The Journey is the Destination

PEI: Canada’s Timeless Island Day 1 of 10

THIS trip is what I’ve been looking forward to for a year! And finally it arrived! Prince Edward Island is near and dear to my heart because of my family and childhood memories of the island. I couldn’t wait to share it with the one I love! Our plan was to go last year but time constraints got in the way. It was great to have anticipation build though. And after 4 years of being away myself, it was time to get back there.


My grandparents quest for land on PEI as a vacation destination in their later years turned out to be an endearing act for their family. It’s been nearly 4 decades since the A-Frame was built and over two decades since Gram and Pop were with us but their “spot” has been enjoyed by many. Their children all get a slice of heaven and this year, a portion of my mom’s was reserved just for me and my love. Romance, adventure, relaxation and a whole lot of wandering were the package deal for us!


The camp “shares” run Saturday to Saturday but we couldn’t wait to start our journey! So on Friday we packed up the car and hit the road! Through a combination of travel apps I found a really good deal at a hotel in Bangor, Maine for Friday night. The app saved us over half of what we would have spent and it put us 5 hours closer to our destination! PLUS, Bill got to see Stephen King’s house.

01For those of you who do not know, Stephen King is an amazing author of horror, thriller, and suspense and has written over 50 books under his name and his pen name Richard Bachman. Many of his novels have been turned in to movies like Desperation, It, The Stand, and The Langoliers.


He was born in Portland, Maine but now has homes in Sarasota, Florida, Lowell, Maine and Bangor, Maine. The one we went to depicts his dark mind quite nicely. Bats and goblins decorate the wrought iron fence and the house looks like it could be the setting for one of his murder scenes.


We arrived there just at sunset so things were still and spooky. Even Robbie was a little eerie as his eyes glowed green for our photo… (see right).


After this, we checked in to our hotel. It was the first time, in all my 40 years, I ordered room service. It was a neat experience but nothing compared to what would follow in the days to come… stay tuned for day 2 of our trip to Prince Edward Island!


See all our pictures of Stephen King’s house on Facebook!




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