Monday, July 9, 2012

Traveling with Kids: Discovering Peggy of the Cove

Our family was looking for a great cloudy and rainy day activity, so off we went to explore Peggy's Cove.  We expected that we would spend a couple of hours and then go home and spend the rest of the rainy day relaxing... This was not the case at all.

On our way to Peggy's Cove, we had some grumpy girls in the backseat, so we were looking for a place to stop and just calm then down when we saw a sign for a museum called Peggy of the Cove and then came across this painted house, and decided that this would be a great place to stop.

the Painted House

We weren't event sure it was open, so I sent my husband in to investigate, and saw a sign on the door that said to come in, and if Ivan wasn't there, just call him, he would be across the street! Can you imagine? ha ha

Ivan entertaining his guests
 What a great discovery this was!! Ivan is a local artist, photographer, framer and writer. He has written a few books about "Peggy of the Cove" bringing the story to life with bits of the folk tale and his imagination.  He gave us a tour of his childhood home, played the piano for us, let the girls find treasure, and then tell us all about his books. Well our oldest was enchanted, and had to spend her money on TWO of his books on Peggy.

finding treasure
On the property is a very fun photo opportunity that of course we couldn't ignore!

caught in a lobster trap

Then it was time to get to the famed Peggy's Cove. It is a beautiful drive along the coast on the way, and wow! It is just as wonderful as all the pictures I have ever seen.

Stay tuned for the continuation of our family adventure exploring in and around Peggy's Cove!

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