Daytripping Issue - Summer 2020

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in Southwestern Ontario

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The bottom borders in this issue contain quotes, proverbs and sayings about travelling.

SUMMER 2020


In the rush to return to normal,

take the time to decide just what

you want to rush back to.

Those words of wisdom from Dave

Hollis are a good enough place as any to

start when it comes to summing up the

last few crazy months. When our last issue

came out at the start of March everything

was perfectly normal (outside of the

White House). As you know, nothing has

been the same since!

You may have missed our May June issue

- so did we! It was swept off the calendar

like a zillion other deadlines, hockey

games, high school proms, Michael Bolton

concerts, first dates, doctor’s appointments

and motion picture releases. These

concerns pale in comparison of course

to those of the countless healthcare staff,

essential workers and, yes, elected leaders

who have worked tirelessly for weeks on

end to battle this anomaly. And all of that

pales in comparison to more than 8,700

Canadians who have died. However, this

magazine will not dwell on that any more

than it has to.

After the attacks on September 11,

2001, it seemed that every magazine,

every TV program, every radio show and

every water cooler chat revolved around

the terrorist attacks. It was a simple

decision for Daytripping to not mention a

single word about it, because that wasn’t

our purpose. Instead, we relished the

opportunity to give you at least one place

you could go and forget about all of that

for a while. That is also our goal with this

issue, but this time every tourism operator

has been affected and we need to do all

we can to get you to go visit them, but in

a safe manner so we also keep this thing

under our control.

This issue is not filled with stories or

news about the virus. We don’t wish to

ignore it or downplay it - we aim to give

you a break from it. That said, there

will be notes in many of the ads about

curbside pick-up, online orders, available

washrooms and other information that

you’ll need to go and do what we are

asking of you. That is, of course, to shop

locally and support small businesses.

Do you remember the great Blackout

of 2003 and notice how we all fondly

reminisce about it? What a big deal it

seemed to be? Everyone experiencing the

same phenomenon - without streetlights,

electricity or reasons to be distracted

from human interaction for what seemed

like days on end? I guess that’s what,

in hindsight, they call a precursor or a

warning. Some families may have pulled

out a board game or two, but I don’t think

many of us had time to finish a puzzle,

hoard toilet paper, or learn how to make

homemade bread or play a musical

instrument. If I can recall correctly, the

blackout lasted a little longer than 24

hours in our area. I always wished it had

lasted a bit longer.

But that was then. We’re about halfway

through 2020 as I write this and I don’t

have to mention all the things that have

clearly made this one of the worst years

since World War II. And yet I see so many

people being positive, making the best of

it, and doing their best to make lemonade

when handed lemons.

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in Southwestern Ontario

Nature threw this incredible challenge

at us, but so many folks have risen to

that challenge and found ways to better

themselves and others in spite of this

pandemic and the quarantine. It separated

us, and yet it brought many of us closer

together in ways that we never could have

imagined. I’m amazed at the number of

people I’ve grown closer to, some that

I barely knew, by having a like-minded

positive approach to this challenge. I still

haven’t seen many of them, but I can’t

wait to. This pandemic and the ensuing

quarantine served to build social bridges

that will prevail for years. We’ll be talking

about this for the rest of our lives.

In our homes, cooking and puzzles and

long playing records and board games and

conversations and rules were back in style.

Online there were thousands of musicians

creating videos for each other (many for

the first time), countless threads, memes

and tributes. What I loved more than

anything else was the outpouring of

support for small businesses and the real

actions taken by people to spend their

money locally, in Ontario and Canada.

Consumers were going well out of their

way to ensure that their local restaurants

and shops stayed alive. That was inspiring,

refreshing and absolutely necessary.

Thank you so, so much for being awesome,

for rising to a challenge!

I’ve never been so proud of my fellow

Canadians. We came together in so many

ways and turned an absolutely horrendous

situation into countless inspiring

moments. I truly believe that, if we had

been asked by our political leaders to wear

masks at all stores and social situations,

we would have said... “Okay” and then we

would have bought some cool designs (I’ve

bought some from the company on page

37 and they’re terrific, and made locally

in Aylmer). Because that’s who we are.

Maybe it’s rooted in the health care model

that we hold so dear. We don’t think solely

of ourselves, we think of the greater good.

We seek to be better people, better citizens.

If there’s one point I want to hammer

home it’s this. The government has handed

out a bloody fortune to keep our economy

going - to secure our economy and our

way of life. If we spend it all shopping

online and send it out of Canada, we will

pay the price for that, dearly. It will not

come back. We need to keep this money

in Canada and if that costs a few dollars

more, or if it takes a few minutes more to

research what you’re purchasing, please

do it. It will make all the difference for

you, your children, your community and

our country as a whole.

Please remember these few things:

• This is not over! Wash your hands, use

common sense, blah blah blah...

• This issue was printed on July 9th.

The ads may not depict what may have

changed since then. Please keep that in

mind.

• Be kind and patient. Everyone else is

going through this for the first time too.

If you’re completely bored, I have much

more to say on pages 42 & 43.

Thanks for reading.

Please say you’re Daytripping!

Mark Moran, Publisher

July-August 2020

This issue is dedicated to... You. You deserve it!

Daytripping Features

Daytripper’s Directory Pullout Map..........11-14

Tourism Contact Information..........................13

2020 Photo Contest.........................................23

S.W. Ontario’s Largest EVENTS List.... what events?

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Farm Markets.......... 33-35

Recipes.................................................19, 33, 49

Antique Tours.............................................44, 64

Corkscrews & Craft Brews................................56

“Where You Should Eat” List...........................58

Tidbits & Tales..................................................59

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“Local Shoppers” by Maddison Bell

“1940 Batman Coupe” by Steve Harrington

Your Contributors

Maddison Bell, Steve Harrington, Ruth Sharon, Vicki Hornick,

Janice Walters, Marianne Spanics, C.W. Tiffin, Laurie Dunlop,

Spokeshave, Kelly McDonald, Brenda Smith, Corrina Austin,

A.C. Stone, Helen Bergen, Joanne vanDam, Cheryl Smyth, Frank

Prothero, Agnes Burroughs, Susan Iedema, Maryleah Otto, Randy

Goudeseune, Vivienne Mathers, Nadine Wark, Dot Sale, Elaine

Ballantyne, Betti Szeider, Richard Hain, Julie & Steve Gibbings,

Carrie Ann Timm & Autumn Dufour, Yvonne Barneveld & Bill Yates,

Barb Wilbur & Brenda Bratt, Maria Figuerdo & Jeff Gallant, Dave

McClure & Jack, Harrison Plain & Bella Joseph-Plain, Sandi Fettes,

Dave Steadman, Paul Schneider, Stan & Clare Champ, Jim Ryan,

Debbie McCormick, Dave McClure, Ross White, John & Nancy

Van Geel, Dave Brown, Tim Beaudette, Karen Collins, Dorothy

Debruin, Rick Wismer, Barbara Perrin, that persnickety, elusive

unknown author, numerous graphic designers and printing firms,

and the outstanding Daytripping office, sales and delivery staff

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BF = See our Buy Fresh Pages

CC = Craft Brews & Corkscrews Pages

Aberfoyle 25

Ailsa Craig 39

Alvinston 20,BF,CC

Andy’s Corners 57

Arkona 20

Arva

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Aylmer 1,49-52,55,BF

Bayfield

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Birr 44

Blyth

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Bothwell

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Brantford

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Brights Grove 16

Burlington 63

Cainsville 64

Cambridge 64

Camlachie 20

Central Huron 38

Chatham 8,9

Clifford 28

Clinton 38

Copenhagen 50

Courtland 64

Dashwood

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Delaware 44

Delhi

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Dresden 10,44

Dundas 63

Dutton 43

Embro 61

Essex 4,5

Exeter 39

Forest 20,21,BF,CC

Glencoe 42

Goderich 26

Gorrie 29

Grand Bend 22,BF

Hamilton 63

Harriston 28

Harrow 4,5,44

Hensall

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Ilderton

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Ingersoll 55

Kent Bridge 8

Kincardine 26,27,BF

Kingsville 7

La Salette

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Lambton Shores 21,22,BF

Leamington 7

Listowel 29

London 9,39,40,41,44,BF

Melbourne

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Millbank

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Milverton 31

Mooretown 15,20

Morpeth 8

Mount Brydges 39

New Hamburg 31,BF

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Oil Springs 20

Orwell 51,52

Paisley 28

Palmyra 8

Paris 62,63

Parkhill 39

Petrolia

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Port Burwell 51,52,55

Port Dover 59

Port Franks 21

Port Rowan 64

Port Stanley 47,51,52

Princeton 61

Reeces Corners BF

Ridgetown

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Rodney 43

St. Clements 30

St. George 62

St. Jacobs 30,31

St. Marys 36

St. Thomas 44 to 55,BF,CC

St. Williams 57,CC

Sarnia 16,24

Scotland

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Simcoe 57,59,BF,CC

Sombra 15,20

Sparta 48,51,52,55

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Union

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Vanessa 64

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Walsh 57

Waterford 45,64

Waterloo 30,31

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Wheatley 7

Windsor 6

Woodstock 60,61,BF

Wyoming 20

Zurich

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SUMMER 2020 “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” — Martin Buber

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“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” — Unknown

SUMMER 2020


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Most people look forward to spring,

after long winters of hefty heating bills,

early morning routines of scraping

frosty windshields, and the mopping

up of endless muddy puddles of water

collecting around the boots in the

entranceway. We eagerly anticipate the

appearance of daffodil sprouts, and the

first fat robin, and the longer, sunny days.

But what I look forward to

with all the longing of my

winter-weary heart is the

first bright morning when I

can take my laundry basket

out to the clothesline.

My mother hung her wash

in all seasons. In the sixties, she

still used her wringer washer. I

can clearly recall her feeding the

sopping pieces of wet clothing

through the wringer while I

watched my shirts and pants

and socks come out as flat as

pieces of paper on the other

side. Even in winter, she took her

basket out to the line, and later, when she

brought the clothes in, each item was as

stiff as a board. I remember the cold, crisp

smell that filled the kitchen as she ironed

every piece of laundry, trying to thaw

it out and get it dry enough to put into

the drawers. Mom didn’t enjoy trudging

through the snow to the clothesline, but

it was a joy to her in the warmer weather.

She took great delight in tucking us in

at night, under sheets that had spent

a sunny spring afternoon snapping in

the wind out on the clothesline. The

smell of the sheets was intoxicating; a

couple of deep inhalations and we were

borne blithely off to dreamland. In the

black and white photographs of us kids

by Corrina Austin, St.Thomas

from Daytripping July-Aug. 2003

playing outside in the summer, the laden

clothesline is always in the background,

towels and pants and shirts splayed out

in the breeze like banners. When Mom

wasn’t watching, we loved to play and

hide amongst the sheets, pretending they

were caravan tents, or the billowing sails

of tall ships.

My clothesline waits for me now, out

in the back yard. The empty lines

tremble in the chill wind, and

the crusted snow is piled up

around the centre pole. When

the first day of spring comes, I will

lug out all the clothes that I washed

the night before, and as the sun rises,

I will reach for my clothespins. There

is something so peaceful about

being alone at the clothesline

in the early morning, listening

to the birds and murmuring to the

neighbourhood cats that

meander into the yard for a

quiet visit. Hanging clothes

on the line is good therapy. As

I peg the towels together, and the socks

in their pairs, it is really my own thoughts

I am arranging in flowing, ordered rows.

Later on in the hectic day, when I am at

work, I will pause and think of my family’s

laundry, trailing languidly on the wind,

and I will look forward to coming home

and gathering it off the line, warm and dry

and sweet-smelling. No one ever bothers

me when I am out at the clothesline.

Maybe that’s because they can’t see me

out there, playing behind the sheets.

Publisher’s Note: Well written Corrina

- the clothesline must be the most simple,

affordable, environmentally friendly aspect

of life that much of the current and future

generations will never experience.

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...and we’ll continue on to KINGSVILLE, LEAMINGTON & WHEATLEY

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This is a fabulous idea from the folks at Tourism

Windsor, Essex, Pelee Island. Each year they sponsor

the Best of Windsor Essex Awards, showcasing some

of the region’s best places to eat, things to do, places

to go, stores to shop at and much more. The winners

are always chosen by the people so you’re getting

some good ideas of places to discover. We’d love to

see more groups sponsoring

similar lists throughout SW

Ontario.

These are only a few of the

many winners and nominees

in over 40 categories. You can

find much more information

at: www. bestofwindsoressex.ca

While exploring, share your

experiences with them using

#discoveryqg

Windsor Riverfront

Celebrating the best of Windsor Essex’s local businesses.

Here are a few of the winners:

Best Art Gallery or Art Space

Best Entertainment Venue

Best Museum or Heritage Space

Best Theatre Space

Best Tour Experience

Best Attraction - Family Friendly

Best Attraction - Historical

Best Festival - Arts

Best Festival - Family & Fairs

Best Festival - Music

Best Beach

Birding Hot Spot

Best On The Water Experience

Best Park

Best Trail

Best Breakfast

Best Burger Joint

Best Fine Dining Space

Best Ice Cream

Best Pasta House

Best Perch

Best Pizza

Best Sushi

Best Sweet Treat or Bakery

Best Wing Stop

Best Brewery Experience

Best Coffee House or Roaster

Best Winery Experience

Best Locally Made Store

Best Shopping District

Best Bed & Breakfast

Best Campground

Best Cottage

Best Photo Op

Art Gallery of Windsor

Colosseum at Caesars Windsor

Fort Malden National Historic Site

Capitol Theatre

WindsorEats

Colasanti's Tropical Gardens

Willistead Manor

Art in the Park

Harrow Fall Fair

Bluesfest Windsor

Point Pelee National Park

Point Pelee National Park

Urban Surf Co.

Kings Navy Yard Park

Point Pelee National Park

The Twisted Apron

Mamo Burger Bar

Mettawas Station

Dairy Freez

Spago

Jack's Gastropub

Armando's

Koi Sushi

Sweet Revenge Bake Shop

Rock Bottom Bar & Grill

Walkerville Brewery

Anchor Coffee House

Pelee Island Winery

Urban Art Market

Walkerville BIA

Iron Kettle Bed & Breakfast

Leisure Lake RV Resort

Holiday Beach Cottage

Windsor Riverfront

Canning Time

The cucumbers are dilled.

The chili is chilled.

The canning is done for the season.

By the stove I have toiled.

The jars have been boiled.

Good food from the garden’s the reason.

It’s a comforting feeling,

When I hear the jars sealing,

And each jar is filled to the top.

That sound makes me smile.

Says, it’s all been worthwhile.

When I hear all those sealer lids POP.

All that peeling and chopping,

And constant brow mopping.

Hard work is all part of the bargain.

There’s no time to be bored,

And I thank the Dear Lord,

For each blessing that comes from our

garden.

‘Cause when winter comes calling,

And the north winds are squalling,

And we suffer from lack of the sun.

There’ll be no lack of food,

To darken our mood.

‘Cause in August, the canning

was done.

By Joanne vanDam, Lucknow

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“Not all those who wander are lost.” — J. R. R. Tolkien

SUMMER 2020


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

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You can start anywhere you like of course, and plan your own trip.

The

Wisdom of...

Louisa May Alcott

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more

select, the more enjoyable.

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to

be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come

true, as long as we keep believing.

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found

him hath found a treasure.

Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root

that we cannot get on without it any more than we can

without potatoes.

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between

talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and

women.

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I

may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,

believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you

need to know.

Today is the

you’ve ever been,

yet the

Youngest

you’ll ever be.

Oldest

Enjoy this day

while it lasts!

This issue was printed on July 9th

Please Remember...

that much has probably changed since

this issue came out, hopefully for the

better. Indoor dining may be allowed

now for example. Masks may or may

not be required. Please be prepared,

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Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-2

11652 LONGWOODS ROAD, KENT BRIDGE • 519-352-5226

5226

I stop to watch Lake Erie’s

waves crash and dispel their

strength before pulling back

for another strike—over and

over again. This rhythm runs

the length of the path that

dissects two very different

bodies of water at McGeachy

Pond Conservation Area. To

me, the waves often seem

more intense here. Maybe

it’s because of the contrast

of the other side of the path,

where swans and geese

lazily ply a serene pond.

Whatever the reasoning,

I enjoy hanging out with

Erie. The lake is like a

childhood pal I never totally

lost touch with.

While I observe nature, my mind

resonates with distant childish laughter.

Vague images—the earliest I remember

of our lake—accompany the trill. My

carefree child-self splashes and frolics

with her daddy in gentler waves at

the nearby family beach in Erieau.

Those memories, I’m sure, are in good

company. Many families spend broiling

summer days hanging out on the sand

and revelling in H 2

O glory. I remember

we children would eventually be dragged

out of the water for picnic sustenance,

which we hastily gulped down—only

to be forced to wait the recommended

half hour, lest we cramp up, to dunk

ourselves once again.

Some visits didn’t involve beach fun.

My parents loved Sunday drives. Erieau

generally ended up as only a side blip

on the route radar. We’d drive through

the village and then move on. At the

time, I didn’t understand what the point

was, though I seem to recall Dad liked to

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Erie—

Never Far Away

Story and photo by Cheryl Smyth, Blenheim

Cheryl and her mom in the mid-80s

on the Lake Erie shore.

check out any havoc foul weather may

have caused.

Once the teen version of myself

emerged—moody like the lake at

times, I didn’t want to be stuck with

my parents. The cherished driver’s

license offered my adolescent spirit the

freedom it craved. I could grab a car

whenever the mood struck—well, when

I was able to wrestle one of my parents’

cars from them, that is. Typically, that

was only when I needed it to go slog

away at corn detassling or other equally

grueling field work. After long, hot

days, however, the obliging vehicle

often steered me to Erieau to hang

out with my fellow crewmates where

we abandoned ourselves in the lake’s

cleansing refreshment.

As a young adult with my own set of

wheels, I often fit in beach time before

my afternoon work shifts. I became

pals with a Floridian transplant. She

was all about the beach, but not about

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Northwood

10910 Northwood Line at Mull Rd.

Fairview

Just East of CHATHAM • 519-351-7711

Hwy. #401

CHATHAM

Hwy. #40

Mull Rd.

Mull Rd.

Kent Bridge Rd.

96 Main Street West

Ridgetown • 519-674-0702

getting out of bed in the

mornings to go. The simple

enticement, “Let’s go to the

beach!” got her moving.

Those summer days were

filled with bronzing our

pre-wrinkled bodies and

gawking at brawny guys

playing Frisbee—when they

weren’t gawking back.

Other like-minded

comrades often joined us

when they could. One trip

included an infrequent

friend, who slathered herself

in baby oil and then kept

rolling off the blanket. She

was surprised I wasn’t happy

to allow her sand-plastered

body into my still pristine

vehicle for the ride home.

I lived in London for a number of

years. Though farther from Lake Erie,

I discovered alternate waterfronts at

Ports Stanley and Bruce. By this time, in

my new found passion for photography

and nature, seeking picture possibilities

replaced lazy days of sun worshipping.

I eventually moved back and I

continue to wield my camera on the

shorelines I grew up with. Having

discovered kilometres of hidden

beaches between communities helps

me avoid their summer population

explosions.

McGeachy seems to be an

unfrequented gem. Back in the present,

while I gaze at the spirited waves there,

a couple of geese flying overhead startle

me from my reverie. As they join their

feathered friends on the pond, I move

on leaving my ruminations to be drawn

out to the watery expanse with the next

set of dispelled waves.

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LOCAL

French Bakery - where everything is made from scratch with love...

OPEN FRIDAY EVENINGS & OUR SPECIAL DAYS

Cherryfest

Applefest

July 18 August 22

Everything BBQ Food • Fun Everything

CHERRY! Door Prizes APPLES!!

Served on the Terrace 10am-2pm

14226 TALBOT TRAIL, PALMYRA

519.674.2888

Hwy #3, just 8 km East of Morpeth

OPEN: Wednesday to Saturday 10-3

Friday Night

PIZZA 5-7PM

(Order by Thurs.)

PICK-UP ONLY

Pizza • Panzerotti

Apple Dessert Pizza

Masks & Physical Distancing Please

Updates: www.jojoparadisebnb.com

Around the World

VENEZUELA - It is considered

good luck if the newlyweds can

sneak out of the party undetected.

It’s also good luck for the first guest

that figures out that they’ve

disappeared.

IRELAND - When the bride and

groom are dancing, the bride is

supposed to always keep one foot

on the floor. Folklore says if she

doesn’t, evil fairies will come and

sweep her away.

INDIA - It is common, right before

the wedding, for Indian women to

get together with their closest

friends and sit together while the

bride gets intricately painted with

a henna tattoo.

FRENCH POLYNESIA - After the

wedding, the relatives of the bride

lay side by side, face down on the

ground, while the bride and groom

walk over them.

PERU - The wedding cake is full of

ribbons attached to charms, one

of which is a fake wedding ring.

During the reception, the single

women do a “cake pull,” each

grabbing a ribbon. The single lady

who pulls the fake ring is said to be

the next to get married.

HOME DECOR LADIES WEAR

GIFTS BOOKS BIRD FEEDERS

Enjoy a butter tart,

ice-cream

or chilled cider

on our deck

overlooking our

Perennial Gardens.

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“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

SUMMER 2020


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Birdie’s Nest

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• Jewellery - Sterling Silver

Fashion Ensembless

Stone Sinks

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Simple & Elegant

Furniture, Baskets

& Pillows

Room Accents in

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Unique

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Summer

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• Wind Chimes

• Oversize

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Also in LONDON

125 CLARKE RD. • 226-663-7183

Outdoor/Indoor

Fountains

& Waterfalls

www.birdiesnestonline.com

Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm

Sunday 11am to 5pm

SUMMER 2020 “A ship is safe in the harbour, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – Gael Attal

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The

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TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

~ We Buy Estates ~

Antiques, Collectibles, Glass, China,

Quality Pre-Owned Furniture

SHOP

LOCAL

Gary’s Gallery

29569 St. George Street N., Dresden (Hwy 21, north edge of town near Hwy 78)

519-401-7322 • Monday-Saturday 10 to 5; Most Sundays 11 to 4

UNCLE

TOM’S

CABIN

uncletomscabin.org

VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CALL 519-683-4368 FOR MORE INFORMATION

www.mckellarsflowers.ca

“Are You Paying Shipping &

Handling Fees for Bradford?”

