We took a bus tour that went out to both The Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Museum and to the Green Gables House that was her inspiration for Anne of Green Gables. Unfortunately, the departure time for our tour was at 8:45am, which we weren't too pleased about since neither of us are morning folks.
I was very excited, and so I had to take a picture on the bus.
I took a picture of my husband too. He couldn't stay awake on the bus at all!
The first place we went to was the Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Museum which is located at the house where she was married. We were greeted by a real life Anne with raspberry cordial. Isn't she sooooo cute? I don't know how well I think she resembles Anne, but she's still adorable. She was super sweet too.
Here I am drinking the aforementioned cordial. It was alright I suppose. I think it was a bit lackluster partially in part because of it's presentation. I'm sure it would have tasted better in a pretty glass instead of a plastic lidded cup!
After the cordial, we got to walk around inside of the house. It was really cool to see the parlor where Ms. Montgomery became Mrs.Macdonald, and very appropriate since we were on our honeymoon. However, I didn't take any pictures of that since the room was so wee that it was difficult to get a good shot with people always going in and out. I did get a picture of this room though because I thought it was so darling! I particularly love the little wedding doll of Anne in the cradle.
Here I'm looking out the window onto the front lawn.
After we looked around the house, and after all of the people who worked there finished inquiring about and admiring my outfit, we got to go on a little carriage ride past The Lake of Shining Waters. It was very short and kind of silly, but it was fun.
For all of you Anne enthusiasts out there, this is the real Lake of Shining Waters. Too bad it was a foggy mucky day, and so it's not quite as pretty as it otherwise might be. :(
Next it was back on the bus and on to the Green Gables House! You have to wear a little sticker while you're there to show that you paid. Here you can see how much the sticker looks like the real place. If you're from Georgia, you'll note how close this looks to a scene that could be just around the corner from your house. P.E.I. is noted for it's red soil too!
Everything in this house was ridiculously short! The doorways and stairs were so incredibly tiny. It made me feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland. For reference, I'm 5'10" with no shoes on, so I'm probably about 6'0" in this picture.
Again, I was shy to take too many pictures since there were other people in the way. I did however get a picture in the sewing room.
It must have been so pleasant to sit and look out this window while sewing. Too bad about having to work that treadle!
The tour guide had this ridiculous hat for people to take pictures with. It's got red bangs and braids to make you into Anne. The guide wanted me to put it on, but it didn't fit very well over my hair flower, so I had my husband put it on. Don't you think he makes a fabulous Anne?
On the way back to the port, we paused in front of the house that Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in. We just got to snap pictures from the bus, and I really wish we could have gone in. Oh well, next time~
Normally, I wouldn't include so many location pictures, but I figured some people in the community might be interested in them. I feel like it was a very lolita sort of place to visit.
I made my dress out of 1960's bedsheets that I bought at a thrift store for $6.00. I think you can hardly tell! It good, thick, sturdy fabric that makes a lovely dress material. It was amusing having people fuss over my dress all day long. At the sites we visited, I was like my own little walking tourist attraction. People stopped me to take pictures and talked to me about how neat they thought my dress was. A couple of people accused me of being Anne, even though my dress could hardly be said to be period appropriate. They should have known I wasn't supposed to be her anyway since Anne thought that pink clothes didn't suit her red hair! XD