Franklin Five

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

PEI trip (part 4 and final post)

 The sunsets in PEI were truly beautiful.

 playing on the beach on the north shore of PEI

 We took a boat tour around Charlottetown, the capital of PEI, and learned about lobster and how they catch them.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

PEI trip (part 3)

Star fish, star fish, wonder what you are fish
Time and tide go washing by, and you don't even care.

 Peaceful creature, come and be my teacher
Flotsam, jetsam swish and swirl
and you don't even care.
No, you don't even care.
Sara Groves

The boys had lots of fun exploring on the red sands of the PEI shoreline.  Because of the traumatic changes in tides, it was easy to find different sea creatures at low tide.  Starfish, crabs, muscles, and razor clams were some of their finds.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

PEI trip (part 2)

It was great to spend the week with Nana and Grandpa Sam.  One of the drawbacks of living in Canada is we are much further from our family, so we had not seen my mom since Christmas.  It was great just to be together relaxing, sitting by the campfire after dinner, going on walks in the morning, and exploring the island.

 We celebrated my mom's birthday together.

out for ice cream (one of our favorite activities for the week)

Monday, August 20, 2012

PEI trip (part 1)

Since our time in Canada is limited, we are trying to see as much as possible of this beautiful country. This summer, we had an adventure driving twenty hours to reach Prince Edward Island.  PEI is an island in the eastern part of Canada sandwiched between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  We decided to break up the trip and spend a few nights in Quebec City and a night in New Brunswick.  To add to the adventure, we brought along our pop-up camper and camped in it along the way.  My mom and her husband met us in PEI.  Included in this post are the pictures from our journey through Quebec and New Brunswick.
 Our first stop was in Quebec City, the country's oldest city.  It has a strong European flavor, and we enjoyed walking around the downtown area.
 Quebec City

 our cozy pop-up camper

 In New Brunswick, we camped at Fundy National Park and saw a bit of the extreme tidal patterns.  The Bay of Fundy has the world's largest tides.
 exploring on the rocks during low tide

Close to Fundy is Hopewell Rocks.  This area has the same extreme tides, and unique rock formations have been chiseled out as the tide brings the water back and forth daily.  The picture here is taken at high tide.