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Canadian Maritimes - Day 7
11 August 2016
Charlottetown was one of the few places we stayed for more than one night. So, Day 7 was a full day in Charlottetown. Besides being a great summer vacation/holiday destination for many Canadians, it's also the birthplace of Canada. Being from the Philadelphia area, this is of particular interest to me. We have the Founding Fathers, Canada has the Fathers of the Confederation. Even though Province House was closed for renovations, the actual Confederation Chamber was recreated next door at the Confederation Centre for the Arts. We took in some more Canadian history with a guided tour of PEI's Government House. We headed out to Cow's Creamery's headquarters for a tour of their ice cream, cheese and t-shirt making operations. Then it was back downtown to Victoria Row for dinner. I actually ate something besides seafood because I had to sample PEI beef at some point. Back at the hotel we had a dessert of the Tim Horton's donuts we'd picked up earlier in the day. You didn't think we were done with Tim's yet, did you?

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7-001 Elevator Sign 7-005 Confederation Chamber 7-006 Gasolier
The elevator at the Delta in Charlottetown is slow but this clever sign makes up for it with some Canadian wit.
The speaker's chair of the Confederation Chamber, birthplace of Canada.
The gasolier is an actual artifact from the real Condederation Chamber
7-007 Royal Coat of Arms 7-008 Confederation Chamber 7-009 Mi'kmaw Coat
The royal coat of arms is an actual artificat from the real Condederation Chamber
The Confederation Chamber, birthplace of Canada was relocated here while renovations take place in Province House.
Reproduction of coat worn by Mi'kmaw representaive at the Charlottetown Conference
7-014 Government House Sign 7-015 Government House Sign 7-016 Government House
Entering Prince Edward Island's Government House
Entering Prince Edward Island's Government House
Prince Edward Island's Government House
7-017 Entrance Hall 7-018 Sitting Room 7-020 Drawing Room
Entrance hall of Prince Edward Island's Government House
Sitting room in Prince Edward Island's Government House
Drawing room in Prince Edward Island's Government House
7-022 Chandelier 7-023 Dining Room 7-026 Sitting Room
Chandelier in the dining room of Prince Edward Island's Government House
Dining room of Prince Edward Island's Government House
Sitting room in Prince Edward Island's Government House
7-028 Upstairs Balcony 7-030 Bathroom 7-032 Michael & Mom in Entrance Hall
On the upstairs balcony in Government House
The bathrooms in Government House are not exactly spacious!
My mother and I in Government House. We would have dressed more formally if we'd actually been here to see the Lieutenant Governor.
7-033 Government House 7-037 Mom & Sir John MacDonald Statue 7-038 Lobster Poutine
Prince Edward Island's Government House
My mother has a serious talk with Sir John MacDonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada.
Nothing says noth Maritimes and Canada more than lobster poutine.
7-040 Victoria Row Picnic Tables 7-041 Tim Hortons Sign 7-042 Michael with Tim Hortons Donuts
Picnic tables on Victoria Row
When in Canada, you MUST go to Tim Hortons. No one does donuts like Tims.
When in Canada, you MUST go to Tim Hortons. No one does donuts like Tims.
7-045 Cows Creamery 7-046 Cows Creamery Sign 7-049 Anne of Green Gables Cow Sign
Visiting the Cows Creamery factory
Visiting the Cows Creamery factory
Even the cows get into the Anne of Green Gables spirit on PEI
7-051 Cows T-Shirt Factory 7-052 Cownadian Sign 7-054 Cheese Cave
Cows Creamery is also know for their tee shirts
A proud cownadian
Cow's Creamery has an impressive cheese cave also
7-055 Making Ice Cream 7-056 Peanut Butter Ice Cream 7-057 Ice Cream Cone
Time to make the ice cream. Here it's peanut butter ice cream.
Time to make the ice cream. Here it's peanut butter ice cream.
Sampling the Cow's Creamery finished product
7-058 Menu Board 7-059 Giant Cow 7-061 Candy Factory
The Cow's Creamery flavors have creative names
Cow's giant cow
Making Anne of Green Gables chocolates
7-062 Cow Chips 7-064 Mom in Anne of Green Gables Hat 7-065 Boat with Sliding Board
Fresh made cow chips at Anne of Green Gables chocolates
My mother trying out the Anne of Green Gables look
Is the slide for quick evacuations like on a plane?
7-067 Michael in Pirate Hat 7-069 Victoria Row Picnic Tables 7-071 Fishbones Oyster Bar & Grill
I've always wondered what I'd look like with dreadlocks. Actually, no, I haven't.
People taking advantage of the beautiful weather for games of checkers on Victoria Row
Outdoor dining at Fishbones Oyster Bar & Grill on Victoria Row
7-072 Tri-Tip and Fries 7-073 Merchantman Restaurant
My one break from seafood was to sample some PEI beef.
Merchantman Restaurant was across from our hotel.

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