa and dropped Bama and Papa off at the airport. They flew on to Newfoundland and the rest of us took a ferry over to Nova Scotia. Once we arrived we said our final goodbyes and went our separate ways.

47: We began the Cabot Trail in Louisbourg. Cute little town where Tristan saw men fishing off the bridge and they even let him try it himself.

49: Fortress of Louisbourg

53: Tristan finds a wishing well

54: Along the Cabot Trail. 2nd stop in the town of Sydney

55: At lunch we stopped at the Celtic Lodge for their famous seafood chowder

56: Pleasant Bay is known as the place where the mountains meet the ocean!

57: We headed to our next stop - Pleasant Bay - to do some whale watching. But during our drive the winds picked up and when we arrived all the whale watching tours were canceled due to strong rain storm.. We were disappointed but the waves were incredible! We spent some time at the whale museum and the next day we took in the beauty of the area.

59: We continued on the beautiful Cabot Trail and made a few more stops to enjoy the scenery. We also came across a creepy display of scarecrows.

60: Our last stop before dropping in at Nanny and Grampa's was also our last stop for lobster

62: One last little adventure brought us to a great park in Truro where we took Tristan up Jacob's Ladder and around the park. Then we headed to the airport to return home. Trip complete.

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  • Title: East Coast Travels - 2011
  • Went to PEI for mom's 60th birthday and then continued to Nova Scotia to drive through Cape Bretton and on to Truro to see Ernie's parents before returning home.
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