About a week before we drove up to Prince Edward Island, I remembered that Polly would need a new outfit for the trip. At first, I was blind to the obvious, but within a few minutes, her new persona became as clear as day. With her red braids, there was only one choice — Anne of Green Gables! So, I quickly made her a pinafore and straw hat.
I must admit that I hadn’t read L.M. Montgomery‘s books until fairly recently. If I’d had daughters and/or a TV in our home, I probably would have read the stories to them and watched the PBS series. But, the wonderfully written books were enough to make my middle-aged self fall in love with the spunky character of Anne Shirley.
Polly loved the PEI coast, with its red sand. She compared antique tractors, horse teams and geese at the Dundas Plowing Match, a local agricultural fair.
She had dinner at Mavor’s in Charlottetown and learned about my cousin, the restaurant’s name sake, Mavor Moore, who was a well know Canadian writer, producer, actor, public servant, critic, and educator.
It was harvest time on PEI.
She stayed with friends on the coast of PEI’s King’s county.
Of course, Polly felt right at home at Green Gables.
Polly spent her last evening in Canada in the garden behind the Rossmount Inn in St. Andrews. It was a great trip to a beautiful part of the world!