This week our Canadian neighbours celebrate Thanksgiving while our American cousins celebrate Columbus Day. And, what’s more, the leaves, on both sides of the border, are changing colours, so the so-called “leaf-peeping season” is in full swing, especially south of the border (leaves, it seems, aren’t such a big deal here in Canada).
While the tourism season ended on Prince Edward Island almost two months ago, after Old Home Week in mid-August, there’s a huge fall tourism market (see Seasons,
an excellent, beautiful new product from my colleagues in New Hampshire at YANKEE).
I’m off at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning to spend a week in New England; as a direct result of the leaf craze there, I couldn’t find a hotel, B&B or other room to save my soul within 50 miles of rural, leaf-drenched Dublin, New Hampshire.
Fortunately, my friend, and former YANKEE, Lida, who swapped houses with us last summer, came to my rescue and hooked me up with two friends of hers from leaf-drenched Harrisville, NH (home of Harrisville Designs, for you spinners and weavers in the readership), so that is where I’ll be based from tomorrow evening until the end of next week.
The irony is that in this most colourful of seasons, I’ll be spending most of the next three days readying a couple of new servers for installation at new colocation facility, totally unmindful of the leafy heaven swirling outside. I’m just thankful to have found a place to rest my head at night.
I’m still searching for someplace to spend a couple of nights in Boston on the flip side of my trip; rooms seem to be tight and expensive, so something must be going on there that weekend.
Back in town on Sunday, Oct. 19. Take care of the Island for me; regular updates from the road to follow.