Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A View from Canada - Prince Edward Island

Hello again and welcome back!

Continuing on from the last post where I shared pictures of our first few days spent in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and bringing you to our first look at Prince Edward Island.

After a 75 minute ferry ride we finally made it onto Prince Edward Island.  From there it was still another 2 1/2 hours to our final stop, the Seascape Chalet, our home away from home for the next week. 

 
 
 
Some of the views from the chalet
 
 
 
 
  Here are some pictures of how we spent our week on the Island
 

 
 


   
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
At the Anne of Green Gables House

 
 
  
 

 
 
 


 

 
At the Brackley Beach Ceilidh (Pronounced KAY-lee) starring Cynthia MacLeod and featuring Jon Matthews
 


 Here's a video of Cynthia in action.  Sorry the video quality is so bad, but hopefully if gives you an idea of what kind of music Cynthia is known for.  You can find many more great videos of Cynthia if you do a search for her on You Tube.
 
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 In Charlottetown, the Capitol of PEI
  


 
In a strange coincedence Jon Matthews was playing at the Peakes Wharf summer concert series the next day in Charlottetown



  
 
 
 
 
Well I hope you have enjoyed this peek into our family vacation this year.  Prince Edward Island was such a beautiful place and we are really looking forward to going back someday.
 

Welcome 2014!!!

 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving at the Loft

Thanksgiving for the last several years has been a time when we would get away and go on a little mini vacation.  Generally we would spend just a few days in Orlanda and have fun and reconnect as a family.  This year however we decided to stay home and spend Thanksgiving with family and friends enjoying a wonderful dinner with all the trimmings. Here are some photos of our feast

 
The turkey as it is just going into the oven

 
 
Green Bean Casserole

 
 
Pumpkin Dump Cake (yum!)



Our festive table

 
 
Beautiful fall flowers in a Florida inspired vase of cranberries and orange slices
 
 
 

 
 
Handmade mini Pumpkin tea light holders

 
 
Fresh cranberry filled tea light holders

 
 
Our happy gathering

 
 
 
After dinner we held a special celebration in honor of Cassidy's 11th birthday (Nov. 29th)
 
 
 


 
 
We hope your Thanksgiving was as festive as ours.