DON’T—We’re Your Authorized Dealer

Bradford

Exchange

presents

“My Granddaughter - Bee-Lieve

in Yourself” musical glierdome,

plays “You Are My Sunshine”

View Bradford’s

new products at

www.gallerymarketinggroup.ca

& order from us.

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN

Email: babcock@mnsi.net•519-683-2463

ANUSCHKA Handpainted

Handbags, Wallets & Accessories

Artful, Empowing, Bold

Every creation

is a contemporary

masterpiece on leather.

“GARDEN OF DELIGHTS”

Zippered Crossbody $204

Luxury with a conscience.

Enriching the community through Fair Trade.

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

JOIN OUR “SELL IT OR SCRAP IT” AUCTION

ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN

Email: babcock@mnsi.net•519-683-2463

Designing Your Memories

& Decorating Your Home!

• Floral & Garden Inspired Accents

• Inspirational Garden Stones

• Framed Prints & Canvas Art

• Decor Touches • Wall Signs

• Wide Selection of Angels

• Custom Created Weddings

Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

Saturdays 10am-2pm

Christal Wills ls

- Owner & Designer

445 St. George St., DRESDEN • 519-683-4368 • 1-877-228-3440

Upcycled Furniture

Home Décor

Vintage Finds

Tuesday-Friday 10 to 3,

Saturday 10 to 12

TM

FUSION

Mineral Paint,

Stains & Waxes, Brushes

Downtown DRESDEN... 444 St. George Street • 519-437-8064

Dresden Plate

Quilt

Shoppe

(formerly Shelley’s

Painted Treasures n Quilt Shoppe)

• 100% Cotton Fabrics

• Quilting Classes

• Supplies & Patterns

• Custom Quilts

• Long Arm Quilting

• Custom Embroidery

Canadian NHL Fabric

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BEAUTY

WI TH

BLOCKS

462 St. George Street, South

519-683-4244

Tues,Thurs,Fri 10–4 • Sat by appt.

See Facebook for updates

on our expanded hours.

• Lunch specials

• Hand Made

• Seasonally Inspired

Baked in-house...

• bread •co • cookies

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Actual

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• Name something that floats in the bath - Water

• Something you put on walls - Roofs

• Something in the garden that's green - shed

• Something you do before you go to bed - Sleep

• Something you do in the bathroom - Decorate

• Something slippery - A con man

• A part of the body beginning with "N" - Knee

Mona Lisa

PAINTED IN 1503 BY

LEONARDO DA VINCI

Housed at the Louvre since 1797, the subject has no

eyebrows (it was the fashion in Renaissance

Florence). The 2'x2' painting is actually called “La

Gioconda” because it is a portrait of the wife of

merchant Francesco del Giocondo. The painting

was once stolen and not retreived until two

years later, creating its fame.

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“There ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like or hate people than to travel with them.” — Mark Twain

SUMMER 2020


- Southwestern Ontario Map -

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Unique Shops,

Stops and Websites

This pullout map appears in each issue of

Daytripping

Most, but not all, of our regular adversers are listed here.

Many more unique shops that rarely or never run larger adversements

in Daytripping can be found within these four pages.

When travelling

to a town,

be sure to check

these lisngs!

Find more great stops on our FEATURE PAGES:

“Where You Should Eat” (See PAGE 3

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

Index)

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”

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links & more can be found on our website!

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ABERFOYLE S-8

Aberfoyle Antique Market 519-763-1077

www.aberfoyle-antiques.com

AILSA CRAIG M-11

Home Hardware 519-293-3202

ALVINSTON I-13

Munro Apiaries 519-847-5333

www.munrohoney.com

AMHERSTBURG A-19

Rose Cottage Quilt Shoppe 519-730-1172

www.rosecottagequilt.com

ARKONA I-11

AYLMER N-14

Aylmer & District Tourist Info. 519-773-3446

AYLMER-MALAHIDE Museum & Archives 519-773-9723

www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Aylmer Sales Arena & Farmers Mrk. 519-765-2211

www.aylmersalesarena.ca

Elgin Feeds Country Store 519-773-8481

www.elginfeeds.com

Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum 888-773-2955

www.cec-dairymuseum.com

Mennonite Furniture Gallery 519-765-4386

www.mfgi.ca

Pinecroft Pottery & Gift Shop 519-773-3435

www.pinecroft.ca

Spicer’s Bakery 519-773-8404

www.spicersbakery.ca

The Wood Connection (Copenhagen) 519-773-9049

The Woodpecker Solid Wood Furniture 519-765-4771

BADEN P-9

Castle Kilbride National Historic Site 519-634-8444

www.castlekilbride.ca

BAYFIELD J-7

BEACHVILLE O-11

Beachville District Museum 519-423-6497

www.beachvilledistrictmuseum.ca

BELLE RIVER - ON THE LAKE D-17

Belle River - On the Lake Events & Info. 519-728-4624

www.belleriverbia.com

BENMILLER K-6

Benmiller Inn & Spa 1-800-265-1711

www.benmiller.ca

BIRR L-11

BLENHEIM H-17

BLYTH L-6

Blyth Festival Theatre 1-877-862-5984

www.blythfestival.com

The Old MIll 519-523-4595

www.theoldmill.ca

&

BOTHWELL I-15

Joyce Farm Market (April thru Dec.) 519-494-6561

Parks Blueberries (April thru Dec.) 519-692-5373

www.parksblueberries.com

BRANTFORD S-10

Bell Homestead National Historic Site 519-756-6220

www.bellhomestead.ca

Crossroads Trading Post 519-759-8960

Serenity Country Candles 519-753-6374

www.serenitycountrycandles.com

BRIGHT P-10

BRIGHTS GROVE G-11

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

BROCKTON N-2

BROWNSVILLE O-13

BURLINGTON U-9

Tourism Burlington 877-499-9989

www.tourismburlington.com

BUXTON G-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

CAINSVILLE S-11

CALEDONIA T-11

CAMBRIDGE R-9

McDougall Cottage Historic Site 519-624-8250

www.mcdougallcottage.ca

Southworks Antique Mall 519-740-0110

www.southworksantiques.com

CAMLACHIE

CAMPBELLVILLE T-8

Antique Stained Glass Windows 905-854-2152

www.thestonehouse.ca

CAYUGA U-12

Ruthven Park National Historic Site 905-772-0560

www.ruthvenpark.ca

CHATHAM G-17

Chatham-Kent Tourism --

www.chatham-kent.ca

Birdie’s Nest 519-354-4040

www.birdiesnestonline.com

Loads of Love Thrift Shop 519-352-0911

www.loadsoflove.ca

R. B. Fabrics 519-351-7693

www.rbfabrics.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

CLIFFORD O-4

COLCHESTER B-20

North 42 Degrees Estate Winery 519-738-6111

www.north42degrees.com

Serenity Lavender Farm 519-984-2684

www.serenitylavender.com

CLINTON K-7

Central Huron Tourism 1-866-695-3364

www.centralhuron.com

COLDSTREAM K-12

COPENHAGEN N-15

The Wood Connection (Aylmer) 519-773-9049

COTTAM D-19

COURTLAND P-13

Courtland Bakery 519-688-2023

Courtland Collectables 519-429-8566

Find us on Facebook

Ska-Nah-Doht Village & Museum 519-264-2420

www.ltvca.ca/conservation-lands/ska-nah-doht-longwoods

DELHI Q-13

Courtland Treasures Antiques 519-582-2929

Find us on Facebook

Fernlea lVlX Used Books 519-582-1794

DORCHESTER N-12

DRESDEN G-15

Dresden BIA/Info & Events 519-683-4368

dresden.ca

Babcock Jewellers 519-683-2463

Connie’s Country Store 519-683-2121

Gary’s Gallery Antiques 519-401-7322

Kentwood Gardens 519-683-4956

Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind 519-437-8064

McKellar’s Flowers & Gifts 519-683-4368

Patterson Quilts 519-683-6181

Dresden Plate Quilt Shoppe 519-683-2300

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site 519-683-2978

www.uncletomscabin.org

Union Block Bakery Cafe 519-683-3000

DUBLIN M-8

DUNDAS T-10

Dundas Downtown BIA --

www.downtowndundas.ca

The Hanes Corn Maze/Tiny Bake Shop 905-628-5280

The Keeping Room 905-627-5880

EMBRO O-11

Workshop Supply 519-475-4947

www.workshopsupply.com

ERIEAU H-18

Information 519-676-8266

ESSEX C-19

Town of Essex

www.essex.ca

Canadian Transportation Museum 519-776-6909

www.ctmhv.com

Earthly Elements 519-776-7111

Find us on Facebook

Eh Little Bit Of 519-776-7120

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Essex BIA 519-776-9811

www.essexbia.com

Essex Stained Glass 519-776-4577

www.essexstainedglass.com

Heritage Essex Railway Station 519-776-9800

www.essexrailwaystation.com

EXETER L-9

Quilt Kitchen 226-735-3676

www.thequiltkitchen.ca

FOREST H-11

Alton Farms Winery 519-899-2479

www.altonfarmsestatewinery.com

Forest BIA 519-786-4062

www.shopforest.ca

Our readers want to discover the most

Unique Shops,

Stops & Events

in Southwestern Ontario!

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Forest Florist 519-786-2339

www.forestflorist.com

Williamson Farms Country Store 226-520-0144

www.williamsonfarms.ca

GLENCOE J-14

GODERICH J-5 (ALSO SEE BENMILLER)

GRAND BEND J-9

Lambton Heritage Museum 519-243-2600

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

Westland Greenhouses 519-238-1321

www.westlandgreenhouses.com

HAGERSVILLE T-12

HAMILTON U-10

HARRISTON O-4

Davies Antiques 519-338-2449

ddontario.com/daviesantiques/

HARROW B-20

Blimey’s British Store & Gift Shop 226-787-1244

www.blimeys.ca

Farm Fresh Antiques 226-345-6170

Full Circle Thrift Shop 519-738-6202

Priscilla’s Presents 519-738-0001

www.priscillas-presents.com

The Old Milk Shed Antiques 519-738-3084

HENSALL L-8

Iceculture Inc. 519-262-3500

www.iceculture.com

ILDERTON L-11

INGERSOLL O-12

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 519-485-5510

www.ingersoll.ca/cheesemuseum

Patina’s Gifts of Art & Craft 519-485-6466

www.patinas.ca

IPPERWASH H-10

JARVIS S-13

Nice Old Stuff Antiques 519-587-2058

Find us on Facebook

KENT BRIDGE H-16

Kent Bridge Country Market 519-352-5226

www.kentbridgecountrymarket.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

KETTLE & STONY POINT FIRST NATIONS H-10

Thunderbird Crafts Trading Post 519-786-4775

www.thunderbirdcrafts.com

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KINGSVILLE C-20

Can.Trans. Museum/Heritage Village 519-776-6909

www.ctmhv.com

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary 519-733-4034

www.jackminer.ca

KINTORE N-11

McRatterson’s Collectables & Antiques 519-283-9876

Find us on Facebook

KITCHENER R-8

Schneider Haus National Historic Site 519-742-7752

www.schneiderhaus.ca

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum 519-748-1914

www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca

LAMBETH M-11

Spicer’s Bakery 519-281-5438

www.spicersbakery.ca

LAMBTON SHORES J-10

LANGTON Q-14

LASALLETTE Q-13

LEAMINGTON D-20

A Stitch In Time 519-322-4690

Find us on Facebook • www.astitchintime.ca

Chamber of Commerce 519-326-2721

www.tourismleamington.com

Leamington Arts Centre 519-326-2711

www.leamingtonartscentre.com

Pelee Wings Nature Store 519-326-5193

www.peleewings.ca

Thrift on Mill 519-326-3665

www.thriftonmill.ca

LISTOWEL O-6

Knapp Shoes 519-291-4750

www.knappshoes.ca

Sprinrite Yarn Factory Outlet 519-291-3951

www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com

The Kitchen Cupboard & Ice Box 519-291-4777

www.shopkci.com

LONDON M-12 (INC. LAMBETH & HYDE PARK)

A & M Garden Centre 519-652-3539

www.amgardencentre.ca

Attic Books 519-432-7277

www.atticbooks.ca

Birdie’s Nest 226-663-7193

www.birdiesnestonline.com

Brydges Vintage & Collectibles 519-453-8993

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

Cardinal Books 519-854-0006

www.merebooks.com

East Park Golf Gardens 519-451-2950

www.eastparkgolf.com

Memory Lane Antiques 519-471-2835

Find us on Facebook

The Bloomin’ Bog (near Ilderton) 519-666-0132

www.bloominbog.com

The Market at Western Fair District --

www.TheMarketWFD.com

LUCAN L-10

MEAFORD (EAST OF OWEN SOUND)

Meaford Museum 519-538-5974

www.meafordmuseum.ca

MELBOURNE K-13

MILDMAY N-3

MILLBANK O-7

Anna Mae’s Restaurant & Bakery 519-595-4407

www.annamaes.ca

Millbank Family Furniture 519-595-7105

www.millbankfamilyfurniture.ca

MILVERTON O-7

MITCHELL M-8

MOORETOWN E-13

Moore Museum 519-867-2020

www.mooremuseum.ca

MORPETH I-17

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888

www.crazy8barn.com

MOUNT BRYDGES K-13

Brickyard Antiques & Repurposed Things 519-282-0863

www.brickyardantiques.com

Sew Creative 519-264-2177

www.sewcreativequilting.ca

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MOUNT PLEASANT R-11

WIndmill Country Market 519-484-9955

www.thewindmill.ca

NAIRN K-11

NEUSTADT N-3

NEW HAMBURG P-9

Nith Valley Apiaries 519-662-3165

www.nithvalleyapiaries.ca

Oak Grove Cheese House 519-662-1212

NEW SARUM N-14

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

NEWTON O-7

E&E’s Cloth & Creations 519-595-8569

www.eandeclothandcreations.com

Magpie Cottage Canadian Boutique 519-501-7356

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Y-10

NIXON R-13

NORTH BUXTON C-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

NORWICH Q-12

Our Gift Shoppe 519-863-2380

Find us on Facebook

OIL SPRINGS H-14

Oil Museum of Canada 519-834-2840

www.lambtonmuseums.ca/oil

PAISLEY M-1

PALMYRA J-16

PARIS R-10

Chocolate Sensations 519-442-1616

www.chocolatesensations.ca

John M. Hall House of Linens 519-442-4242

www.johnmhall.ca

Mary Maxim 888-442-2266

www.marymaximretail.ca

Paris Fairgrounds 519-442-5121

www.parisfairgrounds.com

The Peddlar 519-802-8199

www.thepeddlar.com

PARKHILL J-10

PELEE ISLAND E-20

PETERSBURG Q-9

Brian Greer Tin Ceilings 519-743-9710

www.tinceiling.com

PETROLIA H-13

Country Yarns 519-882-8740

www.country-yarns.com

Grays Flowers & Gifts 519-882-1330

Olde Post Office Shoppe 519-882-0747

www.petroliaenterprises.ca

Petrolia Mercantile & Tea 519-882-0238

www.facebook.com/petrolia.mercantile

The Cottage - Cafe, Wine Bar & Inn 226-738-0881

The Stitcharie 519-882-3454

www.stitcharie.com

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia 800-717-7694

www.thevpp.ca

PINE RIVER K-3

POINT EDWARD F-12 (ALSO SEE SARNIA)

Buttons & Bows 519-491-1412

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

Kind Decor 519-381-5165

www.kinddecor.ca

Village of Point Edward 519-337-3021

www.villageofpointedward.com

PORT BRUCE N-14

PORT BURWELL O-15

HMSC OJIBWA Museum of Naval History 519-633-7641

www.projectojibwa.ca

PORT DOVER S-14

Port Dover Tourist Information 519-583-1314

www.portdover.ca

Erie Beach Hotel 519-583-1391

www.eriebeachhotel.com

PORT FRANKS I-10

Lambton Shores --

www.lambtonshores.ca

PORT ROWAN Q-15

Frannie’s Attic Antiques 519-410-4861

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

Twin’s Ice Cream (May-Oct) 519-586-7994

PORT STANLEY M-15

Mackie’s On The Beach 519-782-4390

www.yeoldefabricshoppe.com

Once upon a time, you changed this text!

Port Stanley Festival Theatre 519-782-4353

Bottom Borders: Sunny days / Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days

www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Port Stanley Terminal Rail 519-782-3730

www.pstr.on.ca

PRINCETON Q-11

Shop in Princeton an Artisan Shop 226-883-0630

www.theshopinprinceton.ca

REECES CORNERS H-12

RIDGETOWN I-16

JoJo’s Paradise BnB, Bakery Café 519-674-0702

www.jojoparadisebnb.com

Ridge House Museum 519-360-1998

www.chatham-kent.ca/ridgehousemuseum

RUTHVEN D-20

ST. CLEMENTS P-8

In Season Home & Garden 519-218-2188

www.in-season.ca

ST. GEORGE S-10

Robert Hall Originals Rock Shop/Pewter Studio 800-360-2813

www.roberthalloriginals.com

ST. JACOBS Q-7

Market Road Antiques 519-746-1999

www.stjacobs.com

ST. MARYS N-10

ST. THOMAS M-14

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre 519-631-4040

www.stepac.ca

Antiques on the Side 519-633-8190

Find us on Facebook

Berry Hill Limited 519-631-0480

www.berryhilllimited.com

Briwood Farm Market 519-633-9691

Canadale Nurseries Ltd. 519-631-7264

www.canadale.com

Elgin County Heritage Centre 519-631-1460

www.elgin-county.ca

Elgin Military Museum 519-633-7641

www.theelginmilitarymuseum.ca

Medlyn Stained Glass & Jewellery Studio 519-633-3773

www.medlynstudio.com

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

Spicer’s Bakery 519-207-1740

www.spicersbakery.ca

The Eclectic Lady (Functional Vintage) 226-777-4284

Find us on Facebook

The Rusty Sign Shop 519-633-1043

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

ST. WILLIAMS R-15

SARNIA F-12 (ALSO SEE POINT EDWARD & BRIGHT’S GROVE)

Sarnia Tourism Information 800-265-0316

www.ontbluecoast.com

Duc D’Orleans II Cruise Ship 519-337-5152

www.ducdorleans.com

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

Imperial Theatre 877-344-7469

www.imperialtheatre.net

Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 519-337-0507

www.lawrencehouse.ca

Local Motif & Just-A-Nuff Antiques 519-336-3838

Find us on Facebook

Sipkens Garden Centre & Gifts 519-542-8353

www.sipkensnurseries.com

Stones ‘N Bones Museum 519-336-2100

www.stonesnbones.ca

SEAFORTH L-7

SELKIRK U-14

SHAKESPEARE O-9

Best Little Pork Shoppe 519-625-8194

www.porkshoppe.com

The Quilt Place 519-625-8435

www.thequiltplace.ca

SHEDDEN L-14

SIMCOE R-13

Capitol Arts Market 519-900-9355

www.capitolartsmarket.com

The Rustic Feather Barntique 519-420-9662

www.rusticfeatherbarntique.ca

SOMBRA E-14

SOUTHAMPTON K-1

SPARTA N-14

Anything Used & Sparta Country Candles 519-775-0054

www.spartacandles.com

SPRINGFIELD N-13

STRATFORD N-9

Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe 519-273-5773

STRATHROY K-12

ABQ Sewing 519-914-0523

www.amongbrendasquilts.com

Doug & Marion’s Bike Sales & Repairs 519-245-9923

www.dougandmarionsbikes.com

Elly Boersema Natural Health Foods 519-245-0556

Hamilton’s Bakery 519-245-0741

www.hamiltonsbakery.ca

TAVISTOCK O-9

TALBOTVILLE M-13

TECUMSEH C-17

THAMESVILLE H-15

Laurie Clark’s Floral Designs/Antiques 519-692-5519

THEDFORD I-10

Twin Pines Orchards 519-296-5556

www.twinpinesorchards.com

THORNDALE N-11

TILBURY E-18

Katherine’s Bed & Breakfast 519-682-3706

www.bbcanada.com/3088.html

TILLSONBURG P-13

Annandale National Historic Site 519-842-2294

www.tillsonburg.ca

Coyles Country Store 800-559-7350

www.coylescountrystore.com

The Rustic Garage 519-688-7773

www.therusticgarage.com

Tillsonburg Antiques Plus 519-688-7770

www.antiquesincanada.com

Urban Wheel Market/Boutique/Cafe 519-788-9448

www.urbanwheel.ca

TIVERTON L-1

TROY S-10

UNION M-15

VARNA K-7

VANESSA R-12

VITTORIA R-14

Kernal Peanuts 519-426-9222

www.kernalpeanuts.com

The Good Bread Company 519-428-1300

www.goodbreadcompany.ca

WALKERTON N-2

WALLACEBURG F-15

Wallaceburg Museum 519-627-8962

www.wallaceburgmuseum.ca

WALLACETOWN L-15

Backus-Page House Museum 519-762-3072

www.backuspagehouse.ca

WATERFORD R-13

Alice Street Antiques 519-427-7312

Find us on Facebook

Chambers Pure Maple Products 519-443-8561

Find us on Facebook

C.J.’s Antiques 519-443-4197

www.cjsantiques.com

Waterford Antique Market 519-443-4064

www.waterfordantiquemarket.com

WATERLOO Q-8 (SEE ALSO KITCHENER)

WATFORD I-12

WELLESLEY P-8

WHEATLEY E-19

Briar Patch Studio 519-916-2407

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

WINDHAM CENTRE Q-13

Caresa Antiques 519-443-5856

WINDSOR B-17

WINGHAM M-5

WOODSTOCK P-11

Country Patchworks 519-537-8753

www.countrypatchworks.ca

WYOMING H-12

Lambton County Archives 519-845-5426

www.lambtonmuseums.ca/archives

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Are you a collector? I am and am

proud of the fact. In days gone by, many

people collected thimbles, spoons, salt

shakers, coins, stamps, stuffed animals,

books, rocks, dolls, video games, movies,

records, Coke bottles,

marbles, antiques, cards,

pens, magnets, beer cans,

lemon squeezers, hub

caps, tools, and miniature

tea sets. The number you

have and whether you

can move comfortably

through your home will tell you if you

have too many and are close to being

a hoarder.

