Thursday, July 26, 2007

July 24 and 25 - Charlottetown

Which photos to show you from Prince Edward Island was a tough call. We've never seen a place that enchanted me more. The cities are small and the farms run right up to the edge of them. As for the farms - they are as picturesque, well kept, productive and charming as any We've ever seen! They are all situated on rolling hills. Each is bordered and neatly accentuated by dark evergreen trees. Often there is a pond or sea shore to add to the scene. Often, too, is a church to enhance the pastoral scene. Always there are large barns and charming homes.
We visited the Anne of Green Gables Museum, located at the home where Lucy Maude Montgomery grew up. That was a great way to get a feel for this wonderful Province as it was 100 years ago. Asside from the machinery, not much has really changed.
Charlottetown, the Provincial Captol, is small and inviting. We loved spending an evening there. We enjoyed a super performance of Anne of Green Gables the Musical. Very funny and moving.
The show really did justice to the book.
The drummers, pipers and highland dancers were great at a performance we enjoyed at the Piping College.
All in all the PEI is like stepping back into a quieter, slower, more simple time. A place in which we would love to stay.


Alyson said...

I saw a drum and bagpipe band in the Days of '47 parade. I hope you enjoyed the musical. I'm off to class.

Jen said...

There are some of us at home who may want candleman in that contraption when he gets here!! We might be Just kidding by the time you get here.

John said...

I'm Free, I'm free, dang it.

Lotus Reads said...

What a great post, you have both convinced me that I need to make a trip to PEI. I am finally catching up with your travels and I must tell you I am enjoying the pictures immensely and the description of your days too. Thanks for letting us live vicariously through you!

raidergirl3 said...

I saw your comment at book-a-rama. Did yous guys forget PEI already?

I know you mentioned that phrase to me, and people are so surprised when a waitress will say "Can I get yous anything else?"
Pure PEIism

Booklogged said...

Forget PEI? Never! That would be like forgetting our delightful evening with you. It will never happen. Obviously, I'm going blank on a few minor details, though. Now that you jog my memory I do remember asking you about the'yous'. Thanks for helping us out with that question, but I sure get tired of Candleman ALWAYS being right! ;D