Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Great Canadian Road Trip: Prince Edward Island Part 1

Have you ever read Anne of Green Gables?  Have you seen the movie?  If you haven't done either, you should do one or both immediately!  For both Hannah and I, visiting Green Gables House, walking through the "Haunted Woods," and exploring Avonlea Village was thoroughly enjoyable.  And the boys did not complain either!  The book just came alive in ways we had not thought possible.  We loved it.  I had taken a copy of the book with me to read on the beach.  It was almost magical to read Anne's words while surrounded by the beauty that inspired Lucy Maude Montgomery to write the book in the first place.  So here are our favorite photos from our visit to Anne Land . . . and because I am a total nerd, I've interspersed my favorite quotes from the book among the photos!

"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about?
It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world."

“Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?” 

"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"

“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if
you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

"Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think.
It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”

“I've loved you ever since the day you broke your slate over my head.” 

“It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.” 

"Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing."
“It's all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically,
but it's not so nice when you really come to have them, is it?” 

“When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.” 
“But the worst of imagining things is that the time comes when you have to stop and that hurts.” 

“The world looks like something God had just imaged for his own pleasure, doesn't it?” 

1 comment:

  1. More fun!! The shoes with the other attire is interesting! (: So glad you enjoyed yourselves!!