Thursday Doors – Ancaster Mill

….thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors

This week I celebrated another birthday. They seem to come faster every year. My husband had to make a trip to Hamilton for a quick medical procedure so I went with him. When he was done he surprised me by driving to Ancaster to treat me to a wonderful lunch at the Ancaster Mill. It was a very easy and short trip from the hospital and the scenery along the way was beautiful.

The Ancaster Mill is situated beside a creek, with a large dining room built out overlooking the falls. It is the third oldest building in Ontario and has quite the history. Check it out here. IMG-3506
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The mill is situated on a hill to take advantage of the waterfall so walking from the parking lot to the restaurant can be an issue for people with mobility problems. There is, however, a driveway by the doors to the main entrance where passengers can be dropped off.IMG-3530
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Before our lunch we walked around the grounds for a few minutes before heading up the stairs past the mill.IMG-3493
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After a very delicious lunch we continued up another set of stairs to check out the new wedding chapel and pergola that was still under construction.IMG-3518
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I can’t recommend the mill any more highly for a special occasion or splurge. It’s well worth the drive from anywhere in the Golden Horseshoe area or GTA.
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Thursday Doors – Niagara Wineries

….thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors

Lunch, five wineries, tastings and great company. Today my daughter and daughter-in-law joined my husband and me and together we took a drive down to St. David’s in the Niagara region. I knew ahead of time that I wanted to take part in Norm’s door challenge so I packed my camera bag in search of some great doors and wine of course.

We started out at Ravine where we had a wonderful lunch first and then began our wine tasting adventure. All in all we went to five smaller wineries, tasted some fantastic wine and met some wonderful people who were very passionate about their products.IMG-1754
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Thursday Doors – Sept.27, 2018

….thanks to Jolene for hosting Thursday Doors this week

After dropping my father off at Union Station this morning I went outside the train station to snap a few shots. The doors are from Union Station and the Royal York Hotel which is right across the street (first place where my Dad took a job when he first arrived in Canada in 1954).
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My dad loves to tell the story of how he got off the train at Union Station and asked someone where he could get a job as a waiter. It was his first day in Canada. They pointed across the street and told him that the Royal York Hotel was the largest hotel in Toronto. He walked over, introduced himself and they hired him on the spot.

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Thursday Doors – From the Car Window

….thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors

On the way to the cottage last weekend there were sections of the road where I was literally at a standstill because of construction. Next to me I had my camera and every time I had to stop I rolled down the window and took photos of the countryside and small towns that I passed through.

This is on my way north from Toronto to Barrie along Hwy 27.

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Doors From the Island

….thanks to Norm who hosts Thursday Doors

Norm is on holiday and hasn’t posted this week but maybe you’d like to check out Jean’s Doors.

The following doors are ones that I pass every time I’m up at the cottage. Enjoy!

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Week 1

….thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge using the words Geometry, bushes, window, brick, curtain, green, tan, wall, building, dark red, tree

Square Window Panes with Geometric Shapes

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Dark Red Over Green
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Rectangular Window Looking Out at a Tree
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Rectangular Sign in Front of Green Bushes
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Geometric Lattice Work in Front of a Green Tree
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Tan Coloured Stone Wall with Green Tree Boughs in Front
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Green Trees and Shrubs with a Rectangular Sign in the Left Corner
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Tan Coloured Building with Red Trim Surrounded by Green Trees
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Thursday Doors – Montgomery Rd.

….thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors

Since I started baking bread on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Montgomery’s Inn I often find myself walking home if I don’t have the car. On those days my husband drops me off in the morning and then I make my way back home on foot. It’s a long way so I usually phone my husband and have him pick me up at the half point point.

Whenever I do start walking home I pass some amazing and beautiful homes on Montgomery Rd.. Here are some of the more interesting doors.

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