Fathers' Day Tour - June 28th, 2015

by Barb Hayes
(Douro-Dummer, ON)

The Livery & old buggies at Docville

The Livery & old buggies at Docville

Well, what a miserable rainy day this turned out to be! We met at an Old West movie locale near Newcastle, ON called Docville. Some of our members drove their everyday cars & some of us braved the rain & brought our antiques....after all it was only water. Tim met us there with modified driving directions & after touring in the old west saloons, quilt shop & livery stable containing old buggies & sleighs we headed out towards Port Hope on Lakeshore Dr. This route was just beautiful & would have been even better in the sun but we enjoyed it anyway. We didn't do any shopping in Port Hope but made our way to Primitive Designs. This is an eclectic place with 8000 sq. ft. of displays of antiques, crafts, carved tiki heads, enamelled urns of all sizes, stone basins, tiki bars, jewelry & more from all over the world. There were several huge robots made from old automotive parts. It was fun wandering around in that place & although I didn't buy anything, I would like to go back & spend some time looking again. We then headed north again & met up with the others at the Legion in Omemee. The Hosts of the tour had planned an outdoor venue with music, photos & a BBQ all of which had to be moved to the Legion due to the inclement weather. We had a great time & even more members turned out here. The music was provided by the group "Boots of Hazard" which included one of the hosts, Tim. The food was excellent & plentiful & everyone had a good time despite the rain. A few of us even got up & had a dance or two. We appreciated the efforts of Tim & Kim & Don & Karen to host a great tour & the fact that they had to scramble at the last minute to find a different venue.

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