I am of the miniature tea set collectors,

and derive so much pleasure from

mine that I whole-heartedly suggest

taking up this hobby. My collection

started when I was about 10 years

old. An older lady in our village had

both her knee caps removed, and was

restricted to a wheelchair for her time of

convalescence. I was hired to look after

her, keep her company, and retrieve

things that she dropped, etc. Nurses

came to visit for her physical needs, but

I was there for the in-between. It was

not a difficult job, but it sure was boring

for a ten year old on summer holidays.

Mrs. Harper had a beautiful home

with many lovely pieces of furniture and

art, but the thing I most enjoyed seeing

were her collections of miniature tea

sets in a large wooden china cabinet. I

would peer at them every day, and once

a month I was allowed to dust them very,

very gently. Dusting was a big job, and

I was entrusted to do that in among all

the vases and knick-knacks that virtually

littered every flat surface in the sitting

room. I would wheel the tea cart into

the sitting room, and one by one remove

everything from each table, dust the

table, dust the items and place them back

on the table in more or less the same

order. This was pretty heady stuff for a

ten year old, who up to this time mostly

babysat children, cleaned house and did

dishes. Some of these items were very

fragile and priceless, and I was scared to

Daytripping to DRESDEN, BOTHWELL, WALLACEBURG, SOMBRA & MOORETOWN

Collector or Hoarder

By Agnes Burroughs, Dorchester

death I might drop them or crash them

together. Mrs. Harper didn’t seem too

worried. I guess she was just grateful

not to be alone, and enjoyed my quiet

company. Once a month, I reverently

opened the large china

cabinet, and thus began

my geography and history

lesson from Mrs. Harper.

She would point out each

piece, and tell me which

country it came from and

how she happened to

bring it home to its present location. She

and Mr. Harper had travelled to many

countries, and she always managed

to find a tea set to commemorate the

visit. Some were of the finest porcelain

from England—so fragile you could

virtually see through them. Others were

wooden, and were hand carved on one

of the poorer islands in Malaysia. Metal

intricately carved into miniature works

of art covered some of the lower glass

shelves from Italy. Tiny little tea sets with

tea pot, cream and sugar and always two

cups and saucers on a wispy tray might

only be a little bigger than a toonie coin

and oh, so delicate. I loved listening to

the interesting stories about how these

mini gems came from all over the world

to this little village in Ontario.

When the summer slowly waned,

and school beckoned, I was allowed to

choose one of the tea sets for my very

own to take home and start my own

collection. It was a difficult decision as

no two were alike, so I was unable to take

one and still leave one for Mrs. Harper to

enjoy. I peered at their shiny orbs, and

finally settled on a little brown tea set on

a round glass tray. I was truly grateful to

Mrs. Harper, her history and geography

lessons and her generosity for letting me

take home this lovely glass treasure that

I still have today in my collection of mini

tea sets, that I visit several times a day on

a shelf by my kitchen sink.

Whatever you choose to collect, do it

for the joy, the love and the beauty of

things all around you and you won’t go

wrong.

Moore

Museum

12-building

heritage village, plus

Lionel model train room

“A museum… and so much

more for you to explore!”

94 Moore Line

Mooretown, Ontario

519-867-2020

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Author

You Tell on Yourself Unknown

You tell on yourself by the friends you seek

By the very manner in which you speak,

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By the spirit in which your burden you bear,

By the kind of things at which you laugh,

By the records you play on your phonograph.

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By the manner in which you bear defeat,

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the beach, “Do I look as if I am getting

tanned?” (Now, that was long before

the warnings of getting too much sun

was dangerous and made everyone sit

up and take serious notice.) As we later

learned, vanity means little in the big

picture called life.

Some Sarnians say the lake is never

warm enough till about August, which

is true, however, we would take a dip in

Lake Huron as early as June, no matter

the temperature. Canatara Beach was

always such a pretty spot and we

were within walking distance of the

washrooms and snack bar. Memories

take me back to my friends and I

relaxing on our beach towels, the smell

of suntan lotion wafting through the

air as we listened to the music of the

70’s from one of our transistor radios…

“Summer breeze makes me feel fine,

blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind.”

(from the song “Summer Breeze” by the

duo Seals & Crofts). Of course, a Beach

Boy tune would only make sense and

add a happy element to our afternoon

at the beach… “Round round, get around

I Get Around” or “Do you love me, do you

Surfer Girl”…

Looking out over the lake, there was

a mixture of water craft and sailboats,

also steamships off in the distance.

Seagulls hovered above us, waiting for

an opportunity to swoop down and grab

a tasty morsel or two. The lifeguards

on duty gave us a sense of security,

especially with the ever-present

undertow. Everyone growing up in the

area knew about the dreaded undertow

and how important it was to respect the

waters of Lake Huron.

People-watching both on the sand

and in the water added to our summer’s

afternoon at Canatara Beach. Observing

my friend’s three year old daughter

playing in the sand at water’s edge

with pail and shovel, reminded us of

the simple joys of a child, her blond

pigtails blowing in the breeze. Parents

would join their children, making sand

castles or wading in the shallow end for

some splash time. Sometimes children

running by would result in sand making

its way into our territory but that was just

kids being kids. Our main concern was

sand getting into our “loaded” egg salad

and tuna sandwiches! A teenage girl

and boy would stroll by hand-in-hand,

oblivious to everything and everyone

around them. They would stop and write

their initials in the sand, smile and walk

on. Of course, this scene was depicted

well in Pat Boone’s “Love Letters in the

Sand.” Funny, with the passing of time,

some things never change.

As the sun got closer to the horizon

and the beach-goers were few and far

between, we knew it was time for us to

pack up and end our afternoon, with a

promise to return again soon.

The beautiful waters at Canatara

Beach are still lapping the shores as

generations have come and gone,

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them throughout their lives. It might be a

summer breeze, the haunting melody of

a summer song, a fleeting moment from

the past that will stir a long-forgotten

memory. “And when the rain beats against

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By Janice Walters, Southampton

A blasted summer cold! The kind that

cuts the back of the throat and assaults

sinuses and bronchial pathways.

Tickling feathers seem to dust across

the lining of lungs, resulting in nonproductive

coughing spells.

How dare the sun be shining today

without a cloud in the sky when my

head pounds! Even the birds are singing

much too loudly as I open the sunroom

windows to let the fresh lake breeze

swish through the screens in hopes of

ridding our bungalow of the nasty virus.

I hate being idle. And although my

body is heavy with aches and craving

Epsom salt baths, my mind whirs with

tasks needing done and ruminating

about the past. I can hear her voice,

“Get to bed and sleep. That’s the best

medicine, you know.” So I compromise

and lay on the couch, close my eyes

and belch a relief from nauseousness.

“Better out than in,” her voice echoes

again in my brain.

I smile. She would have liked it here, I

think. Easy walking distance to the bench

to sit and watch the sailboats glide in and

out of harbour. Small town shops to get

necessities without need of a vehicle.

She would happily make one of her

dishes in my kitchen. I doze, and a

floodgate of old recipes come storming

into my fevered mind.

Her oven special, created in her

early years of marriage when cupboard

supplies in the 1940’s were low and the

only ingredients on hand were ground

chuck, a few carrots, potatoes, a can of

peas and tomato soup. A bowl of this,

set alongside homemade tea biscuits

“fed a working man and the kids.”

Dump Cake—she learned this as a

six year old girl preparing meals in the

farmhouse kitchen for the workhands.

It resulted from failed risen yellow

cakes and was modified with preserved

cherries, melted butter and chopped

nuts. After re-baking and topped with

fresh whipped cream, the farmhands

never knew a kitchen disaster ever

occurred.

Shortbread cookies—made only of

four ingredients; cornstarch, icing sugar,

flour and butter. These were a favourite

any time of the year. But, at Christmas,

were topped with halved red or green

cherries.

Christmas… ah, yes. Cannot forget

her Christmas pudding. A cross

between the steamed carrot pudding

and the Christmas pudding found in her

Purity Cookbook from 1937. Of course,

it wasn’t complete without the elixir of

sauce made only of brown sugar, butter

and cornstarch. But, get the mixing and

heating wrong, and you can end up with

a hard lump and a ruined pot!

But, even a ruined pot she could

salvage. Gently coaxing the mass free

with small additions of boiling water,

controlled temperature and constant

stirring.

That was her best recipe—a pinch of

strength and a dusting of determination

to make the most of what’s placed

before you, even when you think it’s

ruined or not enough.

And when you are sick, get to bed.

“Yes, mom.” I whisper to her

memory. “Here I go.”

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I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Kahoots. Apparently,

you can’t go alone. You have to be in Kahoots with someone.

I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport. You have to

be driven there. I have made several trips there thanks to my children,

friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m not too

much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit

there too often.

I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I’m in Capable. I go there

more often as I’m getting older.

One of my favourite places to be is in

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flowing and pumps up the old heart!

At my age I need all the stimuli I can

get!

I may have been in Continent, but I

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Sent in by Carol, Glencoe

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Halo was a beautiful white mare with

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That was where the implications to her

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she remained aloof and stood facing

the wall, looking at no one. When she

did turn around, it was with her ears

flattened on her head and teeth bared.

She wasn’t just threatening either; I was

warned to watch my fingers and take

great care when handling her. Halo

clearly communicated her anger and

dislike to everyone. I took her cue, and

made wide circles around her.

As I’ve come to know some of the

horses in this particular stable, their

individual personalities often will remind

me of different people I know. Halo has

certainly been no exception. In fact, she

reminded me a lot of who I was a while

ago: reserved, distrustful of people, and

often feeling alone and miserable. There

was a lot of hurt in my life, and I had

developed a shell to protect myself from

being vulnerable to more. My exterior

made it difficult for anyone to get close

and vice-versa.

Over the weeks I watched Halo’s

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quickly that underneath Halo’s prickly

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She went about developing a trust

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I was reminded of a friend who

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had come into my life about five years

earlier. She was not put off by my

reserve, either, but saw right through it.

She reached out to me in small ways at

first. I began to feel safe with her and

found myself opening up to accept the

love she offered. She was always patient

with me and wisely gave me space when

I needed it. I valued her honesty even

though at times it was painful. I realized

it was not easy for her to say the things

she did, but it was proof that she cared

enough for me to say them. Together,

we’ve worked through a lot of issues, and

there has been a huge release in my life

to be at ease with myself and others, to

trust, and to be loving and open.

One day, I was at the stables again

to clean some stalls. The horses were out

in the pastures and I stood by the barn

before I began my chores, just to watch

them. Halo took notice of me and soon

began to make her way up to where I

was. She put her nose to my cheek and

breathed her ‘hello’ on my face, then

began searching my fingers for any treats

I might have brought along. I gave her

some apple slices and she accepted

a scratch on her face and neck, and I

massaged her soft nuzzle. Eventually,

I had to shoo her away so I could

continue my work. I marveled at the

transformation that love, understanding,

and patience had wrought in Halo’s life

as well as mine.

Halo was sold about a year ago, and

I’ve lost track of her now, but I won’t

easily forget the lesson she’s taught me:

don’t walk away when a prickly person

bares his teeth; try to offer a little love

and understanding, instead.

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~ Try to make at least three people smile each day!

~ Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

~ You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

~ Spend more time with people over the age of 70 & under

the age of 6.

~ Try & pay an honest compliment to someone you wouldn’t

normally.

~ No matter how you feel, get up, dress up & show up.

~ Take a 10 - 30 min walk every day. And while you walk, smile.

It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

~ Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends

will. Stay in touch!

~ No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

~ However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

~ Live with the 3 E’s - - Energy, Enthusiasm & Empathy

~ Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk. Less clutter

creates more calmness.

~ Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you

certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride

through life, so make the most of it & enjoy the ride.

Stop & Shop in

DOWNTOWN

FOREST

Be sure to check out

historic downtown Forest!

Browse our shops and enjoy a meal

at one of our fantastic restaurants.

Check out our Farmers’ Market!

Friday mornings from 8 am - 1 pm

on the corner of Main St. N. & Jefferson Streets.

Watch our Facebook page,

website, and other

social media pages

for all event updates

in downtown Forest

this summer.

SUMMER 2020 “He who is outside his door already has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” — Dutch proverb Page 21


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“Have You Got

a Minute?”

by Dot Sale, Belmont

“Have you got a minute?”

I hear her say.

I answered, “Yes,”

And let time slip away.

I did not miss it,

I did not regret,

The moments we spent,

And cherish them yet.

“Have you got a minute?”

Such a simple phrase,

Can mean so much,

To ease the days.

Sometimes our lives,

Spin quickly away,

Too much to do,

With no time to say.

“Have you got a minute?”

(Out of your day),

To just talk to someone,

And let time slip away?

from Daytripping’s Nov-Dec 2001 issue

It’s wonderful to hear that this year

the Daytripping magazine gang are

celebrating 25 years of literary and

shopping service to their readers. As an

amateur historian, I had the pleasure a

few years ago of being presented with a

copy of the second issue ever printed—

the May-June 1995 issue.

It was a pleasure to come on board

in the September-October 2000 issue

with an article I wrote about

throwaway pets. It was

followed with another one

about our grand cat Curbey

who lived with us the major

part of his adult life after he

and most of his litter had

been abandoned by their

owners and our daughter’s

then boyfriend had rescued

him from the garbage bag they

had been dropped off in a local

park in Toronto. He had been

the only survivor of the heartless

event.

When our whole family

had moved from Toronto to

By Dot Sale, Belmont

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• Pet friendly • Free WiFi

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Happy 25th Daytripping

Anniversary!

Belmont in 1991 Curbey, of course,

came with us along with a smaller cat

that our son had adopted from a pet

shop. Curbey would live to a ripe old

age but would never get over his fear of

the sound of garbage bags.

Since that time I have submitted

a great number of articles and one or

two poems for possible inclusion in the

magazine and have been rewarded

with seeing just that with 38 of

them. Included was my poem

“Have You Got a Minute?” that

appeared in the November-

December 2001 issue about

taking time out of your day to

just talk to someone and let time

slip away.

Thank you, thank you,

thank you for the opportunity

to shine my literary light the

very best way I can.

Much love to you all,

Dot

Publisher’s Note: And Thank

You, Dot! It’s been a pleasure

time and time again.

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“Home is where the heart is, and my heart is wherever I am at the moment.” — Lily Leung

SUMMER 2020


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Richard Hain, Brampton I’m hoping to be the first to submit for

the Stay Home, Stay Safe 2020 Edition! Richard set up this shot with

his 360 camera.

Julie Gibbings, Clinton My husband Steve and I took our Daytripper

with us to Santa Maria De Leuca in Italy (that’s at the very tip of

the heel!).

Charity of Choice: The Alzheimer Society of Huron County.

Daytripping’s Charity of Choice for the July-August 2020 issue is:

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Eh Lile Bit of, Essex

Crazy 8 Barn, Palmyra

Coyle’s Country Store,

Tillsonburg

Maria Figueredo and Jeff Gallant of Brantford picked

up their Daytripper at the Brantford Farmer’s Market

and enjoyed a daytrip to Waterford Antique Market.

Chocolate Sensaons, Paris

Sparta Country Candles, Sparta

Robert Hall Originals, St. George

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Pinecro, Aylmer Erie Beach Hotel, Port Dover Blyth Fesval Theatre, Blyth John M. Hall Linens, Paris Berry Hill, St. Thomas

SUMMER 2020 “My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” - Diane Arbus

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Some areas can be found in

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find all the shops in a region.

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A Destination for

The

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Old Fashioned Baking

- Since 1877 -

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famous

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49 West Street, Goderich • 519-524-7941

T HE B OOK P EDDLER

100's of Authors • 1,000's of Titles

(New & Previously Read)

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519-524-5224

Trade in the books you've read for some you haven't!

Our 2nd Section begins along Lake Huron in GODERICH and KINCARDINE

I stopped telling

myself that I’m lost.

I’m not.

I’m on a road with

no destination,

I’m just driving

with hope that I’ll

find a place that I like

and I’ll stay there.

I’m not lost,

I’m on my way.

What's Your Big Hurry?

Sit back and relax, in your old favourite chair,

And read what this writer, with you, has to share.

The hustle and bustle, we do every day,

Our times shall pass quickly, and our lives, ebb away.

Relax, and slow down - and take a deep breath,

Don't be in a hurry, to meet up, with death.

This era we're living, is all rushing, and speed,

And it's all about money, that's bringing on greed.

Sit alone on the bench, or stroll through the park,

Watch children at play, 'till day light turns dark.

SHOP

LOCAL

By Spokeshave

Entertain like a Pro,

formal or relaxed.

The years we were children, let your minds wander back,

Our lives and our bodies, knew how to relax.

Today, it's all hurry, with our lives on the run,

Slow down, my dear reader, or your days shall be done.

Go visit your elders, (should they still walk the earth,)

Take a walk with them slowly, and make their life worth.

If you're hungry for money, the fortune you've made,

Could cost you your health, and buy you a grave.

Our health is quite precious, as all folks should know,

Your life will last longer, relax, and go slow.

Don't misinterpret, your life's still a prize,

A person should daily, all do exercise.

34 COURTHOUSE SQUARE, GODERICH 519.612.1919

‘The Culinary Boutique in the heart of Downtown Goderich’

(The moral of this poem)

It's speed, greed, and hurry, that's getting us down,

Slow down, my good readers, and we'll see you around.

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“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” — Tim Cahill

SUMMER 2020


Lake Huron

MI

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Daytripping

up to...

Remember that the info in any ad may have changed since we printed on July 9th

My Kincardine is YOUR Kincardine

By Kelly McDonald, Kincardine Tourism • 866-546-2736 or tourism@kincardine.ca

It is amazing how quickly our lives can

change in such a short amount of time;

the way we do business, how regularly

we can spend time with our loved ones,

and now, how conscious we need to be

about personal space and interactions

in public to ensure the health and safety

of each other.

A lot has changed.

But one thing that stays the same, no

matter the circumstances, is how our

community can pull together and adapt.

Events and festivals may be postponed

this year, local attractions may be forced

to keep their doors closed to the public,

but what isn’t cancelled can sometimes

be just what makes you proud to call

this place home…or your “home away

from home” in some cases.

It’s the shop owners that have heeded

local protocols to re-open their doors

for you, our restauranteurs that are

utilising parking lots and sidewalks to

accommodate patios, and our residents

and visitors that are respecting physical

space, adhering to regional and

provincial regulations to help slow the

spread during the pandemic to ensure

we get back to ‘normal’ sooner rather

than later.

Adapting to this new normal has

inspired our community to think outside

of the box. To re-evaluate how we can

deliver the same high calibre customer

experience that you have come to

expect from us locally. With limitations

KINCARDINE MILDMAY HARRISTON PAISLEY

MEAFORD CLIFFORD LISTOWEL NEUSTADT

WALKERTON MT. FOREST BROCKTON GORRIE

Parts of this area are known as Saugeen Country or Ontario’s West Coast.

Sunset Boulevard would be a suitable name as the view at night must be among the

best anywhere on the planet. Wind your way up Highway #21 with its beaches,

lighthouses and landmarks, and then come inland to stroll from one scenic town

to another, through the heart of the Maitland and Saugeen River watersheds.

on numbers of customers permitted into

businesses at any given time (typically

resulting in lengthy line-ups) and the

promotion of physical distancing, this

presented a challenge. The solution?

Promenade on Queen. A cooperative

effort, the promenade model will see

the closure of a section of Queen Street

(Durham Market North to Lambton Street)

in Lakeside Downtown Kincardine to

vehicle traffic every weekend during the

summer, commencing Friday evenings

at 5pm through to Sunday night at 9pm.

This pedestrian only walk-through will

provide extra retail and patio/dining

HIVE ‘N HOE

Country Store

Local, Natural Honey

Handcrafted Gifts

Homegrown Produce

Open Mon.-Sat. 10-5

519-396-3529

www.anderkin.ca

Take

the

Honey Products

678 Kincardine Ave.

KINCARDINE

$10 / Week

See

Pages

33-35

space for our local businesses and their

customers, showcase pop-up vendors for

added interest, with room for all to enjoy,

safely. Oh, and did we mention the

abundant ambiance? That’s just a bonus.

Should you be visiting for the first

time, spending a day, a night, or renting

a cottage for the week, we ask that you

please consider yourself a resident while

visiting. Please respect local protocols

that have been put in place that are

proving to be extremely efficient in our

fight against the virus. Be patient and be

kind. Because when you are here, my

Kincardine is YOUR Kincardine.

From

Meaford

Pine River

Clifford

From

Goderich

Gorrie

From

Listowel

SUMMER 2020 “No matter where you go, there you are.” — anonymous

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The

Daytripper

HARRISTON, CLIFFORD, MILDMAY, PAISLEY GORRIE & LISTOWEL

SHOP

LOCAL

Canadian Made Gifts from 50 Artisans

58 Elora St., Mildmay

The Hint, from our

March-April 2020 issue, was...

This of course is a city

sasquatch (obviously, duh).

Which city and where in that

city?

The Answer is:

This is the EOA Sasquatch in front

of Summer’s Home Hardware on

Hamilton Road in London, one of

many carvings on a Tree Trunk

Tour. It was sponsored by the

fans of London band Bobnoxious.

Home Décor

Indoor/Outdoor Accessories

& More

One-of-a-kind... A couple of these... A few of those

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DAVIE’S ANTIQUES

6,000 Square Feet of

Glass • Chinaa

• Furniture

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FLEA MARKET

Collectibles, Antiques

& Books

Elora Soap Company

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your

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Featuring All Natural Soap

and Amazing Local Art & Craft

www.elorasoap.com

312 Queen St. N. Paisley, ON - the Artistic River Village • 519-353-5191

The Hint is:

This is the RCAF Skyview.

It spins in the wind but, try

as it might, it doesn’t get

too far. You can get a good

breakfast here too!

