Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car. ~ E.B. White
On one of my trips up here before I actually settled in, we took a little drive to a nearby town or two.
This is Whitney, Ontario. It sits at the southern point of Algonquin Park - Canada's oldest provincial park.
We were late getting started so we stopped at The Mad Musher for lunch. It was rather costly to eat there but the food was decent enough.
The sun poured in through the window prompting me to photograph the shadows across the chair.
The other side of that window provided a pretty view of the Madawaska River.
You know you're in a small town when one small building houses the grocery store, credit union and Sears outlet.
This is a lookout point over Lake Kamaniskeg in the town of Combermere. And they really do mean "look out." The edge of the boulder on which we were standing drops off to the highway below. It was a pretty sight but I'm not crazy about heights and this one was pretty vertigo-inducing. Coincidentally, Tom Petty's Free Falling is playing on the radio as I type.
One last look in the other direction before we crawl out of here.
This image will probably make Frank's sister, Theresa smile. One summer day, about four years ago, Theresa, her husband Evan and I took a drive through the towns surrounding their family cottage. We stopped in a few places and looked around at general stores, antique shops and other spots. One of those stops resulted in the purchase of this unusual Jam. It was pale pink (this one, not so much) and the lady in the store suggested we try it on crackers with cream cheese. So we bought some. Theresa and I opened up a bottle of Malbec and dressed up a few crackers as suggested by the lady in the store. We almost finished the whole jar. It was amazing! The problem was that we had no idea where it was that we stopped and found it. I have been on the lookout for it whenever I see homemade jams ever since. So, on this road trip, Frank brought me to a store where he had seen a huge display of homemade jams the week before, and while I was scanning the labels, he spotted this lone jar on a low shelf. It was the last one that they had but after I told the store clerk that I had been looking high and low for this jam, she took the name down and said that she would tell the person responsible for making them and that there would probably be more at some point. Yay!
Heading back toward home, a drive by shooting of the scenery around us.
I'm cheating here a bit because this photo was actually taken a few days earlier but who can resist a full moon on the rise over the trees and across the bay? Not I.
More coming up in a few days.