04 September 2007

Labour day...

was so pleasant. We had a leisurely weekend, and did'nt do much in the way of house fixing up, but that's alright. We wanted to have a non-labour day and just enjoy ourselves.


we took a lovely drive in the country with my brother and a friend and enjoyed the drive and exploring the area north of us.

i took many photos while we drove around...

this is a pumpkin patch...click and see the endless field of them.




we viewed alot of nice scenery...




and snapped photos of houses that we passed by, some humble and cosy...



and some grand and spacious....



this one has a widow's walk...



we stopped at a country store/cafe for coffee and a snack....we thought was called 'Poo Poo', but the owner said it was 'Doo Doo'....oops!

we found a huge Mexican Store called 'Primitives'....

that sold lots of cool stuff like stone animal sculptures....






funny faces...

stained glass and hand carved motorcycles...






skulls with horse hair...



robots made out of metal parts....




and lots of budhas....we got one for our garden, half price...

we passed through some small towns with wonderful architecture...





love these quaint general stores...


and vintage car..

...the day before Steve and I took another drive to a small picturesque town, Coburg, where we found a lovely restaurant for lunch called 'Oasis'. we had a terrific lunch, I had seafood chowder and a a green salad and Steve had a huge turkey club sandwich.

This funky green-haired lady greeted as we entered...she had fun red sunglasses and was enjoying a mojito...


afterwards we strolled through the town, admiring this magnificent city hall...


and local architecture... then found an organic fair trade coffee house, where we paid $9 for two iced cafe lattes.....ouch! Almost twice as expensive as Starbucks....




but it sure is nice to sit on a lovely sidewalk cafe with a nice view!
How was your weekend?

8 comments:

Steph said...

Love the farm photos! Looks like you had a great time. We had a lovely family picnic this weekend.

Anonymous said...

You find the coolest little shops. Seems like you had a really nice time. We took the kids to the zoo.

n said...

Oops, that last message was from me!

diane said...

That green lady has good taste! Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks! Looks like you had a fun and relaxing time!

*diane

Carol said...

sounds like you guys had a really nice relaxing drive and weekend
you certainly see lots of interesting things along your journey's

We had a great long weekend, it was the most perfect weather you could ever ask for, we drove to Cape Cod stayed over Saturday night, it was great most of the tourists were gone so it was very relaxing and not over crowded like in midsummer
Ate fish and chips, saw some seals swimming around and splashed around in the water
Perfect end to summer

C

risa said...

fun! i love exploring new places. it's one of my favorite things to do, especially if it involves food! :)

Felicia said...

What lovely countryside!

A Fanciful Twist said...

You always have the best little trips!!!! I love them!! I want to move right in to one of those houses!1! xoxoxoxo

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