Sunday, October 24, 2010

MAGICAL, GENTLE, BEAUTIFUL, FRIENDLY PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, Part 2

Hello Everyone,

This will be the last posting about our very lovely trip to PEI. Even thought it has been awhile since our visit the images and memories of this trip will never leave my mind.

The above photo is of the Birth Place of Lucy M. Montgomery.  I really enjoyed looking at the lovely furniture of the time. 

This is the room were Lucy M. Montgomery was born.  Isn't the room very pretty. Lucy mother died of TB only 3 months after she was born.  Shortly there after her father left to go out west and Lucy went to live with her grandparents.

This is the home where L.M. Montgomery love visiting and it is here where she wrote AOGG.


This is the front of the Green Gable Museum.  You can look out the front windows and see the very famous "Lake Of Shining Waters" or Barry's Pond.


The above photo is of the "Lake Of Shining Waters".  In the movie when Anne was riding in the buggy coming home with Matthew from Bright River Train Station they came upon this beautiful pond that was glistening in the sun and Anne said, No this pond is to beautiful to be called, Barry's Pond,  its rightful name is "The Lake Of Shining Waters"!!

The above photo was the desk were L.M. Montgomery wrote 4 of her well known books.
This is also the room where L.M. Montgomery was married in and this is the organ that was played at her wedding.
This photo is an exact copy of L.M.Montgomery wedding gown.  The original is in a museum in Charlottetown. The wedding shoes in the photo are the original shoes she worn at her wedding. L.M. Montgomery married a pastor and they went on a 3 month wedding trip to England and Scotland.

L. M. Montgomery made this gorgeous "Crazy Quilt". I could not stop looking at all the lovely details and stitching in this quilt.  Truly Beautiful.
This is the famous "White Sands Hotel" in the Anne's movies.  But in real life it is called, Delvay-By-The-Sea. It is located inside the North Shores National Park which is truly beautiful.  Marilla always use to say in the Anne's movie that their farm was the prettiest farm on the "North Shore". We actually drove pass the hotel and when we got to this area and I was looking across this small lake at it I told My Sweetie this is the"White Sands Hotel" because I recognized if from the movie we need to turn around. So we did and we took some time admiring this very grand hotel.  
This is the front of the White Sands Hotel.  I can easily imagine back in the early 1900's during "Anne's Time"  when wealth ladies would be strolling on this lovely green carpet wearing their very beautiful lace dresses and holding their parasols. It must of been a site to behold.
This is the famous Lighthouse in all the Anne's movies.  It is called the "Covehead Lighthouse".  There is many scenes in the moves where Anne and Diana walks along the sea grass and looks out over the sea. A very lovely area, indeed.
And here is a lovely photo of the white sandy beaches of the North Shore National Park.  But as you drive along the lovely beaches they turn into the famous "Red" jagged cliffs of PEI.  My Sweetie and I spent lots of times walking along the beaches and I just had to get my toes into the sea.  It was very very cold but it warmed a bit after you was in it for awhile.

And this is a photo of the red jagged shoreline. The posted signed told us they loose a metre of shoreline every year due to the crashing sea waves wearing it away. And of course this is a photo of My Sweetie the very kind and wonderful man who brought me to PEI.  
There is another series of movies made by the Sullivan Studios and they are called,  "Emily Of New Moon"! This is the area along the "North Shores" where the movies were made.

There is more to PEI than the Anne's landmarks.  It has the most beautiful shorelines with small villages dotted along the way.  This small town is called "French River".  Do you notice that the small building where the fisherman unload their catch are all different colors.  Those colors also match there buoy's so they know what nets belong to who.   I was in awe of seeing this scene along all the shorelines of PEI!
One can not go on such a wonderful trip without bringing home some treasures.  Of course I had to bring home with me some "Anne of Green Gable" fabrics and some of them was given to me by a "Dear Friend Patti" who was my Pen Pal for many years some time ago.  We met for the first time during my visit and she invited me to her lovely home.  I truly enjoyed meeting Patti. She also gave me some "Lupins" seeds to plant in my garden next Spring. Thank you Patti for being so kind. 

I could not resist buying a "Anne of Green Gable" Anniversary Doll.  In 2008 the Island celebrated 100 years of the writing of AOGG book by L.M. Montgomery! Someday I will pass this sweet doll onto my granddaughter.   
I met a very nice lady named Barbara Henry.  She is a weaver and she came to visit us one evening at our cottage and we chatted on for a very long time.   The tea towel Barbara weaved and she kindly gave it to me as a gift. I ask Barbara many questions about PEI. I ask if there was a town on PEI called "Bright River" and she told me there is not.  But there is many towns with "River" in their name.  I also asked about the Bright River Train Station.  Barb told me they had a many train routes on PEI but they took all the tracks out about 20 years ago.  Thanks Barbara for everything.

