Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Describe a Perfect Weekend Getaway

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This is a trip I’ve been dreaming about ever since I first read the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery.  Maybe someday a version of it will actually happen!

A lighthouse on Prince Edward Island. You can see the famous red sandy beaches between the lighthouse and the sea. The sky is a dusky rose colour. It may be dusk or dawn in this photo. My perfect weekend getaway would happen on Prince Edward Island.

My spouse* and I would fly there on a Friday and fly home on a Monday so we’d have two full days of adventure on the island.

Our first stop would be to visit the birthplace of L.M. Montgomery. It’s a lovely farmhouse that’s been turned into a museum. Historical stuff like that appeals to me!

I’d visit some of the Anne of Green Gables tourist destinations nearby, too, like the little museum dedicated to this series and the gift shop that has all sorts of Anne memorabilia.

The rest of the weekend would be spend exploring other things the island has to offer. I’d want to visit their red beaches for sure, but I’d play the rest by ear based on what the locals recommended and what the weather was like that weekend.

It’s been my experience that the best restaurants, parks, shops, and other adventures in a new area are often hidden gems. I’d rather take advice from someone who lives there and has insider information than follow the advice of a random Internet article that may or may not actually be knowledgeable on the topic.

My spouse* and I might:

  • Take a carriage ride
  • Explore a gorgeous, half-forgotten graveyard in a small town
  • Eat at a restaurant that looks fairly ordinary from the outside but quietly serves the best food on the whole island
  • Join a last-minute ghost or historical tour
  • Stumble upon a cool local festival or event we knew nothing about previously
  • Find a marvellous sweets or ice cream shop
  • Make a new friend with an extroverted local or fellow tourist
  • Build sand castles on the beach
  • Hike somewhere achingly wonderful, or
  • Discover unique architecture in a beautiful historical church or other building

Red rocks, dirt, and sand on a Prince Edward Island beach. The possibilities are endless, and I’d relish any of them.

I’ll end this post with one more Prince Edward Island stock photo I found.

Seriously, wouldn’t it be amazing to see such sights in person?

*If they didn’t want to go, I’d take a friend instead. I do not believe in compulsory travel. Hehe.



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12 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Describe a Perfect Weekend Getaway

  1. I’ll go with you! A neat story for you… well, two. I have a friend who teaches ESL and lives in London (I actually met him while I lived in Brazil). His in-laws have a B&B on PEI.

    And, our first “home away from home” was a travel trailer that was set up permanently in an RV park that we bought from a snowbird couple who lived in PEI.

    So.. when are we going?

  2. What a wonderful and eventful weekend.

  3. Sounds lovely and a lot of fun. I’ve never been, and now its on my list to visit.

  4. That sounds wonderful. I was just in Western Canada, and now I’m itching to see eastern Canada. Especially PEI.

    • Thanks! May you get to see Eastern Canada someday. It’s beautiful here in Ontario, and I’m sure it’s just as nice farther east, too. 🙂

  5. I’d love to go there too. I always loved the books and it looks like a beautiful place.

  6. This sounds like a wonderful getaway. I hope you get to do it one day.

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