A little holiday in Lindsay

October 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm 4 comments

Recently, my husband and I took a few days off  for a  get-away. We marked our place on the map, made some calls and a reservation for a Bed and Breakfast. I might mention that we’d had two family weddings in a relatively short space of time. I felt the need to get away for a bit and my husband was for it. We’d  head for Lindsay, Ontario.


While we had planned to go to a certain B & B near Lindsay,  I learned that the couple would be away, and so we looked for another place to stay.










We booked two nights at Melton’s LightHouse B & B, right in Lindsay.

Off the 401 on some scenic winding roads

Melton’s Lighthouse B & B, Lindsay, Ontario

…and plenty of trees with coloured leaves like this one, across from our friend’s home.

Unfortunately, I don’t have photos of the Shaw’s lovely property, but we were treated to a delicious dinner at their beautiful home. We caught up on their news as Janice did on ours, including looking at photos from the latest wedding in our family.

The next morning,  after a delicious breakfast at our B & B, we did some shopping in Lindsay. My cousin, Tom, called to invite us not only on our planned visit, but for a drive north of Lindsay and dinner at their home as well.

Lift lock on the Severn River














Tom and Carolyn, our hosts for the afternoon and evening










My husband and I dressed for the weather










A stop at the park in Bobcaygeon where we watched the ducks swimming around and took a few pictures
When we returned to their home, we had a delicious dinner with pulled pork on a bun and some salad, then apple crisp for dessert. Carolyn is a good cook! We visited awhile, remembered stories when we were children, when our families visited together. And we  looked at wedding photos and chatted more until it was time for our good-byes. We had a good visit and know that it will be awhile until we see them again.











Kathryn and Frank, owners of Melton’s Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Lindsay.

Thursday morning, our hostess, Kathryn, made some delicious pancakes for our breakfast. We sat and visited afterwards, covering everything from being grandparents to industry that’s been (and gone) from their community. When it was time to check out, we asked if we could take their picture.
We had a whole day ahead of us and did a little looking around uptown Lindsay before setting off for home.










Store fronts on the main street in Lindsay

Angle parking is something  we haven’t seen in awhile, the kind of parking that’s easier than parallel, but only works on wide streets such as theirs.







Historic buildings


…and a little shopping, supporting local artists.



Then over to Memorial Park, where we checked out some old trains.



















and on out of town. Bye, Lindsay. It’s been good visiting.


We had several stops along the way home, but I’ll save those for another post.


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For Sarah and Tony–The Prayer Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Janice Shaw  |  November 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    thank you for coming to visit our fair little town. It was wonderful to see you and Len. I just finished reading your book, Once Upon A Sandbox, and very much enjoyed your family history/stories of growing up in rural Ontario. Although I did not grow up on a farm as you did, we do have a lot in common, in the ways we were raised, the toys/games we played with, which was interesting to read. Thank you for sharing such positive, honest thoughts and stories of your life with your family.
    Truly a feel good read.

    • 2. storygal  |  November 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      You must have picked up the book and barely put it down. 🙂 I appreciate you posting your comment. Thank you so much.

  • 3. dian barker/lachance  |  March 31, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    i was born and raised in Lindsay ,but left there in 1972 moved to Thunder bay,ont. i always love to go back and visit there .we are planning our next visit with a dillman family reunion as my moother was a Dillman there are cousins that i never saw in over 40 years.looking forward to 2017 sugust long weekend for that…thanks for sharing your story .

    • 4. storygal  |  April 1, 2016 at 12:33 am

      Thank you for your comment, Dian. I enjoy hearing others’ stories about places I’ve seen or visited. Hoping to get back there again sometime.


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