11. A Picnic
I was out yesterday, entertaining a new friend, Leander, who is in PEI with his partner, Lorne. Since his partner is here on business in a conference or seminar of some sort, Leander has lots of free time on his hands, so we agreed to go around and see some sights.
Originally, we were going to just go around the downtown Charlottetown area to take photographs of old churches and old buildings. PEI weather being what it is, the morning turned out to be cloudy, but the weather report promised the sun would show itself around noon. So, on the spur of the moment, I called Neri to drag her along for company, then packed up some food for sandwiches and cans of pop for a picnic!
We headed for the house of Anne of Green Gables in Cavendish, where we took dozens of photographs, Leander more than I. Leander also had their adorable dogs, Max and Mini, who are featured in several of the photographs as well. We were properly impressed by the house and the antique furniture, crockery, architecture, and all that. We also took photographs with Anne and her bright red pigtails and bright friendly smile. Needless to say, the dogs got the most attention from everyone we came across.
After touring the house, we settled down at a picnic table behind Green Gables and shared a simple picnic lunch of ham and cheese sandwiches. It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a picnic…the last one was in my first year in PEI, on exactly the 31st of May 2008.
PEI is such a lovely place for a picnic, chill wind notwithstanding!