September 18, 2011

Packing the Bags for Eastern Canada

Map courtesy of Tauck World Discovery

We’ll be packing our bags and heading out next weekend for eastern Canada! It’s time for a sightseeing adventure in the enchanting locales of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Cape Brenton Island. We haven’t ever traveled to these areas, but we know we are in for a treat of scenic beauty, friendly folks, and delectable seafood. We have our fingers crossed that fall colors will grace the landscape during our visit. And you know that we will be packing the camera gear!

The map indicates that we will have a busy itinerary on this 2-week tour. We’ll be staying overnight at:
  • Halifax, NS
  • Digby, NS
  • Moncton, NB
  • Charlottetown, PEI
  • Ingonish Beach, CBI 
  • Liscomb Mills, NS 
And yes, I have completed my reading assignment of “Anne of Green Gables”! We’ll be visiting the farm where author Lucy Laud Montgomery created her precocious orphan character, Anne Shirley. And we will also see the Green Gables farmhouse in Cavendish that served as inspiration for the story. At least I am prepared for that part of the itinerary! We also hope to see some rugged scenery and charming fishing villages along the coastlines, echoing back to many fond memories we have of Maine vacations.

Marty will be in charge of the blog while I am gone, making sure that any carrots thrown his way are promptly devoured and with enthusiasm. I don’t know how frantic my work load will be this week, so I can’t make any promises about whether I’ll be able to schedule any postings of Alaska photos during my absence. We’ll be taking along our iPad so I may sporadically pop in on blogging friends when time permits.

P.S. Right after this post went up, hubby informed me that Air Canada flight attendants may go on strike later on this week. (I admit that I am thinking some uncharitable thoughts right now.) We'll be talking to our tour operator tomorrow and finding out what options we have. They made the flight reservations for us, so they have some responsibility to get us to our destination and back. We have travel insurance, but we would be sorely disappointed if this trip doesn't come to fruition. 


  1. Hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation! I know you will take lots of gorgeous pics to share with all of us when you get home!

  2. Well let us hope that none of that nasty stuff comes to fruition. It sounds like a wonderful trip and I hope that you find some foliage as well. It's late this year.

    You'll be in my mother's city of birth in Moncton and my niece went to college in that little city rich in history. Enjoy your journey!

  3. Happy travels to you. I hope you get the travel plans all worked out.

  4. Oh No! Figures!
    I'm in Ruidoso, NM this week and won't return to central Texas until Friday... I'm playing catch-up on my IPad!
    I found a Great Blogging tool... Download Blogger Plus! I Love it...the other ones I was constantly was fighting it to load my photos and post. Blogger + works great.

  5. I'm so jealous. Have a wonderful time.

  6. Hoping nothing changes your plans. A dear friend of mine is in Nova Scotia right now and was at PEI last week. I can't wait to see your photos. I really must add this trip to my list of places to see!

  7. We're going on another trip? YAY!!!

    Have a great time.

    Love ya!!

  8. Oh! Jess and I will certainly want to see and read all about this trip! I wonder, is there really a White Sands Hotel (as seen on the Avonlea series)?

    Have fun! :)

  9. I kept your blog open all day so that my hubby could see the places you are going to visit! We listen to Anne of G.G. on a 'book on tape' CD when we travel! You'll see so many of my favorite places! But then I said you would stop by and pick me up on the way! lol I'll bring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...and sugar free candy! heeheehee! ♥♥♥

  10. Sounds so darn exciting!! Thanks for letting us travel along with you!!


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