More Treasures.
We also met Gail and her DH one evening at our cottage.  Gail was very kind to give us all kinds of information about PEI before we left on our trip and also suggested the place where we stay.We decided to exchange Fabric Post Cards.  The above card called, "Anne's Land was made by Gail.  We both ended up with pretty much the same theme of "Lupins" for our cards. Thanks you Gail for the lovely art card.  If you all notice there is a empty " Raspberry Cordial" bottle sitting along the card.  I could not resist having a taste of this famous drink.  Oh, did it taste very very good. 

This is the card I made for Gail.  I also included Lupins and Queen Anne Lace.  I also included the famous "Covehead Lighthouse" and the lovely flowering Apple blossoms seen while Matthew and Anne was coming from Bright River to "Green Gables". 
Both my sweetie and I agree that the people of PEI are Very Friendly, Helpful, Kind, and thoughtful. We Experienced many "Random Acts Of Kindness" during our short visit that we will always remember.  We would highly recommend a visit to the Magical and Gentle PEI.

I hope you all have enjoyed looking at our photos of PEI. I really enjoyed sharing them with you all.   Thanks for visiting and leaving me all your lovely comments.  I truly enjoy reading them all. 
Hugs 

                                                                   

12 comments:

paperpest said...

I loved seeing all those photos. I visited Green Gables more than 30 years ago. It was such a thrill, I had loved that book when I was a girl. Unfortunately, I have no photos of the visit, because the film turned out to be defective. I still have my memory of seeing the house for the first time.

Ellen said...

I enjoyed your PEI trip! Love all those pictures. I had read the Book, it would be great to be able to visit the Island.

Hugs,

Linda said...

Hello Judy, what beautiful photos again. You truly enjoyed your stay, and your passion for this place and it's famous past is evident in your conversation. I am so pleased you had the opportunity to visit a place that holds such meaning for you. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us. I have never read or seen any of the AOGG books/movies......shame on me!!! Love the postcards, little works of art.

umintsuru said...

Thank you Judy for that lovely post about AOGG and PEI. Besides meeting your pen pal, you met more kind friends at PEI. Your postcard of the lupins, Queen Anne's lace and the lighthouse is delightful. And all the treasures, photos and memories you brought back with you will be cherished. You have a wonderful sweetie.

Maggie R said...

Judy, Judy, Judy!!!!
What a wonderful trip you and your sweetie had,,,
I enjoyed seeing all your pictures.
I must tell you that when we lived in Nova Scotia, I played the organ in a little white church in Auburn Nova Scotia called Saint Mary's Anglican.
The organ I played was exactly like the one in the picture. To make the sound you had to pump it with your feet!! Got a sermon and exercise at the same time..hahahaha


Here is a little history of the church.
St. Mary's Church, located in Auburn, Kings County, is one of the oldest churches
in Nova Scotia, and was the second Anglican Church to be consecrated in British
North America. The Church was begun and completed in the year 1790 and was
consecrated on October 10 of that year by Charles Inglis, the first Bishop of Nova
Scotia.


Interesting huh?
xxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

GailM. said...

What nice pictures you took. It was fun to meet you in PEI. We always have a lovely time admiring all the beautiful things in PEI. I do love my postcard. I brought it to guild last month to show my friends. They thought it was neat to meet a blogger who also loves to stitch. Wasn't Anne's crazy quilt lovely.

Heather said...

I have been trying for a few days to leave a comment, but have had some internet problems... but no matter, hopefully this one will go through now! What a delightful trip you have taken us on! Looks like you had a fantastic time in such a beautiful place. Thanks for taking us along with you. Hugs.

karen said...

there are soo many beautiful things in this post, truly lovely to read and how gorgeous is that bedroom.....

Mary-Frances said...

How fabulous! My 9 year old daughter and I have been reading "Anne of Green Gables" and I love it as much as I did the first time I read it.
What lovely pictures and what a fabulous trip. If you don't mind, I'm going to post the Crazy Quilt on my blog - it combines my two things I love "Anne" and crazy quilting! ;)I'll be sure to link back to your fabulous post!

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love your photos and stories about your trip to PEI! Have you read the book "Before Green Gables" written by Budge Wilson? It is so good!!!

shirley said...

Loved all the photos what a wonderful trip this must have been for you.

angelasweby said...

What a treat it is to be given a guided tour around the birthplace of Lucy M Montgomery. It's brought the whole story to life in the most amazing way. I loved seeing the rooms and the beautiful crazy quilt as well as all the lovely mementoes you brought home with you.
The stitched postcards you and Gail exchanged are lovely.
It definitely was a trip of a lifetime.
Angela xx

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