Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Canada Day 48 & 49, July 24 & 25, 2012

July 24th.  The rains came, so we decided to stay in.  There is no need to drive anywhere when it is pouring and very windy.  Catching up works.  Tomorrow is another day.

July 25th.  Today started with a few drips, but became a basically nice day.  This afternoon has been sunny, breezy, and a little cool at 69 degrees.  We started our sightseeing in “Anne’s Land”, near Cavendish, PEI.  It is Green Gables Heritage Place maintained by Parks Canada as part of L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site.  Lucy Maud Montgomery was born near Cavendish in a the little town that is now named New London.  After her mother passed away, she was sent to live with her grand parents, and while there she spent time at the farm of her grandfather’s cousin.  It is that house which served as a model in her novel Anne of Green Gables.2012-07-25 DSC02026 

Of course we did the tour.  The house is the original house, with period furniture.2012-07-25 DSC020272012-07-25 DSC02030  Anne’s room is set up to include her dress with puffy sleeves hanging on the door. 2012-07-25 DSC02028

The barn, the granary, and the woodshed (with privy) have been replaced.  2012-07-25 DSC02029 

We walked down Lover’s Lane2012-07-25 DSC02032  And then we walked through the Haunted Woods. 2012-07-25 DSC02034

After leaving Anne’s Land, we drove to Subway where we had a foot-long lobster sandwich.  Granted, it was C$13, but it was quite good.  Marilyn, my connoisseur, of all things shell-fish, even said she would not be averse to having another one.  Next stop was in North Rustico, where we saw the oldest Catholic church on PEI, built in 1838.2012-07-25 DSC020372012-07-25 DSC02038  We also learned more about the Acadian’s who settled in the area.  The Farmer’s Bank had been turned into a museum.  2012-07-25 DSC020352012-07-25 DSC02039  The bank was started by the local priest for the farmers in the area, and may have been a pre-cursor to modern day credit unions.

Our last stop for the day was at the Cheese Lady’s shop where she makes Gouda Cheese.  I bought some Herb & Garlic Gouda, and Marilyn bought some plain Gouda.  We may have to stop again to buy some more cheese.

That’s is all for now.  Type at you later.

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