Friday, October 26, 2012

Splendid Uxbridge

One day in August, Frank and I were feeling a bit bored.


benny bored
Not all mopey bored like Benny seemed to be in this pic, but we had itchy feet and decided to take a day trip to the nearby town of Uxbridge.






uxbridge view
It's a lovely little town. We soon parked and began exploring.







splendid men
No matter the time or place, we all feel the same way about our splendid millitary men and women.







Uxbridge train
The Uxbridge train  runs 90 minute round trip excursions to and from the town of Stouffville. They have special themes trips for Halloween, Christmas, Armed Forces Day, or just to experience the autumn colours through the windows of their vintage trains.






 uxbridge roxy
 On our way to the pub for lunch, I got a kick out of seeing this wonderful, old Roxy theatre.






restaurant 

seats
From our booth at the pub, this perspective from the bar caught my eye.







purple 

bloom
Another eye-catcher, these pretty purple blooms seen while out for a stroll by the waterfront.







uxbridge 

bullrushes
Bullrushes were swaying gently along the shoreline.







uxbridge 

hut
This sheltered picnic area offered a nice view of the pond.







parasol wreath
Heading back toward the car, we passed a store window where this parasol wreath made a colourful subject.







Benny relaxed
Back home again, Benny's boredom took full hold. I believe he was napping the whole time.

59 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

benny's sure got the right idea. :) makes me smile!

that's a cute little town. i like the dark wood of the pub. seems very comfortable.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW<I love all the pictures for different reasons,but the one with the bulrushes is definitely my favourite. The colour is delightful.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

He's such a delightful little boy doggie. :-)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Benny is a great way to start and end a post! Great shots!

Cloudia said...

a perfect town. I shall fantasize about visiting, heck MOVING there!
Those convenient hooks at the pub sold me... and those Benny Bookends are Priceless!

A lovely place, you lucky folks


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Kat said...

What a fun day trip! Those are the best! And you got some fabulous pics from it too! :)

Wendy said...

What a fun day for you! I love that sheltered picnic area photo. The water beyond is alight with promises and adventure. Did you go for a swim? LOL!
Nice shots of the purple flowers and I also like the bullrushes and long grasses.

Did you get on that train? It sounds like a great way to spend a day.

Are you sure Benny was napping the whole time? LOL!


Leave It To Davis said...

OH, how I'd love to take that train ride. What lovely country you live in. I love the purple flower! Benny looks like he's just waiting for you to rub his tummy! I have three that get in that same position!

Brian Miller said...

smiles....cool town...love that pub shot as well....and to ride a train would def be cool...we rode on in PA once...

Glo said...

A great idea to take a trip to Uxbridge ~ with us and a camera in tow. I was wondering if the old buildings in that sign are still standing and if a similar shot could be taken nowadays of the same street? Your photos share lovely portions of your day...and I think Benny has the right idea when home is so cozy!

DJan said...

I love Benny. He knows how to appreciate life! :-)

messymimi said...

The bar stools, lined up and at attention, ready for duty...

Benny didn't know what he was missing.

louciao said...

Unlike Benny, I am utterly charmed by this little town and had a lovely virtual day out with you. Thanks for asking us along. I just wish Benny had left a little more room on the back seat.

louciao said...

Oh wait a minute...you didn't leave him home did you? If so, I don't know quite what was snuggled up to me in the back. A follicle of my hairy imagination, perhaps?

Stephen Hayes said...

Uxbridge looks like a pleasant place to spend time, and exercise a camera.

Red said...

I'd agree with you that Uxbridge is a pretty town. Nice variety of photos to show off the town.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Now that is a cute little town! I don't suppose you were househunting...

Linda said...

The most amazing thing about this post is that there are two pictures of Benny...not moving. I love how his hair still looks like it's in motion, though.

That view of the lake through the picnic shelter is wonderful!

Rita said...

You mean you didn't take Benny with you?!

Love the old Roxy Theater! And the padded bar stools. And the lake pics. What a wonderful little town. :)

ADRIAN said...

A beautiful town....Good weather and good pictures thanks!

Nadezda said...

Hilary, interesting tour around the Uxbridge. I love the photos, most of pub chairs! If your Benny was tired so the tour was full of impressions.

Birdie said...

Sometimes I think our cats want us to go out so they can nap in peace. Benny felt the same way perhaps!

I love your pictures. It would have been all I could do to not take the wreath home. I would also want to have stayed at the picnic shelter for a year or two.

Tabor said...

Great photos as always. Poor Benny...maybe he needs a girlfriend?

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Ohhhhh! So pretty, and such a train station! H., I blogged it, of course, but I was in Jordan, Ont and Hamilton last week, visiting CA friends and wineries on a gorgeous and colorful day! Niagara Falls too!

NitWit1 said...

