We went up to the Hideaway this weekend so Charlie could cut the grass. On our way, we stopped in at Elora Road Meats and picked up some beef for the barbecue. Once again, it was raining on Friday evening when we arrived but a beautiful sunny day on Saturday.
On Saturday morning, we went for a bicycle ride into Walter’s Falls. The road is paved but quiet all the way.
I guess this is our corner store. For some unexplained reason, it wasn’t open today.
The Falls Inn and Spa is a favourite destination. When Charlie’s father was a new immigrant to our country, he worked in the sawmill on this site that was powered by Walter’s Falls. I recommend checking out the Thursday date night dining specials for couples. The food here is very good. It’s also a popular venue for weddings.
After the bike ride and a quick shower, we drove into Thornbury for lunch. I always enjoy going to Thornbury! There are several interesting places to eat and shop. Each time I go, I hope to spend more time there some day! We had lunch in the Thornbury Bakery. They offer a nice selection of salads and sandwiches as well as the usual bakery fare. I like that several of their options are gluten free. Any sandwich can be made on gluten free bread, and they had gluten-free cupcakes on Saturday. Charlie and I each had a sandwich followed by a nice Americano.
By the time we had finished lunch, we were running into grass-cutting time. However, because Charlie knows how much I enjoy the shops, he offered to endure just one of them! I chose Evolution Him & Her right next door. They sell an excellent selection of clothing for men and women as well as some unique gift/accessory items. Several things with the Hudson’s Bay Co. stripes caught my eye, particularly a set of linen napkins. They would have been perfect for our home at the Hideaway, but I’m nowhere near the decorating stage with that yet! Now if we needed linen napkins in the bunkie…
Back at the lot, Charlie did eventually get the grass cut, and I erected our screen tent.
It took a while to figure the tent out, but the instructions were good, and it finally took shape.
It was a bad weekend for mosquitoes. Our need for a permanent screened-in room on our future house was definitely confirmed!
In the late afternoon, we braved the mosquitoes just long enough to quickly lay possible corners of that future house and garage.
Then we cooked a lovely thick, juicy steak from Elora Road Meats over the open fire by the bunkie. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it was delicious! As darkness set in, we were entertained by fireflies twinkling throughout our backyard.