So I have a few clarifications/corrections to make regarding the previous blog.  Firstly, I realized that New York City is not an “under-rated” vacation spot. In fact it is very much a well-rated one.  But still, I am a fan and thought I’d share that with the world…So yeah, just in case you were reading and thinking “Wow, Shelley thinks she’s discovered New York City, we should get her some help.”

Secondly, I did not forget lovely PEI. I just figured that since I was FROM there and not discovering it in my journies, it didn’t fit the category. But recently I spent a day on the Island with about 15 tourists, many of whom had never been to the East Coast of Canada before.  The group absolutely loved the place which is actually pretty surprising because November is not normally a time of year that I would advise people to visit (cold, gray, nothing is open, etc.). I think it’s good to see your home from an outside perspective every so often. The good things I heard the most revolved around the beauty and authenticity of landscape and the people. Even on a FREEZING november day the red cliffs can be pretty astounding and the old churches so awe inspiring.   That is something we’ve got on the West (and we don’t have much so we’ll take what we can get). Sure we have strange accents and weird license plates but we’re damn good people us Maritimers!

The day ended with a fantastic walk around historic Charlottetown (sure, it was mainly to find a restaurant that was actually open but still….) and a stop at Hunter’s Pub where we heard some dang good open mic music.

I am growing more and more appreciative of our end of the world. I think the Maritimes is a hidden treasure in so very many ways! Thanks CCU folks for reminding me that I’m not crazy for continually calling it my home and loving it so much.  

Speaking of love, that leads me to my next blog (coming soon, stop harassing me, E.J.) about falling in love…STAY TUNED.

P.S.–I am finally done my insanely busy travel schedule so this means that I will be more consistent with posts and hopefully have a real life again.


5 Responses to “Retractions”

  1. 1 Chris November 26, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    WOO HOO!! More consistent with your posts! I like reading what you say Shell, but yeah, your posts have been SO spread out! Give the people MORE! 🙂 and what are “CCU” people?

  2. 2 shelleyperry November 27, 2007 at 12:20 am

    haha. we are your worst nightmare…Christian College and University recruiters…from across Canada.

  3. 3 brianmpei November 27, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    Nice, falling in love, can’t wait to read that one!

  4. 4 November 28, 2007 at 1:03 am

    sweet! More posts! I’m psyched!

    Falling in love huh? This could be interesting… 😉

  5. 5 Stacey Sparshu November 30, 2007 at 1:54 am

    Thanks so much for sharing PEI with us tourists. I can only imagine the beauty of PEI if that’s a bad time of year to visit!

    I know what you mean about sharing what you know with others for the first time. One of my favorite things to do around here! I felt the same way when the fairs came through Alberta and BC and people were seeing the prairie sunsets and the mountain peaks for the first time. I always love them but there’s something about the wonder of seeing it for the first time that I love to relive through others!

    Miss you, Shelly. Thanks again, for everything…and you were right…that was some damn good music on open mic night!

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