Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Arrival in Charlottetown, PEI

Like previous trips, the words in the following posts will mostly be by Lori and the pictures by Bram Travel day is always a little stressful. This one a bit more so for me due to me being anxious about transporting our expensive bikes via airplane. My worries were not completely unfounded. Though our bikes arrived along with the rest of our luggage, my box was a bit beat up with a couple of hole in it from the wheel. Once we got to the B & B, Bram immediately assembled it so that we could see if there was any damage. There doesn't seem to be, yay! Our first stay in Charlottetown is at a quaint Bed & Breakfast called Spillett House. The owner Barb so far seems to be just the right amount of friendly and not in your face. We will also be staying here at the end of our trip so we can store our suitcases and bike boxes here for the duration. We decided that a local seafood dinner was in order for our first night. The Water Prince Corner Shop comes highly recommended from several sources. We decided to share a traditional lobster dinner that came with a huge starter of mussels. Here's the cute restaurant.
... And the mussels.

...and the lobster.

We finished the evening with a short walk to the waterfront for ice cream from Cow's Creamery, supposedly the best ice cream in the world. They might not be lying. I think we will go back. Tomorrow. :)

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  1. Glad you arrived safe and sound! Amazing pictures...they made me hungry. Sleep well tonight and let the adventure begin! Veroniek

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    1. Thanks! And we now have some tasty Apothic wine to give us incentive to set up camp :)

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  2. we still have a pic of P and M from Cow's ice cream on the fridge. Hopefully you both enjoyed it as much as they did. B xo

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    1. It was quite fantastic ice cream. We might go back again today!

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  3. lobster, mussels and ice cream.... glad to see that you guys are starting your trip off in style

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    1. We need the calories for our cycling, really ;)

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  4. Great start to your adventure! I'm looking forward to following your posts.

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    1. There should be lots of posts to come!

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  5. Did Diva mug make it safe and sound?

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    1. Lori says "Marion, you're going to laugh at this, a Diva Cup is a menstrual cup, not a travel mug!" :)

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    2. Laughing here...Lori never ceases to teach me important stuff!!

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  7. Don't forget to try lobster with vinegar!

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    1. We tried it that very night! I thought it was decent, but I think Lori preferred the butter :)

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