Up around 6:30 it wasn't long before Old Sol made his presence known in the east. We had us a clear sunny morning going on and with temperatures continuing to climb these past couple days we knew it was going to be a very warm day. Even Friday afternoon we had noticed the humidity climbing and today was going to be even hotter. We don't do hot very well so the decision was made to slowly wander on home. Having over-packed for our Sarnia trip a couple weeks ago we flopped over to the other side and 'under-packed for our Bruce Peninsula trip. Odds are next time we'll maybe get it right.
MORNING'S PLACID WATERS IN WIARTON'S HARBOR WE WERE THE ONLY ONES IN THE WHOLE PARKING LOT....I LIKE WHEN THAT HAPPENS:)) MORNING WALK GEORGIAN BAY'S CLEAR WATER SERENE A SMALL FISHING BOAT HEADS OUT EARLY WIARTON'S WEST SIDE HARBOR WITH THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT TOWERING IN THE BACKGROUND
|HEY GARY M. I SNAPPED A COUPLE DRIVE-BY PICS FER YA:))|
|MOTORING THROUGH PAISLEY ONTARIO|
Just north of Mildmay Ontario we pulled into a County Works yard for a walkabout on some green grass and it was here we came up with the idea to head for Anna Maes Mennonite Restaurant in Millbank, Ontario. It's been a whole lotta years since we've been there. One time when my Aunt Jean flew into Toronto from Sarasota Florida Kelly and I picked her up at the airport and we drove straight away to Anna Mae's. Anna Mae's was a favorite place for Jean's brother, my Uncle Harry too. RV readers of my blog will well know Suzi and the late George Yates from Our Awesome Travels. Anna Mae's was one of George's favorite eateries and he loved the broasted chicken there which Anna Mae's is well known for.
LOOKS LIKE A LOG FARM OVER THERE STOPPED FOR A LEG STRETCH NORTH OF MILDMAY ONTARIO
|YEP, WE'RE GETTING CLOSER TO MILLBANK ALRIGHT|
It was about noon when we rolled into Millbank and even knowing there would be a lot of people at Anna Mae's already I was instantly discouraged by all the cars in the crowded parking lot and people lined up to get in. Had I been by myself I would have just kept on going but Kelly would have none of that. I dropped her off in the parking lot to slip inside for a reservation while Pheebs and I tried to hunt ourselves down a parking spot. There were so many cars coming and going it was discouraging but finally I found room on the west side of the building. Kelly came out and said it would be a twenty-minute wait which of course I knew would really mean a forty-minute wait. And forty minutes it was before we even got in the door. Can you imagine me standing in a line-up for the best part of 40 minutes?? No, I can't imagine it either......but I did.
AND BY GOLLY THERE IT IS......ANNA MAE'S:))
|FINALLY FOUND A PARKING PLACE AND I THINK KELLY IS OVER THERE ON THE RIGHT SOMEWHERE LEANING AGAINST A TREE|
|YEP THERE SHE IS|
In my opinion, Anna Mae's restaurant is a head and shoulders above all the other eateries in the area. Like George, my favorite is the broasted chicken as well and that was what both Kelly and I had. Just think of it, real mashed potatoes topped with real homemade gravy, real turnips, and real chickens as well. And all done to perfection by the areas Mennonite folks. Top that off with a fresh bun baked right there in their own bakery. And then there are the deserts which of course I didn't have any. Darn it anyway!!
KELLY IS SO MUCH LIKE HER DAD WAS FOR STRIKING UP CONVERSATIONS WITH STRANGERS....ME. NOT SO MUCH, IF EVER I DON'T THINK THIS BIG BRIGHT ROOM WAS EVEN BUILT THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE NICE TO SEE THEY PUT IN THESE BIG BRIGHT WINDOWS OH-BOY, GEORGE WOULD BE SO PROUD OF ME FOR TAKING THIS PICTURE....NOW WHY DIDN'T I REMEMBER TO TAKE THAT BUTTER THING OUT OF THE PHOTO!! NORMALLY ALL THIS EMPTY FLOOR SPACE WOULD BE TAKEN UP WITH TABLES
|THAT ODD LOOKING LITTLE BICYCLE THING IN THE CENTER IS ACTUALLY FUNCTIONAL AND IS USED BY THE YOUNG MENNONITE WAITRESSES TO SCOOT AROUND THE PARKING LOT WITH TAKE-OUT ORDERS FOR PEOPLE WAITING IN THEIR CARS|
It was a great four-day orientation trip we had as we got to know our way around the rig. It was very assuring to know the decision we made to buy this particular Class C RV was the right one for us. Its versatility and ease of driving are two big factors and the ability to scramble around on roads in out of way areas is key for us. We have always been the kind of travelers who like to get off the beaten path away from the hustle and bustle and explore new areas and places. These past four days were a good example of that. Our way to travel.