Sunday, October 19, 2014

Eastern Seaboard Part Un

I flew to NYC and met a friend from home who has been travelling. We had a lot of fun. I wore my Starry Starry Night socks to the MOMA.
We stayed just down the street from Carnegie Hall.
We took a whole day to shop at Purl Soho and the area. It is a lovely shop with very nice people- many of whom were visitors like us.
I took off on a walk through Central Park. Full of joggers and moms pushing strollers, wee ones learning soccer.
After a few wrong turns, I found Strawberry Fields. There were no flowers there that morning, but I sang a little prayer.
The New York Public Library was fabulous!
We saw "Macbeth" at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Centre.
Then on to our ship and unpacked in our stateroom.
Good bye New York. Hope to see you again.

Boston was full of history and gardens.

Maine was beautiful.
Halifax was a bit overcast, but we had a good welcome. Each port had wifi and a little arts and craft fair.
I loved the Nova Scotia Crystal Factory and picked up a few gifts.
Alexander Keith's brewery was beautiful and is one of DH's favourite IPAs.
Then on to Sydney.

And Prince Edward Island.
Sir John A. MacDonald was Canada's first Prime Minister and Charlottetown is the cradle of confederation.
They have "Cows" ice cream.
Our ship took up the whole harbour.

The next day, at sea in the St. Lawrence Seaway, we had a 5k on board.

Saguenay had the best welcome with square dancers and blue berry pie.
Then maple taffy. We shopped in the artisan booths.
Then we went back on board for Dim Sum in the Tamarind Room. We loved this restaurant and its servers.

Back on shore we went to a silk screen artist's studio, Moi a Moi. She made a linen tea towel beaver for one of our party because the one she wanted had been sold.

Ile d'Orleans just before Quebec City.
We docked right in front of the Chateau Frontenac. It is a UNESCO Heritage site.
Love the Canadiana.

The Old City is beautiful, like Europe.
And actually has a wall around it.
We said good bye to our 10 day home and flew back to the Fraser Valley. Next post: Wool piggery (cochon de laine, en francais).


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a Wonderful trip. I did the 5km walk in board also. Seems like your England trip was not long ago!:-)
I have been making a few hats for the collection. Luv, Cjbj

Lifesastitch said...

Looks like we almost ran into each other back east. I was disappointed I didn't get any pictures of the Saguenay welcome, so was so glad to see yours.