This past May 2-4 weekend I went to visit my friend Johanna in Trenton, Ontario. I had visited her last in February when I finished up my quilt and also have experiments with crazy cold weather and boiling hot water!
The weekend was jam-packed and we had a blast visiting, going to yard sales and exploring Prince Edward County! (We even had time for me to start my next quilting project…but more about that later!)
The Crab-Apple trees in front of Johanna’s house were in full bloom… so gorgeous!!! It was the perfect time to have a little photo shoot.
The next day a lot of these blooms were covering the sidewalks and ground….seems like our photo shoot was perfectly timed!
On Sunday we got up and decided to check out some yard sales…we decided to go on a bit of a road trip to Prince Edward County.
Prince Edward County is located in Southern Ontario at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. It is an island community encompassing less than 700 square kilometers (270 sq mi), with over 800 kilometers (500 mi) of shoreline.The permanent population is approximately 25,000. We share our spectacular natural beauty with over 100,000 visitors each year. A popular attraction is Sandbanks Provincial Park, attracting thousands of visitors on hot summer days.
The island community has retained a unique character that evokes fond recollections of days long past. Idyllic country roads wind through historic towns and villages, countryside dotted with farms and vineyards, past artists studios and antiques shops, and along shorelines that border Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte.
We took some back roads and enjoyed the views… (stopped to talk to people along the way…) and took heaps of photos! We stopped for a picnic lunch overlooking the water (view on the photo below on the left) in Picton…
We continued on to Bloomington.
One of the things that Prince Edward County has started is a Barn Quilt Trail…it was so cool to see so many colourful blocks up in front of homes, businesses and barns as we drove by!
We wanted to stop in the antique store called “Dead People’s Stuff” . The name of the store is perfect…and the store did not disappoint!
So many fun displays and signs… I love visiting antique stores and finding one thing that is the treasure I didn’t even know that I needed to have!
…this shopping experience started off as a window shopping only trip. However, Johanna found a fabulous basket…and I found an adorable kids table with two chairs. (It reminded me of one that I saw as a kid….right now it’s in my apartment and the perfect table to hold my printer!)
…so many treasures!
…If I ever have a fence… I think I’ll be doing this to it!!
At the beginning of the day I told Johanna at some point I needed to shoot a new header for my blog. So that became one of the projects of the day…I always like to have some sort of header with Me on a Road. So we decided to keep our eyes open to see if we can find something “spring-like” for a little photo shoot. Johanna is an incredible photographer so I was excited that she was game to help me out. Near the end of the day we drove past this LONG driveway with this random YELLOW bike on the side…. it just was perfection! I said–STOP the CAR!!! and we backed up and then walked down the road… Thanks so much Johanna for being my photographer! I LOVE these photos…
Road Tripping with another photographer is always fun…because they get when you see a cool barn or some run down buildings.. and say STOP let’s get some photos!
I can’t wait to come back and explore this area of Ontario…so many awesome Bed and Breakfasts and places to explore…
We had to stop at theMurray Canal/Brighton Swing Bridge so that a boat could pass… it was pretty cool to see the swing bridge in action…and of course Johanna and I had time to steer our boat along the side of the water!
Even with all that fun outside exploring in the evenings we did some planning. I did some cutting, sewing and piecing…starting my next quilted project! I will return in the summer to finish up this project.
It was a perfect long weekend…the first in awhile I haven’t had to deal with snow! Thanks so much for your awesome company this weekend… I can’t wait until we see each other next!