|Following Elaine & Rick over Confederation Bridge|
We finally arrived at Marco Pololand (click here for our review) and got set up for the week. We BBQ'd hot dogs and beans and had a lovely night just sitting and chatting... The next day we headed out for Anne of Avonlea park. A recreation of the town where Anne lived and grew up. It was as if I had stepped right into the books ~ everyone there was dressed in period costumes and acted totally the part they were portraying. Throughout the day they had different events and skits that they performed right out of the book. We even played dress up and dressed in costumes of the time. But the biggest highlight was the band that played in the Shanty. They played what I would call Irish Folk tunes... Maybe Arcadian?
|A few fun things at Avonlea ~ Donna of Green Gables ~ School time ~ Anne playing jacks and dress up time.|
The guys who played at the Shanty in Avonlea ~
we thought the guy on the right looked like George Clooney
After we went to Avonlea we went to L.M.Montgomery's Grave site... I never knew she was married to a Reverend. Also while there we saw her mothers grave, who died early at age 23 leaving Lucy to be raised by her Maternal Grandparents. I am sure this is parallel to Anne being an orphan too and raised by and older woman and her brother. I am convince that Lucy and Anne's life intertwined...
Day 2: We went to visit Lucy Montgomery's birth house. I was so glad to have the opportunity to visit it and see the collection of furniture from that time period. Also there was a ton of information pertaining to Lucy. If you haven't read L.M. Montgomery you should...
Also while there we saw eagles soaring the cliffs ~ they were hard to capture
After we left the lighthouse we all were hungry so we decided to stop at a little cafe we saw on the way. It was right on the bay and had a great view of the water and fishing boats.
These beautiful yellow fields are Canola and they were everywhere on the Island.