Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

July 20

Charlottetown. Prince Edward Island, Canada

Charlottetown is known as the birthplace of Canada since it was here that the founding fathers convened in 1864 in a meeting that would combine all of Britain’s North American territories into what is now known as Canada.

Lots of fiddles and Celtic themed dancers to see here.

We visited the farmstead that inspired the setting for the Anne of Green Gables story, one of my childhood favorites. I even wore her hair and hat! We also visited Prince Edward Island National Park, with its amazing views. The cliffs are very red due to the amount of iron.

A stop at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, tasted jams, etc. The owners also have a botanical garden – the Garden of Hope – and they give enough of the proceeds to maintain a cottage (Gardens of Hope Respite Cottage) where anyone in the world who has a terminal illness may come for a week with a caregiver- free of charge. This is important to them because the wife is a cancer survivor.image image image image image image image image image

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2 Responses to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

  1. heiseywoman@comcast.net says:

    Dot  & I went to Prince Edward Island.  We thought we were in Ireland and we met two blokes that were playing the spoons.  They just loved Dot!  And yes I wore Anne of Green Gables hat and bought one that I get out for every Halloween.  Journey on!  I am really feeling like I’m there.  Phyllis

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  2. Rick & Marilen Beaman says:

    thank you for sending the pictures and write up,, we couldn’t get into the port because of high winds,I was disappointed but safety comes first,,,but thru your pictures and hat with braids I felt like I was there,,, also A nice thing to do.. Garden of Hope,,,,,mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Rick said you looked like Anne of Green Gables

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