PEI...A week in review!
Trip Start Jul 22, 2009
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Sunday: A drive into Charlottetown, lunch on the waterfront at the harbour, and a walk around town. It was an amazingly beautiful day. Then we drove to Victoria Park and walked along the water. Alexis suggested we cut across a field to see some stately homes and by chance, coincidence (NOT), I thought I saw someone I knew.
Derek and his fiancÚ, Amber, are from Calgary and are performing at the Charlottetown Festival in the plays Anne of Green Gables the Musical and Disco Cirque
We chat with them a while then we head back to the camper. Alexis has to pack as she’s going to go visit Emily tomorrow for a few days.
Monday: Miserable, rainy, misty, day. Drive Alexis to Emily’s at the north-eastern tip of PEI and Nick and I hang out at the trailer. We have supper then Nick drives to the ferry to pick Louise up. Louise takes the truck to go visit Denise. She’ll be back in the morning to take the ferry back to Nova Scotia and John
One day I’ll answer that question in my second book and the movie script I’ll be writing.
Tuesday: Louise shows up at 11h00 and Nick drives her to the ferry.
Tennis anyone? A warm, cloudy day and Nick and I decide to play some tennis. Neither one of us has played for years. The one problem? No one knows where there are tennis courts. We drive into a couple of towns and ask. No one knows. Maybe in the next town! Finally we find them at the Brudenell River Provincial Park...our first/fourth choice for a camp spot. Three sets. Nick-set one, Paul-set two, Nick-5 games to 1, Paul-makes a rousing come-back 5 to 4, then Nick wins the third set, 6 to 4. Old guy almost beats the young military man.
Wednesday: Up early
Part 3 in Paul’s continuing tire saga. A second tire has a twisted belt. It’s toast. Back to the auto parts store to order a second tire. S/b in by Friday. Part 4 to come.
Auto repairs done, Nick and I drive out towards Cavendish and drive along the coast. We stop at the Anne of Green Gables tourist destination. Decide against going in. But I’m sensing some problems with the truck brakes. The brake pads look quite thin. Surprised OK Tire didn’t mention anything. Better get that fixed. Decide to get that done at a town closer to the campground instead of in Charlottetown. Nick and I drive along the northern coast for a while then cut cross-country to get back to the campground. Stop in Montague at the auto repair shop. Can he fit me this week? Friday...8 AM...PERFECT!
Thursday: The guy at OK Tire had told us that we had to stop in for the best Island Fish & Chips in St
Friday (today): Nick up and on the road by 6h30 AM. We say our goodbyes. I get up a short while later for the 30 minute drive to Montague to the repair shop. S/b no more than an hour. I take a walk to Tim Hortons. Get a call a short while later from the garage. One of the brake callipers is seized and the rotor needs replacing. Could be a problem if no one in town has the parts. Could be a BIG problem. Today is moving day. We have a reservation at the Cavendish KOA on the north coast of the Island. I walk back to the garage an hour after that. Trucks fixed. Lucky me? or, was there no reason for me to fret because it was never a concern that the parts would be available?
Back to the trailer. Pack up. Move to Cavendish. Shower, dress-up. Drive back to Charlottetown. Go to the theatre. Derek had mentioned that Disco Cirque was the show to see
The show was amazing. Even with Derek lip-synching. He and Amber do this amazing acrobatic demonstration. They wowed the crowds.
Back at the campground by midnight. Off to bed.
Week one in PEI over.