Here’s where life took Oliver and I yesterday, a roughtly-walrus-shaped track from Charlottetown up the spine of the Island, down to Borden, across to Summerside, back to New Glasgow and then home:
Here’s what we did along the way:
- We had breakfast at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market, as we usually do.
- We headed out the Kinkora Road and then took a jog down to Lady Fane, ending up at Gateway Village in Borden-Carleton where we had an excellent, fresh lunch at Scapes (pulled-pork sandwich and potato salad for Oliver; fish cakes and green salad for me).
- We took Rte. 10 toward the Bedeques, ending up at Bishop’s Machine Shop in Summerside, recommended to us by Olle and Luisa, who visited last year. It’s a perfectly preserved “like the day he left” machine shop just east of downtown; we had a tour from a sprightly young lad who knew his stuff.
- Coffee and cake at Samuel’s Coffee House downtown.
- Watched the film Ant Man at the Cineplex in uptown Summerside.
- Across to Kensington for supper at the Frosty Treat.
- Along (very) scenic Rte. 6 from Kensington to Stanley Bridge and then down Rte. 224 to New Glasgow for iced tea at the PEI Preserve Company and a walk through the Gardens of Hope.
About 12 hours from start to finish: a good father and son day.
I'd like to hear more about Bishop's.