School started yesterday on Prince Edward island so we took our granddaughters for an outing before the eldest started back to school. Sylvie and Caitlin were excited. As we drove, both girls queried, “Are we there yet?” Their grandfather and I smiled at each other when they said it. In her youth, their mother always said the same before we made it out of town, at the beginning of a five hour drive. This drive was much shorter.
Our picnic lunch was under the birches at Green Park, Prince Edward Island.
Over peanut butter sandwiches, the girls chatted about recent happenings in their lives and what was in store for them today. The conversation was easy and pleasant.
The playground was great fun. My husband and I are always amazed at the physical progress they make from one playground visit to the next. These girls love physical activity
and are always striving to do more or go faster.
The beach at Green Park is part of Malpeque Bay which extends inland so as to resemble a river.
There are mussel beds off-shore in the channel.
The beach was full of shells from mussels, oysters and clams. They were sharp under foot and we had to wear flip flops. The eel grass and seaweeds prevented the girls from swimming but they loved running through the water and talking,
always talking, which my husband and I enjoyed most of all.
We finished the day with a visit to a dairy bar and another playground which has a zip line. Both girls were eager to play there as well.
Their excitement and enthusiasm are infectious.
They asked, "Are we there yet?"
The answer to that age old question is, “Yes we are.” The simple things, giggles and a chat, a peanut butter sandwich at a picnic table, exploring a beach or a trail, bring us happiness especially when shared with our grandchildren. We have arrived!