Continuing with our travels along Route 66 featuring iconic motel signs and other landmarks. November and December 2012 saw us taking our first winter sojourn away from cold and snowy Toronto. We drove across from Toronto to (eventually) Los Angeles and back in the spring of 2013. We made many stops along the towns of Route 66 on interstate 40.
Winter 2013 and spring 2014 saw us do the same trip but we took interstate 10, further south from Route 66.
A trip to Chicago gave us another Route 66 photo op.
In earlier years we had taken many vacations in California which also led to some Route 66 icons.
This is probably the oddest museum we have visited. We were the only people there other than the rather elderly custodian.
The museum was officially opened in 1991 and focuses on barbed wire and its history. The museum is thought to have the largest collection of published material concerning barbed wire.
The Devil's Rope Museum is housed in a converted brassiere factory and is dedicated to the history of barbed wire, fencing tools, and ranching heritage. Features exhibits and collections from private wire collectors from across the U.S, a reference library with extensive patent information for researchers and educators, a dust bowl exhibit, salesman samples and warfare wire.
Monday was a cool day and I only went out to get some salad ingredients. Other than that we just relaxed. Tuesday John golfed and I went to get my hair cut on Yonge St. It was a perfect autumn day so I sauntered up Yonge St.
Wednesday we headed downtown to Kensington Market and got sidetracked in Chinatown where we had lunch. Click here for more photos.
Thursday John golfed with a friend and I went shopping with a GF. We didn't buy much but I scored 2 TWO pairs of shoes for $40 regular cost $140. A new picture frame for the wall. Friday - we drove to Montreal for the weekend and stopped in Port Hope.
WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Saturday I mentioned above that I made quiches to take to a cocktail party. Sunday we had our weekly steak dinner. Monday I made a vegan chocolate apple cake from this recipe at A2K's blog, one of the first bloggers I started following. I'm not sure if it is going into my recipe box. We had quiche (to use up the ham) and salad with apple, walnuts and gorgonzola topped with a homemade vinaigrette. Tuesday I made a chili and my first time ever pretzel rolls which were so good. The salad had slivered endive and snap peas with walnuts, apple and feta cheese. Wednesday we had leftovers from Tuesday.
Thursday we were out with friends at The Tin Cup in Burlington. John had fish and chips and I had halibut.
Friday we drove to Montreal and had a quick lunch in Port Hope. The service to get a hot dog and fries was thirty minutes!
Dinner with family, salad, lasagna and brownies - all good!
On Tuesday the condo did annual maintenance on the dryer and bathroom vents. I came home and he was busy working (there was a security guard at my door when I got off the elevator). He spent at least two hours and then gave me a list of items that need repairs.