As a little girl, I fell in love with the stories of Anne Shirley (and Green Gables) and as a result, I fell in love with PEI. I read L.M. Montgomery’s books and thought what an incredible gift she gave to people around the world. I often stopped to think about how much joy she brought to so many people. To have that connection with so many people around the globe just seemed so overwhelmingly emotional to me. I couldn’t even begin to imagine how the author must have felt or if she even knew the impact she had on others.
Prince Edward Island was always on my bucket list. It seemed to be a place of magic to me. PEI was the place of red sand shores, fabulous seafood, music, laughter, stunning vistas in all directions, and Maritime hospitality.
I was not wrong in my thinking. PEI has proved to be all of this and more. When @summerbloom39 and I return from our PEI trip, I will post some of the highlights of our trip.
Some highlights of our week on PEI:
- Listening to historical interpretation by a relative of L.M. Montgomery (author of Anne of Green Gables)
- Visiting the site of L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish home
- Anne of Green Gables Museum
- Visiting Avonlea Village
- Anne and Gilbert (the musical)
- Victoria by the Sea and meeting Ben, a talented candle-maker and artist
- Dalvay by the Sea
- The dunes at Dalvay
- Putting our feet in the St. Lawrence
- The Dunes Cafe & Gallery
- Catching up with @SusanFreeman10 over drinks at Dalvay
- Province House
- The International Shellfish Festival
- Seeing Chef Michael Smith
- Fresh seafood (every day)
- Confederation Bridge
- Adventures in Rustico
- Cows Ice Cream Tour
- Village Pottery
- Listening to fabulous PEI musicians
Be forewarned! There will be quite a few PEI posts in the upcoming weeks!