Friday, September 23, 2011

Magical PEI

We got back Wednesday evening from a trip to PEI (Prince Edward Island). My sister, Marilyn, and her husband, Jim, invited us to their cottage for a few days. 

                             Marilyn and Jim.

                             Visitors add to this every year.
They arrived from Edmonton, Alberta in mid August and we missed there visit to Dad's as we were away in Cape Cod. So it was good to see them and spend some time with them on the Island.

Since they have two cottages side by side there was plenty of room for us all......they brought their dog,  Shelby, with them. She is a Border Collie. She and Sophie got along from the 'gitgo' .

Sophie spent the first day just watching Shelby in amazement I think. As you may know Border Collies love to retrieve! ALL THE TIME! Until they drop!

Sophie didn't quite know what to make of this dog dropping a ball in front of her, then circling her, lying flat on the ground........ behind her! But Sophie did catch on and chose to just take the ball away from Shelby and run away with it.

We had a blast watching these two critters do their 'dog thing'. Shelby is a sweet dog with a very gentle temperament. And with Sophie's, let me say, more assertive approach to life, they really complimented each other.

PEI is a special place. As soon as you cross the bridge or the ferry, you find yourself transported to another place in time.

When I was a kid my family would spent a couple of weeks in the summer there. I loved it then as I do now.

    Inukshuk found on the beach.
My mother's parents were both born on the eastern end of the Island. I am a little partial to this area as it is steeped with the family history of the MacDonald's and the MacIsaac's dating back to the 1700's.

My sister and her husband left on Monday and we stayed for a few more days. Thanks Marilyn and Jim, it was great to spend some time with you both!


  1. I'm glad that you had a good time but I'm happy to see you back even more.

  2. It does look like a marvelous place and I don't blame you for staying on a little extra time!

    Beautiful pictures, that sunset and sea picture is so dramatic, wow.

    Welcome back!

  3. oh what a beautiful place to spend time...looks like Sophie had a blast...

  4. I love Sophie's friend,it looks like they were so good for each other and it sounds like you had a lovely relaxing time on that beautiful place!

  5. Oh Mark! Get out of here!

    Sharon, I think you would LOVE this place too!

    Yes Deb, Sophie had a blast and so enjoyed having 'dog' company.....maybe she'll get a mate?!

    Yes Liesl, no worries of bumping into hippos here!

  6. Your photos show this to be a beautiful place! The stone sculptures are very intriguing.
    Don't you love to watch animals make up their own games to play?

  7. That looks like a wonderful place for a visit! Sophie is as cute as ever!

  8. What a beautiful and relaxing spot! And how wonderful that you and your sister get to return to such a beautiful spot full of childhood memories...

  9. I love PEI so, so much. And it definitely is like being transported back in time. I want to go back sometime soon.

  10. In awe of that sky...just lovely.

  11. I was just thinking today, "I wonder where those boys are. They haven't posted for a while." Now I know! Glad you had fun.

  12. What a beautiful place to spend some time!! We're off to Tennessee this coming week, and while I would love to see the ocean, the mountains will have to do--Maybe next time! :-)

  13. Hi Jim - I love PEI - it is such a beautiful place. Your pictures are fabulous - looks like Sophie girl had a good time too. How wonderful that you have family there and can visit with your sister when you go there. It is a very special place~~


  14. Wow - what a fabulously beautiful place to recharge your batteries.

  15. Sounds like a wonderful time. Glad you were able to spend some time with your sister and her husband. You can never get enough time with family, don't you agree? I don't blame you for staying. I would have done the same.

  16. my mouth is agap, dropped open from seeing those breathtaking pics you took... wow. how many times do i have to tell you to publish them? hmmm? tell me, darlin.. be a good boy now.. i LERVE how you n ron film.

  17. This island is definitely on my bucket list. I have got to see it.

  18. A trip to your part of the world - and this island - is on our list of "things to do" when we're retired. It looks so lovely. How great to share it with beloved family members!


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