I loved the train station especially but of course the dog's unabashed relaxation reminds me of my Luckie who is now 12. However, she can still dance and prance when it is her mealtime. Although altered female, she is like a male whose heart often resides in her stomach.

Andy said...

I have photographed the sites of Uxbridge before but your photos have showed me a new way of looking at it. You have good eyes.

Shammickite said...

Uxbridge is just around the corner from me.... well, a couple of corners actually.... so next time make sure you drop in and I'll show you the sights of Sunny Stouffville. Maybe you can get here on the train! Oh no, it stops running for the winter.

Linda said...

Hilary, What a quaint little town you discovered. It looks like a place where time stood still and held the modern world at bay. I really love the sheltered picnic table by the water.

Love the pics of Benny. We all have our own ways of fighting the boredom.

rosaria williams said...

Themed rail trips? How wonderful! Benny didn't think this trip was necessary, did he?

ellen abbott said...

look like a fun day.

Scott said...

Wonderful shots of a great little town. It's interesting that both in the British Isles and the U.S. the old theaters were all called the Roxy. Good luck on your house hunt.

Betty Manousos said...

looks like a fun day trip!

loved seeing benny! he's a darling.

fantastic shots as usual...it looks like i could just step into the computer and be there.
ooh, i wish it were possible for me to visit there.

big hugs!

Kerri said...

Splendid indeed - love all the pics - especially the pub shot ....and of course sweet Benny!

Anvilcloud said...

For me, this is a pretty good tour of the town. I especially like the railway station and the Roxy.

Hilary said...

Love the hooks under the bar, the lovely structure by the water, and Benny.

Indrani Ghose said...

Grand captures.The picnic area most inviting!

Rob-bear said...

When I lived in Toronto, I heard about "the flesh pots of Uxbridge." Did you see any of those?

Delightful pictures, btw.

Gillian Olson said...

A great place to explore. What a neat looking train station.
Benny is too funny!

Dave said...

Thanks for sharing your day out in Uxbridge Hilary. We used to have a picture theatre called the Roxy once too, but it has gone now - Dave

ladyfi said...

What lovely peaceful shots. Love that parasol wreath - so creative.

CiCi said...

Great view of the bar stools in the pub all lined up and the hooks on the bar in front of each stool. Looks like a great town to browse and get some photos and a little lunch. Glad you and Frank had a nice day.

June said...

The convenient hooks on which Cloudia remarked . . . look like health hazards to me. I manage to hurt myself on things like that. Don't ask me how. I couldn't tell you. But I know I'd hurt myself on them somehow.

It does look like a pleasant little town. I wonder how it stays "alive" economically.

Tammie Lee said...

it looks like a wonderful place to take a walk, explore and visit. thank you for sharing your walk with us.

Dianne said...

Benny is the picture of comfy

the idea of a vintage train ride and then a stop at that pub sounds wonderful

Michael Manning said...

Hilary: You and Frank manage to do cool things, and Benny has such a personality for humor, lounging, then "get up and go"! A rare moment! :)

yaya said...

What a charming town! Those are so fun to discover and explore. I love the pic of the bar stools. You can see the cracks in the seats and I wonder how many have sat there and had deep discussions about life while enjoying some refreshment!

lime said...

looks like a nice place for a day trip. thanks for taking us along.

SandyCarlson said...

I wonder what Benny was dreaming about while you were away! What a posture. The canine spine is a marvelous thing.

Your day trip really has my curiosity piqued. Your country is an amazing place.

christopher said...

Sounds like a nice momentary pause to freshly take in some things that have been around a long time.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Loved the Uxbridge tour! Had that been my camera it would not have looked like such a charming adventure.

But curse you for that lovely cozy bar shot, makes me want to order up a pint at seven in the morning... never a good thing. :)

Bob Bushell (Male, I think) said...

A lovely day out, the pub, (I don't go there anymore, it's too expensive). And, not too mention Benny, he is precious.

Daryl said...

what a neat town ..

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I think that one at the pub is the clear winner for me today. Love it!

Reb said...

Oh, I like the pub shot. The wreath of drink umbrellas is a cute idea. Good luck on your continued house hunting.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Uxbridge is a lovely town; thanks for the tour. Bennie is as cute as ever.

Thanks for your visit and comment. I've missed you all, too.

Barbara said...

What a cute little town! I love that umbrella wreath!

Lisa Gordon said...

This looks like a wonderful little town to explore, especially with a camera. wonderful photographs, and Thank you for taking us along with you.

P.S. I LOVE Benny!!! :-)

Barb said...

Gosh - glad you were bored and took us along. Love that picnic shelter.

Christine said...

the sheltered picnic area is divine :)

like you've i've been too busy to visit and i miss everyone. it was fun to catch up a bit with you tonight. i love that we can read and look at all the lovely photos and feel like we know how our friends are doing via blogging ~ yeah!