Sunday, August 29, 2010

PEI Trip Part 4 of 4

So Sunday morning we hit for home. I wanted to make sure we were gone by noonish so we'd be home around suppertime or shortly after. On the way Hubs took us past the McCain plant where he goes to on a fairly regular basis. More French fries! (Among other things.)

Then we stopped at the information centre again where we picked up some t-shirts and made a stop at The Sweet Factory for some candy.

Then we paid the fee to leave the Island, and we were headed for home.

Bridge Patrol, lol!

Back to New Brunswick...

Then little ol' Nova Scotia!

Of course, playing mini golf three times in PEI wasn't enough. The boys had to stop back at Mastadon Ridge for a fourth round of mini golf.

We got the girls around 6pm or shortly after. They were soooooooo excited to be going home! Talk about hyper when we picked them up. It was a very hard job getting their collars and leashes on. They didn't want to stay in the back seat, either. (I really need one of those cage things to keep them in the very back of the wagon.) Maggie ended up weaseling herself up on my lap.

And then it was all back to the same old, same old. Can't complain about our weather this summer. It rarely rains, it's been hot and sunny. I think this afternoon will be beach time. The kids go back to school on Friday. (Which I think it's so silly starting on Friday, then they're off for a long weekend because of Labour Day. Why not just go back on Tuesday after Labour Day?) The summer has flown by, as usual. I was looking around my yard yesterday thinking that it will soon be time to rake all those darned leaves again. Then we'll have cold weather, of which I'm not a fan. I guess within the next month or two it will be time to knit the boys some new mittens.

I do have a little baby sweater finished. It's blocking a bit, so I'll have pictures next post. And I'm trying to finish up a pair of socks as well.

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

PEI Trip Part 3 of 4

Day Three in PEI was Amusement Park Day. First off we went to Shining Waters. This was a pretty fun spot, though Hubs and I didn't really get our money's worth. Neither of us did the water slides. He would have, but he had tore the skin off of his left calf playing ball, so he didn't want to get it all wet. He's diabetic, and it isn't healing as fast as it should, so we thought it best if he avoided anything else that might irritate it even more.

The kids did this mini-coaster, gearing up for the big roller coaster at the next place.

We did a trip through the Topsy Turvy Cabin. It was a fast trip for me. I should have known better when there was a sign at the entry saying it can make you dizzy, disoriented, naseated, etc, that it wasn't the place for me. I get motion sick very easily, always have. (Even though when I was a kid I had much more tolerance for rides and such. But I was always car sick, always.)

Even though the boys look like they are standing crooked they are not, they are in fact standing straight. This was a kitchen area, and it looked like water was running uphill. I snapped two quick pictures of the boys and had to get out, I felt like I was gonna hurl. It didn't bother them, but I couldn't stand it. It doesn't move, it's just the way it's built.

There was a barn with various farm animals, I thought these guys were cute. They didn't say much, though.

The boys got to milk a cow, lol.

Of course I had to take a picture of the sheep!

There were two spots of peddle boats, plain old peddle boats, and pirate ship peddle boats. The boys did the pirate ship boats.

Then it was water slide time. There are four slides, two are lower and don't require tubes to use. They did those first, but apparently they weren't exciting enough. There were single tubes and double tubes for two riders together, but they stuck to the single tubes. The line up was long, but it went really fast. As soon as one rider hit the bottom there was an attendant to take the tube and pass it to the next person. So they got to go down several times. Most of the people wanted double tubes, so that line up did move a bit slower.

Next stop was Sandspit. Ferris wheel, Paratrooper, bumper cars and boats, mini golf, go-karts, train ride, etc, etc, and of course, the Cyclone Roller Coaster. The Oldest One thought he was going to get me on this paratrooper thing, but I had new for him - NO!

Way up top there, you can see Hubs with a white t-shirt on, the Littlest One is with him

Here they are again three seats down from the top. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to go on this, and I did, twice. Even though I'm scared heights. It was a gorgeous view from the top, you could see the ocean, but there was no way I was moving to get any camera out of the bag. I had a death grip on the bar, and that was that.

Then the kids made their way to the roller coaster. The line ups for stuff were really quite short til evening hit, then lines got longer, but they moved along quite quickly.

The only other roller coaster any of us have been on is the wooden one at this place. This one is a lot bigger. For some reason I thought I'd take a trip on this ride, too. Once, and only once. (And Hubs didn't go!) The first drop is the biggest, and I will admit that I did have my eyes closed at some points, but I did it, I survived, that's that!

It was open til 11pm that day, but we scooted at 10. It was a long day, but the boys had a ton of fun.

Happy knitting!

Friday, August 20, 2010

PEI Trip Part 2 of 4

This was our first full day in PEI, so we were off to Cavendish. On the way we passed the French fry place.

Then we were off to Ripley's. This was a really cool place. I only picked a couple of pictures cuz this post would go on forever otherwise.

One of my favorite movies is The Crow, and this jacket was actually worn by Brandon Lee in the film, shortly before he was killed while filming the movie.

This guy was Robert Wadlow, the tallest man who ever lived. He was 8'11" tall and only lived to be 22. I definitely would not have wanted to knit him socks! (Size 25!!)

After a trip through there we went to the wax museum, which is right next door. That was cool, but Ripley's was better.

You get a deal if you buy a pass to the mini golf when you get your Ripley's ticket, so we ended up mini-golfing when we were finished in the museums.

Then we were off to North Rustico. My friend, knitlibby, had left here the day we arrived. We had lunch, then I visited this store. Nice, nice, nice stuff. They only sell a bit of Briggs & Little and MacAuslands, everything is finished items and some other stuff.

I did buy my only yarn purchase on the trip, a skein of MacAuslands, and a little alpaca necklace.

The Littlest One spied this place on the way to lunch. Let me warn anyone here and now that goes over there -- AVOID this place! Talk about rip off. It's like Al Bundy or Homer Simpson made an amusement park. If you've got wee little kids, like toddlers, and don't mind wasting money, then this is the place to go. It was no wonder that they had a sign that said no refunds.

After kicking ourselves about the Santa place we decided to hit for a beach, so off we went to Cabot Provincial Park. We were limited for time, so I wasn't about to pay to get into Cavendish Beach National Park. When we got there the sign said the air temperature was 23C, and the water was 19C. I wish the water was warm like that here at home.

We stayed there for a bit, but the men were hot for unlimited go-karting from 6-10pm at Burlington Amusement Park. One of Hubs's cousins was in PEI with his girlfriend and her family. They arrived around 8, so he raced with the boys.

And that was about it for the second day. We stayed til about 10:20, that was the final go-kart race. Then it was back to the motel with a pizza to rest up for the next day!
Happy knitting!