Thursday, October 2, 2014

Look UP Look DOWN

Look Up, Look Down challenge hosted by Travel With Intent.


September 2014 - Toronto ON

I wrote about Victoria College at University of Toronto recently. Here are some photos taken looking up at the staircase.




Monday, September 29, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday


Finally a home for all those photos I take of old items!!

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.

I am enjoying doing these posts as I research the hotels and motels along the way and learn many new things.
Wikipedia is usually my source.

The Glancy - Clinton OK
Blue Swallow Motel - Tucumcari NM
Wigwam Motel - Rialto CA
Holbrook AZ

December 2012 - McLean TX

Last week I showed some Route 66 artifacts from the Devil's Rope Barbed Wire Museum.
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.


















And to Think I Saw It...Sep 20-26



BUD AND BLOOM

I usually just take one photo of the weekly flower displays, however there is also a small arrangement in another hallway.



TORONTO LIFE

My Town Shoot Out - Seasonal Change
Saturday Snapshot - Word on the Street
Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Saturday - I made cranberry gorgonzola quiches to take to my BIL's tapas and wine party to celebrate his new apartment. Located in downtown Hamilton it is above a storefront. He has the second and third floors of what used to be a department store.




Sunday was a gorgeous day and we headed to Word on the Street. Click here for more photos.



We also stepped into Victoria College to check it out. Click here for some great photos.



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





BON APPETIT





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!

My Recipe Box - Click on the links below for the recipes mentioned above.
Cranberry gorgonzola quiches
Chili



HOUSE AND HOME

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.


SUNSET



THIS TIME LAST YEAR

Columbus Ohio



African Lion Safari 





Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

  • Scavenger Hunt Sunday

    The rules are simple:

    1. Anyone can participate.
    2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for the challenge. Creativity is also encouraged!
    3. If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots).
    4. Link up here on Sunday (or Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above.
    5. Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (with so many new participants each week, it’s the only way I know to be inclusive
    6. Have fun

September 2014 - Toronto ON

My photos were taken this week.

Key - on Spadina





Triangle - across from the AGO




Favourite Word - BOOKS on Yonge St.



Celebration - taken at WOTS at Queen's Park.



Best - Spadina in Chinatown