I have always "Dreamed" of going to PEI and seeing all the places I have seen watching the 6 movies over the years of "Anne Of Green Gables".
I hardly know where to begin to tell you all about the incredible wonderful trip My Sweetie took me on this past Summer through the New England states and then on to the Magical, Gentle, Beautiful and Very Warm Friendly people of Prince Edward Island. I can truthfully say I am still smiling about our wonderful adventures on this trip.
As I said, early that My Sweetie gave me this trip as a birthday gift. We took over 650 photos and traveled 4, 203 miles. Can you Believe?? I have travel to many places in my life but this trip I shared with My Sweetie will be the most memorable magical and wonderful of all. Actually I have to say, My Sweetie has also watched all of the "Anne" movies soooooo he was as excited as I was when we visited all the wonderful landmark of these movies. The following photos will be part 1 of 3 posting about our trip we would like to share with you all.
Soooooooooooooo lets begin!!
This photo is of the Confederation Bridge which was build I think 9 years ago and is 13 miles long. It is definitely an awesome bridge and the views spectacular.
When you first arrive onto PEI the first thing you see is the "Anne Statue" waving and greeting you to this Gentle Island. The Anne statue was a nice surprise indeed.
We stayed at Anne of Green Gables Bungalow Cottages for 5 days which was very close to all the Anne Landmarks. Isn't this cottage so sweet?
Our cottage was in walking distance ( maybe 1 block) to the Anne of Green Gable Visitors Center. I was so excited to finally see Green Gables.
Here is the famous home of Anne of Green Gables. I could hardly believe that I was there and looking at it. It was everything I thought it would be and more. It is difficult to express how excited I was to see "Green Gables". I slowly walking through all the rooms and admired and took in all the wonderful antique furniture that was in the home when Anne lived there.
But Anne's bedroom was just as I imagine it would be lovely. I could imagine Anne in so many scenes in her bedroom. Do you remember when the peddler on the road gave Anne a dye that promised to turn her hair a beautiful raven black??? What do you all think??
Here is a close up of a Peony that was growing in Anne's garden. Our Michigan Peony bloom in May and so I got to see Peony blooming twice this past Summer. The Peony is one of my very favorite flower. Isn't it just beautiful?
Not far from Green Gables is the bridge down "Lover's Lane" that we all see Gilbert and Anne standing on many times in the AOGG movies. You can almost imagine Anne and Gilbert standing there.
Growing wild everywhere on PEI is the "Queen Anne Lace". Such a lovely wild flower. Do you remember Diana picking the last of the Queen Anne Lace for the Summer and putting it into Anne's hair while they were in the "Haunted Woods"?
Here is a photo of "The Haunted Woods"! My Sweetie and I walked and walked and walked along the path of "The Haunted Woods".
I was truly looking forward to seeing the "Lupins" growing wild all over PEI. I was told that by July they would of already would of bloomed but guess what they were not. Huge smile. PEI had a coolish Spring and the Lupins were blooming late just for me to see them. I loved seeing them. They were all in beautiful shades of pinks, purples and white. I took many many photos of "Lupins"! A dear friend on PEI gave me Lupin seeds to bring home with me so I can plant them in my garden in next Spring. So hopefully I will be able to see them blooming next Summer in Michigan.
OK, I hope you all have enjoyed viewing the photos of Part 1 of our lovely trip to PEI. Is PEI as you imagine it to be??