|The lavender fields were stunning. |
After following my friend's six week road trip out west and through some of the states on Facebook, I was craving a road trip myself. When she got back I suggested a mini-break over to Prince Edward County and she quickly agreed. As I've not yet retired, like her, it was a two day, one night road trip.
We left on Sunday, July 16th for beautiful Prince Edward County. Our first stop was the Lavender Farm
. The Lavender festival had been the weekend before, so we knew the fields were still going to be quite lovely. I don't think either of us were prepared for just how gorgeous the plants were. The colours of the different varieties of lavender was breath taking.
|Inviting to walk through. |
|Pat enjoying the fields.|
|You could just sit and enjoy the fields. |
|We enjoyed some Lavender Lemonade. |
One of the coolest things about the fields was the sound. The fields literally "hummed" with the sound of the bees doing their job pollinating. It was really awesome to hear.
|The Bee Hives|
|The bees weren't the only winged creature enjoying the fields. |
|The drying barn. |
|Piles of lavender drying. |
Our second stop was "Lake on the Mountain"
where we went for lunch. The GPS took us on a couple side roads where we were treated to clusters of Butterflies enjoying some puddles on the side of the road. We actually stopped to get a better look, and though we have no pictures of it, it was like a Disney movie with different species of butterflies flying all around us.
|The restaurant is VERY popular and reservations are highly recommended. |
|The Lake on the Mountain.|
After a mouth-watering 3 course lunch we headed to our home for the night, The Waring House.
|Our building, nothing behind us but lovely fields where they grow produce.|
|The grounds were quite lovely. |
|The building pictured holds the dining room, most of the tables have a great view.|
|Bird feeders in front of the dining-room windows.|
|Close up of the female Pheasant. |
After enjoying a delicious 3 course dinner we walked back to our room. I had been disappointed that the night was over-cast and I couldn't see the stars, something you miss living in the city. But my disappointment was quickly forgotten when we were treated to another magical view, FIREFLIES!!! We saw loads of them, it was wonderful! The field behind our building, and really all over the grounds was popping with them. It's been a few years since I had seen them and I forgot how fun they were, like a mini fire-works show.
After a wine induced sleep, and another delicious meal, we were on our way. After visiting a couple of the cheese outlets, we drove into the quaint town of Bloomfield for a walk and a bit of shopping. We also enjoyed an ice-cream at Slickers. Our last stop before returning to the city was the famous, "The Big Apple"
|Do you believe it was Pat's first time stopping at the Big Apple?!?|
I love my husband, and he is my favorite person to hang out with, but sometimes you just need a getaway with a girlfriend.
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