Some of our family has been visiting from the States this week. It was so nice to have them here! It’s always busy when they come because there are friends and relatives to visit and things to show them. On Tuesday, we took them up to see the Hideaway. This was the first time any of them had seen it.
On our way, we had lunch in Williamsford at Great Books & Cafe.
The cafe sits in the middle of a very large, rustic bookstore in what used to be a mill many years ago.
According to the website, the store and cafe are “open by chance or reservation” on Tuesdays. When I called to make a reservation for our group, the person who answered was very accommodating. I asked about gluten-free food, and she even offered to serve gluten-free banana loaf or buns. I declined because I really don’t need all those extra calories anyway. She also told me to tell my server that my meal needed to be gluten-free, so my food would be prepared on a clean board. That tells me that they understand the problem of cross contamination! My usual go-to for lunches out is a salad with chicken on it. This one at Great Books & Cafe was very good.
I followed that with a delicious cafe latte.
The others in our party had quiches, burgers, and fries which they said were very good. I was able to sample a few fries because nothing battered is fried in the same oil as the potatoes. That always makes me happy! We spent a couple of very enjoyable hours browsing and relaxing in the book store and cafe! It’s a great spot!
Then we took the family to introduce them to our new lot. I think they liked the proximity to the lakes, the surrounding trees, and the boardwalk on the pathway to the bunkie.
On Friday night, we camped at Earl Rowe Provincial Park prior to a family reunion in the area.
The park has nice big campsites. We were given a map and directions to our campsite when we checked in. However, it was a little tricky to find it. We were staying in Fletcher Field. There were at least two turns to make in that direction, neither of which named Fletcher Field on the sign. The only sign we saw for Fletcher Field was a very tiny one at the entrance to that particular campground. We couldn’t read it until we were right at it. Then, in the campground there were no signs at the ends of the streets indicating the numbers of the campsites on them. Without the map we would have been very lost! We had reserved one with electricity next to my brothers-in-law. We had to park our trailer awkwardly at the very back of our campsite to reach the electrical outlet even with an extension cord. My brother-in-law was not able to reach his. We have found in the past that we have needed very long extension cords in Ontario Provincial Parks.
But once we got settled in and since the weather cooperated, we had a very nice time there.