HOLIDAY SATISFACTION — VISIT PEI!

Summer hiatus is still on; however, on returning from a vacation in Prince Edward Island (PEI), I couldn’t resist responding to the Daily Post Weekly photo challenge, Satisfaction.

This year’s holiday trip to PEI gave time to get reacquainted with our smallest province,  one that is blessed with so much natural beauty, friendly people and great food. The sea air, sandy beaches and perfect weather combined to satisfy a trip planning goal or two, for sure. There were opportunities to enjoy drama productions, museums, local music and a huge country music festival with top artists.

A George Bernard Shaw play, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, was staged in a theatre that has been successful for several years. Museums reflected aspects of local history — potatoes, Acadian people, maritimes. We enjoyed Acadian song and fiddle music plus a family ceilidh. Alas, we only heard the country festival from a near distance.

The island has so much natural beauty that is quite evident on driving through the various areas. Almost everywhere along the roadways, one sees lupins standing tall in pink, white, purple.

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LUPINS ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

On this, my second trip to the island, I also got a refresher on some history of this part of the world when European powers — Britain & France — were still squabbling over territory & peoples on this side of the pond. The Acadian people were one of the groups that suffered from their imperial power trips. Fortunately, many survived the expulsion from Acadia. Descendants of these early settlers, like the lupins of PEI, can be found in many locales, in the Maritimes and elsewhere sharing their unique music, dance & culture with a proud, indomitable spirit.

Overall, the trip provided a great deal of satisfaction for two Ontario travellers!

 

 

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Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!

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