Mother-Daughter Road Trip, Part 2

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.

Green Gables
Green Gables

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.

In the Haunted Wood
In the Haunted Wood

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.

Collection of Montgomery first editions
Collection of Montgomery first editions

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.

Spinach and berry salad
Spinach and berry salad
Maple Curry Penne
Maple Curry Penne

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.

 

 

0 Replies to “Mother-Daughter Road Trip, Part 2”

  1. Inspired by you, I borrowed Anne of Green Gables from the library and read it for the first time. Don’t really know why I hadn’t read it as a girl, since I loved to read voraciously back then, but I absolutely loved it even as a 30-something year old today. Recently found out my mom is a huge fan of the books (I had no idea!) so now I am wondering if this kind of trip would be perfect for a mother/daughter? Definitely looks fun and delightful. Thanks for posting these.

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