With nothing urgent to do this morning Chuck and I jumped into the car and took off. We were only planning to go to a couple antique stores but one of them wasn't open yet so we thought we would just go for a short drive. We ended up going to Wellington, a village about 1/2 hour away from us. When we first moved to this area in 1986 it was a tiny, quiet village with a museum, a couple of stores and a restaurant. Not now! Many stores and restaurants with lots to do. People have discovered Prince Edward County and it is always busy from May to October.
Such beautiful old homes. I was reading an article that stated one of the oldest homes in Ontario is there, built around the 1750's.
There were a number of activities going on so we hopped out of the car and had a walk around town. The Farmer's Market was very busy with a wide range of items for sale. I made a beeline for Lake Ontario. Growing up we lived one block from the Lake so I always want to see it.
I only had sandals on or I would have been down on the beach with this young fella.
The Farmers Market from behind. The ladies under the blue awning were cooking up something that smelled so good.
One of the old buildings turned into a restaurant. Lovely porch off to the side.
Twenty years ago this was a typical small town diner. My brother and I ate there and I remember the food was delicious. Look at it now!
This is the ceiling of the Home Hardware. The store has been there many, many years.
I love these paintings. To me they look like quilts.
St. Andrew's Anglican Church. It was built in 1852. What this church has witnessed! There is a Thrift Store in the basement which was open when we walked by. You know I would not pass by! They were having a bag sale. A grocery bag full for $3.00. I found 5 shirts (Eddie Bauer, Tilley and Land's End) a book and Chuck needed a phone for his computer room. Very good deal.
Small but very beautiful.
Not much has changed inside in years except the Purell dispenser.
The windows were gorgeous. Most of them were quite old.
The colours are still so vivid.
This sign made us laugh. The sad thing is they are losing their minister in November and they do not have a replacement. One of the ladies in the shop told us she had been coming to this church her entire life and she was 82.
The gardens around the church were so lovely and well tended.
The high school is right next door.
This house looked very original beyond the new front steps. You could see the wavy glass in the windows.
Oh my. I love this front porch. The first house Chuck and I lived in was built in 1920. It also had a large front porch but not this big!
We saw many of these very skinny houses on narrow lots. There must be a story behind them.
There are so many wineries in the area now. You could spend a whole day going from winery to winery all on one road.
Lovely old barn.
We ended up being away for 3 hours. Not enough time to see everything we wanted to so we will be going back. A quick lunch when we got home and we are hiding in the house as it is still hot and humid out.
Take care and enjoy your weekend!