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Welcome to the 10th day before Christmas.  10 days, wow.  Oh boy I had better get cracking.  Christmas is going to be here and gone before I know it.  Today I’m late getting on the ball.  Yesterday I entertained both grand-daughters #5 and #6 and we had a melt down over a toy, made Christmas tree crafts, had a nap and didn’t get making the banana loaf as #6 wanted to help and dropped the plate of mashed bananas on the floor.  We attended a Mixer at the Great George last night for Women in Business and everything was so Christmassy.

letter p~ Poinsettia 

~ Priest Pond PEI

 ~ Prince Edward Island Preserve Company

 

 

poinsettia~Poinsettia

This a plant and is associated with Christmas, it began in 16th century Mexico, where legend tells of a young girl who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus’ birthday. The tale goes that the child was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson “blossoms” sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias. From the 17th century, Franciscan friars in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations. The star-shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, and the red color of the plant to represent the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion of Jesus.

~ Priest Pond PEI

Priest Pond is in Kings County up close to Souris, on the Points East Coastal Drive.  My reasearch this morning on Priest Pond has found lots of interesting facts, about the ship industry in PEI, about a building that was built and launched a rocket out to the ocean to ships during a bad storm to rescue them, it was home of a life saving station how cool is that.  Then I found a you tube video of a boat parade in Priest Pond, that is cool also.

~ Prince Edward Island Preserve Company

On the Clyde River in New Glasgow PEI Bruce has built an industry out of an old butter factory.  Bruce and I share a lot of the same favourites gardens, gift shops, tea rooms and having too many oars in the fire, I’ll forever stand by his motto, “give till it hurts.” The Preserve Company is a sure place to visit during your next trip to PEI.

Do you have a poinsettia? I do and it was full of blooms just a week ago and every bloom has dropped and now the little buds are starting back again. Did you know December 12th was Poinsettia day? Here is a link to help you look after and care for your poinsettia. I’m glad you stopped by my P of Christmas today and hope that you’ll stop by again tomorrow with my Q of Christmas.  Make the very best of your day. 

Till tomorrow…. I’ll be thinking about a Q ~ Cindy


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Wednesday Nov 3, Day 16.

Manhattan – Wal Mart parking lot for the night and it was a nice morning so we cooked breakfast al la tail gate.

I’m sure I could hear the loud speaker from inside the Wal-Mart from the parking lot, “Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers,we have customers in parking aisle 19 having breakfast with sour milk.”  It wasn’t sour but not far from the turning point.

We are heading for the beach.

We walked a long way on Long Island, no sea glass

Then we came onto this signed beach "unprotected beach" wow lots of glass

washed and plated here it is today's catch, look at the cobalt blue nugget

Here is a close up of it.

Cobalt blue nugget makes a skunk day special

In Manhattan you don’t draw on-lookers for living in your car.

Sitting here in traffic I notice that my whole life is in the dashboard of this truck, lense cleaner, eye drops, comb, magnifying glass, barrette, and a bottle of generic stool softeners. The glove box holds the second level of life’s most importances.

Fire Island is beautiful but no sea glass and I forgot to take a picture for you so I took one while we were leaving looking back. I know it is rather far away and so you will have to take my word that is is beautiful.

Looking back onto Fire Island

Where headed to Atlantic City, the Verrazzano Bridge wooow.  Here are some randoms of the day.

I hope you’re enjoying our road trip as much as I am.  Today it is rainy, most of the day I hear.

Oh well the first bad weather day in 17, can’t complain so does that mean it is a shopping day?


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