Thanks to the Anne of Green Gables movies and books, it has been a dream of mine to visit Prince Edward Island since I was a little girl. Those movies and books hold such a special place in my heart. The island has been idealized in my mind for so long that I was worried experiencing it in person wouldn’t meet the expectations I had been building since my childhood. However, all my girlhood dreams came true this past June when my bosom friend Cryssy, her little girl and I took a girl’s trip to the island. Cryssy is a true kindred spirit who also has a love for “that Anne girl.” After over a year of careful planning, we made our way to Boston, drove up through Maine, across New Brunswick and then over the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island. We spent a glorious week on the island and explored its beautiful shores, farmland, lighthouses, Anne of Green Gables sites, and the beautiful city of Charlottetown. After scouring for places to stay, we found the most perfect cottage on Airbnb with an unimpeded view over a lush green field and out to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. What a week it was. I took early morning runs on the famous red dirt roads out to the nearby lighthouse. We sat in rocking chairs on the front porch and watched thunderstorms come in over the gulf. We made the most delicious meals and ate them on the old wooden table in our 1800s farmhouse. We had a scrumptious afternoon tea at Dalvay by the Sea. We saw Anne of Green Gables: The Musical. We made a pilgrimage to both the Anne of Green Gables Museum and Green Gables itself (it really exists!). We saw thousands and thousands of wild lupine in every color of pink and purple imaginable. We explored little fishing villages. It was truly a kindred spirits trip, and it instantly became one of those special memories of a lifetime. But I already know it’s not the only time I will visit PEI…I’ve been with my “Diana,” now I need to go with my “Gilbert.” For the full effect, I’d highly recommend listening to this music from the Anne of Green Gables movies while scrolling through the post. Trust me. It just makes it 😉 All images were taken on 35mm Fuji 400H film.
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