Ships Ahoy?

My husband has finally been hired on by the company he has been contracted to for the last three years.  This has been a huge answer to prayer for us.  We have been waiting since April to find out if they would hire him.  We knew that all his employees were moving across but we weren’t sure about whether he himself would have a job.  He does!  And, once again, the Lord has taken care of us exceedingly abundantly above what we requested. 

His present employer has asked him to use up all his vacation time before he moves across AND they wanted him to take it in a lump, so……it didn’t take us long to decide what we wanted to do with that lump of time!  We both love going on cruises!  However, when our girls started college and we were looking at two out-of-state tuition payments, we put all vacationing on hiatus.

We didn’t know if we could find any ships that still had any rooms available but WE DID!  We booked the very last room on the GRAND PRINCESS setting sail Friday!  However, we are sitting on pins and needles waiting to see if Princess can find us any flights from Colorado to Quebec City, Canada.  Last minute plans can be fun IF they work out.  And, this girl is really hoping these last minute plans will work out!

Itenerary:

Day 1 – Quebec City, Canada

Day 2 – At Sea

Day 3 – Charlottetown, Canada

Day 4 – Sydney, Nova Scotia

Day 5 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 6 – St John, New Brunswick

Day 7 – Bar Harbor, Maine

Day 8 – Boston, Massachusetts

Day 9 – Newport, Rhode Island

Day 10 – New York City

Have any of you been to any of these places?  More importantly, any cool knitting shops in any of these places?  I know that Charlottetown is the setting of one of my favorite books, Anne of Green Gables.  I think I will most definitely be taking that carriage ride past the Lake of Shining Waters!  Too bad the Cherry Blossoms won’t be blooming.  This is a fall foliage cruise.

Check out the Anne of Green Gables Knit & Read Along that  Yarn Yenta told me about! 

It starts on October 1st, the very day I will be touring the Anne of Green Gables Homestead!

So, hopefully, tomorrow I will get a flight schedule and on Friday I will be flying out bright and early to make it onto the Grand Princess before she sails out to sea!

17 Comments on “Ships Ahoy?

  1. Have a blast! I know my parents love cruises also. I wish I could love it but I feel drunk no matter how big the ship is.

  2. The cruise sounds fantastic – I have always wanted to go on one but will have to wait for the girls to go to Uni & I will be free. Happy cruising!

  3. i love new england. i am homesick every autumn without being there for the colours! have a great time, and look for anne inspiring moments as you cruise since the anne of Green gables read & KAL starts oct 1.

  4. Sounds like a lot of fun! Here’s a link to KnitMap. It may help you find knitting shops along your way.

  5. holy crap your coming to my city!!!!!
    1. you need to get to see the anne of green gables play while you’re there if its playing its WELL worth it!!!
    2. In St. JOhn there is a yarn shop in the local market close to the port, ask which why to the market and you will find it there.
    any other questions let me know!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful cruise! (and you can ignore that question in my e-mail now!) Although I’ve never visited any of them, I know Boston has a ton of great yarn shops. It’s a great city, too.

  7. Ooh, that sounds like a fun vacation, Rebecca! Boston has tons of yarn shops in the area. Let me know if you’d like some recommendations. What kind of store do you like? What else would you like to do while you are in the area? I’m guessing that you will have a limited amount of time in the city and might also want to do some other things — tourist stuff, meals, etc.

    There are two stores that spring to mind right away — Windsor Button is right near the Boston Common and some of the big tourist attractions like the Freedom Trail and the State House (where my husband works!). Woolcott and Company is in Harvard Square in Cambridge, also a big tourist destination. There is a third store that you might be interested in, too — Newbury Yarns. I’ve never been there myself, though. It’s right on Newbury Street, which is the main “shopping street” in the city, which is another tourist draw.

    If you want any other recommendations (yarn stores, restaurants, other things to do!) I’d be happy to give you a few ideas. Just email me or message me on Ravelry 🙂

    Good luck with the flights.

  8. E-mail me or message me on Ravelry for Boston ideas (I am NOT a Woolcott fan under its current ownership but I wholeheartedly support Danielle’s other recs) … LYS, restaurants, etc! How exciting –and what great timing on the Anne of Green Gables KAL as well!

  9. WOW!! You will love Nova Scotia and PEI – we spent the summer there 3 years ago….You are actually lucky you will be there off season because Green Gables is quite a tourist trap in the summer. Bar Harbor is wonderful too – such beauty and you are doing it all at the perfect time of year!

  10. Congrats! Have a wonderful time…I see the Boston stores have been listed already. The Newbury St one can be a bit standoffish. The Harvard Sq one I did a ton of test knitting for years ago, nice locale and nice bookstores right there as well. I remember going to a store in Newport, let me see if I can remember. Have a ball, ejoy your time with DH….

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