Our Awesome Travels

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

St. Jacobs Market, family stuff and visit a friend in Woodstock.

Where are we today ?

         More great weather again today. Sunny, warm and a beautiful day. So first thing I decided to head into the St. Jacobs Farmer's Market, and beat the crowds on this long weekend. Called Ma at 8 am and picked her up to come along we were at the market before 9 got a good parking spot and checked out the few vendors I was looking for. Fresh air and exercise then back to Ma's for a coffee and make a few adjustments on her computer.
such a wonderful Market, but getting busy,
we can come back anytime
lots of fresh fruit and veggies
        Even quite a few buskers adding to the atmosphere.
stopped for fuel behind this fun looking classic car
         Now back home for a quick bite to eat before Suzie headed out to pick up her mother and visit her  Dad in the Stratford hospital ( Dr. McGyver, love the name). He is still having some stomach problems so will be staying there for a bit yet, really good to help with the recovery from his hip replacement last Tuesday. Still waiting from Gramma to be released from the Kitchener hospital to go to a nursing home too.
         Suzie has her work cut out for her this afternoon and I have a few errands to run in Woodstock. So a quick 20 minute drive there (we about 20 minutes from everywhere here in Plattsville). Heading into town thought I would check out Vintners Wineworks on Springbank in Woodstock. An old friend Dave Mercer has been the owner/operator for the last 4 years and this is the first time I have stopped in to see him. So much to catch up with after many years. Our daughters used to figure skate together 20 years ago and we made quite a few camping trips with the girls and even without.
         Dave has a very successful wine making business and is doing something he just loves. If you are in the area drop by and say hi. He does have some excellent deals on good wine kits and juices.
smiley Dave as usual
        Now back home can read for a few minutes before Suzie returned, then we filled each other in on our day and decided to order in a Pizza for a change, its been a long time since we did this and have always enjoyed Plattsville Pizza, almost as good as the pizza I made here in town for 10 years.
hit the spot tonight , no cooking for me
        Then we even had time to sit on the deck for a while, Suzie got her doggie fix. Brushing all the burrs from Buddy's heavy coat and Molly just waiting for me to pet her.
Molly relaxing, does look like a deer
Buddy loves the attention 
yes, Buddy you look good now,
nice puppy
          We chatted with John for a bit then head home before dark, its getting dark much earlier now, a good sign that summer is winding down.
          Another busy day and not sure what tomorrow will bring.
          Thanks for stopping in and hope you are having a great long weekend wherever you are.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
Check out the map below to see where we have been this summer
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  1. Those summer markets are just so interesting. Great way to spend the day.

  2. You two are so blessed to have so many mas, pas, and Gramma living. Just cherish every minute with them. Family is everything. Praying that pa and Gramma are released very soon and feeling much better.

    1. Yes you are so right, thanks for the prayers.

  3. funny we too are in Woodstock... different countries though.. have fun there!

  4. Great farmers market and so much fun to catch up with old friends!

    I sure hope Suzie's dad is better soon and the transition for Grandma goes smoothly.

    1. It is nice to see old friends again.
      All seems to be working out slowly.

  5. Those Farmers Markets are everywhere during the summer. You just never know what you're going to find. I love them. Hopefully, your family members will be on the way to recovery and stay that way. It's great that you've been able to be with them.

    1. It is nice that we can stay here at "Camp Awesome" and be close.

  6. Really like that travel map, way cool way to track your travels!

    1. Its and easy one too, Google maps imbedded into to our Blog.
      When we head south I start a new map.

  7. Love those farmer's markets. That does look like a good pizza.

    1. the pizza was excellent, so was the market.


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