Road Trip to Prince Edward Island and travelling with the blog

We’ve hit the road for a few days, passing through Quebec, New Brunswick, and will spend a week in Prince Edward Island before routing back through bits of New Hampshire and New York State to get home.

This blog has been long neglected, mostly as a result of feeling pressure to write “articles”, and then never having time or as much inspiration as I’d like/need to write something lengthly.  Recently, I reminded myself that this blog was always meant to be fun, a way to journal and share updates with friends and family. So, I’m going to try to let go of my “analysis-paralysis” and post short blog blips with iPhone photos, starting with some fun glimpses of this trip. After I get back, I’ll do a bit of a round up with more details. I’m hoping to find and bring more fun to this process, instead of dreading it like a university mid-term paper.

With the added bonus of a with a few passenger-hours (I refuse to drive through Montreal and Quebec City), I was able to fiddle with Word Press. Thanks to Angie Makes, I have a blog template and some features I like better and find easier to use than my previous set up. I’ll be adding and adjusting other content soon – bringing back my garden page and categorized-displays of posts, for example. You may not see some of these changes if you’re using a blog feed aggregator, but if you do visit the full site, I hope you’ll let me know if you like it! 

Les Jardins de L’Assemblée Nationale du Québec / Gardens of the National Assembly of Quebec (potager garden)

 

After sleeping off yesterday’s 9 hour drive from Quebec City, we spent today exploring the area near our cottage rental in Souris, Prince Edward Island (PE) We drove out along a portion of the Points East Coastal Drive (confirming that fresh lobster is available within a 10 minute drive from us in either direction – very important), stocked up at the grocery store, and in the late afternoon, we walked along the cottage beach and found a stream that Shakes enjoyed. 

   
  
For dinner, we headed to the 8th Annual Souris Village Feast – a grand outdoor feast fundraiser for local and global charities. We had such a good time! Put on by a stellar crew of volunteers from PE and other provinces, including chefs, local business and military personnel, it was so much fun. Highlight: I was lucky to have internationally renowned Canadian Chef Michael Smith, and Chef Jesse Vergen, serve me my first Colville Bay Oyster! They are much more delicate in taste and texture than the oysters I’ve had before (sorry Washington, British Colombia and South Carolina). I can no longer say I dislike raw oysters! They were most pleased to hear this! 

  

 

“She’s having a fouth one!”
 

  

 ok, yes, I geeked out but I used my silent inside voice – click their names to learn more about these two Canadian chefs!

To read more about the best oysters I’ve ever had, read here, or look for Colville Bay Oyster Company on Facebook, Trip Advisor and Instagram. 

 

Chowdah! Get your delicious seafood chowdah here!
  
Love these signs for steak – especially the last one!
 

All gathered together! We chatted with so many friendly people!

 

Mmmmm!!! 

Now, bellies full of yummy locally grown and sourced food, we’ve retreated indoors (the mosquitos are the worst in the evening). Shakes is gnawing a bone and we’re mapping out tomorrow’s adventures.  See you back here soon! 

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