Monday, 13 May 2019

Trip to Brockville

We were on a mission. Off to Brockville for lunch, and then back to Augusta to pick up a piece from the auction house. It was for my daughter. We were waiting for a delivery, which arrived at noon, and we left around 1 p.m. We'd planned to eat in Moose McGuire's. It has a nice view, and we've been several times, not since they've changed hands, though.
The top of the building are condos, and the like. At the ground level: great seats for looking out at the lake.

We took the grandkids during Gramma Camp in 2016.

I emailed them on Messenger at 9:26 a.m. and heard nothing back by the time we left for Brockville. We figured we'd just pop in. There are several pubs in Brockville!



Athens



Yours for only 
I love the mural! I've never been quick enough to take a photo.


Brockville



More senior's housing!


The Catholic students were walking to stop poverty. "Thoughts and prayers?"


Lots of spires.


We made it to Brockville. Just like last time (May, 2017, Brockville), the restaurant was closed, but set to open for 2 p.m. It was just about 2. The door was opened, and in we went. They said they had a propane leak and would open at 2:30. The repair person was on the way. We looked at one another, and I said we were pretty hungry, and didn't want to risk not eating for another hour or so. (Wait'll you hear what happened!)
We went across the street to the pub.


This was up over my head!


There are lots of interesting homes. Lots of sources for sketching ideas!


We made it to Hands Auction house. It's all online. Bidding and all. I picked up a piece: Carnival Glass Fruit Bowl for Caitlin.


I love the stone work at this house.


Then there is this place.


These next two homes are right beside one another. Lovely old homes, with solar panels.


Nearly 4 acres, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, only $327,000.


More solar panels. I wish we could afford them!


Heads up!


Back in Lombardy, they are still working on this house! It's still for sale. Here is the tale of the renovations. Otter Creek Antiques: Store Deconstruction in Lombardy. $249,900. 


When I arrived home, I found a note on Messenger. They said that they would be operational by 5 p.m. We hedged our bets, and rightly so. We couldn't imagine sitting their while waiting for a broken propane pipe. Who knew when they would arrive to repair, or how long it would take!

7 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

As I recently wrote, yu know all of the spots . . . and this applies to eateries too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely tour of this pretty town and countryside. We’d never wait for a table in those circumstances...heck I won’t even wait in line for one at all. Life’s too short to waste that way. I kept thinking maybe you were going to say that the restaurant blew up from a propane leak. I am glad that didn’t happen!

Hootin' Anni said...

Too long to wait. Besides, gas leaks scare me. Explosions come to mind. Wonderful day trip...your properties are much more expensive than here.

I LOVE CARNIVAL GLASS!

Christine said...

nice to see a bit of Brockville.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Yep, you made the right call, I'd do the same. Mind you when I'm hungry I need food now!
Lovely to take a look around your neck of the woods with you!
Wren x

Gill - That British Woman said...

big fan of carnival glass and have a few pieces. Love the property in Augusta, just too far away from everyone.

William Kendall said...

Some very photogenic places in Brockville and the surroundings.