This is a beautiful part of Ontario. Just driving the tree-lined roads in The County [the locals name for Prince Edward County] is a calming experience.
|the Murray Canal|
|and tree-lined roads|
|The resident swan in the stream behind the RV park|
|Homes often set well back from the road|
|Grape pickers at a winery|
We have enjoyed watching the fields go from ploughed earth, to rows of green which became corn or vegetables or hay.
Each time we drive to Wellington, we slow down to see the mini horses.
|Pleasant Bay Minis- "Tiny Hooves, Big Hearts"|
|Marina Cafe where we went a couple of times for fabulous Eggs Benedict.|
The Barn Quilt Trail winds all over the County. We have seen the ones on the main roads.
|One of my favourites on PECR33|
The towns have something special almost every week. Canada Day was a big celebration, starting with a street Dance in Wellington on Friday evening,
Nearby Cobourg hosted its huge annual outdoor craft show. It was fun to see all the new ideas and catch up with artistes who have become friends over the years.
|then walked along the pier to see the boats, and along the beach|
|A lot of work was put into many floats|
|even this one...|
|and of course a clown with balloons for the kids|
|even the Shriners Roger!|
|and antique tractors|
|In several place artists quietly worked.|
A huge Craft Fair and a Quilt show were held in Picton, but we were out of town. There are delightful little stores in each town. We have spent most of our time in Wellington.
|"The Courage" - it was "The Tall Poppy " when we were first there|
|Once a church, now a museum...|
|The General- great speciality coffees, and an eclectic assortment of merchandise|
|Our favourite place to sit -beside "The General" - with one of their lattes or flat whites, and often sharing a sandwich - right on Main St. .|
We have driven to Belleville the back way,
|Bellvilles bridges to downtown.|
One day we decided to take a drive north of 401 on the Brighton highway. We found delightful towns- Campbellford with the largest Toonie,
One weekend, we travelled to Richmond,
just on the outskirts of Ottawa for an Airstream Rally. It was fun to renew friendships with folks we had met at the Spring Rally.
On a free afternoon, we drove to Manotick, and walked through the Historic Mill
and then around the square.
|The first rockcut I have seen for a while!|
|A beautiful sight, a sea of Airstreams!|
|The Historic Mill|
|The mechanism for the Mill, on river|
|View across the bridge to the park on the other side|
When we left the Rally, we drove across Ottawa to Hither Hill Campground on the east side, to meet our Friends from Nova Scotia,[who we had met in the Yukon last year!].
|They have just bought a new Jayco!|
We went from there to Montreal to spend some time with John's Mum. She was having the huge maple tree in the backyard taken down, and wanted us to be there.
|The towering maple tree|
|Physio is handy, right on the main street, probably 15 min walk-if I could walk!|
We have been to Wellington a lot to check on the progress of the house.
|Our lot all summer...The house behind us is the same style, and the same colour scheme-except we have charcoal window frames throughout the house, and we will have 2 narrow windows in the centre section, on either side of the fireplace.|
|The foundation, finally!|
|Checking that the footings are properly done!...|
|then covered with gravel for the basement floor base|
the basement gravelled, and walls poured,
|Basement is poured|
then the framing began
|Framed and wrapped- garage is on left|
The trusses arrived and soon were in place.
|These guys were so fast and efficient, it was fascinating to watch.|
We made a quick trip to Montreal, to come back to find the plywood on the roof and the doors and windows in.
The trusses arrived and soon were in place. We made a quick trip to Montreal, to come back to find the plywood on the roof and the doors and windows in.
Now the shingles are on, we owe the next payment! The inside work can begin.
It looks more and more like our dream each time we check.
|You can see our red door and charcoal window frames|
|Adding the shingles...|