I’m wrapping up my month of Anne with my trip to Prince Edward Island. I was lucky enough to go in 2009 with a group of fellow Anne-lovers. After reading and rereading the books for more than a decade it was a bit overwhelming to actually be there.
Green Gables was actually a lot smaller than I imagined it, but it was magical nonetheless.
The Haunted Woods were beautiful, but not really all that scary on a bright summer’s day.
I love they way they set up Green Gables to look like Anne and Marilla and Matthew had just stepped out. I mean, Anne’s clothes are still strewn across the bed just like any teenager getting ready in the morning.
At the Green Gables Museum we got to take a carriage ride with ‘Matthew’ and a horse named Prince.
I’ve heard it so many times before, but I really was surprised to see how red the roads actually were.
We also went to Avonlea Village, a recreation of Anne’s village complete with actors in period costume.
Seeing L.M.Montgomery’s typewriter and some of her personal papers was especially touching.
I really owe so much to Montgomery and the world she created. From what I’ve read it seems like she led a very difficult life, especially at the end. But I hope that somehow, somewhere, she knows what an impact she’s had on millions of young readers like myself.