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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday 20 August 2016

Return to Avonlea

I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer... come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches. ~ Oriana Green

Hello dear blogging friends! That first quote sums up perfectly how I feel about summertime. I want to get out and savour the green grass beneath my feet and the warm sand between my toes. I love that picture of my son and daughter-in-law at the beach at sunset!

Spending a lot of time in front of the computer just doesn't appeal to me this time of year. I think if our summers were longer I might feel differently but they are so very short. Anyway, I am squeezing every moment of summertime into my days.

Hubby and I returned to Avonlea Village the other day. Last year when we went, we met up with friends we hadn't seen in a while. By the time we had stopped chatting a big chunk of the afternoon was gone and we didn't see the whole village. So we went back again this past week.

This is the train station where one passes through to enter the Village. If you recall, Matthew Cuthbert picked Anne up at the train station when she first arrived on Prince Edward Island.

You can purchase an ice cream cone at Cows or browse the Anne of Green Gables Store in the station. She is hard to see but standing by the street light is a statue of Anne.

Next door to that is the old school house where Lucy Maud Montgomery taught school in 1896-1897. There is still an old blackboard on the back wall.

Across the street is Anne of Green Gables Chocolates and next to that is a dress shop. This little village is like stepping back in time and I love all the sweet little houses!

There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper. ~ James Carroll

Hubby sat long enough for me to take his picture. He's a people person and a people watcher.

You never know what peace is until you walk on the shores or in the fields or along the winding red roads of Prince Edward Island in a summer twilight when the dew is falling and the old stars are peeping out and the sea keeps its mighty tryst with the little land it loves. You find your soul then. You realize that youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells forever in the heart. ~ L M Montgomery 

The little building behind the lily pond is where they sell maple syrup. 

All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer - one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going - one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world. ~ L.M. Montgomery- 'Anne's House of Dreams' 

There were three lovely pink lilies blooming in the lily pond that day.

Do you suppose a frog prince lives in there?

All along the village boardwalk are benches and picnic tables set strategically about so you can just sit and enjoy the charm of the village or have a bite to eat from one of the numerous restaurants and cafes.

One can enjoy PEI lobster in this quaint little blue house.

Hubby was hankering for a potato in the robin egg blue coloured Red Island Baked Potato house but when we got inside, they had run out of potatoes so we went elsewhere for dinner. Apparently their baked potatoes are very popular. I was hoping try their butter chicken. Maybe next time.

Up the street to the right is the pizzeria where we had an amazing wood fired pizza last year.

Another cute place with a picket fence where they offer yet another type of menu. If you notice the smoke rising from the black stove to the right, they are cooking beef brisket in there.

Across the street from the Potato House is Samuel's where one can enjoy a cup of tea.

Next to that is this darling little church where LM Montgomery attended.  

If ever you visit the Island, Avonlea Village would be an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Some of the buildings are actual buildings that our famous author of the Anne of Green Gables books, LM Montgomery, spent time in. 

Take a stroll down the walk and visit the many shops or choose a restaurant for a tasty Island treat.

I wasn't able to get a shot of every establishment because of the people that were walking about. The tourists were simply eating it all up but I think you can see what a charming little village this is in Cavendish, not far from Green Gables.

Enjoy your weekend friends and thank you for visiting. May God watch over you and keep you safe! 

I am sharing with these lovely parties:

The Art of Home-Making Mondays ~
 Share Your Cup Thursday~
 Home Sweet Home~

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi