Road Trip to PEI

One thing that I love about living in the Maritimes is that there are so many nice places to go for a little getaway. This weekend we drove to Prince Edward Island. The island is famous internationally for it’s delicious potatoes and the book Anne of Green Gables. An important part of  my purses comes from here as well. The wool roving that I dye and felt for the floral applique comes from MacAusland’s Woolen Mill in Bloomfield, PEI.

This trip was brief so we only visited Charlottetown. All of the homes and buildings in the downtown area are historic and very well maintained.  If you haven’t tried award winning Cows ice cream it’s a must this summer. The company is based out of PEI but has other locations in Nova Scotia, BC and Alberta. It really is the best ice cream.

We stayed at The Rodd Charlottetown which was is an elegant and historic hotel built by CN Railways in 1931.
I loved the old faucets in the bathroom, black and white mosaic flooring and glass door knobs.
There are lots of well manicured parks all around Charlottetown which was a nice surprise because we brought Cali.Crossing over the Confederation Bridge is always a marvel. The engineering of this 12.9 Km bridge is one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 2oth century. The most amazing part is that when you’re driving on the bridge there’s no end in sight.

There’s a little peak at this part of Canada. I would highly recommend visiting the Prince Edward Island for a summer vacation.