Thursday morning dawned grey and rainy. Mom and I headed off for the Green Gables Heritage Place in Cavendish. The home had belonged to L. M. Montgomery’s grandparent’s cousins, and was the inspiration for Green Gables in the Anne books.
We walked through the Haunted Woods next to the house and then toured the home, which has been decorated as described in the books and was really fun to see.
Next, we went to the Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush, which had lots of interesting memorabilia as well as all the first editions of Montgomery’s books.
The rain was really coming down at that point, so I didn’t stop for a photo op at the Lake of Shining Waters, which was outside the museum. We stopped for lunch at Boomburger (basically, a Canadian Five Guys) on the way back to the hotel, and then had a laid back afternoon, doing laundry, packing, and relaxing.
In the evening, we went into town a little early and did some shopping, then ate at Gahan House. I had a delicious blueberry ale, a beautiful berry and spinach salad, and Mom and I split a maple curry penne entree.
After dinner, we went to Anne and Gilbert: the Musical, and absolutely loved it. It was in a tiny theater and the acting, music, and story were all terrific. It combined the stories of Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island. The musical had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, and merged plots and story lines well to condense them into a 2+ hour show. I don’t recommend it for young children.