Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Parade, A Ride on the River and A Trip Home

This Friday was the Gold Cup and Saucer Parade in Charlottetown. The kids were uber excited to be going. Thankfully our good friend Bonnie went early and was able to secure some great seats! We all had a great time together. Nate LOVED the bands. The little lad was bopping right along and was just the picture of joy!

Also his Daddy seemed to be enjoying himself as well! :)

That very afternoon we went with Marko's boss for a ride out on the water. Kevan had promised me ride on his sailboat for several years and finally today was to be it...except that I had a choice, I could go on the sailboat or go on the FRC (fast rescue craft) And while I loved the idea of sailing peacefully on the Montague river in a lovely sailboat; the speed and maneuverability of the FRC couldn't be matched.

So here is our ride. What an amazing time!! We did doughnuts in the harbour! It was hilarious! So exhilarating! We went out the Montague river and down the Brudenell river and out to Boughton Island.

That evening when we probably should have been packing for NS, we had a fun evening of games with Brian and Bonnie.

Saturday morning came early and up and away we went trying to remember everything we'd need. I had packed the suitcase so it was just the little details that we had to remember to load in the car...like Nate's booster seat which was promptly forgotten. At any rate we made it to the Ferry in time.

We got to mom and dad's in time for lunch. We had a great visit there. They have such a lovely spot there. You can really unwind and enjoy the view of the countryside. At snack time my mom came out with Indian Curry Shrimp and they were amazing! So yummy--even Nate decided to give them a go...
And would you believe that he liked them!

That night we had a little campfire down by the pond where we sang songs, chatted and roasted marshmellows for our S'mores. The kids enjoyed every minute of it, especially the roasting of marshmellows.

The next day we went to the Fisheries Museum in Pictou. They have a great spot there. We all got a chance to hold a blue lobster! Emma-Lyn decided that she was not interested in touching one but would look on in disgust.

I couldn't resist getting Marko to hold the lobster as he does not enjoy shellfish whatsoever. He was not impressed.
And I just petted it like an old friend.

After the museum we checked out the Lobster Hatchery and the Lighthouse Museum. They were all fairly close together. The kids loved the Lighthouse Museum because they had food there! There was a dish of cookies and loaf that the kids picked at. We got around the corner and then the first thing we heard was , "Can we go back to the lighthouse?" "Why?" "I'd like another cookie!" Such funny kiddos.

And here they are in their fishing boats! Emma-Lyn picked the one from PEI...but that's probably because it's pink!

We had such a good time in NS it was hard to leave. Looking forward to our next visit!

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