Sunday, July 8, 2012

Nice day, good ride, hot cars

Between work, golf, other commitments, and social engagements it often seems the missus and I are the proverbial ships passing in the night. It’s rare that we both have a day free, and even more rare that said day happens to be a day when the sun is shining and it’s perfect conditions for riding.
As if we needed any more encouragement there was also a vintage car show happening in Merrickville, a picturesque little town on the banks of the Rideau Canal, about 60 miles away. So we decided to ride over for lunch and a look at the cars (more accurately, I would look at the cars; Miz Liz would go shopping).
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Merrickville is an artist’s community with many galleries and shops selling unique handcrafted items and a couple of good pubs and restaurants. On any summer Sunday you can expect lots of people out visiting for the day, but today it was really crowded! It was 1:00 when we got there so we headed straight for lunch and after checking the line-ups at several restaurants found a couple of seats at Gad’s Hill Place. After an excellent lunch (sorry Bob, no food photos) and a pint it was time to check out the cars.
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And the requisite motorcycle photo.
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(There are more pictures over at Picasa if you’re interested.)
A nice 200 kilometre ride, a great lunch, and a couple of hours drooling over some awesome machinery – life is good!
And tomorrow it’s on the road again for points west – Waterloo and then Port Dover on Friday the 13th.

6 comments:

  1. Merrickville is one of my favorite spots for a ride - always busy in the summer.

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    1. It's a great place to spend the day shopping, eating, and just watching the boats go by.

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  2. Canajun:

    I'm getting hungry just imagining the food you had. Now I'm in suspense . . .

    cars and bikes always makes for a good day. The sunshine helps too

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube

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    1. Bob, they had a Corvette section - mostly modern but one or 2 60's vintage cars. Should have taken some shots of those for you.

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  3. Wow! Now, those are really adorable rides! Thanks to your post, many will appreciate vintage cars more.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Cheers.

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