heartland

Took a weekend tour of Ontario’s heartland last week. There are many fun things to see and do just a couple of hours of car-ride away.

Our first stop was the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford. I remember these when they first came out…

pcm

We stayed at a bed and breakfast in Hickson. The owners converted the silo on their farm into an observatory. Gerald even gave us a personal tour of the observatory, explaining how it worked and everything.

silo

At the b & b also lives a very affectionate cat named Paris. I love this picture of me and Paris.

paris

We made a quick stop in Stratford, known for its festival of Shakespearean plays (and now Justin Bieber). There’s a lovely Shakespearean garden, but we were a bit too early in the season to see full blooms.

stratford

The next day we went to London to visit the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. It’s built on the land where an Attawandaron Iroquois village once stood 500 years ago, and so there is a replica of a longhouse, made of tree branches and tree barks.

longhouse

There’s also an replica of a dig site. I’ve always dreamed of becoming an archaeologist…

dig

Then we went to Woodstock, the “dairy capital of Canada”, and visited the monument of Springbank Snow Countess, a record-setting milk producing cow.

snow countess

It’s not a road trip without roadside ice cream, especially in the dairy capital of Canada.

bartley's

Finally, we visited the Cheese and Agriculture Museum in Ingersoll, with an interesting replica of a cheese factory. Here I was in the curing room with a replica of finished cheese.

ingersoll

There was also a one-room school house and a display of school supplies. I especially like this pencil box, with a built-in ruler. I would bring it to school any day.

ingersoll 2

 

Wishing you a week of delightful adventures near or far!

 

 

2 thoughts on “heartland

  1. Great photos Trish, looks like a great trip. I had pencil boxes like those when I was in primary school!
    Sheila x

    1. thanks Sheila! Mike took half of the photos so i can’t take all the credit :D i wish they still make this kind of pencil boxes…

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