Look for the answer in our Sept.-Oct. 2020 issue!

From our last issue

If you like these, you’ll love www.roadsideattractions.ca

Where

Is It?

This is not in Sarnia,

even though there is a

striking resemblance

to local guitar legend

Pete Michieli.

Artist:

Robbin Wenzoski

Simple Pleasures

In the constant struggle for success,

self confidence, self satisfaction and self

identity, we seem to drift deeper into

the world of materialism and instant

gratification. Our over indulgence as

well as the drive to survive and succeed,

drive us to lead a very fast, stressful and

frustrating lifestyle.

Fortunately most of us

are given a second chance

to unwind and to again take

pleasure in the simple things

of life when we become

grandparents. We begin to

see the world through tiny

uncluttered eyes. We learn

to take the time to listen,

to see and to do simple

things together. We

quickly learn to create

opportunities to discover

and to share precious

priceless moments with

little money spent and a lot of memories

made.

For little fingers and minds, the garden is

truly a magical place. Seeds are planted and

nurtured to create a variety of wonderful

surprises. It is a big payoff for persistence,

patience and hard work. What excitement

in their eyes as they pull long orange

carrots from the rich brown soil. Finding

hidden cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini

among the many huge green leaves is also

an exciting discovery. The extra bonus of

recognizing and identifying a cornucopia

of bees, beetles and butterflies becomes a

lasting learning experience.

In the ten acre woodlot, each season

of nature’s beauty surrounds us. In the

spring, the touch and feel of Trilliums and

May Apples, confirm the magic of their

numbers. In the summer, what a thrill it

is to see the evening woods light up with

countless fire flies. Of course, in the fall,

the crunching of the leaves as we take our

walks is music to our ears. Winter again fills

us with awe as we follow the many animal

tracks in the fresh fallen snow. Even Nana

and Upa make snow angels with the girls.

There is now lots of time to teach little

fingers and minds in Nana’s kitchen.

Davie’s Antiques

Two floors

to explore!

GIFTS, HOME DÉCOR & MORE!

A Large Selection of Gifts,

Home Décor, Fashion and Jewellery

519-338-3230 • 16 ELORA ST. HARRISTON

www.achesonpharmacy.com

by Betti Szeider, Windham Centre

from Daytripping’s Fall 2010 issue

Seeing their confidence and curiosity grow,

gives Nana the extra patience she needs

to get the job done. The surprise in their

eyes as they see how much sugar goes into

homemade jam is Nana’s reward, after

seeing them clean and hull the berries and

finally stir them into the big boiling pot of

ingredients.

The girls are very interested

in Upa’s fly tying skills. They

are captivated by the variety

of materials used in this

interesting hobby. It is

amazing how their little

fingers quickly learn

to expertly wind the

thread around the

tiny hooks. Using their

imagination, they have

advanced, with Upa’s

guidance, to create

their own flies, which

they proudly hang in a

special place for all to see and admire.

We have learned to do many indoor

and outdoor chores, which have taught

patience, persistence, responsibility and

pride in doing their best.

We have learned that it is important to

really listen to each other and to solve our

problems together in a fair and usually

simple way.

We have learned to give and receive love

and respect each others feelings.

We also have found that it feels so good

to laugh a lot together.

Life seems so uncomplicated at Upa and

Nana’s place.

The age of fast moving technology is

slowly taking over our world. Our only

wish for the girls is that they will remember

the love and simple pleasures that we all

shared here together for so many years.

We hope that they will guard this

precious love and contentment deep

within their hearts and use it when they

have the need to relax and unwind from

the hustle bustle world that will surely

become so much a part of their future

lives.

Life is good.

Family is everything.

in HARRISTON!

519-338-2449

Open 7 Days

9am to 5pm

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“I see my path, but don’t know where it leads. Not knowing inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

SUMMER 2020


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that much has probably changed since

this issue came out, hopefully for the

better. Indoor dining may be allowed

now for example. Masks may or may

not be required. Please be prepared,

and call or go to our customers

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Facts By The Yard

• The cylinder mower was invented in

1830 by an English engineer.

• 50,000 mowers a year were being

produced in the U.S. by 1885.

• The first gas engine mower hit the

greens in 1902.

• 2.7 million Canadians mow their

lawn every summer weekend.

• It takes approximately 40 million

gallons of gasoline each year to

do so.

• There are more than 3 million twostroke

gas mowers/trimmers being

used today, which produces the

same amount of smog in one hour

as driving a new car 550 K.

• Four-stroke gas engines

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• Electric mowers

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• Garden equipment

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SUMMER 2020 “How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterwards.” — Spanish Proverb

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1) What do you put in a toaster?

Bread. If you said toast, then give up now and go do something else.

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Your brain is obviously over-stressed and may even overheat.

If you said water, then proceed to question 3.

3) If a red house is made from red bricks, and a blue house

is made from blue bricks, and a black house is made

from black bricks, what is a greenhouse made from?

Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said green bricks, what are you

still doing here reading these questions?

OPEN Monday-Saturday 10-5

• Quilting Cottons

• Supplies

• Books • Patterns

• Stencils

• Custom Quilts

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“One great thing about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” — Edith Wharton

SUMMER 2020


We're famous for our great tasting

brick in a variety of flavours,

and traditional

Limburger.

When You

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29 Bleams Road East,

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(Exit at New Hamburg, Peel St.

Take first right on Bleams Rd. E.)

Our studio is sll closed to in-person shopping

but we accept phone & email purchases.

Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram

for sales and updates! We’ll be popping up

at various locaons over the summer.

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By Laurie Dunlop,

Daytripping

We had a seemingly instant

recognition of each other. No over

excitement, just a calm, look-me-in-theeye

acknowledgement of the fact that I

had finally come to get her. I had my

dog. She stood behind my seat with her

head on my shoulder as we drove away.

Our adventure had begun.

My job in marketing and sales means

a lot of time travelling and long hours

on my computer and phone. With the

back seats folded down, Onyx had her

choice of navigating from the front seat

or snoozing on her bed in the back. At

home she sleeps under my desk. In our

four years together we have gone close

to 150,000 km. My coffee travel mug,

briefcase and my dog are my day’s

essentials.

Over the years I have come to

appreciate her sense of humour. Dogs

can do eye-rolls. I saw it first when a pile

of papers I was juggling while coming

downstairs from the office, slipped, and

flew in the air. She had raced down

TAKEOUT MENU

SANDWICHES

Deluxe: Fries or mashed potatoes

& coleslaw or vegetables

Hot Beef or Hot Turkey

Small $8.50 Large $9.50

Hot Hamburger • $9.50

Quehl’s Clubhouse

$9.50 • Deluxe $14.50

Reuben

$8.25 • Deluxe $12.75

Western

$6.26 • Deluxe $12.75

Grilled Cheese • $5.75

Deluxe $5.75 • Bacon (2) $1.50

Beef Melt on a Bun

$8.95

• Deluxe $13.45

WEEKLY SPECIALS

BURGERS & THINGS

Deluxe: Fries or mashed potatoes

& coleslaw or vegetables

Plain Burger

$6.75 Large $11.25

Cheeseburger • $7.75

Deluxe $12.25 • Bacon (2) $1.50

Monterey Mushroom Burger

$8.75 • Deluxe $13.25

Fish & Chips

One pc. $10.50 • Two Pc. $13.50

Chicken Fingers & Side

Small $10.50 • Large $13.50

BREAKFAST

Served ed All

Day!

LOCALLY INSPIRED

Slow Roasted Beef or Turkey, Country Fried Chicken

Dinners include mashed potatoes and vegetables • $9.95 each

Wednesday: Liver & Onions, Ham & Scalloped Potatoes, Cajun

Caesar Salad, Lemon Meringue Pie

Thursday: Meatloaf, Pork Schnitzel with Hot German Potato Salad &

Apple or Cherry Strudel, Grumbere Salad

Friday: Select two - Pigtail, Rolled Rib or Cabbage Roll, Seasonal

Spinach & Fruit Salad, Homemade Cherry Cheesecake

Saturday: Select two - Pigtail, Rolled Rib or Cabbage Roll, Cobb

Salad, Homemade Yeast donuts

Sunday: Select two - Pigtail, Rolled Rib or Cabbage Roll, Mandarin

Orange & Seasoned Chicken Salad, Handpies & Creampuffs

and was

waiting at

the bottom,

saw the disaster

and quickly looked

away. She then tiptoed out of the room

as the paper fell like giant snowflakes.

Anxiety runs high at deadline and

pacing often becomes the hobby of

the day. I was waiting for a client to

return a call and decided I could start

laundry instead of just being fidgety

at my desk. As I was coming into the

kitchen, the phone rang. I sped up, my

sleeve caught on the doorknob, and I

did an immediate 90 degree turn and

head crash into a bank of cupboards.

I dropped the clothesbasket, jumped

over it and grabbed the phone. Onyx

had been sitting in the kitchen watching

me, and with the crash looked instantly

sympathetic, then just as quickly turned

her head. I’m sure her shoulders were

shaking—in her view probably one of

my best tricks.

Carry

Home

Offering a

large selection

of heat and

serve meals,

the healthy

alternative to

the TV dinner!

Individual

Frozen • $9.95 each

Cabbage Rolls

Roast Beef

Roast Turkey

Rolled Stuffed Ribs

Served with mashed

potatoes & vegetables.

Microwave safe.

Family

Frozen • Serves 4-5

Cabbage Rolls

$15.00

Roast Beef

$19.95

Roast Turkey

$19.95

Rolled Stuffed Ribs

$19.95

Pot Pies $12.00

Served with mashed

potatoes & vegetables.

Oven safe container.

Soups, Desserts,

& More!

HOURS

Wednesday−Sunday:

11am−2pm &

4:30pm−6:30pm

Monday & Tuesday:

Closed

33 Woodstock St S, Tavistock • quehlsrestaurant.com • 519-655-2835

Have you seen Percy the Pig?

On my way west

to Stratford I have

often passed Percy.

Percy likes to hang

out on the front lawn

of The Best Little Pork

Shoppe on Highway

7/8 in Shakespeare.

Percy the Pig

never misses an

appearance because

he’s a statue. Standing proud by the

main road, he makes you think of

bacon, sausage and ham. But I quickly

learned upon entering this darling little

shop, that The Best Little Pork Shoppe

carries hundreds of non-pork products

as well.

What’s better than the smell of

freshly baked cinnamon rolls? I know…

bacon…BUT this was the smell inside

the Shoppe on the Saturday morning I

decided I needed to meet Percy. 10-year

employee Rhonda had just pulled some

hot cinnamon brioche buns out of the

oven at the in-store bakery. The aromatic

atmosphere was pure comfort in the

cozy shop.

I was so thrilled to see such a variety

of pork products: from london broil to

bacon burgers, there was so much more

than just bacon. I noted the sign on the

door that said, “Thank you for supporting

local independent business.”

Not only did I have great choice

in pork, but the selection of locally

made products was also surprisingly

impressive. Don’t like pork? The Shoppe

also offers free-range, drug-free chicken.

Rhonda told me that there are some local

Story and photos by Elaine Ballantyne, Bright

products they have

carried and sold for

over 20 years.

I like to give food

gifts to hard-tobuy-for

men in my

life, specifically my

father-in-law. All

locally made, the

Shoppe had choices

from jams, oils, salad

dressings, rubs and countless pickled

products. The artisan nettle cheese by

Mountain Oak of New Hamburg caught

my eye. I bought some and don’t let the

name “nettle” scare you—it is simply a

superb tasting cheese!

Going strong since 1918, I also bought

a jar of Nith Valley Apiaries cinnamon

honey (have you figured out that I love

cinnamon?). My father-in-law tells me

that this honey spread on your morning

toast is wonderful. And since my fatherin-law

loves pickled eggs, I picked up a jar

made from Stemmler’s of St. Clements.

A dear friend had just lost her beloved

cat to cancer, so I checked out the

cheerful gift area in search of something

to make her smile. I looked at beautiful

notebooks, kitchen tools, garden flags,

tea towels and napkins until I found the

perfect thing. A tea drinker, I found the

cutest cat mug for my bereaved friend

that said “I love you” at the bottom of the

cup (I know her cat would have said that

if he could talk). RIP George.

My experience at The Best Little

Pork Shoppe truly made my day.

With great local products and friendly

knowledgeable staff, this Daytripper had

a happy day.

SUMMER 2020 “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” — Danny Kaye

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The

Daytripper

You can still daytrip to Millbank and pick up our

FAMOUS BROASTED CHICKEN,

HOMEMADE MENNONITE MEALS & BAKING!

Takeout Available and our Bakery is Open!

Scooter Service (contactless pickup) available & walk ins welcome.

Washrooms are available for customers.

Featuring over 18 varities of homemade pies &

many other homemade goodies including

bread, tarts, muffins, cookies & cheesecake.

All items are baked fresh daily.

Gluten free baking now available!

...and it’s always worth the drive to MILLBANK

Open Mon–Sat 7am–7pm

Call 519-595-4407 or 519-616-0466

Please check our website or social media for changes to

hours and updates on re-opening the dining area.

Enjoy the scenic drive to Millbank, we would love to serve you!

WWW.ANNAMAES.CA | 4060 Line 72 Millbank

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2 Scroop

3 Aglet

4 Harp

5 Jarns, Niles

Grawlix & Quimp

6 Obdormion

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8 Rowel

9 Liripipe

10 Armsaye

11 Hemidemisemi

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13 Zarf

14 Minimus

15 Kick or Punt

16 Tang

17 Octothorpe

18 Chanking

19 Snorkel Box

20 Columella Nasi

21 Purlicue

22 Spraints

23 Saddle

24 Ferrule

25 Nef

26 Dragées

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The armhole in clothing

Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits

The boom part of the nose between the nostrils

Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silverused

for decorang cookies, cakes and sundaes

A dangling curl of hair

The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser

The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade

A 64th note

Various squiggles used for cussing in comic books

The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place

aer it has passed through the buckle

The indentaon at the boom of some wine boles.

It gives added strength to the bole but lessens its

holding capacity.

The long tail on a graduate’s academic hood.

The lile finger or toe

An ornamental stand in the shape of a ship

The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve when a

limb is “asleep”

The symbol “#” on a telephone handset

The space between the eyebrows on a line with the

top of the eye sockets

The lights you see when you close your eyes hard.

The space between the thumb & extended forefinger

Creases on the inside of the wrist

The revolving star on the back of a cowboy’s spurs

The rounded part on the top of a matchbook

The rustle of silk

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to deposit mail without leaving their cars

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“If you look like your passport photo, you’re too ill to travel.” — Will Kommen

SUMMER 2020


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Ingredients:

6 oz container ‘ The Garlic Box - Scape & Kale Pesto’

2 lbs. skinless boneless chicken or turkey

1/2 cup oil packed sun-dried tomato

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1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 tsp. lemon zest, finely grated

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl

stir together the sugar, cornstarch and

cinnamon. Toss in the blueberries, raspberries

and lemon zest, folding to coat. Scoop this

berry mixture into a pie shell and sprinkle with

the vanilla. Add a lattice top, brushing the

seams with a little bit of water to secure the

pastry together. Bake for 50-60 minutes or

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This map gives only an overview of where these

markets and shops are located.

A phone call, Google or GPS will come in handy for this tour.

Remember to BRING A COOLER!

Other Peachy Ideas

See Page 49 for Ruth Sharon’s Peach Recipes!

es!

PEACH SHORTCAKE: Beat 2 tablespoons seedless

raspberry jam into whipped cream. Spoon over layers

of shortcake (or angel food cake) and sliced peaches.

SUMMERTIME PEACH BELLINI (19+ please):

Puree 1 cup peaches and 1 cup raspberries. Strain into

serving container. Add a 750 ml bottle of sparkling

wine. So good.

PEACH SHAKE: In a blender, combine 2 cups frozen

peach slices, 1 3/4 cups milk, 2 tablespoons honey

and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Blend until smooth. Makes

just under 4 cups.

CREAMY PEACHY SALAD: Whisk together 1/4 cup

buttermilk, 1/4 cup sour cream, 2/3 teaspoon lemon

zest, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and salt and pepper.

Drizzle over lettuce tossed with 2 large peaches

(quartered). Top with freshly cooked bacon bits and

finely chopped chives. So good!

GRILLED PEACH CRISP: This is a fun idea. Start

with 4 peaches, halved and pitted. Mix together 1/4

cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 4 tablespoons

softened butter and 1/2 cup granola. Fill each half

with mixture. Place peach halves, cut side up on

four individual pieces of heavy-duty foil.

Fold to seal, leaving some room for

steam. Grill on

medium heat for 10

to 12 minutes, rotating

occasionally. Remove and

allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

A University of Western

Ontario study showed that if

each Ontario family shifted

only $10 of their weekly

food budget to buy food

produced in the province,

Ontario businesses

would see 10,000 new

jobs and $2.4 billion in

annual food sales.

Please Remember...

... we haven’t changed every one of

these listings from what they would

have said pre COVID-19.

This issue was printed on July 9th

Various details like hours may have

changed temporarily. There may be safety

requirements in order to visit. Please be

prepared, and call or go to our customers

websites or social media for updates.

1 RIDGETOWN FARMERS MARKET

The Ridgetown Farmers Market is now closed.

4-H Barn (beside Tim Hortons), Main St. East

ridgetownfarmersmarket@gmail.com

2

PICKLES

www.picklesplease.ca

30043 Jane Rd., Thamesville • 519-692-4416

3 PARKS BLUEBERRIES 866-901-5373

Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Preserves,

Bakery & Country Store • www.parksblueberries.com

7 km East of Thamesville on Hwy.#2. (April-Dec.24)

3/16

CONVENTIONAL

& ORGANIC

PICKLED PRODUCTS

AVAILABLE

YEAR ROUND

Fresh Asparagus • In Season

SHOP ONLINE!

Details on website.

Open: Mon.day- Friday 9 to 5

Weekends by Chance (or appt.)

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8 REID’S FARM MARKET

Fresh Produce in Season, Grown from our own

fields, Free Range Brown Eggs, Straw, Campfire

Wood & so much more! Open 7 Days A Week!

5688 Oil Heritage Rd., REECES CORNERS

9 ZEKVELD’S GARDEN MARKET

Fresh Produce from our fields - Pick Your Own

4622 London Line, REECES CORNERS

519-845-3482 • www.zekveldgardenmarket.ca

10 WILLIAMSON FARMS, FOREST

Now with TWO locations -

Farm: 7739 Lakeshore Rd. • 519-243-2961

Open: Wed. to Sat. 10-5

Country Store: 14 King St. • 226-520-0144

Meats, Maple Syrup & More at both locations.

www.williamsonfarms.ca

• FRESH PRODUCE

• CHEESE

• PORK • TURKEY

• MAPLE SYRUP

• HONEY • FISH

• HERBS • GARLIC

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Grand Bend Farmers’ Market -

Wednesdays 8am-1pm (May-Oct.)

Simcoe Farmers’ Market -

Currently curbside only.

Thursdays 9am-4pm (Year Round)

Brantford Farmers’ Market -

Fridays 9am-2pm (Year Round)

Forest Farmers’ & Artisan Market -

Fridays 8am-1pm (May-Oct.)

Brantford Farmers’ Market -

Saturdays 7am-2pm (Year Round)

Horton Farmers’ Market

Saturday mornings (May.-Nov.)

Kincardine Farmers‘ Market

Saturdays 10am-12

(Victoria Day-Thanksgiving)

Petrolia Farmers’ Market -

Saturdays 7:30am-12 noon (May-Oct.)

The Market at Western Fair District

Saturdays 8am-3pm

Also at:

Both OPEN

through

October 31st

• LONDON

4 MUNRO HONEY & MEADERY

Pure Honey, Mead, Giftware, Gift Baskets and

Observation Hive in-store • www.munrohoney.com

3115 River St. ALVINSTON • 519-847-5333

5 CELTIC RIDGE FARMS MARKET &

MEAT SHOPPE www.celticridgefarms.com

Farm raised beef, lamb, chicken, gourmet

sauces & spices. Elgin County artisans, gifts &

more. Seasonal workshops & farm events open

to the public. Online orders & delivery.

27401 Celtic Line, DUTTON • 519-282-7602

6 IN A JAM Homestyle Jams & Preserves

Retail, Wholesale, Co-packing. • 519-289-5267

6583 Longwoods Rd, MELBOURNE • www.inajam.ca

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ARROWWOOD FARM

~ EST. 1980 ~

Pick Your

Own Blueberries! es

Blueberrieses

mid-July to August,

Frozen Berries

Year Round.

• Patio Lunches during PYO Season

• Handmade Crafts • Baking

• Onsite Catering • Special Event Venue

6460 Riverside Drive,

MELBOURNE • 519-289-0389

www.arrowwoodfarmontario.com

BUY LOCAL! BUY FRESH!

Bottom Borders: Sunny days / Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days

11 BAYFIELD BERRY FARM 519-482-1666

Farm Market, Bakery, Restaurant & Gift Shop.

77697 Orchard Line, BAYFIELD • Find us at 5 Local

Farm Markets too! • www.bayfieldberryfarm.on.ca

Please call to ensure our restaurant is open.

12 FERGUSON APIARIES Curbside only!

Pure honey & honey products. Open Thurs.-Sat.

Hwy. 84 between Zurich & Hensall

519-236-4979 • www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca

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14 HAYTER’S TURKEY FARM

Taste & Tradition since 1948. Devoted to

raising & processing premium quality turkey.

Open Year Round • 519-237-3561

Your local LCBO & Beer Store Retail Partner.

www.haytersfarm.com • DASHWOOD

15

THE GARLIC BOX, HENSALL

Garlic growers & processors of 42 value-added

food products made with fresh local garlic.

Guaranteed the BEST! Fresh, frozen & dry

garlic available. • Open Monday-Friday 9-5

Hwy #4, Hensall (under water tower)

519-262-2470 • www.thegarlicbox.com

14

THE WHOLE PIG www.thewholepig.ca

Order Online / Curbside Pickup / Delivery

Vacuum packed pork products. Chops, ribs,

bacon, gluten-free sausage, porkerettes,

etc. Fresh garlic. • 519-237-3255

37871 Dashwood Rd., DASHWOOD

OPEN: Wed. to Fri. 11-6 & Sat. 9 til noon

" From our Farm

to your Home"

Farm Raised

Beef, Chicken

& Pork

OPEN Friday 10-5 & Saturday 9-3

11554 Ivan Drive Ilderton, ON • 519-666-1255

www.bloomersfarm.com

16 CRUNICAN ORCHARDS 519-666-0268

On-site grown apples/pears & local food products.

