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Old 02-23-2011, 03:34 PM   #11
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Re: newbie from PEI

This will the total sum of two on PEI, 17 last year and now a 19 this year. maybe someone will go for a 5.0 next year. Maybe I,ll get to meet some trailers this summer at the rally if they can convince their owners to bring them here!!!
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:48 PM   #12
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Re: newbie from PEI

With four Escapes on PEI, I bet you can see each other's house.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:05 PM   #13
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My experience on PEI was that I saw it the first day then was at a loss as to what to do on the second day.

I went for coffee at the only shop that was open, and was told they were closing the next day, I was their last customer.

I did find the fairgrounds, and was amazed by the percherons and other large horses.

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #14
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I have been living on Pei since 1973, and find lots of things to do. Now we might do things a little slower than the large cities but like the island tourist comercial says " the gentle island". Now if you dont like lobster, golfing, seafood, white sand beaches, lovely sunsets then maybe Pei isn,t the place for you to take a vacation.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:31 AM   #15
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I did not intend to hit a sore spot, Just told you of my expeience.

I am of nordic desent, truly do enjoy all things sea food as well as the lobster burgers.

Being raised in the arctic I also like fish and meat sundried and frozen.

I also attended at the studios for piping and fiddle playing and found that most enjoyable.

I did not see any white sand beaches, but I did see a lot of red soil.

Where I come from most of the towns are two hours apart by twin otter, in fact so far aprt and isolated in some cases the same language changes from one village to the next.

I was raised in a village that recieved all supplies once a year and mail once a month if the weather was good, by float or ski plane. But my play grounds was several hundred square miles by canoe in the summer and dog sled in the winter. When I was thirteen I would pick up a rifle and say I was going out into the bush or on the lakes.
I would come home several days to a week later, and when asked where was I, I just responded out in the bush.

When I went to PEI, it was hard for me to concieve of living your whole life in such a small place that is all, that is what I was trying to say.

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Old 02-24-2011, 02:13 AM   #16
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Re: newbie from PEI

Hi: wcf... Our PEI experience was two fold. On the one hand it is truely Canada's "Garden Province" but on the other has gotten so commercialized. We certainly enjoyed our time there and "We'll be back"!!! Alf
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Hi: Again...Here's a couple more pic's to tantalize!!! Alf
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:32 PM   #18
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What's not to love about PEI? A province the size of the Okanagan Valley whose primary industry is Anne of Green Gables!

We found a really nice beach (Thunder something) that was not marked and had no tourists.
We saw our first Uniks in a campground, which are not common out west (an older fiberglass trailer brand).

Provinces like British Columbia can learn a couple of things about how to treat tourists from PEI - like:

1) provide a cycle path from one end of the province to the other.
2) let tourists into the province for free, but then charge them a toll to leave.
3) limit dangerous wildlife to raccoons and overhead geese.
4) have cool museums and historical sites but close them on weekends.

We'll be back on our next X-Canada trip.

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Old 02-24-2011, 03:47 PM   #19
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Where is that massive bridge and does it take you to PEI? I have never been to there nor the east coast. It sure looks pretty there
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:23 PM   #20
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Yukon Escape i did not take your comments negatively only that I am sorry that your experience seemed disappointing, which was too bad as there are lots of things to do. You just have to look in the right places, you probably noticed there is no billboard sinage (illegal). This keeps everything very picturesk. The next time you come to PEI let me know and i will tell you where to find all the secret spots that only the locals know about.
I realize that each area has things that make it unique but it is different and when traveling you have to expect to see and do different things or i guess you might as well stay home!!!!
My birth home was in Nova Scotia and i will agree that it took a while to get used to the Island way of life.
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