We celebrated the beginning of the old girl’s 65th year yesterday, which means that it was her 64th birthday for those who have trouble with that way of framing the concept.
Blessedly, it was also our day off work, so we wondered how should we celebrate the event.
Well, although the week has been chilly, with temperatures remaining below freezing for the most part, it was also been sunny. As long as one is behind glass, it was a rather pleasant day for a drive.
So that’s what we did — headed almost an hour into the rural region to the west of us for our annual, sometimes semi-annual trip, to Wheelers Pancake House and Sugar Camp. You recall that we have previously been to the closer Temple’s Sugar Camp, but Lanark County styles itself as the Maple Sugar Capital of Ontario, so we saps tend to run to various sugar camps when the other sap is running from the trees.
You’re welcome to join us vicariously.
Just as I finished taking the picture, someone said hello. It was fellow blogger, Mary G, who had just returned from Arizona the day before. Serendipity (or is it more like synchronicity?) strikes again as in our last trip into the country (last fall), we also stumbled across Mary in a cheese shop.
We continued to do pleasant things for the remainder of the day. From Wheelers we visited the Nature Lover’s Bookstore in Lanark village. Later, we headed into Ottawa to see Barney’s Version, a Canadian film based upon a novel of the same title by renown Canadian author, Mordecai Richler.
Although we both had our doubts for the first half, the film turned out to be quit poignant. I won’t spoil the plot because I think it’s better if you don’t know where it’s heading. Being a Canadian release, I don’t suppose that it will get much play in the USA, but if you can ever track it down on DVD, I think you might like it.