Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Thurs. Aug.25th, Got some fish.

Join us as we travel North America in our 
Holiday Rambler Vacationer, since August 2006

        After the tornado warnings, heavy rain and high winds overnight, this morning is sunny and warm. There appears to be no damage around the resort, other than a few small branches on the ground, so all is good.

         We do love fresh fish, especially Lake Erie pickerel (or walleye as some people call them). And found out that we can go to Wheatley (supposedly the "Freshwater Fish Capital of the World"). Its only a short drive about 15 minutes away so shortly after 10:00 am we took a scenic route there.
welcome to Wheatley
        Once in town we made our way to the waterfront with quite a few fishing boats, a few fish packing plants and at least three stores where we could buy some fresh fish.
the harbor
one of many fishing boats
one of many fish packing plants
        By now its about noon so we decided to grab a bite to eat for lunch, and the "Car Barn" Restaurant and Tavern was recommended by the visitor centre for good fish. A nice friendly atmosphere, good service, a very good food and reasonably priced.
Car Barn
        Still hanging on the ceiling is a "smoke eater" from the days when smoking was allowed is restaurants. Have not seen one of these for quite a few years in Ontario.
smoke eater
        We are wanting pickerel and of course it is on their menu so that was our choice for a nice light lunch, oh soo good!
lightly battered pickerel
        With craving take care of we went back to the first fish market, Loop Fisheries, and picked up two, one pound fillets of pickerel, only $8.00 a pound. A good price because about 15 years ago we paid over $10.00 a pound. Now back to Leamington and the town pier with a few nice yachts there to check out.
nice boat
        Then back home we can putter around a bit, relax with our books and read for a while, then about 4 o'clock visit our friends for Happy (Social) Hour, chat and catch up. Five o'clock back home, fire up our barbie to grill a couple of pork chops, with fresh sliced beefsteak tomatoes, and reheated whipped potatoes.
        A nice relaxing casual supper, clean up then back to visit the guys with a nice roaring campfire and more stories.
another nice fire
Gotta love campin!
hit counters
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  1. Glad to hear your safe and sound...great looking food made me hungry now I have to go

  2. Rick and Elaine:
    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I really like this area of Ontario. That fire pit is very interesting, it looks like it will keep everyones toes warm

  4. Contessa:
    Yes a very nice area, on the lake.
    Their site used to be a seasonal site with the nice fire pit, bonus!!

  5. Glad to hear that you made it through another storm. There sure have been some dillies this summer.

    Kevin and Ruth

  6. Kevin and Ruth:
    Yes we are glad too! We are doing pretty good with missing them all.


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