Pit Stop for Photo Op

Had To Stop For This One

I wish we knew the story behind this one. We have passed that same vehicle several times in the past year. They change it up a bit on some holidays. The skeletons have been in there for ages. At Christmas they have Santa hats on.  🙂

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The Nutty Chocolatier

Rebel Guy:

When we visited Port Perry we stopped at The Nutty Chocolatier 

What do I have to say about chocolate goodies? Yummy !! I don’t eat chocolate much anymore, most cheap chocolate gives me an allergic reaction. Not so with the good stuff, and this store has plenty to choose from. I was amazed at the early 1900 general store appeal. It was like I stepped off a wagon in 1895. I bought chocolate covered coffee beans, and maple fudge. We will be going back. 🙂

Rebel Girl:

Oh, how I wish I could eat chocolate! For some reason sweets don’t agree with me. 😦

Everything here looked so delicious!

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There is something for everyone:

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I bought a shot glass for Rebel Mom and Rebel Guy. Chocolate covered ginger is Rebel Mom’s favourite thing, so I couldn’t pass on that. She said it was amazing!

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Gravenhurst, Ontario

After we left Sawdust brewery we walked down to the wharf hoping to catch a sunset. We passed Muskoka Springs water company.

The clouds were not cooperating but we still managed to take some nice pictures.

We didn’t really see all the town and it rained Sunday so we passed on going back. Maybe we will go back in the fall.

Bracebridge Falls

Yesterday was not all about portraits and breweries. Muskoka is known for its breath-taking scenery. The Bracebridge council has done an amazing job of creating hiking trails and lookout points, for avid sightseers.

Bracebridge built this power generating system in 1894. It is mind blowing how much water flows through the dam. We spent two hours just waking around the falls.

This Can’t Be the Place

We were going to what we thought was a newly built home and ended up passing it because it was tucked away and we did not think it could be the place. It wasn’t long before we realized we had to turn around.

The lot number told us what we thought was an abandoned home, was the right place. Rebel Guy looked at me, noticed my reaction, and smiled. Oh my, what a photo op! I was grinning from ear to ear.

All of the buildings will eventually be taken down to make way for a subdivision. The house will be the Sales Office for now. The barn was being taken down, board by board, by someone who will reuse it to make furniture.

After doing what we went there for, we took the opportunity to take some pictures, and I scored a few wooden crates.

The big barn: (Click image for larger view)

A few trees had dates nailed into them:

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Various building shots:

The lightening rods were everywhere, I hope to salvage a few, maybe even the picket fence. I scored three of the crates just laying around. Other various shots:

There was a tree that looked like it had an eyeball, an old hockey stick leaning agaist a fence,a chipmunk even came along to say hello:

Not bad for thinking we would take some pictures after we left this place.  🙂