- Posted by Shasta on October 26th, 2008 filed in Bucket List, Does All Her Own Stunts, Made In Ontario, Photos
Some weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting a good friend of mine from Calgary for several days, and taking her to see some of the sights in and around the GTA.
The second day she was here, we spent a good part of the day searching for relatives of hers in a nearby cemetary (some of her family is from the area) and I had the good sense to bring my camera. It was a lovely day, and a great opportunity to take some autumn photos.
During her visit I was able to work in a few of my list items as well, such as visiting the famous St. Jacobs Market. We were both enamoured with the market and the amazing selection of meats, cheeses, and fresh produce available. I stocked up on peppers, strawberries, pie pumpkins, and squash. It was impossible to see everything in the time we had, so I hope to go back again and see the rest of what the market has to offer.
476. Go to St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market
After spending the morning at the market, we made our way down to Niagara On The Lake to visit some wineries and tour historic downtown. The red wine grapes were heavy on the vines, waiting for the late harvest, and we took in four wineries and I brought home half a case of different varieties, along with a wine journal since Jack had mentioned wanting one.
Once we’d seen what we wanted to see in Niagara On The Lake, we drove over to Niagara Falls, as the day was coming to a close. My friend had never been there, and it’s quite a sight when you’ve not seen it before. We lingered for some time, snapping photos and wandering down the wall that overlooks the falls and the river.
It was starting to get quite dark, so we grabbed supper at an Italian place and then went home to spend the evening with Jack and drinking wine.