I’m on the road for a couple of days, and I’ve decided to drag along my laptop in case I was inspired to write something from my journey. Don’t worry. I’m not plugged into it. I’m actually enjoying myself very much, but I wanted the option of being able to quickly check in along the way. From reading The 4 Hour Work Week, I’ve envisioned the kind of lifestyle that I’m aiming for, and I’m hoping to make these mini-vacations a regular part of my life. This time I’m in picturesque Stanley Bridge, PEI.
I’ve never been to Prince Edward Island before. It seems strange, considering I used to pretty much live in Kingston, Ont for half the year, and I’ve taken the 4 day bus ride to San Diego three times, that I’ve never visited the tiny province so close to home. Maybe it was because of the ferry, but the bridge has been in place now for quite some time. I’m not sure what kept me from visiting before now.
The first thing I noticed as I came to the end of the bridge… The earth really IS red! I don’t know what I was expecting. I guess I thought that SOME of it might be red. I wasn’t expecting to see ALL of it (well, as much as I have been able to see) that colour. The next thing I noticed. Farms. Lots and lots of farms. I’m pretty sure that all they grow here are potatoes, and judging from the two large McCains and Cavendish Farms plants that I saw, french fries are a popular export. I did chuckle at one sign located at a local produce market. “PEI Potatoes… ” I mean, c’mon… we’re in PEI…. what other potatoes could you possibly sell here? Do they import potatoes from other provinces, or the USA? Would people even BUY other potatoes? I dunno. I just thought that it was a little humourous.
Tonight I ate at a cute little 50’s theme diner in Summerside. Tomorrow I’m going to take a walk along the beach, and go explore a little more. Unfortunately my mini-vacation is only 2 days, but it’s a well deserved break.
And maybe, if my Steve 2.0 plan works out as well as I hope it does.. someday.. this blogging on the road might become a regular occurance.