23778 Richmond St., LONDON • Open Year Round!


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THOMAS BROS

OUR OWN FRESH PICKED PRODUCE

• Jams • Syrups • Honey • Pickles

• Cheese • Baking • Cras • Candies

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& U Pick Farm

MAY to

OCTOBER

From our family to yours.

Go Local, Get Fresh!

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On farm, store-made

e

turkey products

including i sausages,

ages

burgers, schnitzel,

pies, ,g

ground & more!

Also see us at... t

BRANTFORD

O D

Curbside

FARMERS’ S MARKET

M

R

Pick Up also

Friday 9am-2pm

available!

& Saturday ay 7am-2pm

519-633-0527

Monday to Friday

9am-5:30pm &

Saturday 9am-4pm

WWW.TURKEYSHOPPE.COM

10882 Sunset Road, RR#7

Talbotville, N5P 3T2

19 HORTON FARMERS’ MARKET

Open every Saturday 8am-noon from Mother’s Day

Wkd til November. www.hortonfarmersmarket.ca

Manitoba St., ST. THOMAS (1/2 block N. of Talbot St.)

20 COYLES COUNTRY STORE Open 7 Days

Baking supplies, grains, sweeteners, spices, dried &

glacé fruit, roasted nuts, candy, packaged in bulk.

244282 Airport Rd. (Hwy. 19), TILLSONBURG

519-842-5945 • www.coylescountrystore.com

Online ordering available - website catalogue.

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• Fresh Baking Daily

• Local Fresh

Vegetables

• Fresh Norfolk

Products Meat,

Cheese, Dairy,

Strawberries

CLICK & COLLECT

Order Online

for curbside pickup!

OPEN Daily 9-6 • 500 Church St. E., Delhi

519-582-1114 • www.wholesomepickins.ca

23 BRANTFORD FARMERS’ MARKET

Open Year Round, Friday 9-2 & Saturday 7-2

79 Icomm Dr., BRANTFORD • 519-752-8824

www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca

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22 SIMCOE FARMERS’ MARKET

This Market is currently closed. Order online,

Thurs. curbside pickup.• 172 South Dr., SIMCOE

Every Thursday 8-4 on the fairgrounds. 30 + year

round vendors + seasonal outdoor market.

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Drive in to

the Big Red Apple!

- and -

FARM MARKETS

Come Taste

Your New Favourite!

• Berries • Vegetables • Herbs

• Glads • Handmade Soaps

• Lavender • Honey • APPLES!

JULY & AUGUST FEATURE:

• Gladiolus • Sweet Corn

Thurs. to Mon. 11am-6pm, Sundays 1pm-5pm

1725 McDowell Road East, SIMCOE

519-426-6148 • kentcreekorchard.com

24 GUNN’S HILL ARTISAN CHEESE

Swiss quality cheese, crafted right here. Visit &

enjoy. 519-424-4024 • www.gunnshillcheese.ca

445172 Gunns Hill Road, WOODSTOCK

26 THE BEST LITTLE PORK SHOPPE

Open Year Round • 519-625-8194

2146 Hwy 7 & 8 East, SHAKESPEARE

Whole Hog Sausage, Bacon, Ribs, Smoked Chops,

Local Chicken, Beef, Condiments, In-Store Bakery,

Gift Shop & more! www.porkshoppe.com

27 MILLBANK CHEESE AND BU TTER

Naturally Aged Cheddar & other Fine Cheese Products.

Free Range & Drug Free Meats & more. Mon.-Sat. 9-5.

519-595-8787 • millbankcheese.com

28 KINCARDINE FARMERS’ MARKET

West end of Broadway St., in Connaught Park by the

lake. Victoria Day to Thanksgiving: Saturdays 10-12.

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"Come see us or visit our

website for online ordering

& curbside pickup.

Your family's safety is our priority."

DeBackere Farm Market

5680 Sunset Rd. • Union, n,

ON

Interac, Visa

&M/

M/C Cac

accepted.

cept

ed.

519-631-1370

1-1

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370

WWW.DEBACKEREFARMMARKET.CA

ST. THOMAS

5856 56 Colonel on

l Talbot Rd,

London, on, Hwy #4

North of 401 • 519-652-5551

5551

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• Strawberries

• Blueberries

• Peaches • Melons

• Raspberries

• Corn • Vegetables

• Much more!

• Preserves • In-House Baking • Take Home Meals

11143 143 Highbury Ave. S. 519-633-9338

3-

9338

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July-Aug: ug: Monday to Saturday ay

9-6, Sunday 10-5

WWW.HOWEFAMILYFARMS.CA

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Shop Briwood and Support Your Local Farmers

Your Produce, Meat,

Grocery, Bulk Food,

Homemade Baked

Goods & Pet Food

Centre

FARM MARKET

Open Monday-Friday

8am to 8pm,

Saturday & Sunday

8am to 6pm

1030 Talbot St. at Fairview, St. Thomas • Owners: Brian & Sherwood • 519-633-9691

We're famous for our great tasting

brick in a variety of flavours,

and traditional

Limburger.

FACTORY LIMITED

29 Bleams Road East,

NEW HAMBURG

(Exit at New Hamburg, Peel St.

Take first right on Bleams Rd. E.)

519-662-1212 • Mon-Fri 9-3

Makers of Fine Quality Cheese Since 1879

Know of a market that should be on this list?

Let them know about it please. Thanks!

Ain’t nothin’ better in the world, you know / Than lyin’ in the sun with your radio


The

Daytripper

Take a trip to the beautiful “Stonetown” - ST. MARYS

SHOP

LOCAL

Little Falls

Artisan

Crafters

Market

Over 100

Artisans

to choose

from!

Large, varied

selection

of interesting

gift ideas.

Headquarters

of popular

18” doll clothes.

Take Home a

Little Perth County!

83 Queen St. East

ST. MARYS •519-284-0433

www.littlefallscraftersmarket.com

Hathaway

House

Bed &

Breakfast

44 St. Andrew

Street South

ST. MARYS

519-284-1137

See website or call

store for hours

Local Honey &

Ready Made

Meals

Local Meats, Fresh Baking, Preserves,

Seasonal Produce & Maple Syrup

4074 Perth Line # 9, ST.MARYS

519-284-2564 www.mccullys.ca

"WE MAKE HOMEMADE EASY"

Healthy “make-at-home” Soups.

Savouries for the gourmet in all of us.

• Hand Made • Best Quality • None Finer

166 Queen Street, St. Marys • 519-284-3572-3572

www.chocolatefactory.ca.ca

Village Craft & Candle

Hours may vary - Call or check Facebook

ST. MARYS

MUSEUM

Visit facebook.com/stmarysmuseum

for up to date information.

Admission by donation

177 Church St. S., Box 998

St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6

519-284-3556

Email: museum@town.stmarys.on.ca

www.stmarysmuseum.ca

We Hope to Welcome You Soon!

TROYER’S SPICES

Recommended

by chefs

We specialize

in salt free

blends & rubs

Eclectic Treasure

Antiques to Every Day Needs

Virtual Tour on Google Maps

Par 68

18 Hole Golf Course

Public & Tournaments

• Stay & Play Packages

• Power Carts

• Thursday Wing Nights and 9 & Dine Fridays

ALL ON OUR MASSIVE PATIO

www.rivervalleygolfandtube.com

4725 Line #1, Perth South • 519-225-2329

Thrift Store

A Resale Store

That's So Much More!

Clothing, Jewellery, Vintage Home Decor,

the Unique & More!

www.passitonstore.com

519-284-0059

www.auntmillieskitchen.com

110 QUEEN ST. EAST, ST. MARYS

13 WATER ST. S., ST. MARYS 226-661-8777 • troyersspices.ca

31 Water St. S., St.Marys

CANDLE FACTORY

OUTLET ONSITE

SOY CANDLES

HANDMADE IN SMALL BATCHES

Jar Candles • Money Candles

Votives • Wax Melts

Candle Making Ingredients

Plus... Personal Care Products, Tons of Crafts, Décor & More!

www.villagecraftandcandle.com

158 Queen St. E., St.Marys info@vccandle.com • 519-284-9900

Zenfire

Pottery

Boutique with local makers,

artisans, authors & pottery

Shop the store in person or on Facebook

Inquire about porch drops

& personal video shopping.

~Curbside Pick Up Available~

OPEN Wednesday-Saturday

Monday & Tuesday by Chance

95 Queen St., St. Marys

Custom

Framing

• Conservation Framing • Needlepoint

• Shadow Box Framing • Limited Edition Prints

Call Wed-Sat to book appt. 519-284-4661

114 Queen St. E. • St.Marys www.zenfirepottery.ca

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“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” — Fitzhugh Mullan

SUMMER 2020


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MI

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NY

Remember that you can stay overnight, and daytrip on the way home too!

25% OFF for

Fans & Readers

Use Coupon Code:

DAYTRIPPING

100% COTTON

CANADIAN MADE

FACE MASKS

Over 100 designs, with hats & scarves to match!

Washable. Adult & Children’s sizes.

www.TheAshfordTwist.com

We

Can

Canoe,

Can

You?

In a family of ten, growing up on a

farm, vacation was usually camping.

When we were kids my brothers and

sisters and I knew how to pitch a tent in

minutes. We also knew where to pitch a

tent so it would stay dry and be on the

softest ground. We had learned early,

how to split wood and build a campfire

as well as cooking on a fire. We knew to

avoid poison ivy and which berries were

safe. We also knew how to find our way

in the bush. The one thing we didn’t

know was how to paddle a canoe.

Our mother was afraid of the water

and didn’t want us in any kind of boat.

The year when I was eight, the youngest

six of us were taken to the Pinery

Provincial Park and spent a good part of

the week begging to go in a canoe.

Despite the fact that Dad had once

given in to the older four brothers and

sisters and taken them on a canoe ride or

perhaps because of it (Dad wanted to be

fair)—the day before we were to leave he

broke down under the constant whining.

We were going to rent a canoe!

In the Pinery there is a river that has

been cut off so it has become a long, lazy

pond. With no current and not being very

deep it is the perfect place for beginner

paddlers.

Dad got us into life vests and handed

out paddles to five of us. Mom was

adamant that three-year-old Faith was

not going on the water. We set out leaving

Faith crying in Mom’s arms. She was old

enough to know she was being left out

of the fun.

Any experienced paddler would have

laughed at our enthusiastic efforts. Six

paddles waved and splashed in six different

in Southern Ontario

directions as we set out

on the pond. Despite

our great enthusiasm

we did finally begin

working together

and started to move

through the water quite

well, sometimes in the

direction we meant to.

A canoe trip in

a park should have

been a peaceful

experience—a chance

to see fish, birds and

wildlife, in their native

habitat. We might have had the chance

to see trout, nesting ducks and herons,

beaver, deer and maybe even moose. In

this case the wildlife was in the canoe

and left on the dock with Mom.

As we moved farther across the pond

Faith’s banshee-like wailing followed us

louder and louder. Her volume increased

the farther we got from shore. We

could hear Mom trying to quiet her and

convince her she was better off on dry

land. Faith didn’t believe it.

We five in the canoe with Dad yelled,

hooted and hollered almost as loud as

Faith; waving our paddles, scaring fish,

birds, animals and even Dad. The water

was so clear we could see right to the

bottom where fish darted away at our

approach. It was a good thing we weren’t

trying fish for our supper. Other paddlers

and fishermen, on the pond, either

glided by us serenely or laughed out loud

at the mobile madness.

The canoe was rented for an hour and

we made the most of it. We explored

the pond from one end to the other, ran

aground a couple of times, got stuck in

the reeds and didn’t capsize once.

When we returned to the dock, we

were exhausted, wet and very happy.

Faith was still loudly protesting and Dad

wisely never took us in a canoe again.

Oh and as a footnote, years later

when I was old enough to drive I, and

a friend of mine, went camping on our

own, taking a young teenage Faith with

us. We rented a canoe for the three of

us and with Faith’s enthusiastic jumping

around, capsized and sank it. Perhaps

Mom was right in her claim, the shore

was the best place for Faith.

By Vicki Hornick, Tilbury

If you find mistakes in this publication, please consider that

they are there for a purpose. We publish something for everyone,

and some people are always looking for mistakes.

Author Unknown

You’re

Too Kind!

Words of congratulations from our customers, contributors

and readers on our 25th Anniversary.

If you’d like to share our thoughts about Daytripping,

please email mil them hm to info@daytripping.ca.

ping.ca.

Congrats on 25 years! Keep up the great work.

I thought it would be interesting to share with you that we preserve back

issues of Daytripping as part of the archival collection at the Lambton

County Archives. It is a great resource to look back on when researchers

look for history, businesses, and events over the years in the County.

Nicole, Lambton County Archives, Wyoming

Wishing you all a great year & CONGRATULATIONS on the 25th

anniversary of Daytripper. What an accomplishment that is! At the very

beginning of this endeavor, did you even imagine still being at it a quarter

of a century later? Also getting bigger and better all the time! That is

certainly something to be very proud of- which I am sure you are. Keep

up all the good work! I am always looking forward to your next issue.

Jeanette Paddon, Contributor

Congratulations!! That’s fantastic!! It’s not easy being around this long

these days!! Here’s to 25 more!

Lola's Lounge, Sarnia

It’s been so good to be a part of the Daytripping magazine, the biggest

little paper in Canada. It’s been wonderful to read the articles that have

inspired me to share my own memories with other readers and writers.

Dot Sale, Belmont, Contributor

I just wanted to say thank you for the advertising opportunity for our

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Maple Festival.

I love seeing the visitors come to our gate with your paper and seeing

many of the papers go home at the end of the day.

Daytripping has made huge impact on our attendance, since we have

started advertising with you. You’ve added to our #MapleMiracles!

Congratulations on your 25 year anniversary! All the best!

Carol and Russ, Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Maple Festival, London

Congratulations to Mark and the Daytripping crew on your 25th! You

deserve gold for your paper and the entertainment and guidance it

provides to the many folks who read your publication faithfully.

We have been in business for 18 years, and with you almost as many.

Here’s to a great decade as you work toward 35.

Sue and the Candle Chicks, Village Craft and Candle Inc., St. Marys

Congratulations on your 25th anniversary! What a great milestone. The

Daytripping magazine is truly THE go to for people looking for an exciting

day or two or more adventure in the glorious southern Ontario area. You

have given people a great look into our backroads as well as the towns

and villages and pointed us to directions we may not have even thought

about. Love all the information, stories, anecdotes and quips! Kudos to

you all and looking forward to the next 25 years.

Judy Chambers, Chambers Maple Syrup, Waterford

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e

many more “Kind Words” that t we’ll l be publishing ing throughout

hou

ut

our anniversary nive

ary year. If you’d like to share a Daytripping ping

memory,

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SUMMER 2020 “The further one goes, the less (he realizes he) one knows.” — Lao-Tzu

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The

Daytripper

CLINTON, BLYTH, CENTRAL HURON, EXETER, ARVA, AILSA CRAIG,

SHOP

LOCAL

There is something for everyone to explore from the many

local farms for fresh produce, our unique shops

and restaurants, campgrounds and two local golf courses.

Visit CENTRAL HURON

The Municipality of Central Huron is located along Ontario’s West Coast in the Heart of Huron County

and cottage country, this beautiful area has just the right mix of rural and urban setting.

The h

Clinton Radar

ar

Balls ls

Bridge

CNR School S h

lon nWhee

Wheels

Visit i attractions such as the

Clinton Raceway slots,

If you like adventure, take in an invigorating hike along our

CNR School on Wheels

Clinton nMura

Mural, by Allen Hilgendorf

municipal trail to the Hullett Wildlife Area or explore

and the historic Ball’s Bridge.

23 Albert Street, Clinton, ON N0M 1L0 • 519-482-3997 the sandy beaches along the Lake Huron shoreline.

www.centralhuron.com

Fashion is our passion...

... leather and wool are our roots.

family owned since 1960

1 mile south of Blyth on Hwy #4

Please call for hours 519-523-4595

CLINTON

shop local

support local

Antiques

Home Décor

Furishings

OPEN WED-SUN

anques.rad@gmail.com

79 ALBERT STREET, CLINTON

A must see store,

come & explore.

Gourmet Edibles

& One-of-a-Kind Items!

26 Isaac St., Clinton

For July: Mon. to Fri. 10-4 • Sat. 10-2

Check Facebook for updates to hours.

519-482-1445

www.madeinhuron.com

huronhoney

43 Albert St.

CLINTON

226-457-0575

TUES to

FRI 10-5

SAT 10-2

Shop in-store & online now at www.theoldmill.ca

IS

OPEN!

Mennonite Furniture

A Rustic Home Decor

www.cinnamoncabinco.ca

63 Albert St, Clinton • 519-357-5168

www.dresstoimpressbridal.com

KILDONAN HOUSE

BED & BREAKFAST

71 KIRK ST, CLINTON

519-482-1163

Masks

By Vivienne Mathers, Dundas

Publisher’s note: This article was

written not long before the COVID-19

crisis and I just happen to be editing it on

April 3, 2020 during the pandemic. It’s an

interesting look into the way things were,

not that long ago.

I wore a mask to the grocery store

today and everyone noticed. I have

pneumonia, but I still need to eat, hence

the paper face guard.

It was a lonelier experience than I

expected. There were head spins, furtive

second looks, but mostly, shunning. My

usual friendly smile was no help now.

I was more noticeable than ever, yet

complete unacknowledged, until a little

girl in a passing shopping cart looked

straight at me. “Mummy, why is that

lady wearing that on her face?”

I leapt at the opportunity to explain.

“Oh, I’m wearing this because I have a

bad cold and I don’t want to give anyone

my germs or get any either.”

“That’s a good idea, isn’t it?” Her

mum smiled. The girl grinned at me

and pointed to the gap between her

front teeth. “My teeth, my teeth,” she

laughed as she and her mum turned

down the next aisle.

I resumed invisibility until I joined

the checkout line. A young man with an

intellectual disability strode up to me,

staring and pointing at my face. I was

These are the newest shops

to try our big, little paper...

- Walsh (Simcoe))

-

The Rusc Feather Barnque

- Harrow -

Priscilla’s Presents

- Clinton -

Cinnamon Cabin Co.

- London -

Tourism London

- Point Edward -

Kind Decor

- St Marys -

Hathaway House B&B

- Kincardine -

Kincardine Farmers’ Market

- Tillsonburg -

Staon Arts Centre

Some are brand new, some just haven’t

been in Daytripping unl now, and a

few might be back aer an absence.

Please let all our customers know

that you’re Daytripping!

reassured of my existence. “Why you

have that?” he demanded loudly.

“I have pneumonia,” I said.

Just as loudly he said, “Okay,” as if I

had given a perfectly acceptable answer,

and he spun away.

Tiredly transferring my groceries

from cart to conveyor, I heard someone

gently say, “Are you okay?” I explained

again.

She nodded as she moved her items

closer to the cashier. “I’m struggling a

bit myself,” she shared. She told me she

could only eat four foods at the moment

and was worried she was going to

lose more weight. As she ended her

transaction, she smiled and said, “You

are young and healthy. We will both be

better soon.”

The cashier had overheard, and

added she was a bit sick herself. I asked

her what she did to feel better, and she

replied, “I drink tea.” We were soon

chatting about different teas then I was

bade a gentle farewell with a “Hope you

feel better soon.”

Today, I learned a dollop about feeling

actively overlooked, a smidgen about

honest curiosity, and a healthy dose

about genuine caring, none of which

were on my grocery list.

Next time I see someone wearing a

mask I’ll remember today’s specials.

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.” — unknown

SUMMER 2020


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MI

ONTARIO

NY

...PARKHILL, STRATHROY, MOUNT BRYDGES and LONDON

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Since 1946

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•Pies •Cookies

•Custom Cakes

• Fruit Breads

Open Tues.-Sat: 9-5:30 • Fri 9-8

CALL FOR CURBSIDE SERVICE

12 Front Street West

Strathroy • 519-245-0741

hamiltonsbakery.ca

Sew

Creative

Sales • Service

Celebrating

42 Years in Clay!

Pottery & gallery set within a

friendly village atmosphere.

Unique work featuring

Pavlo, Hilborn &

Marilyn Barbe.

115 Ness Street Specializing in one of a

Ailsa Craig kind gifts for any occasion.

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Monday to Saturday ay 10:00 00 am - 5:00

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Driving

TRIVIA

Selected

After Hours

questions from

Annual Trivia Night

“The Daytripper” has a team entered every year, but we have yet to win.

Full

Moon

Names

Did you know that each month's full

moon has a name? Well now you do!

January - Wolf

February - Snow

March - Worm

April - Pine

May - Flower

June - Strawberry

July - Buck

August - Corn

September - Harvest

October - Hunter's

November - Beaver

December - Cold

Answers Below

1. Fill in the lyric: “You’ve gotta be cruel to be kind, in the right

measure. Cruel to be kind, it’s a very good _____________.”

2. In what year did Elijah Harper, a Cree from Red Sucker Lake,

Manitoba, become the first “Treaty Indian” in Manitoba to be

elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba?

a] 1982 b] 1983 c] 1980 d] 1981

3. Which is the only country in the world that sports the Bible on its

national flag?

4. What humorist observed: “Few things are harder to put up with than

the annoyance of a good example.”?

a] Mark Twain b] Margaret Atwood

c] Jerry Seinfeld d] Jimmy Fallon

5. What coach came off the bench to play for his team in the Stanley

Cup finals?

a] Wayne Gretzky b] Toe Blake

c] Dick Irivn d] Lester Patrick

6. In Greek mythology the dove is associated with Aphrodite, goddess

of love. What sign did the sighting of the dove give to Noah in a

biblical incident?

7. What animal’s fur, along with that of the beaver, is found in a Stetson

hat?

