We just had the one night in PEI and I freely acknowledge that we are not spending nearly enough time in any of these places.

Patrick said, "Wait, what, we're leaving Price Edward Island? We just got here! And I'm still hungry!"

Edward compared our whirlwind tour of Canada to a tasting menu (charmingly butchering the word in the process; degust, disgust) - it's been a little bit of a lot of different things. 

True. But there is only so much time and when I first discussed the idea of this trip you guys were pretty adamant in saying that a person can go here OR there OR yonder but it is madness to attempt all three. So I settled on visiting northern Nova Scotia and everything up until now has been the sugary icing. I think it is all to the good since there are so many places to which the children want to return; Patrick loved the city feel of Montreal, Caroline liked Quebec and Edward imprinted upon PEI, channeling a culinary John Paul Jones, "I have not yet begun to eat!"

Steve flies in tonight to meet us in Halifax and then we will spend the next week in and around Cape Breton and the Bay of Fundy. It will be lovely to see him and have him be able to enjoy some vacation time too.

In the meantime, I am proud of myself. I went so far outside of my comfort zone that I am surprised there is breathable air here and, I think, the children have had a really good time so far. I know I have.