Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Wednesday August 19, 2009 - Seeing the Countryside

Overnight our 'cold' front came in so it was much crisper this morning at 16C (61F). It was a relief from the humidity.

After breakfast we got ready and went back to Peterborough RV to pick up our new sewer hose system. There are no clamps on this one, everything is glued together.

Here's another barn that we saw on our way

From there rather than go back through construction we headed north to Lakefield. Lakefield is a pretty little town and is known for Lakefield College where Prince Andrew (Duke of York) went to school in the late 70s.

This is looking toward the downtown

Since it was close to noon, we only walked by the lake for a bit and then went downtown to The Thirsty Loon. We've eaten there before and like it because they have a large verandah with tables for outdoor dining.

Gordon had a burger (no bun) and fries and I had shepherd's pie (shown below). It really was a lot of food.

This is the verandah

After lunch, we walked around the town for a while.

Some pretty flowers in the park

This is a memoriam to those in the area who lost their lives in the first, second and Korean wars.

We were driving back toward Lindsay when I saw this sign out of the corner of my eye. So, we turned around and went back. They have quite a lot of gluten free things. Gordon bought some shortbread cookies (which he said weren't very good), three butter tarts and a loaf of white bread. He tried a slice of the bread in the bakery and he said it was pretty good.

On we went through the countryside and took another barn photo. I actually took quite a few but not all of them turned out very well.

I had changed the bed this morning so when we got back, I took the laundry to the campground laundromat and got that little job out of the way.

It was a lovely sunny day with little humidity and a high of 28C (82F).


  1. The first barn is about like we had. What memories. Thanks. I just haven't seen that many barns here.

  2. Great pics again. Isn't Ontario beautiful !!

  3. Ah! Shepherd's Pie. I used to make that at the Airstream Rallies, and it was a great hit. Still one of my favorite dishes, but a lot of fuss to make for just me. I used to have some Bisto gravy powder, and that made it taste more like home.
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX


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