8. The Commander and his wife, Serena Waterford, refer to their

handmaid by what name in The Handmaid’s Tale, a novel by

Canadian auther Margaret Atwood?

9. In what year was the Nicotine patch introduced?

10. In what year were 63 Americans taken hostage in the American

Embassy in Iran?

a] 1977 b] 1978 c] 1979 d] 1980

11. What was Mary, Queen of Scots, the first to employ on a golf course?

ANSWERS:

1. Sign; 2. 1981; 3. Dominican Republic; 4. Mark Twain; 5. Lester Patrick, Rangers in

1928; 6. The floods were beginning to receed; 7. Rabbit; 8. Offred;

9. 1992; 10. 1979; 11. A caddy.

SUMMER 2020 “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” — Gustave Flaubert Page 39


Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Cardinal Books

in BIRR!

Many Ways

to Shop with Stache...

LONDON is at the geographical heart of our region, Southwestern Ontario

You can’t buy

Happiness

but

you can

BUY

LOCAL!

This issue was printed on July 9th

Please Remember...

that much has probably changed since

this issue came out, hopefully for the

better. Indoor dining may be allowed

now for example. Masks may or may

not be required. Please be prepared,

and call or go to our customers

websites or social media for updates.

• Online ~ local porch delivery,

curbside pickup or FAST shipping

• By appointment one-on-one shopping

• Video chat shopping date

(FB Messenger, Faceme, Zoom)

The

Great

Ontario

The following questions

and answers are

from the game

“The Great

Ontario Trivia

Challenge”

which was

popular in

the early

2000’s.

MI

ONTARIO SHOP

NY

LOCAL

1. Where is the only place

in Ontario that you can

see two sunsets every

evening?

a) Toronto Island

b) Owen Sound

c) Goderich

d) Parry Sound

2. St. Thomas was named

aer:

a) Lt. Governor Thomas

Simcoe

b) Colonel Thomas

Talbot

c) War Vet Thomas

Johnson

3. How many vehicles did Ford produce in its first year at the Walkerville

plant? a) 10 b) 50 c) 114 d) 204

4. What turns Ontario’s leaves from green to an array of gorgeous fall

colours? a) Frost b) Reducon of sunlight c) Increase of moisture

5. Aer the death of his newborn son, what did Alexander Graham Bell

invent? a) Oxygen tent b) Iron jacket c) Intravenous

6. How many men from Ontario served in WWII?

a) 150,000 b) 300,000 c) 400,000 d) 700,000

7. What prompted many name changes?

a) White selements b) Post offices c) Coach shops d) Businesses

213 King Street,

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drive over the bluffs to see the sunset again over the lake. 2 b) Colonel Thomas Talbot,

the Saint was added for assonance. 3 c) 114 and employed 17 people. 4 b) Reducon of

sunlight. As daylight shortens, trees prepare for winter by storing nutrients in their

branches and trunks thus reducing the amount of moisture and nutrients being supplied

to the leaves. 5 b) Iron jacket. A metal vacuum jacket that was used extensively in the

1950s for polio vicms to help them breath. Known also as an iron lung, the apparatus

works in the same respect as an arfical respirator. 6 c) 400,000. Over one million men

and women served Canada in WWII including 49,942 women. It is reported that approx.

40,000-42,000 Canadians lost their lives in WWII. Of the 400,000 men in Ontario that

served for Canada, over 25,000 gave their lives. 7 b) The opening of Post Offices. Many

original postmasters had free reign on naming towns and villages and some chose place

names referring to their own surname, friends or places of origin.

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“Travel is like a blank canvas, and the painting on it is only limited by one’s imagination.” — Ross Morley

SUMMER 2020


Remember to bring a large cooler, and fill it up at the farm markets along the way

A DISPUTED BOUNDARY

In the early days when Canada was

young and most of the land was called

‘Crown Land’ and was owned by the

government, two individuals purchased

farm land side by side. To establish a

boundary line between the properties, a

line fence was required by law. The cost

as well as the labour was to be divided

equally and so it began.

The two, Fred Mitchell and John

Barton decided to begin setting posts

halfway down the property, one working

towards the road, where the surveyors

pin was located, the other working

towards the back of the two properties.

When they were finished setting posts

and stringing wire, they stood back to

access the completed

task. John sighted down

the fence.

“It looks good to me

Fred.”

Fred eyed it up. He

stood back, not pleased

at all. “Maybe to you it

looks good”, he said,

“Not to me though.

As you set your posts

towards the back of the

place you moved about five or six feet

over onto my property and you’ll have

to move your half!”

John was livid with rage. “I set those

posts fair and square. I’m not moving

the fence and neither are you!”

And so, animosity set in. When it

was time to thresh grain, neither would

work at the other’s place, nor would they

even speak to each other. This went on

for many years until finally John Barton

sold his farm through a realtor.

The new neighbour had barely

moved in when over came Fred. He

C. W. Tiffin, Chatham

From Daytripping

March-April 2006

came right to the point. “Did the realtor

explain to you that there is a boundary

dispute over this place?” The newcomer

looked surprised. “No one said anything

to me. What’s the problem?”

“When John Barton put up his half

of the line fence years ago, he came

over on my property about six feet

at the back of the place. The old fool

stubbornly refused to move it and set it

right. I thought that perhaps you would

be more reasonable.”

The newcomer smiled and held out

his hand. “My name is Jacob Williams,

Jake for short. What’s your name

neighbour?”

“Fred, Fred Mitchell.”

“Well Fred lets have a

look at the fence”, and so

they did.

Jake quickly sized

up the situation as he

looked down the fence.

It looked all right to him

but it was hardly worth

fighting over. He smiled

and said; “Being good

neighbours is the most

important thing to me,

that more than anything else Fred. If

you think that the fence is in the wrong

place, go ahead and move it. Just put it

exactly where you think that it should

be. You’ll have no trouble with me.”

Fifteen years later the fence had

still not been moved. They went to

neighbouring threshing’s together,

helped each other both at harvest times

and then often just around each others

farms, like bringing in the hay. In all,

it just took a different approach to the

problem. Sometimes words said in

anger leaves a wound that never heals.

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scholars and seasoned collectors alike. The atmosphere is spacious, bright,

relaxed and professional, not to mention architecturally beautiful, with its original

tin ceilings, hardwood maple fl oors and all the charisma of a century building.

This, along with the help of our friendly and knowledgeable staff, will ensure that

every visit to Attic Books will be memorable.

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• Please use provided hand sanitizer

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• Please respect each other’s right

to browse safely and stay 2

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• Frequently touched surfaces are

sanitized by staff regularly.

• The bathroom is available to the

public, depending on staff being

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SUMMER 2020 “When preparing to travel, lay out your clothes & money. Take half the clothes, twice the money.” — Susan Heller Page 41


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Clocks &

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2020 - Year of the Road Trip

I don’t want to focus on the fact that

there’s a deadly pandemic happening

out there any more than we have to. I’d

prefer if it would just go away and stop

being so damn annoying, but that’s not

going to happen soon enough.

I know that this has been a much

worse experience for many other

people than it has been for myself, and

don’t want to make light of it, but I’d

like to offer you travel tips in this new

normal, and a few of my own thoughts

and predictions on what the future may

hold for all of us.

Remember that this was written on

July 8th. Much may have changed since

then, hopefully for the better.

2020 is the Year of the Road Trip!

Every expert agrees that we will be

in our cars this year, part of the surging

“Rubber Tire” economy. We’ve bought

boats, RVs, kayaks and canoes, camping

gear and enough toilet paper to start

campfires until 2031. Don’t even think

of using this magazine!

Where to go when you’re on the go!

If Canada was Communist, we would

have ordered every Tim Hortons to open

so that we could use their washrooms.

Suggestions, Reflections

By Mark Moran,

& Predictions Daytripping

My

COVID

Haircut

Municipal leaders took a while to realize

that this was needed in order to have

you visit their towns, so the situation

has improved. Nonetheless, plan ahead.

Look on Daytripping’s Facebook page

for a list of some available washrooms.

Happy New Year - 2021 (or 2022)

That’s as early as I can imagine the

American border being opened, and

I’m not in a rush at all. Everyone is

wondering when a second wave might

occur. I’d guess that it will happen as

soon as we fully open that border! Some

pundits suggest that the closure hurts

border communities like Sarnia, but I

live in Sarnia. The border closure means

that our own residents won’t be able to

flock to the U.S. to spend all their money

in another country. We barely see any

American visitors, despite a Canadian

dollar that’s been a bargain for decades.

While I do feel for the families that are

separated from their loved ones, I’m

sorry, but we can’t open the U.S. border

anytime soon, though I do believe we

could be inviting tourists from other

safe countries before too long.

VFR! A Tourism Acronym

Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR)

is one of the largest and also one of

the most ignored groups of tourists in

Ontario. I can think of no better year to

invite Ontario friends and relatives over

(as restrictions allow) and show them

just how awesome your area is. Drop

a subtle hint or two and you might be

Monday–Friday 9 to 6

Saturday 9 to 1

And lots of frogs!

invited to their awesome place as well.

Maybe even swap houses!

Curbside Culture!

In the heart of this

thing we noticed that

friends were making

beer runs to local craft

breweries for each

other; taking lists from

friends and picking

up baked goods or

chocolate treats. I

made trips to a bunch

of shops but many

others embarrassed

me with how much

they did, especially

our own Rhonda Long. I learned one

hard lesson along the way... if you

drive to Parks Blueberries in Bothwell

to stock up, buy more than one apple

crisp or you’ll regret it. They’re beyond

delicious! This is one new trend that I

hope will continue to grow!

A Small Town’s Time to Shine!

At the outset of this crisis I believed it

would be a boon for local tourism, that

daytripping as an activity was about to

become more popular than ever. Then

they closed all the stores and that pretty

much sucked. But then there was an

overwhelming surge to shop local and

the stores re-opened as restrictions

eased. In the meantime stores and

Updates on Hours and Specials on

Parks Blueberries

restaurants quickly put ingenuity to

work to come up with curbside pickup,

delivery and other ideas. Online forums

sprouted up so we could help each other

find ways to shop locally. That kept many

businesses from closing. While there are

no large events this summer, Ontarians

will explore their own province and

they’ll have the time to discover much

more than they can imagine. This is a

very rare opportunity for small towns

and businesses to win them over and

make them come back again and again.

It’s “Hanitizer” for short

I went to donate blood in April and

the girl at the entrance asked me to

use some “Hanitizer.” She grew tired of

saying hand sanitizer so she created the

new word. I was sure that her brilliance

would catch on, but it hasn’t, yet.

There will be events!

Musicians and performers may have

slipped through the cracks, but they will

not be sidelined for long. Large events

are cancelled, but ingenuity will prevail

and there will be safe fun to be had,

probably in your own neighbourhood or

even your own yard, and it will be right

up there with the most fun you’ve ever

had. I speak from recent experience. Hire

a band or duo to play for a few friends

in your backyard - it’s worth it. A band

could also play to several properties at

once in a cul-de-sac and therefore play

for more people in a safe manner. The

show must go on!

Common Sense Makes it’s Own

Luck.

It is not difficult to wash our hands

for 20 seconds and use soap. Masks

make perfect sense and we should all

have one available at any time. We’re

doing great at beating this thing and

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going backward is the last thing any

of us want. Let’s keep being smarter

than a virus.

It could have been worse.

The only thing

we could count

on this past

spring was good

weather. July’s

Just an image I love.

(artist unknown)

been insanely

hot so far, but

beautiful months

of April, May &

June made the

whole quarantine

thing a bit more

bearable.

How does your garden grow?

Hands up if you put more work in

your garden this year. See, that spring

weather came in handy didn’t it? I

figured that garden centres would do

fine once they had the chance to fully

open. Okay, hands up if you’re growing

marijuana!

Relaxing along the St. Clair Parkway

Stepping back in time.

My sister Rose mentioned that she

hasn’t seen young kids walking to the

St. Clair River with fishing poles for

years, but they are now. She also reports

that folks are showing up in the many

riverside parks with picnic baskets of all

things. Apparently they pack a lunch in

them and relax while the ships go by. It

sounds like it might be more fun than

being tested for a virus.

We can’t stop the presses.

The printed page is far from being

out of style. You’re proving that right

now. However, this was written on July

8th and many things may have changed

by now. Please keep that in mind

when looking at the ads. For example,

restaurants that were only open for

takeout when we went to press may be

fully open now.

And on a bitter note.

It’s been the case throughout all of

Daytripping’s 25 years, that over 70%

of our tourists are from right here in

Ontario. I find it strange how many

tourism organizations are suddenly

selling a “shop local” message but

spending the vast majority of their

budget with Facebook instead of local

magazines, radio stations and other

mediums. Why aren’t they shopping

local?

It’s okay if you loved it.

I know that many of you had reasons

to find it unbearable and far too many

lost loved ones. We all know how horrible

the pandemic and quarantine has been,

but the fact is that many people found

peace and purpose and had a rewarding

experience over the past few months.

There’s nothing wrong with that. It

forced us to

slow down for

once and at

the same time

challenged us

to be our best,

whatever that

meant for each

one of us. For

the record, my

dog loved it.

My step-daughter

Sarah with Charlie

Who got a taste of retirement?

I know I did. March through to July

has been the busiest time of year for

me for the last quarter of a century.

I’ve often said that I don’t ever want to

retire. Quarantine or not, it was nice to

have those months off for once. I kept

very busy and found other interests. I

hope you did as well.

Quantitative Easing

That’s the official term for printing

more money, which is exactly what the

federal government has been doing.

Some say we’ll be climbing out of debt

for years to come (and I thought we

already were). Others suggest that the

debt isn’t as scary as it’s cracked up to

be. My suggestion is simple... keep it in

Canada. I’m 100% sure that spending it

all on products made in other countries,

ordered online from warehouses in

other countries - is the wrong thing to

do. A wise man once said “Amazon.

com is not going to sponsor your kid’s

soccer team.”

Shop Locally, wherever you are

You could be missing the point if

you think that “Shop Locally” means at

your local Gargantuamart. It doesn’t. I

realize that they employ people locally,

but they probably put countless smaller

stores out of business and I’m guessing

that most of their products aren’t

made in Canada, or by people who are

making a wage that you would deem to

be acceptable. Shop Locally means to

support small business, wherever you

are.

Please go out of your way to shop

locally and buy Canadian made

products when you can. Read the labels.

I’ve been harping on this issue for 25

years, saying countless times that small

businesses need us more than ever,

My formerly well groomed friend, Brent Freer

and it’s always been true, but I certainly

didn’t see this pandemic coming. If

we don’t stand up with them now, we

might not get another chance. Ironically,

I was saying just a few months ago that

Ontario was finally in a great position

to have a breakthrough tourism season.

If I haven’t bugged you quite enough

yet, go to Daytripping’s Facebook page

to see a video of “The Loonie Tune,” an

original song I recorded to encourage all

of us to support the Canadian economy.

Ontario is still in Stage 2 as I write this

and I’m confident that we’ll continue in

the right direction. Congratulations on

all you’ve achieved so far.

Have a great summer. Explore all

parts of Ontario including our chunk of

it. Stay at hotels and inns, camp, visit

friends and family, shop locally, but be

vigilant. Be smarter than a virus.

SUMMER 2020 “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” — Yogi Berra

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SECTION 3

July-August 2020 • Vol. 26, Issue 2

“1940 Batman Coupe” by Steve Harrington •steve-harrington.artistwebsites.com

All the Best...

• Unique Gift Shops

• Antique Shops • Artisans

• Specialty Farms & Markets

• Craft Breweries & Wineries

• Quilt, Garden & Craft Shops

• Museums • Thrift Shops

• Places to Stay & Dine

• Live Theatre • Events

• So Much More!

... All in

One All Paper!

in

This issue has 3 Sections

This issue has 3 Sections Sections

Michigan

DETROIT

Lake Huron

GODERICH

BURLINGTON

SARNIA

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LONDON

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CHATHAM

HAM

KINGSVILLE

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Southern Ontario

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STANLEY

Lake Erie

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Ohio

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DOVER

TORONTO

Lake Ontario

NIAGARA FALLS

BUFFALO

New York

Some areas can be found in

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2020... Year of the Road Trip!

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GARDENING

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Wind Chimes

Planters & Sprayers

Rain Barrels

Outdoor Clocks

Flags & Poles

Weathervanes

Thermometers

Outdoor Cooking

BIRDING

Houses & Feeders

Bird Baths

Purple Martin Houses

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Wild Bird Books & CD’s

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~ A right angle is 90 degrees Farenhight.

~ A circle is a figure with no corners and only one side.

~ The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken

out and the outsides have been taken off. The purpose of the

skeleton is something to hitch meat to.

~ Many dead animals of the past changed to fossils while others

preferred to be oil.

~ For Drowning: climb on the person, move up & down to make

artificial perspiration.

~ All animals were here before mankind. The animals lived

peacefully until mankind came along and made roads, houses,

hotels and condoms.

~ Sir Isaac Newton invented gravity.

~ Galileo showed that the earth was round and not vice versa.

He dropped his balls to prove gravity.

~ Marie Curie did research at the Sore Buns Institute in France.

~ Men are mammals and women are femammals.

~ Proteins are composed of a mean old acid.

~ The largest mammals are to be found in the sea because

there is nowhere else to put them.

~ For dog bite: put the dog away for several

days. If he has not recovered, then kill it.

~ Involuntary muscles are not as willing as

voluntary ones.

~ Water is melted steam.

~ Some people say we condescended from

the apes.

~ The leopard has black spots which look like

round soars on its body.

The King George VI Li Bridge in Port Stanley is undergoing

significant rehabilitaon with ancipated construcon to be

completed in May 2021. During construcon, the bridge is closed

to vehicular and pedestrian traffic with a detour route that

ulizes Colborne Street, Warren Street and Carlow Road (see

above map). To the extent possible, at least one leaf of the

bridge will remain open to allow in-water traffic clear passage.

For more project informaon, please visit us

online at www.portstanleylibridge.ca

Construcon on the Port Bruce Bridge is underway and esmated

to be completed in December 2020. During construcon a detour

route which ulizes Bank Street and Dexter Line is in place to

guide residents, tourists and beach goers through Port Bruce.

For more project informaon, please

visit us online at www.elgincounty.ca/

engineering-services/port-bruce-bridge

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SUMMER 2020


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I had spent some time in the bank

with my dad, as he had to transfer

some money. I couldn't resist, and

asked... "Dad, why don't we activate

your internet banking?"

"Why would I do that?" he asked.

"Well, then you wont have to spend

the time here for things like a transfer.

You can even do your shopping

online. Everything will be so easy!"

I was so excited about initiating him

into the world of internet banking and

shopping.

He asked "If I do that, I wont have to

step out of the house?"

"Yes, yes," I said. I told him how

even groceries can be delivered to his

door now and how Amazon delivers

everything! His answer left me

tongue-tied.

This issue was printed on July 9th

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now for example. Masks may or may

not be required. Please be prepared,

and call or go to our customers

websites or social media for updates.

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He said, ''Since I entered this bank

today, I have met four of my friends, I

have chatted a while with the staff who

know me very well now. You know I

am retired... this is the company that

I need. I like to get ready and come

to the bank. I have enough time, it is

the physical contact that I crave. Two

years back when I got sick, the store

owner from where I buy fruit came to

see me and sat by my bedside. When

your mom fell down a while back

while on her morning walk, our local

grocer saw her and immediately got

his car to rush her home as he knows

where we live. And your brother

worked at that store to make his way

through college. Would I have that

'human' touch if everything became

online? Why would I want everything

delivered to me and force

me to interact with just my

computer? I like to know

the person that I'm dealing

with and not just any

'seller.' It creates bonds of

relationships. Does Amazon

deliver all this as well?"

Needless to say, his words

helped me realize that

technology isn't life. It's

better to spend time with

people than devices.

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Sweet and juicy Ontario grown peaches are

widely available during the summer months.

Once again, we count our fruit-filled Ontario

grown blessings! We’re sharing some

peachy-keen recipes, from our home to yours.

Peach “Butter ”

It isn’t butter, but it resembles its texture. It’s amazing on pancakes, toast & muffins.

4 large peaches, sliced

1/4 cup orange juice

3/4 cup sugar

In a saucepan, combine orange juice and peaches. Bring to a boil. Cover,

reduce heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 9 mins., or until

peaches are tender. Place mixture in food processer (or blender) and

process until smooth. Return mixture to saucepan and add sugar, allspice,

orange zest and honey. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered,

for 25 mins., or until thickened (stir occasionally). Spoon into glass

container. Cover and refrigerate. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Patties with Peach Sauce

PATTIES:

1 1/2 lbs. lean ground meat

(chicken, beef, veal,

pork or any combination

of these meats)

1 onion, finely chopped

Mix together all ingredients except oil. Make 6 patties (1/4 lb ea.) about 1

1/2 to 2 inches thick. Heat oil in deep fry pan. Brown patties on both sides.

PEACH SAUCE:

1/2 cup chili sauce

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 cup brown sugar

Combine all ingredients except peaches. Pour over meat in pan. Cover and

simmer on low for 20 to 30 mins. (time will vary depending upon your

protein selection). Add peaches and liquid. Cook another 15 mins. Good

served over rice. If desired, garnish with parsley.

Peach Relish

1 large peach (or 2 small),

peeled & chopped

2/3 teaspoon fresh gingerroot, minced

Peach Crisp

4 cups fresh peaches, sliced

3/4 cup rolled oats

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup flour

2 1/4 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind

Pinch of ground allspice

1 egg

1/2 cup bread crumbs

salt & pepper to taste

1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon prepared mustard

2 teaspoons soy sauce

2 1/2 cups tender peaches, peeled & sliced

(with their juices or add a bit of apple juice)

or a 19 oz can of peaches with its juice.

You can use this peachy-pleasant topping as you would use mayo or burger

relish. It’s particularly good atop lean turkey burgers.

1 teaspoon teriyaki sauce

1/3 cup mayonnaise

In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add ginger and peaches. Cook,

stirring, until peaches are tender. Stir in teriyaki sauce, continue cooking

for 1 min. Transfer to a bowl to cool. When cooled, stir in mayonnaise.

