Photo of the day: Throwback Thursday! Revisiting PEI

by DaniGirl on November 13, 2014 · 8 comments

in Ottawa to PEI 2014, Photo of the Day

I‘ve been sorting and culling old photos this week. I need to organize them for a couple of annual projects (a calendar for my parents for Christmas, and an annual family photo book) and my hard drive is also more than 80%, almost 90% full. So I’ve had my nose in folder upon folder of the photos I’ve taken since 2014, and none of them makes me more happy and more achy with nostalgia than the ones I took in PEI.

PEI revisited

That’s the view from the Panmure Island lighthouse. Siiiiiiiigh.

Did I tell you we’ve already booked for summer 2015? We decided to book for two weeks on the north part of the island, not far from Greenwich national park. And in a stunningly responsible turn of events, we’ve already saved up more than 2/3 the cost of the cottage rental. Yay us! Amazing what you can do with the proper motivation.

I haven’t entirely given up on the idea of moving to PEI one day. We talk about it all the time, but I don’t see it as being practical any time before all the kids are grown up and (whimper) moved out. I can, however, see us spending incrementally more of each summer there. The idea of the gorgeous red sand, the emerald fields and the blue ocean will do a lot to carry me through the upcoming winter, that’s for sure.

Have you ever fallen cataclysmically in love with a place? Where? What did you do about it?


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leanne November 13, 2014 at 6:37 pm

As someone who grew up in PEI, may I offer one piece of advice – visit in the winter before making a decision to move there šŸ™‚

2 DaniGirl November 13, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Hahaha, Leanne, that’s what everybody from PEI says!! šŸ˜‰

3 Sarah McCormack November 14, 2014 at 10:58 am

I actually thought that was MY photo as I have the exact same one šŸ™‚ but, of course, it’s not!!

yes, PEI has stolen our hearts too. I could live there from April-October quite happily!! it is paradise!

the other place that stole my heart, long ago and I will never get enough of is New York City! I have been 11 times (6 times with my boys) and I hope to go many many more! the history, the architecture, the park, the people, the theatre and the FOOD will always call me back.

lastly, my motherland…….England. I have been approx. 20 times since I was a young girl… always staying with family.. always enamored by everything British. It is my heart.

4 Sarah McCormack November 14, 2014 at 10:59 am

p.s. ok one more……..Edinburgh….. a magical, wonderful city I could visit hundreds of times and never be bored of šŸ™‚

5 DaniGirl November 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Sarah, I have Edinburgh on my list of places to visit. My mother and her family are from Glascow, so I’d love to travel widely in Scotland one of these years. I’ll be sure to check my itinerary with you before I do – you were certainly instrumental in setting us on the right track with PEI and we might not have visited Greenwich Park if you hadn’t raved about it!

6 Sarah McCormack November 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm

oh, you should visit and take your boys! so many wonderful things to do in Scotland with a family! It truly is magical….like a storybook! My Dad’s family is Scottish so I guess we have that in common šŸ™‚
and yes, I love to share my travel tips…. have a photobook of our trip to Scotland too, of course!!

7 smothermother November 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm

i have been extremely fortunate to travel to many far off places there are a few that hold my heart. Bali, there is so much on such a tiny island, and India. Well because India. But one of my most favorite cities is NYC. I can’t wait to go with the jellybean. Actually we are thinking of doing it next summer.

8 Christina March 24, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Ok, so don’t give up on the dream of moving here! My hubs and I just moved back for a sabbatical before the kids get too OLD to do that haha!! We are LOVING it!!!! And we came in the worst recorded Winter since 1981, so there’s that! But it means way more Winter fun than usual, because there’s actually ENOUGH (read, too much?) snow to play in! We’ve been sledding, skiing, skating, snowshoeing like crazy! Ok, and shoveling too.

I grew up here and my husband is from Chicago… Look…if you ever need housing consultants, my family rents homes of all types (apartments to heritage homes) in Summerside, and they also BUILD the most glorious cottages and family homes of every size. So, seriously…when you’re ready…COME!! We’d love to have more neighbors.

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