Join us as we travel North America in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer,
since August. 2006
Monday morning and it is bright, sunny and warm. We are going for a drive to Milverton Ontario about 1-1/2 hrs to the the funeral home there, for Suzie's great uncle. On the way we made a small detour and met Suzie's Mother and Father at Anna Mae's Restaurant in Millbank for lunch. We all enjoyed a feast of their famous broasted chicken (her father managed a yummy looking slice of homemade raisin pie for desert) and a nice visit with her parents. This is always a busy place in heart on Mennonite Farm Country, seating a 175 people we only had to wait about 5 minutes for an available table and this was at 12:30 noon on a monday!
Anna Mae's RestaurantAfter a delicious meal we followed her parents vehicle thru some beautiful farm country and stopped to look at the one room school house her father had attended over 70 years ago. Hardly recognizable, having been turned into a family residence with a garage, siding and new windows and doors. But the north wall was still the yellow brick exposing the octagon shaped window high in the peak.
one room schoolhouse
After a short stop here we took the country roads about a mile to the house in Milverton where he had been raised in the 1930's and 1940's. Not a lot of changes to the yellow brick house other than electricity has been added, the trees have grown huge and the barn had been repaired somewhat. And in the yard was 5 or 6 young mennonite children, running and playing.
the old house
Now from here we followed them thru the village to the funeral home to pay our respects. After a bit of social time and reuniting we got in the car for the nice country drive home to Arkona thru the scenic town of Stratford Ontario, famous for the Stratford Shakespearean Festival Theatre. We arrived back to our campsite about 4:00 p.m. in time to relax in to warm sun with a book and chat with a few neighbours.
Well after such a filling lunch, supper was not on the agenda for tonight, but, we did do desert, a piece of, "the melt in your mouth fresh chelsea bun" we purchased at Anna Mae's Bakery after our lunch. Then we read until dark and watched a couple of shows on TV.
oh so good chelsea bun
New Year's Eve , Stone Island, Mexico
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