Makes enough for 6 burger toppings.

1/2 cup COLD butter, cubed

1/3 cup raisins (optional)

1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Place sliced peaches in an 8-inch baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.

Stir in raisins. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oats, nutmeg, flour and

cinnamon. Add cubed butter and cut butter into mixture using a pastry

blender or 2 knives. Mixture is ready when it is the

consistency of coarse crumbs. Spread evenly over

peaches.

Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 350 degree F

oven for 25 to 30 mins. Top should be a delightful

golden colour. Top with whipped cream if desired

or serve with vanilla ice cream. Makes 8 servings.

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Publisher’s note: This article is from

one of the many blogs you’ll find at www.

ontariossouthwest.com. There are also

many videos, maps and ideas to help you

find the best ways to explore our region.

Many of us are reaching for the takeout

menus more often than we ever have.

Ordering takeout is a great way to mix up

your everyday routine and support local

businesses that have shifted to continue

offering you their great products, while

keeping you safe. We reached out to a

few phenomenal chefs from our Next

Stop: Taste video series to find out their

favourite takeout spots in the region,

their tips for ordering takeout and

their favourite takeout dishes to offer

their customers. Keep reading for their

recommendations.

Chef Dan Megna, Twisted Lemon

Restaurant & Flavour Junkies, Cayuga

“Our favourite Take & Bake menu item

has to be Chicken & Waffles. It is fresh,

vibrant, different, and fun. It’s a flavour

blast especially now that we can bring

flavours from the garden.”

Tips for ordering takeout: “Things

are different right now. Order what

restaurants are offering. There are

limitations on what food restaurants can

even get right now. Respect protocol,

everyone is doing the best they can to

survive and still put out top quality,

everything you would expect from your

favourite restaurant. Be patient with

restaurants that don’t usually offer or

specialize in takeout, they are doing their

best to adapt.”

Recommendations for other takeout

options: “Carolinian Cafe and Cravings

by Brittany in Cayuga—for coffee & quick

snacks/sandwiches, and sweet treats!!

Concession Road Brewery in Jarvis is

where we get most of our beer, including

our fun collaboration beers we’ve done

together.”

Chef Benjamin Leblanc-Beaudoin,

Iron Kettle Bed and Breakfast, Comber

“Our favourite takeout item is

Multigrain Sourdough—it’s my favourite

thing to make and eat! Unfortunately,

I have to stop myself from eating it as

much as I did at first.

“When ordering takeout, it’s

important to consider when and where

you are going to eat the food. The main

questions are: Will it need reheating?

Will it be at its peak of quality? It’s hard

to imagine nachos, French fries and

fried fish as being at their best when

reheated.”

Recommendations for other takeout

options: “I have to say that Birdies Perch

in Leamington is special. The quality of

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their food is true to their reputation, and

you can eat it right away in your car. My

favourite dish of theirs is the fish taco,

and of course their Birdies Sauce.”

Chef Mark Graham, Clock Tower

Bistro, Strathroy

“Our most popular takeout items

have been our Thin Crust Pizza, Beef

Stroganoff and Beef Taco Mac and

Cheese. All three are great takeout

meals that stay nice and hot while being

transported.

“The one thing I think people should

avoid when ordering takeout is French

fries. They go cold fast and get soggy. I

always recommend that people order in

advance if they can. We can get a little

bogged down with takeout sometimes.

With advance orders we can space out

the pickup times and control the flow of

people.”

Recommendations for other takeout

options: “Simply House in Strathroy

for Chinese food. The food is always

great quality, consistent and he is

an independent operator, not a big

multinational chain which I like to

support.”

Chef Dean Litster, Armandos,

Amherstburg

“We started making our own 18-hour

applewood smoked pulled pork tossed

in Armando’s own barbeque sauce. We

feature it on a pizza called the “Simcoe

Smokehouse” (named after a street in

Amherstburg) as well as a pulled pork

sandwich. It is the perfect blend of flavours

with the smoky, sweet, and just a little bit

of heat—and the pickles add that satisfying

crunch. Both these items are great reheated

and travel well—making them perfect

for takeout or a nice picnic. (Note: Only

available at Armando’s Amherstburg).

“Our best tip for ordering takeout is to

check the restaurant’s website or social

media to see if they have made any changes

to their menu or hours. Current events have

forced restaurants to make many changes

quickly and checking online can mean you

get the most accurate information. Some

areas are experiencing food shortages of

certain food items which is forcing chefs to

get creative. This means there could even

be cool new menu items to check out.”

Recommendations for other takeout

options: “Both Grand Cantina in Ford

City (Windsor) as well as El Diablo in

Kingsville are absolute gems in the area.

Both offer amazing tacos and small plates

using fresh ingredients and feature some

unique flavour combinations. I’d highly

recommend checking out either (or both!).”

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Publisher’s note: This is an excerpt

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Brenda Smith of Pinecroft, one of the most

amazing destinations in our region. Their

restaurant patio is open as of this printing

on July 9th, but it speaks volumes about

what many businesses were fearing at the

height of the quarantine in Ontario. I think

most of you understand the importance of

shopping local, and I thank you on behalf

of all my customers, but please relax for a

moment to read this inspiring letter.

First of all I want to recognize the

severity of COVID-19, the sacrifice of all

the frontline workers and the tragedy of

each and every life lost to this terrible

situation. It is impossible to forget on

a daily basis what we face as we are

constantly presented with COVID-19

news, updates, protocols and warnings.

I want to let you in on the thoughts that

occupy my mind on a daily basis.

On March 17th when we were given

the order to close our restaurant and

gift shop, we were not concerned about

the viability of our business and quickly

closed down to help flatten the curve. We

initiated some needed maintenance in

anticipation of reopening in 14 days, but

those initial 14 days now have gone on

to more than 60 days. While we are still

in a viable position and look forward to

reopening we realize that another long

stretch of closure would be too much to

bear. We are in a better position than a lot

of restaurants. In an open letter yesterday

from Shanna Munro, President and CEO

of Restaurants Canada, she states that

1 out of 10 restaurants have already

permanently closed and that 1 out of 2

independent restaurants does not expect

to survive the COVID-19 shutdown.

Independent restaurants are truly an

important part of our culture and will

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be a fixture of our day to day life that

will certainly be missed if they fall to the

wayside, as they represent the colour and

culture and diversity of life in Canada.

Our Green Frog Tearoom is an

important part of what Pinecroft is

and is one part of our family business.

It has sustained us through many

difficult financial times when we have

experienced recessions and down turns

in our economy. Eating out has always

been a way to treat ourselves when

times are bad. COVID-19 has changed

everything and now that is not the case.

Our family has spent 72 years building

our business, supporting our community,

welcoming visitors from across the

country and the world and showcasing

what Elgin County has to offer. We are

just one of many businesses who have

and want to continue to do that.

Please remember the independents

when this is all over, please remember

to support all your local businesses,

whatever they may

be, and remember

that behind every door

front are families who

have just hung on to be

there when given the

word to open. These

businesses are the

backbone of our society

and they are fighting to

keep our lifestyle and

communities vibrant.

I think one of the

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the paradigm shift we

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going to make society too comfortable

and submissive to the tech world of

online business and that hometown

independents will be washed away

in a tsunami of

indifference. We

need more choices

than the paved acres

of the big box malls

that look the same

from Halifax to

Vancouver and even across the face of

North America. We need to see the faces

and hearts of the communities that make

our country so fabulous.

Every day we have a meeting to see

where we stand and how we can move

forward. We deal with depression, anxiety

and heart break and we question whether

today is the day we decide to retire, but

we also realize that we are the income

source for our four immediate families

and giving up is not an option. We are

not alone. There are tens of thousands of

...hometown independents

will be washed away in a

tsunami of indifference

families like ours going through the same

financial and emotional turmoil and I

hope that they can find peace of mind

and hope in the future.

We are in this together, but it is

consumers who will dictate what the

outcome will look like and what the

future of small towns and independent

businesses will look

like. If you like what

you see when you

go to your town to

shop, to have your

hair done, to go to

the gym, to engage

in service businesses, and if you like the

variety and feel that your town gives you,

then please consider returning to these

stores and businesses to shop as soon

as they are allowed to open. Welcome

them back and don’t make them engage

in a new battle alone against mounting

debt, the fight for market share and fear

generated by health concerns, when

they have just finished waging a war

against the COVID-19 shutdown.

Show them your support with your

buying power and your confidence in a

safe financial future for all of

us by getting out and beating

a path to their store whether

it be only a virtual version at

curb side, online or brick and

mortar.

Our minds are a powerful

tool that we have and very

often what we think about, we

bring about. Let’s not focus on

the negativity in our lives. Let’s

not give COVID-19 any more

energy through our thoughts,

but let us focus on our well

being, our health and a better

future for us all.

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The building was aging though, and the

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• garden stakes • glass angels • birdbaths

• bird feeders • wood birdhouses & much more

• Seasonal Produce from our own garden

Covid 19 protocols are in place for your safety-

MASKS MANDATORY - Cloth masks available $3.50

Closed Monday & Tuesday (appointment only)

Wed-Thurs 11-6, Fri 1:30-6, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4

164528 Kellett Rd, Tillsonburg • 519-688-7773 • www.therusticgarage.com • therusticgarage01@gmail.com

&

under one roof! The dealers

are always restocking so you

can usually find something

“fresh and unique” in any

given week.

Mike and Caroline can

be found here seven days a

week, 10-5 with only a few

days off through the year

for Christmas and other

special holiday times. Plan

a daytrip to this area with

your Daytripper in hand and

make a point of stopping

at Courtland Treasures Antiques &

Emporium in Delhi—you won’t be

disappointed. Mike and Caroline are

usually there with friendly service and

antique advise. You never know, that

one piece that has eluded you could be

here waiting for your discovery!

INTERAC OR

CASH ONLY

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“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

SUMMER 2020


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

EON: ELGIN-OXFORD

Network of Museums

Pick any Museum or Choose Several to visit…

Historical Summer Adventures are waiting for you!

AYLMER

Aylmer-Malahide

Museum & Archives

14 East St, 773-9723

Gay Lea Dairy Museum

48075 Jamestown Ln, 773-2955

BEACHVILLE

Beachville District Museum

584371 Beachville Rd, 423-6497

DRUMBO

Drumbo & District

Heritage Society

42 Centre St, 463-5522

INGERSOLL

Ingersoll Cheese Museum

& Oxford School Museum

290 Harris St, 485-5510

NORWICH

Norwich & District

Historical Society

91 Stover St N, 863-3638

Norwich & District

Museum & Archives

89 Stover St N, 863-3101

* All museums are in the 519 telephone area code

Ingersoll Cheese Museum

CHEESE & A WHOLE LOT MORE!

Voted Ontario’s Top Small Museum

OPEN YEAR ROUND

CALL FOR DETAILS

519-485-5510

OTTERVILLE

South Norwich Historical

Society/Station Museum

243 Main St W, 879-6804

PORT BURWELL

Historic Lighthouse

& Marine Museum

17 Robinson St &

20 Pitt St, 874-4807

HMCS Ojibwa

3 Pitt St, 633-7641

PRINCETON

Princeton &

District Museum

25 Main St, 458-8392

ST. THOMAS

The Elgin County

Heritage Centre

450 Sunset Dr, 631-1460

Elgin County

Railway Museum

225 Wellington St, 637-6284

Elgin Military Museum

30 Talbot Street - 633-7641

• #1 Stop on the Oxford

County Cheese Trail

• Home of the Oxford

County Museum School

• Changing Exhibits

Year-Round

• Festivals & Events

Year-Round

• Ideal for School and

Group Tours

• Parks, Trails, and

On-Site Camping

290 HARRIS STREET Ingersoll

1 km north of 401 at Exit 218

www.ingersoll.ca/cheesemuseum

SIMCOE

Norfolk Historical Society

Norfolk Heritage Centre

109 Norfolk St S, 426-1583

SPARTA

Forge & Anvil Museum

46316 Sparta Ln, 775-2292

The Sparta Church Museum

6073 Quaker Rd, 775-2292

STRAFFORDVILLE

The Edison, Vienna & Area Museum,

Bayham Historical Society

6254 Plank Rd, 773-8798

TILLSONBURG

Annandale National

Historical Site

30 Tillson Ave, 842-2294

WALLACETOWN

Backus Page House Museum

29424 Lakeview Ln, 762-3072

WOODSTOCK

County of Oxford Archives

82 Light St, 539-9800

Woodstock Art Gallery

449 Dundas St, 539-6761

Norwich & District

MUSEUM &

ARCHIVES

MUSEUM

Open

Tues–Sat

by appt.

ARCHIVES

Open

by appt

Visit our Quaker meeting house, salt

box house, 1861 Gore Methodist

Church, Dairy barn, blacksmith shop

and main street gallery. Special events

and exhibits year round. Part of the

Oxford County Cheese trail!

www.norwichdhs.ca

norwichdhs@execulink.com

89 Stover Street North

NORWICH • 519-863-3101

To Windsor

401

Wallacetown

4

St Thomas

3

Sparta

Aylmer

To London

73

This feature is

supported and underwritten

by the Elgin-Oxford Network.

EST. 2010

Explore the History of

Aylmer & Malahide

AYLMER-MALAHIDE

Museum & Archives

519-773-9723 • 14 East Street, Aylmer

Monday - Friday: 10-5, Saturday: 11-4

PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM

AylmerMalahideMuseumArchives

AylmerMuseum

www.aylmermuseum.com

3

2

401

Straffordville

19

Port Burwell

Beachville

19

Tillsonburg

59

Woodstock

DAIRY MUSEUM

www.cec-dairymuseum.com

Burgessville

403

59

wich

Otterville

Follow us on Social Media @Dairy Museum

401

inceton

To Toronto

Drumbo

To Brantford

& Hamilton

Simcoe

3

N

Please check with each

museum for re-opening

updates and hours.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

FOR DETAILS ABOUT

SITE RE-OPENING!

Be sure to check out the activitiy page on our website, bit

for free resources & lots of great activity ideas for kids!

48075 Jamestown Line, Aylmer • 1-888-773-2955 • museum@gayleafoods.com

Sparta

The Historic Village of

Forge & Anvil Museum

with permanent

display

Open Daily

11 to 4:30

The Sparta Church Museum

Current restrictions prevent

opening this season

New Exhibit

Coming Next Year

Pioneer Know How

72

3 Pitt St., Port Burwell

519-633-7641

GUIDED TOURS AVAILABLE

HMCS OJIBWA The Museum of

Naval History

See website for current hours.

www.hmcsojibwa.ca

UPDATES & TICKETS ONLINE

The Elgin Military Museum

30 Talbot Street, ST. THOMAS • 519-633-7641

• Canadian Military History with an Elgin County focus

• Archive & Reference Library

See website for current hours & museum updates:

www.TheElginMilitaryMuseum.ca

Southwest

t

ONTARIO

Linking local museums, historic communities

and farms, these colourful quilt blocks painted on

large wooden panels lead past other attractions

along winding country roads.

This is a driving tour only - please do not enter

private property. Go to barnquilttrails.ca for more

information.

The Southwest Ontario Barn Quilt Trails is a project of the

Elgin, Oxford, Norfolk Museum Association.

Elgin

Oxford

Norfolk

Middlesex ex

Brant

WWW.BARNQUILTTRAILS.CA

SUMMER 2020 “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” — Henry Miller

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The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

Your Experience Awaits!

On-site Winery with Open Air Patio.

We’re Open 7 Days A Week!

1709 Front Rd. • St. Williams

519-586-9858 • www.burningkilnwinery.ca

Producer of quality spirits

including Gin, Vodka,

Whisky & Liqueurs...

& our own Hand Sanitizer.

45 Cambria St. • Stratford

519-305-5535 • www.junction56.ca

RAMBLIN’ ROAD

BREWERY FARM

Come in to sample or

purchase our farm

fresh premium beers!

“Lunch Menu

at The Roost”

www.ramblinroad.ca

2970 Swimming Pool Rd., LA SALETTE

Ontario, N0E 1H0 • 519-582-1444

• Hard Cider and Perry

• Apple Wine • Ice Cider

• LIKE US ON

Gift Boutique

JANUARY to MAY:

Saturdays 9-5 • Sundays 1-5

JUNE to DECEMBER:

Monday-Saturday 10-5 • Sundays 1-5

8169 KENNEDY LINE

THEDFORD, ONTARIO, CANADA

519-296-5556 or 519-296-5558

www.twinpinesorchards.com

CIDER, MEAD, WINE, BEER & SPIRITS

Southwestern Ontario boasts some excellent

Craft Breweries, Wineries & Cideries!

MICHIGAN

Windsor

3

Lake

St. Clair

Amherstburg

Essex

18 Kingsville

Jobsite Brewing Co.

Brewery & Taproom

with Wood Fired Pizza!

Please check out

our website for details.

www.jobsitebrewing.ca

45 Cambria St. • Stratford

Hand Sanitizer

Made & Sold at:

• Blue Elephant

• Junction 56

2

77

40

Wallaceburg

l

ac Leamington

n

Sarnia

40

Chatham

Tilbury

3

401

7

21

Lake

Huron

402

80

21

Petrolia

Dresden

GOOD BEER &

TASTY FOOD

Sold Here!

96 Norfolk St. S.

SIMCOE

519-428-2886

"Brew'd @ The Blue"

www.blueelephant.ca

21

Forest

79

7

Blenheim

ei

2

81

Thedford

Glencoe

Bothwell

21

Strathroy

Alvinston

Goderich

Exeter

81

Varna

3

4

Grand Bend

Parkhill

Come to our

on farm Brewery!

Blyth

Huron

East

83

22

Seaforth

4

8

7

London

Lake Erie

stonepickerbrewing.com

7143 Forest Road,

Plympton-Wyoming

(4km South of Forest)

Listowel

St. Thomas

23

Mitchell

Stratford

St. Marys

401

73

2

Sparta

131

119

8

Aylmer

86

Woodstock

Waterloo

Shakespeare

19 59

Tillsonburg

403

59

53

24

6

Guelph

7

24

8

2

Brantford

rd

24

Kitcheneri

6

Cambridge

Paris

LaSalette

Delhi

Ontario’s First

Meadery!

Crafting the Oldest Alcoholic Drink on Earth!

- Best Served Chilled in Good Company

-

3115 River St., ALVINSTON

519-847-5333 • www.munrohoney.com

BREWING CO. & BISTRO

2353 NIXON ROAD, SIMCOE

519-426-2323

/NewLimburgBrewery

Waterford

Nixon

Simcoe

St. Williams

Dundas

53

6

403

3

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401

8

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should be on this page?

NEW !

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Daytripping to ANDY’S CORNERS, VITTORIA, WALSH, SIMCOE and ST. WILLIAMS

Serving Old Fashion

Delights &

Milk Shakes!

Featuring Local

Meats & Veggies!

es

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n,

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From our garden

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Only 8 minutes from Turkey Point

Letting Go

By Susan Iedema, London

Many terms are used for the task of

getting rid of our stuff. Decluttering.

Purging. Downsizing. But the term I like

best is letting go.

Apparently we spend the first half of

our life accumulating things and the last

half trying to get rid of them! Another

estimate sets the time spent amassing

stuff at two thirds of our life with only

one third spent purging.

Discovering a simpler lifestyle

had me seeing my house full of stuff

in a different light. By the time this

consciousness arrived, I had been

saving for about 40 years. I hope I fall

under the first estimate, otherwise, with

the second, my end is near!

My first step towards less was paying

attention to what I was bringing in the

door and why. I also vowed to use up,

wear out or get rid of what I already had.

A few years later, my letting go was

fast tracked when I decided to sell my

house. Downsizing, discarding and

decluttering became necessary. Once

the process was finished, I liked the

result so much I wondered why I was

moving!

Four years after my move, letting go

was pushed into overdrive. I was about

to share my home with someone else

so needed to make room for a second

person’s stuff. A lot of discarding,

recycling, donating and selling went

on as items from two households were

merged.

I have to admit that over the years, I

have fallen off the wagon from time to

time as my stuff seems to be going, or

growing, in the wrong direction! To keep

on top of my stuff, I have developed a

few strategies.

Downsizing is revisited throughout

the year with peak times being after

the New Year arrives and pairing the

process with spring cleaning.

I have come to realize that I am not

always ready to let go. Is this item worth

something? Will I need it later? Will I

regret getting rid of it? Occasionally I

Take

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cannot make the decisions and the task

is abandoned. However, my mind seems

to work on the problem subconsciously

as when I return to my decluttering, I

am amazed at the stuff I can let go.

Even fifteen minutes here and there,

working on a few things or a small area

of concern, can add up and make me

feel better.

Sometimes years pass before I

am ready to let go of an item. I try to

recall that, over time, some things can

disintegrate, deteriorate or are no longer

needed, or wanted, by anyone. If I wait,

will it be too late?

Another more morbid thought is

that I don’t want any of my loved ones

to have to sift through mounds of my

accumulated stuff should I pass away!

Other events such as house

maintenance and repairs can have a

silver lining. As things are removed to

make room for the work to be done, they

are revisited and donated, sometimes in

car loads!

Calls from charities for donations are

welcomed and accepted. A promise to

put some things out on the porch for

pick up spurs me into action.

I keep trying to remind myself of my

original vow to scrutinize what I am

bringing in. If I do bring an item in, then

one item has to go out.

Although letting go can be hard, the

end result not only lightens one’s abode,

but one’s mood! For this reason, I will

continue to let go as I am hopeful that

someone out there needs what I have

to give.

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The

SHOP

Southwestern

Daytripper

Restaurants,Tearooms,

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome Cafés

TOWN NAME (and a lunchLOCAL

Ontario’s BEST...

counter or two!)

Where You Should Eat

Every restaurant on this list is here for a reason. The locaon may be scenic or historic, the food may be off the charts, or just real darn good.

Some are fancy, some are far from it, but they are here because we’ve asked them tobehere, because wethink you should try them out.

