Friday, August 21, 2015

Day 233

Today was Gold Cup and Saucer Parade Day!!  It was an early start for the kiddos and I. We were up and at 'em and out the door by 8:30. We met up with some other homeschooling families in front of the Starbucks to stake our claim to a spot to watch the parade.  The kids had a blast!  Afterwards we walked back to the park for our picnic lunch before running errands around Charlottetown.

We made stops at the Canadian Tire, Michaels, Walmart and the Dollarama.  By the time we hit the Dollarama poor little Levi was all in but his shoelaces. He wanted to be held and fell asleep in my arms as we wandered up and down the aisles.  We got our few things and made a dash to get out of Charlottetown which became a bit a thing since, unbeknownst to us a full tanker truck had tipped over that morning on the bypass and they were working on cleaning it up. So we were rerouted off the bypass and then I tried another side street only to find another blockade.  I thanked the poor police officer who had been at work since seven the day before and had the unfortunate job of standing in the heat and turning cars around.  He redirected us to an open street and we were thankfully on our way.

It was time to hit the beach.  We tried Point Prim but the tide was in so a no go.  Then we tried Pinette Provincial Park and it was pretty depressing so we tried the Stewart Point beach and it was okay.  The kids played in the waves and cooled off for a bit. It was getting late so we headed home.  For supper we enjoyed some tasty pizza from Famous Peppers. The kiddos and I enjoyed a little bonfire this evening while Marko headed out for games night with the guys.

We all kinda marveled at this...could not quite figure out why it was in the parade but the kids loved it.

 Always love the pipe bands.

 And this was the all time favourite part of the parade. The dinosaur head. FUN!

And the beach.

1 comment:

Nelleke Plouffe said...

I am continually amazed by your energy. :)