At a tiny airport like Ch'town, what are the odds of meeting someone who also comes from Mimico, has a dog who she flew down with while here husband drove here with the kids, and owns a house near St. Pete's?! W
The cabbie was quite chatty, regaling me with his late night tales from the PEI and away. Somehow we got on the topic of foreigners. I politely inquired from whence they came (having noticed a dire absence of colour on my previous visits, I was eager to hear where I might find this cultural enrichment). He hesitated, searching for a country whose name he did not know. “Well, you know, er, camel riders”, he finally proclaimed, “they come here ‘n’ lern English for a few years, then they goes back home!”
I am assuming he was referring to the Lebanese, who have a long and storied history on Prince Edward Island.
Who knew those sorts of racially inappropriate terms were still in vogue in some parts of the country?!
Waffles and Whipped Cream
If Island time is down time, then delicious, homemade breakfasts are in order. One this day one of my arrival, I had a friend from Morell over for breakfast. He brought bananas, and I whipped up some cinnamon pecan waffles. Yum!
The Bird is Tired
Upon being let loose at the beach, Jasper immediately made a beeline for the shore, and swiftly climbed back up to the main road, where he eagerly began visiting various cottages. Delighted to discover a babbling baby in the arms of her mommy, the Bird happily wagged at their screen door until I caught up to him and re-leashed him. From there, we headed back home, stopping at a neighbour’s yard to play with two labs. Thoroughly exhausted after his first romp in the wilds of PEI, Jasper flopped down on the floor beside my chair in the living room, and has not moved for the past hour!