Andy’s Drive-In

3710 Hwy #59 (north of Langton) 519-875-2631

50’s inspired drive-in serving old fashioned flavours since the

1940’s. Eat-in or take-out. www.andysdrivein.com

AYLMER

The Green Frog Tearoom at Pinecro

8122 Rogers Road South

519-773-3435

An Elgin County tradion for 75+ years. Serving Lunch, Tea, on

the pao. Licensed under AGCO. www.pinecro.ca

BLYTH

Cowbell Brewing Co.

40035 Blyth Rd. 519-523-4724 www.cowbellbrewing.com

Desnaon cra brewery with state-of-the-art brewing facility,

family-friendly restaurant, retail store & entertainment spaces.

BRANTFORD

The Olde School Restaurant

Paris Rd. West at 687 Powerline Rd. 888-448-3131

Lunch/dinner in historic seng. Her Majesty the Queen dined

here 1997 - you can too. www.theoldeschoolrestaurant.ca

BRIGHTS GROVE

Skeeter Barlows Grill & Bar

2713 Lakeshore Road 519-869-2794

Great food & fun overlooking Lake Huron. Famous Prime Rib

on weekends. www.skeeterbarlows.com

CHATHAM

Mamma Maria’s Ristorante

231 King Street West 519-360-1600

Outstanding menu, comfortable atmosphere. Paos are open.

Opposite Capitol Theatre. www.mammamariasristorante.ca

GRAND BEND

School House Restaurant

19-81 Crescent St. 519-238-5515

Real food handcraed since 2005. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Carry out. Call to book reservaons.

ILDERTON

The Village Teapot

13257 Ilderton Rd. 519-298-8327 www.thevillageteapot.ca

Homemade lunches & cream teas in a quaint & cosy seng.

Wed. to Sun. 10-2:30.

INGERSOLL

The Olde Bakery Café

120 Thames Street South 519-485-5757

Salads, sandwiches, loose leaf teas, specialty coffees, homemade

desserts, GLUTEN-FREE baking. Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-2, closed Sun.

KINGSVILLE

Annabelle’s Tearoom

76 Main Street East 519-733-0967

Loose Leaf Teas. Lunch seang 11:30am-2:30pm, Tuesday-Sunday.

Canadian Transportaon Museum & Heritage Village

6155 Arner Townline 519-776-6909

Beauful, retro 50’s themed Diner. Good food, great environment,

licensed. Informaon at www.ctmhv.com

JACK’S Gastropub 519-733-6900

31 Division Street South www.jacksgastropub.com

Dine indoors or on the paos. Serving locally inspired Farm-to-Fork

seasonal menus with EPIC Wines & Ontario Cra Beers.

Find links to these establishments on our website...

www.Daytripping.ca

The Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox

105 Elizabeth Street West 519-291-4777

Known for their delicious sandwiches, panini & home made soup.

Free parking, indoor & outdoor seang. www.shopkci.com

MILLBANK

Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant

4060 Line 72 519-595-4407

One of Ontario’s most popular restaurants. Homecooked meals,

delicious baked goods and gis. www.annamaes.ca

MT. PLEASANT

The Windmill Country Market

701 Mount Pleasant Road, Brant 519-484-9955

Breakfast, Lunch, Bakery, European Deli, Amish Furniture,

Giware. Bus tours welcome. www.thewindmill.ca

NEW SARUM

New Sarum Diner

Just off Hwy #3 in New Sarum 519-773-3101

Old Time Favourites in Elgin’s Oldest Diner - Since 1943!

Daily, usually. Re-opening updates at www.newsarum.com

PARIS

Camp 31 - Real Southern Barbeque

22 Paris Road 519-442-3560

Mouth watering authenc Southern BBQ from an award winning

cookoff team. www.camp31.com

2 Rivers Restaurant

25 Grand River St. North 519-442-3233

Casual dining from the freshest local ingredients, breakfast,

lunch and dinner. Great views from our pao.

PETROLIA

Actor’s Casual Dining

4211 Petrolia Line 519-882-0400

Steps away from Victoria Playhouse, with entrees suitably named

for celebries. Open 7 days a week. www.actorscasualdining.ca

The Coage - Café, Wine Bar & Inn

4190 Petrolia Line (Across from Victoria Playhouse) 226-738-0881

Petrolia’s one-of-a-kind coffee shop! Fire roasted coffee, desserts,

soups & sandwiches, gis, wine bar & suites. Downtown & near VPP.

POINT EDWARD

Salvatore’s Traoria é Ristoranté 519-344-2855

105 Michigan Ave. www.salvatoresinpoint.com

‘Fresh’ pasta and a commitment to serving exceponal food.

No dinner menus required... you’ll see why.

PORT BURWELL

Izzy’s Schooner Restaurant & Pao Lookout

35 Robinson St. 519-874-4363 www.schoonersgalley.com

Family menu on the pao. Famous for Lake Erie Perch. Local ingredients.

Open Daily. LLBO. Ready To Go Meals/Curbside. Website updates.

PORT DOVER

Erie Beach Hotel - Cove Room & Terrace Room

19 Walker Street 519-583-1391

Lunch & dinner on the paos. Famous for Lake Erie perch and

pickerel. Steps to the beach. www.eriebeachhotel.com

F.W. Knechtel Foods

Walker Street 519-583-1908

Open year round on Port Dover’s beauful, sandy beach.

Featuring fresh Lake Erie perch & pickerel on the pao.

Fisherman’s Catch Bar & Restaurant

18 Walker Street 519-583-1801

A fully licensed restaurant specializing in fresh Lake Erie perch

and pickerel. Open year round. Serving on the pao.

The Beach House

2 Walker Street 519-583-0880

Open year round. Fish, seafood, burgers, steaks & pastas.

Outdoor pao overlooking Port Dover’s famous beach.

Please Remember...

... we haven’t changed every one of these listings

from what they would have said pre-COVID-19.

This issue was printed on July 9th

By the time you read this, indoor dining may be

allowed again but may be limited. Please be

prepared, make reservations and call or go to our

customers websites or social media for updates.

PORT FRANKS

Grog’s

Hwy. 21 and 79 519-243-2770

Great pizza, wings, dra beer, fine wines, pao, kids menu.

www.grogs.ca

MacPherson’s

Hwy. 21 at Port Franks Road 519-243-2990

Full breakfast, lunch & dinner, licensed, fuel, variety store and

gi shop.

RIDGETOWN

JoJo’s Paradise French Bakery & Café

96 Main St. W. 519-674-0702

Everything from scratch - breads & desserts. Friday Night Pizza.

Re-opening updates: www.jojoparadisebnb.com

SARNIA

DeGroot’s Garden Teahouse

1840 London Line 519-542-3435 (ext. 109)

Nestled behind the Nursery. Open Mon.-Sat. Seangs from 10-2.

Try our famous quiche! Call for private pares. www.degroots.ca

Lola’s Lounge

110 Chrisna St. South 519-336-8088

A meless atmosphere for lunch, dinner or a marni.

Moments from Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre.

SIMCOE

The Blue Elephant Cra Brewhouse

96 Norfolk Street South 519-428-2886

Featuring Norfolk products and beer brewed on site.

www.blueelephant.ca

ST. THOMAS

New Sarum Diner

Just off Hwy #3 in New Sarum 519-773-3101

Delicious Old Time Favourites in Elgin County's Oldest Diner.

Since 1943! 8am-9pm, 7 days a week. www.newsarum.com

STRATHROY

Clock Tower Inn, Bistro, Pub & Catering

71 Frank Street 519-205-1500

Meals from scratch in a restored 1889 Post Office. Breakfast to

dinner, 7 days/wk with seasonal pao. www.clocktower-inn.com

TAVISTOCK

Quehl’s Restaurant and Catering

33 Woodstock Street South 519-655-2835

Locally inspired comfort food in a historical seng since 1931.

Serving breakfast all day.

VITTORIA

The Good Bread Company Gallery Café 519-428-1300

15 Lamport St. (Area 15) www.goodbreadcompany.ca

Bakery is open Wed. to Sat. 10am-4pm. Cafe is currently closed.

Online orders/curbside pickup available. Updates on our website.

WATERDOWN

Dutch Mill Country Market

533 Millgrove Side Road 905-689-7253

Pao & Take Out. Hot lunches, soup & sandwiches, salad bar.

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More to explore in PORT DOVER and SIMCOE

A showcase of Norfolk Artists

From Mark’s’s Notebook:

Thank you for your years of service to visitors and locals alike!

It may be remarkable, but we don’t know that any of our customers have closed

due to the pandemic. A couple have shut the doors over the past few months, but it

seems to be for unrelated reasons. However, we do have to say goodbye to two local

tourism institutions. The Aylmer Sales Arena, one of our very first customers and a

renowned weekly market, has opened for its last Tuesday and we’ll miss working

with them. Also, the Bluewater Ferry that shuttled cars and people from Sombra,

ON to Marine City. MI for over 70 years is no more. A catastrophic and quite unfair

incident with river ice did irreparable harm to their business a few years ago. Thank

you to the five generations of the Dalgety family that kept it sailing for so long.

Home, home decor on the range! - See page 4

Priscilla’s Presents was a very nice

gift shop and ice cream parlour in

Harrow, until it closed last year with the

promise to re-open. Tracey has done just

that and the new location is absolutely

stunning. You can find her in the wine

region on Iler Road south of Harrow,

just around a country corner from Farm

Fresh Antiques. I can’t begin to describe what a marvellous destination she has built

on her farm property - you’ll just have to take a drive and see for yourself.

Thinking outside the “Takeout” box - See page 16

If you want to enjoy the view of Lake Huron while dining on the patio at Skeeter

Barlow’s (my own local spot) you’ll want to make a reservation, but this is a case

where you could also order take out and enjoy the view from one of many park

benches, a pavilion, or on the water’s edge. Take out has become a reality of life and

is a great way to support our independent restaurants - but that doesn’t mean we

have to take it home.

Maybe we just got too busy to appreciate quality - See page 32

Millbank Family Furniture has moved into a new

location next to the legendary Anna Maes Restaurant

in Millbank. You won’t need the address in this most

exceptional small village west of Waterloo. The past

few months have seen many of us remembering

what it was like to do puzzles and play board games.

I wonder if it will also give us a renewed appreciation

for quality, as in quality hand made furniture that

will last for generations. I certainly hope so!

From Laurie’s Notebook:

The Museums of Elgin & Oxford Counties - See page 64

This summer, daytrip to a museum. The feature on page 64 should pique your

curiosity. Every one is different, every one is an experience, and an adventure in “I

didn’t know that!” and “I’ve never seen one of those!” The bonus with all of the sites

is a stroll on the grounds – often an integral part of the museum – and a visit to a

new area or town.

A New Spin on Daytripping

We have long encouraged readers to take a day to explore locally. This is the

summer to do just that. I congratulate shop owners on their accommodations to

current restrictions so that visitors are safe to enjoy their daytrip. This issue is full

of experience options as we move around Southwestern Ontario. Shops are still the

unique, fun, and possibly ‘new-to-you’ spot; farm markets abound with the best

of the area produce, towns are exciting to explore, and every patio has a different

view. Get in the car, with Daytripping as your Adventure Map and adhering to health

guidelines, enjoy the summer.

From Rhonda’s Notebook:

Good things in Ontario

I would call myself a bit of a foodie and thanks to this

job I have found so many favourite places that cater

to my quality food demands. Bakeries with flavours

of bread to enhance the mundane sandwich and then

of course their sweets from pies to cream puffs, every

shop has something they do really well. Then of course

there are cheesemongers, chocolatiers, meats, maple

syrup farms and produce from farm markets. It does

not just end there though; many restaurants have takeout,

including frozen dinners for you to warm up in a hurry. This is the perfect time

to discover the stand alone shops our area has to offer.

My White Bicycle …

Bicycling is another resurrected past time of late and our region has many trails

and routes in varying levels difficulty for you experience. Most tourism organizations

have maps and routes on their website for you to find your favourite one. You may

even see me out there struggling to work off my bakery finds.

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Good Advice

Hope is not a strategy.

Do no harm, but take no shit.

Buy a plunger before you need a plunger.

Try not to take

anything personally.

No one thinks about you

as much as you do.

Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.

Don’t boast about your abilities, if they are good enough, people will do

the talking for you.

Don’t ruin a good apology with an excuse.

If you compare your life to someone else’s, you’ll never be happy.

Never treat someone like a priority if they treat you like an option.

The grass is always greener where you water it.

Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, remember that all the people

in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had.

Draw from your past, don’t let your past draw from you.

Surround yourself by people smarter than you and better at your job

than you. It’s the best way to learn.

Don’t point out a problem unless you have a better solution.

It’s OK to be

happy with a calm,

unbusy life.

Take care of your health, it’s the most

important thing you own.

If you have time to do it wrong, you

have time to do it again.

Never write down anything you

wouldn’t want read in court.

SUMMER 2020 “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” — Robert Frost

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“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” — Charles Dudley Warner

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Daytripping to Oxford County, WOODSTOCK, NORWICH, PRINCETON and EMBRO

The Passing Cliché

The other day my grandson was

about to do something redundant and

I commented that it would be like

"carrying coals to Newcastle." Not

only did he not know what I meant, he

didn't even know where Newcastle was.

In fact, he wasn't even too

sure about coal. ("I've heard

of coal. Didn't they used to

make fires with it in the olden

days?")

The experience was

unnerving, but it made me

realize that many of our

cliches have lost their original

meanings. Some, by a strange

twist of the language, have completely

new connotations. Others now convey

nothing at all. Consider the following:

"A penny saved is a penny earned."

Even though a "penny" is no longer legal

tender, most people will accept it as a

synonym for "cent.” But what good is

a cent today? About the only use for

that particular coin is to mark a golf ball

on the putting green. Most bubble gum

machines now gobble up dimes and I

haven't seen a "penny" scale in years.

"I'll tan your hide." When my father

used that expression I knew exactly

what he meant. The process of applying

heat to my backside may have differed

slightly from the method used to convert

animal skins to leather, but we had

absolutely no communication problem.

Today, with vinyl replacing leather for

almost everything except holding cows

together and with naturalists shouting

"endangered species" whenever any

other kind of pelt is considered for

conversion, the tanning industry has

fallen upon hard times. In addition,

any parent who dares to apply palm to

buttock as a measure of discipline (or

even just to get the kid's attention) faces

a lecture from the child abuse people,

criminal charges from the courts and the

possibility of a lawsuit from

the child himself.

"A miss is as good as a

mile." While this particular

expression hasn't hit the junk

heap yet, it's on its way. The

conversion to metric will

force the next generation

to lump "mile" with other

obsolete units of measure

such as "stone,” "hand," "hogshead"

and "league." It's a pity too, because

most of these cliches became standard

expressions because they had a certain

"ring" to them. Somehow, "If you're

going to miss your target by a millimeter,

you may as well miss it by a kilometer,"

doesn't have the same pizzazz.

"He has an axe to grind." There may

still be the odd adventurous soul who

takes to the woods for his vacation and

who will therefore know what an axe

is, but those who spend their

holidays in lodges or summer

resorts will have no idea. Even

those who own fireplaces that

haven’t yet been converted

to gas, probably use logs

of compressed sawdust.

The connotation of having

something pressing to do;

some problem to resolve, was

lost about the same time as

the lumberjack traded in his double-bit

for a chain saw.

by A. C. Stone, Windsor

from Daytripping March-April 2002

"I'll cook his goose." In this era of fast

food outlets and microwave ovens, if

you wanted to cook somebody's goose

today, you would likely have to reheat

his Kentucky Fried Chicken.

"She poured oil on the troubled

waters." This expression has a whole

new meaning which is reinforced

every time a tanker breaks up and

spews its cargo into the ocean. Rather

than the calming effect the cliché

originally intended, oil on the water now

sends environmentalists into a state of

advanced agitation.

"Let's smoke the peace pipe." This

old Native custom has signified the

making of friends or reconciliation after

an argument ever since the last treaty

was signed. Use it today and the kids will

think you've found a new way to turn on.

"He's my right hand man." This term

has been legislated out of existence.

Valued assistants must now be known as

"right hand persons" to comply with antidiscrimination

laws and will disappear

completely if the left handed people ever

get organized. Other standby’s such

as "flogging a dead horse," "letting the

cat out of the bag" and "killing

two birds with one stone" are

all frowned upon by the Society

for the Prevention of Cruelty to

Animals.

Personally, I think it's a

shame. I hate to see expressions

which have been around for a

generation or more dropped

from the language. My father

felt the same way and I guess

I'm just a chip off the old block ...

whatever that means.

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"Hello, can we

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One summer, when my grandson

was just five years old, we had a mouse

in the cottage. Mice are often a problem

there because we do a lot of barbecuing

outside on the deck and thus the screen

door to the kitchen is being opened and

shut frequently, allowing access for the

field mice that live in the bushes. After a

fine steak dinner one evening, I noticed

a small grey-brown creature hopping

around in the living room, its beady

black eyes watching me carefully, its

whiskers twitching. A mouse!

Much as I hated to do it, I set a trap.

In retrospect, I’m sorry that I didn’t

have any live-traps, for that would

have been more humane, but all I had

were spring-traps. Letting mice take

up residence, and worse still, breed, in

the cottage is out of the question. So I

baited the trap with cheese and peanut

butter, and placed it carefully under the

sofa. At that moment, my five-year-old

grandson, Graeme, came into the room.

“What are you doing, Grandma?”

he asked. I explained to him about the

mouse. He looked at me thoughtfully,

shrugged, and went to bed.

The next morning, he asked

me if I had caught the mouse.

I said I had. “Where is it,

Grandma?” he asked.

I paused for a few moments

before telling him that the mouse

was in the garbage. He looked

at me with obvious disapproval.

“But Grandma!” he exclaimed,

“You can’t put it in the garbage!

We have to bury it! You know, like

they do when there’s a funeral at

church!” I hardly knew what to say. The

idea of retrieving the mouse and finding

a spot to inter it in the garden didn’t

really appeal to me but the look on my

small grandson’s face broke my heart.

“OK Graeme,” I said, “we’ll bury it in

the garden. You can choose the place

when you come home from school this

afternoon.”

At four o’clock, Graeme and I went

into the garden. “I think we should bury

the mouse in the rose bed,” he said, “so

then it can smell all the flowers.”

I didn’t want to point out the

inaccuracy of this assumption so I just

said, “Yes, the rose garden is a lovely

place.” I had put the mouse into a small

box and wrapped it carefully in gold foil

paper. Graeme held it while I dug a hole

with my trowel. When I was finished, I

saw that my grandson had removed the

mouse from the box and was holding it

gently in his hands.

“Why did you take the mouse out of

the box?” I asked.

Graeme looked up at me soberly.

“Well, I took the mouse out because

if we bury it just like this, without the

box, the roots of the rosebush will

cuddle it!”

As we covered the little creature

with soil, I felt tears welling up

in my eyes. Surely only a young

child would say something like

that! I hugged my grandson

close to me and held him tight.

“Yes, Graeme,” I said softly, “the

roots of the rose will cuddle the

mouse, and it will go to Heaven.

Thank-you for wanting to bury it.”

Robert Hall Originals

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Bus Tours & Group

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“The Wealthy Widow”

Jock, a 70 year old

extremely wealthy widower,

shows up at the Country

Club with a breathtakingly

beautiful and very sexy 25

year old who knocks

everyone’s socks off with

her youthful appeal and

outright charm while

hanging over Jock’s arm

and listening intently to his

every word. His buddies at

the club are all aghast.

They corner him and ask,

“Jock, How did you get the

trophy girlfriend?” He

replies, “Girlfriend? She’s my

wife!” They’re knocked over,

but continue to ask. “So, how

did you persuade her to

marry you?” Jock says, “I

lied about my age.” His

friends respond, “What do

you mean? Did you tell her

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Jock smiles and says,

“No, I told her I was 90.”

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“You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” — Daranna Gidel

SUMMER 2020


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“Now the joys of the road are chiefly

these,

A crimson touch on the hard-wood

trees”

And getting lost whenever you please.”

That third line was not a part of Bliss

Carman’s famous poem but we can be

confident that he would agree with the

sentiment it expresses.

In the computerized, digitalized and

automated lifestyle we have adopted,

the joy of real travel has been lost. The

400 series highways may be an efficient

means of getting from point A to point

B, but even a short drive on one of them

is a mind-numbing experience that

yields none of the “joys of the road” that

we once knew.

Of all the devices that have been

introduced to “improve” our travel

experience, none is more frightening

than the GPS, a box that contains a

commanding human(?) voice that is

constantly telling us to

turn right, take the next

exit or change lanes.

It never tells us to stop

for a coffee and it has

zero knowledge of the

best parks to visit or the

fact that if you took the

sideroad up ahead you

would come to the house

where Aunt Hilda hosted

the most magnificent

Christmas dinners.

A GPS will, they tell

me, get you to point

B without getting lost.

DOORS

ARE

OPEN

IN DOWNTOWN

DUNDAS!

That is unfortunate, for one of the most

rewarding experiences for those driving

the back roads and rural routes of

Ontario, is becoming honestly and truly

lost. There is no better way to discover

the people and places that we would

never see or enjoy if we relied on the

GPS and the superhighways. When you

finally reach the point where you are

not sure what direction you are going

and all the place names are unfamiliar

you can stop and ask. Ontario residents

are never so kind and helpful as when

they are confronted with someone who

is lost and needs direction. It brings out

the best in them. If you want to meet

the finest people in this country, just

stop at a farm house and tell them you

are lost. You will get directions, quite

often confusing and half-forgotten by

the time you get back to your car, but

there is nothing better than getting lost

when you are lost.

We are all headed to the same

destination…only the

means of getting there

differ. We have a certain

number of days left. We

can spend them on the

401 under the command

of a GPS or we can throw

the damn device away

and take the road to

Damascus (in Wellington

County). There might be

an epiphany along the

way...... or revisit Bliss

Carman’s poem “The

Joys of the Road” to learn

how we should travel.

We are happy to announce that many of our

businesses have now re-opened or will be in the

near future! To avoid disappointment please call

to confirm hours before arriving. Special

requirements may apply under our Provincial

guidelines. Curbside and Delivery options may

still be in effect for our restaurants, bakeries &

eateries, please call to confirm.

Help keep store owners, their staff and other

shoppers safe. Remember to maintain physical

distancing when shopping Downtown Dundas.

Check out our website for businesses

information....

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