As the week drew to a close, I became anxious and sad about having to return to the grind. But after a few phone calls to find a puppy sitter for the weekend (Hubby’s Dad), we extended our trip and came back late Sunday, instead of Friday. On our drive out of Bloomfield, I spotted this sign and of course had to take a picture of it! :
Too funny! But at least they’re honest right? I mean, you are rifling through the deceased things when you shop at many consignment and antique shops. So why not advertise that on your sign? Unfortunately the place was closed, but hopefully next time we can browse their wares.
Next stop in the general area was Huff Winery. Hubby has a friend who is employed with this company and would apparently give him heck if we didn’t stop by and try their wine. We also toured around the Oeno Gallery there and I took some pics of works that I particularly liked.
First up is Caroline Benchetrit:
David James “Heaven and Earth”
and lastly “Legend” by Nie Jian Bing:
After leaving the gallery, we went to Picton for a bit. Picton is a nice town, but the traffic there is awful! Which for a small town, is peculiar. (In a paper Hubby was reading one journalist’s response to this critique was “If you don’t like it, leave!” Gotta love that small town friendliness eh?:P. Thankfully, however, most people were nicer than this cranky-ass writer)
While in Picton, I also spotted this and my geeky heart skipped a beat:
Here are some photos of another town we actually visited earlier that week-Kingston. Kingston is a nice city, with lots of history. Here are some random pictures of this fair city:
We popped into a café and I noticed this sign. What is with some restaurants and the lack of debit? Governator, you crazy!:
Later on we also visited Fort Henry and man! I felt bad for the employees having to wear all that clothing! It was scorching hot that day!
A group of them put on an impressive show of marching and playing:
And look what I found in the gift shop:
Wow! Zoltar you’ve changed!
Forward back again to when we are leaving Bloomfield and going on to Belleville. We stayed for the weekend there at a Best Western. The hotel was nice, but our neighbors drove me nuts, they kept coming in and out of their rooms at night and slamming the doors! (By the millionth time, I swear I was ready to get a padlock and force them to stay in their room!) Anywho, that weekend Belleville was having a street sale and we went into a music/movie shop where I purchased a big stack of cds and dvds for the low cost of $27! It was great!
Here is another poor guy in the heat in costume. It’s Sponge Man! I mean, The Thing!
On Saturday, we took a day trip out to Oshawa and Whitby. Those areas were nice last time we were in this area, but now, after the issues with the economy, are a little sketchy. Whitby in particular, was a cornucopia of porn shops and scary looking loiterers. Naturally, we didn’t stay long. One perk of driving to those depressing spots, however was this, spotted on the outskirts:
This person has a floating baby head on their bumper!! WTF? Why?! Honestly, this was the most disturbing thing I encountered during our whole trip!
We spent the rest of Saturday back at the hotel and ate dinner at this place:
Their slogan “Rub it, Smoke it, Eat it” reminds me of this guy. Football! LOL.
So that’s that, I hope you enjoyed the photos and tales of our July getaway.